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[Wrestling TV show]: Carl Meyer vs Verne Gagne, Jack Carter & Balk Estes vs Hans Schmidt & Bob Orton

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0047
Run Time
0h 31m 32s
Date Produced
circa 1956
An episode of a syndicated wrestling show shot at Chicago’s International Amphitheatre. Shot live on film with three-camera coverage, it features a witty and entertaining narration from announcer Russ Davis. The reel features two matches, both of them between mismatched opponents which makes the outcome obvious from the beginning. The first is between the stronger and more skilled Gagne against Meyer - Gagne wins easily with a sleeper hold. The second match is a tag team match between the villainous Schmidt and Orton (aka “Cowboy” Bob Orton) against the nondescript team of Carter and Estes. Schmidt and Orton win both falls easily, but enrage the audiences with their dastardly illegal moves.
00:00 CU ring announcer, 00:26 Davis begins talking over MS of wrestlers meeting in ring before match, 00:46 match begins, bodyslams on Meyer, kneelift on Meyer, men exchange holds on the mat, hammerlock on Meyer, armlock on Gagne, Meyer tossed out of ring, headlock on Gagne, 04:50 bodlyslams on Meyer, armlock on Gagne, CU headlock on Gagne, MS toehold on Meyer, men exchange holds on mat, multpile bodyslams on Meyer, 09:50 CU sleeper hold on Meyer, Gagne wins match at 10:00, 10:40 MS Ring announcer introducing wrestlers, 11:35 Davis begins talking over shot of wrestlers meeting in ring before match, 12:32 LS match begins with Schmidt and Estes, bodyslam on Estes, chinlock on Estes, Carter comes in, 14:50 MS toehold on Carter, spreadeagle leglock on Schmidt, Orton and Schmidt beating up on Carter in the corner of the ring, bodyslams on Carter, Orton comes in, Estes comes in, Estes getting choked by Schmidt in corner, bodyslams on Orton, Schmidt comes in. bodyslam on Estes, 19:45 bodyslam on Schmidt, leglock on Estes into legscissors on Schmidt, Carter in, headlock on Carter, Orton cheating helping out Schmidt on the hold, crowd yelling about the cheating, Orton in, Estes in, kneedrop and bodyslam on Estes, Schmidt in, bodyslams on Estes, Orton in, kneedrop on Estes, Schmidt in, kicks Estes out of ring 25:00 Orton in, piledriver and bodypress on Estes, Orton wins first fall at 25:31, 26:45 second fall begins with Schmidt and Carter, wristlock on Carter, Schmidt wraps Carter in ropes, bodyslam and kneedrop on Schmidt, Estes in, men exchanging punches, bodyslam on Estes, Carter in, bodyslam on Schmidt, bodyslams and dropkick on Carter, backbreaker on Carter, Schmidt wins second fall at 30:11, out 31:19
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Additional Credits
Simms, Jimmy (is announcer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Meyer, Carl (is performer)
Gagne, Verne (is performer)
Carter, Jack (is performer)
Estes, Balk (is performer)
Schmidt, Hans (is performer)
Orton, Bob (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Moynihan, Roy (is participant)
Jones, Red (is participant)
Simms, Jimmy (is announcer)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)