(Special thanks to Michael Norris for his valuable input in putting together this series, and to Chad McAlpin for his encouragement and support. This section includes images of Lake Charles wrestling programs that were sold on eBay and links used to assemble the narrative. To see the entire series, follow the tag "lake charles wrestling.")
May 11, 1960. Pepper Gomez vs. Joe Christy.
August 8, 1962. John Paul Henning vs. Tarzan Tyler and Lorenzo Parente vs. Ivan the Terrible (Pampero Firpo), with the winner of each bout to square off for a shot at NWA World Heavyweight Champion "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers! Plus, Dory Dixon vs. Tiger Conway.
(And yes, Rogers *did* defend the belt in Lake Charles the next week! His opponent turned out to be Tarzan Tyler.)
August 8, 1962. Wrestling presented every Wednesday night. Phone GR 7-4073. Also please note the opening bout pits Alex Perez against Joe Pizza. You know poor Joe got ribbed all the time (I think the guy's real name was "Pizzatola").
BIBLIOGRAPHY 1: SITES
The following sites were used extensively in piecing together this series.
*Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling History
*Kayfabe Memories Message Board
*Legacy of Wrestling
*Mat Memories Blog
*Wrestling Classics Message Board
BIBLIOGRAPHY 2: LINKS
Individual pages used in piecing together this series.
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