RESULTS: 1957

Promoters:
ED McLEMORE
(Dallas)
KEN MOORE [and possibly] R.G. McELYEA (Fort Worth)

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1/8/57 Dallas
Danny McShain (accompanied by Prince Maiava, Hugh McKenzie & Coconut Willie) beat Iron Mike DiBiase DQ
Sky Hi (Hugh, AKA Tex) McKenzie beat Judo Jack Terry
Larry Chene DCOR Rocky Columbo
Bill Fletcher beat Sam Steamboat
Chico Amaro drew Lothario (Jose Lothario, Dallas debut)
No result available:
Prince Maiava vs Danny Plechas

1/15/57 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase & Danny Plechas beat Prince Maiava & Sky Hi McKenzie
Bobby Managoff beat Bill Fletcher
Tarzan Mike beat Maurice Vachon
Lou Martinez beat Lee Henning
Amazing Zuma drew Lothario
Danny McShain beat Chico Amaro

1/22/57 Dallas
Iron Mike DiBiase & Danny Plechas beat Tarzan Mike & Sky Hi McKenzie
Bobby Managoff beat Danny McShain, blood stoppage
Thor Hagen beat Lothario
Prince Maiava beat Lee Henning
Amazing Zuma drew Lou Martinez

1/29/57 Dallas
Benefit card for the March of Dimes.

Bobby Managoff beat Texas Heavyweight champion El Medico DQ
Iron Mike DiBiase, Danny McShain & Danny Plechas beat Amazing Zuma, Prince Maiava & Lou Martinez
Danny McShain beat Amazing Zuma
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Lou Martinez
Prince Maiava beat Danny Plechas
Chico Amaro drew Larry Chene
Thor Hagen beat Sam Steamboat

2/5/87 Dallas
Don Evans & Danny McShain beat Iron Mike DiBiase & Danny Plechas, fenced ring (loss forces Plechas to eat dog food per stipulation)
Amazing Zuma beat Chico Amaro
El Medico drew Lou Martinez
Bobby Managoff beat Tarzan Mike
Larry Chene beat Thor Hagen (sub for injured Lothario)

2/12/57 Dallas
Danny Plechas beat Danny McShain UTC
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Don Evans
Tokyo Joe (Philip Sylva) beat Amazing Zuma (Joe also breaks bricks with judo chops in pre-match demonstration)
Bobby Managoff beat Larry Chene
Lou Martinez beat Bill Fletcher
Ethel Johnson beat Babs Wingo

2/19/57 Dallas
TOURNAMENT FOR WORLD TITLE MATCH

Bobby Managoff beat Thor Hagen
Rocky Columbo beat Tokyo Joe DQ
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Lou Martinez
Larry Chene beat Amazing Zuma
Danny Plechas beat Danny McShain
Bobby Managoff beat Danny Plechas
Bobby Managoff beat Iron Mike DiBiase to win tournament
Also:
Ethel Johnson beat Lulu Mae Provo, "Negro girls match"

2/26/57 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Bobby Managoff
Maurice Vachon beat Rocky Columbo
Iron Mike DiBiase beat Larry Chene (sub for Killer Joe Christie)
Lou Martinez beat Danny Plechas DQ
Danny McShain drew Tokyo Joe

3/5/57 Dallas
Pepper Gomez & Bobby Managoff beat Iron Mike DiBiase & Danny Plechas
Buddy Rogers beat Lou Martinez
Danny McShain beat Eddie Montemayor (aka Tito Montez)
Larry Chene drew Maurice Vachon
Art Nelson beat Killer Joe Christie

3/12/57 Dallas (no results available)
Duke Keomuka & Danny McShain vs Pepper Gomez & Bobby Managoff
Lou Martinez vs Buddy Rogers
Jim Blood vs Otto Kuss
Larry Chene vs Art Nelson
Killer Joe Christie vs Don Evans
Amazing Zuma vs Maurice Vachon

3/19/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Jim Blood (also attacks TV commentator Paul Boesch with clawhold in pre-match angle)
Bobby Managoff beat Maurice Vachon
Pepper Gomez drew Danny McShain
Pay Piret beat Rocky Columbo (sub for Killer Joe Christie)
Larry Chene drew Lou Martinez

