1958

Notes:

All shows were broadcast on Saturdays. All times are pm. The TV Times did not publish match listings at this point.

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11/1/58, Middlesborough Stadium, 7-7.30


18/1/58, Corn Exchange, Doncaster, 8-8.30


15/2/58, Hanley, 8-8.30

Black Butcher Johnson 2-1 Gordon Nelson

Billy Howes 2-1 Tony Vallon

Alan Garfield KO Pat O’Shea

Steve Logan 1-1 Ernie Riley


1/3/58, Coventry Drill Hall, 8-8.30


15/3/58, Halifax Drill Hall, 7.45-8.30


29/3/58, Victoria Road Baths, Nottingham, 7.45-8.20

The 23-29/3/58 issue of the TV Times contained an article describing wrestling as the most popular TV sport. It referred to a recent live show featuring Reg Wlliams vs Ernie Riley, Ernie Baldwin vs Francis Sullivan and Chick Purvey vs Mick McManus, but did not give a date or venue.


5/4/58, Wimbledon Palais, 2.30-3.15 and 4-4.15

The show was on in the afternoon because it was Easter Saturday.

Ray Apollon v Joe Cornelius

Ernie Baldwin v Don Mendoza

Ken Joyce v Jack Cunningham

Billy Joyce v Bill Malloy


12/4/58, Sheffield Road Baths, Rotherham, 7.45-8.30


16/8/58, Craigside Hydro, Llandudno, 9-9.30


13/9/58, Coventry Drill Hall, 9-9.30


11/10/58, Lime Grove, 3.45-4.35

Heavyweight tournament featuring Bill Verna, John Yearsley, John Da Silver and Billy Joyce.


22/11/58, Wryton Stadium, Bolton, 9-9.30

Live bill was Dave Armstrong v Dennis Mitchell, Inca Peruna v Bob Steele, Black Kwango v Dene Stockton and Reg WIlliams vs Alf Cadman, with the event starting at 7.30.


29/11/58, Orchid Ballroom, Purley, 3.40-4.30


12/6/58, Empire Sports Stadium, York, 9-9.45


20/12/58, Doncaster Corn Exchange, 9-9.45