3/26/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Paul Boesch
Texas Heavyweight champion Pepper Gomez beat Danny McShain, blood stoppage
Dick Brown beat Maurice Vachon
Prince Maiava beat Jim Blood
Bobby Managoff beat Killer Joe Christie
Lou Martinez beat Amazing Zuma

4/2/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Bull Curry DQ
Don Leo Jonathan beat Bobby Managoff
Dick Brown beat Ray Piret
Prince Maiava drew Dick Raines
Pepper Gomez & Rito Romero beat Don Evans & Danny McShain

4/9/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Bull Curry, loser rides donkey around ring
Pepper Gomez beat Don Evans
Rito Romero beat Larry Chene
Don Leo Jonathan beat Dick Raines
Bobby Managoff drew Lou Martinez
Dick Brown beat Prince Maiava

4/16/57 Dallas
Don Leo Jonathan beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Rito Romero beat Tokyo Joe DQ
Bull Curry beat Lou Martinez
Don Evans beat Prince Maiava
Dick Brown drew Larry Chene

4/23/57 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz drew Pepper Gomez (seconded by Ed "Strangler" Lewis)
Bull Curry drew Ray Gunkel
Don Leo Jonathan beat Don Evans
Texas Tag Team champions Duke Keomuka & Tokyo Joe beat Dick Brown & Lou Martinez
Tex Brady beat Jimmy Carter, "Negro match"

4/30/57 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Pepper Gomez
Texas Tag Team champions Duke Keomuka & Tokyo Joe beat Ray Gunkel & Rito Romero
Don Leo Jonathan beat Joe Blanchard
Bull Curry drew Don Evans
Tex Brady beat Emerson Crozier, "Negro match"

5/7/57 Dallas
Don Leo Jonathan beat Tokyo Joe, hair vs hair
Ray Gunkel beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Pepper Gomez drew Danny McShain
Bull Curry beat Dick Brown
Rito Romero beat Don Evans
Joe Blanchard beat Ray Piret

5/14/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Don Leo Jonathan DQ
Bull Curry DDQ Tokyo Joe
Fabulous Moolah beat Peggy Allen
Pepper Gomez beat Danny McShain
Rito Romero beat Joe Blanchard
Don Evans beat Lou Martinez

5/21/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Tokyo Joe DDQ Bull Curry & Don Leo Jonathan
Fabulous Moolah won five-woman battle royal (other participants: Peggy Allen, Rita Cortez, Judy Grable, Lady Angel)
Ray Gunkel beat Danny McShain DQ
Rito Romero beat Don Evans, referee's decision
Red Bastien (Dallas debut) drew Pepper Gomez

5/28/57 Dallas
Texas Tag Team champions Duke Keomuka & Tokyo Joe beat Bull Curry & Don Leo Jonathan, fenced ring
Pepper Gomez beat Don Evans
Joe Blanchard beat Benny Matta
Killer Joe Christie drew Rito Romero
Tex Brady beat Wilson Moton

6/4/57 Dallas
Don Leo Jonathan beat Duke Keomuka & Tokyo Joe DQ, handicap match
Al Mills beat Pepper Gomez DQ
No results available:
Texas Junior Heavyweight champion Red Bastien vs Larry Chene
Joe Blanchard vs Tiny Mills
Texas Negro Heavyweight champion Tiger Conway vs Tex Brady

6/11/57 Dallas
Don Leo Jonathan beat Tiny Mills UTC
Pepper Gomez beat Al Mills DQ
Joe Blanchard beat Larry Chene
Red Bastien drew Duke Keomuka
Billy Wicks beat Eddie Montemayor

6/18/57 Dallas
Don Leo Jonathan & Danny Savich beat Al & Tiny Mills
Pepper Gomez drew Johnny Valentine
No results available:
Farmer Jones vs Chris Zaharias
Red Bastien vs Billy Wicks
Duke Keomuka vs Luigi Macera

6/25/57 Dallas
Don Leo Jonathan drew Johnny Valentine
Danny Savich beat Pepper Gomez
El Medico beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Red Bastien (sub for Luigi Macera) beat Al Mills
Canceled:
Red Bastien vs Jim Hady (due to Hady's illness)

7/2/57 Dallas
Texas Tag Team champions El Medico & Pepper Gomez beat Don Leo Jonathan & Danny Savich DQ
Duke Keomuka beat Johnny Valentine, blood stoppage
Ray Gunkel beat Jim Hady
Red Bastien beat Farmer Jones
Bull Curry beat Lou Plummer (sub for Luigi Macera)

7/9/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat El Medico COR
Johnny Valentine beat Pepper Gomez
Bull Curry DDQ Danny Savich
Nick Bockwinkel beat Lou Plummer
Ray Gunkel beat Red Bastien
Jim Hady drew Luigi Macera

7/16/57 Dallas
Danny Savich beat Bull Curry
Duke Keomuka beat Johnny Valentine
Nick Bockwinkel beat Fritz Von Ulm (AKA Fritz Von Goering) DQ
Luigi Macera drew Chet Wallick
El Medico beat Red Bastien
Tito Infante beat Tiny Roe

7/23/57 Dallas
Danny Savich beat Duke Keomuka
Don Leo Jonathan beat El Medico UTC
Johnny Valentine beat Chet Wallick
Luigi Macera drew Fritz Von Ulm
Juan Garcia beat Billy Wicks
Nick Bockwinkel beat Jim Hady

7/30/57 Dallas
Johnny Valentine beat Danny Savich
Nick Bockwinkel beat Bull Curry DQ
No results available:
Duke Keomuka vs Juan Garcia
Chet Wallick vs Fritz Von Ulm
Ike Eakins vs Jim Hady
Gory Guerrero vs Billy Wicks

8/6/57 Dallas

NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Don Leo Jonathan DQ
Johnny Valentine beat Nick Bockwinkel
Danny Savich beat Juan Garcia
Ike Eakins beat Chet Wallick
Gory Guerrero drew Fritz Von Ulm

8/13/57 Dallas
Don Leo Jonathan beat Johnny Valentine, blood stoppage
Luther Lindsey beat Danny Savich DQ
El Santo (Dallas debut) beat Fritz Von Ulm
Ika Eakins beat Nick Bockwinkel
Juan Garcia drew Juan Humberto
Gory Guerrero beat Con Bruno

8/20/57 Dallas
NWA World Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Don Leo Jonathan
Luther Lindsey beat Ike Eakins
Pepper Gomez beat Johnny Valentine DQ
El Santo beat Billy Wicks
Ray Gunkel drew Rip Rogers (Eddie Graham)

8/27/57 Dallas
Luther Lindsey beat Don Leo Jonathan (sub for Johnny Valentine) DQ
Pepper Gomez drew Rip Rogers
Ike Eakins beat Cheeto Gonzales
Doll Page beat Gypsy Rose
Ivan the Terrible (Pampero Firpo) beat Juan Garcia
El Santo beat Juan Humberto

9/3/57 Dallas
Rip Rogers won ten-man battle royal
Ivan the Terrible beat Ike Eakins
Pepper Gomez drew Rip Rogers
Juan Garcia drew Gory Guerrero
El Medico beat Chet Wallick
El Santo beat Fritz Von Ulm

9/10/57 Dallas
Texas Heavyweight champion Ivan the Terrible beat Rip Rogers
Texas Tag Team champions El Medico & Pepper Gomez beat Ike Eakins & Danny Savich
Ike Eakins beat Pepper Gomez
El Medico beat Danny Savich DQ
Texas Negro Heavyweight champion Tiger Conway beat Willie Love
Duke Keomuka beat El Santo
Reggie Parks beat Juan Garcia

9/17/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka beat Ivan the Terrible UTC
Pepper Gomez beat Rip Rogers
NIkita Zolotoff beat Dick Raines
El Medico drew Jim LaRock
Reggie Parks beat Danny Savich DQ
Emerson Crozier beat Willie Love, "Negro match"

9/24/57 Dallas
Pepper Gomez beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Rip Rogers beat Paul of France (Paul DeGalles) DQ
Reggie Parks drew Nikita Zolotoff
Kurt Von Poppenheim beat Jim LaRock
El Medico beat Luigi Macera

10/1/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Rip Rogers beat Pepper Gomez & Paul of France COR
El Medico beat Reggie Parks
Fabulous Moolah beat Judy Grable
Marco Polo beat Nikita Zolotoff
Kurt Von Poppenheim beat Luigi Macera

10/8/57 Dallas
Duke Keomuka & Rip Rogers beat Pepper Gomez & Paul of France, fenced ring, no holds barred
Fabulous Moolah & Rita Cortez beat Judy Grable & Ann Regan
El Medico beat Danny Savich
Doc Gallagher drew Kurt Von Poppenheim
Mike Gallagher beat Marco Polo

10/15/57 Dallas
Mr. Moto beat Paul of France
Pepper Gomez beat Duke Keomuka DQ
Doc & Mike Gallagher beat JIm LaRock & Reggie Parks
Brown Panther beat Bull Brummell
Kury Von Poppenheim beat Nikita Zolotoff

10/22/57 Dallas
UNITED NATIONS TOURNAMENT

First Round:
Mr. Moto beat Luigi Macera
Bob Nandor beat Reggie Parks
Paul of France (draws second round bye) beat MIght Atlas, referee's decision
Pepper Gomez beat Doc Galagher
Kurt Von Poppenheim beat Gory Guerrero
Second Round:
Mr. Moto beat Bob Nandor
Pepper Gomez beat Kurt Von Poppenheim
Semifinal:
Pepper Gomez beat Paul of France DQ
Final:
Mr. Moto beat Pepper Gomez to win tournament
Also:
Brown Panther beat Ivan the Terrible

10/29/57 Dallas
Mr. Moto beat Paul of France
Crusher Dugan beat Marco Polo
Bull Montana beat Pepper Gomez
Brother Frank Jares drew Mighty Atlas
Bob Nandor beat Kurt Von Poppenheim

11/5/57 Dallas

Crusher Dugan beat Mr. Moto
Pepper Gomez drew Bull Montana
Pepper Gomez beat Brother Frank Jares, referee's decision
Paul of France beat Bull Montana DQ
Mighty Atlas beat Reggie Parks
Danno O'Shocker beat Bob Nandor

11/12/57 Dallas
Crusher Dugan beat Mr. Moto, combination judo jacket/catch-as-catch-can match
Bull Montana beat Mighty Atlas DQ
Paul of France drew Danno O'Shocker
Bill Melby (Dallas debut) drew El Medico
Oni Wiki Wiki beat Jim LaRock
Brother Frank Jares beat Billy King

11/19/57 Dallas
Bill Melby (sub for ailing Luther Lindsey) DCOR Lou Thesz (originally scheduled to defend NWA World Heavyweight title against Lindsey but lost title to Dick Hutton on 11/14 in Toronto)
Bill Melby beat Oni Wiki Wiki
Crusher Dugan beat Paul Boesch DQ
El Medico beat Billy KIng
Brother Frank Jares beat Mighty Atlas
Rocky Columbo drew Bull Montana

11/26/57 Dallas
Luther Lindsey drew Bill Melby
Crusher Dugan beat Paul Boesch DQ
Texas Women's champion Nell Stewart beat Elaine Ellis
Duke Keomuka drew Oni Wiki Wiki
Rocky Columbo beat Hans Rommell DQ
Brother Frank Jares beat Bull Montana

12/3/57 Dallas
Luther Lindsey beat Crusher Dugan
Bill Melby beat Brother Frank Jares
Duke Keomuka & Nell Stewart beat Oni Wiki Wiki & Betty Hawkins
Nell Stewart beat Betty Hawkins
Duke Keomuka beat Oni Wiki Wiki
Hans Rommell beat Bull Montana
Paul Boesch beat Danno O'Shocker

12/10/57 Dallas
Luther LIndsey beat Duke Keomuka
Texas Tag Team champions Pepper Gomez & Bill Melby beat Crusher Dugan & Hans Rommell
Bill Melby beat Crusher Dugan DQ
Pepper Gomez drew Hans Rommell
Johnny Walker beat Dick Stepp
Oni Wiki Wiki beat Bull Montana

12/17/57 Dallas

NWA World Heavyweight champion Dick Hutton beat Luther Lindsey DQ
Don Leo Jonathan drew Bill Melby
Rocky Columbo beat Crusher Dugan
Oni Wiki Wiki beat Hans Rommell DQ
Gypsy Joe (Dallas debut) beat Johnny Walker