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[Wrestling TV show]: Baron Arena vs Sonny Meyers, Cowboy Carlson vs Vincent Lopez

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0049
Run Time
0h 29m 10s
Date Produced
circa 1958
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 with the second match from a different date. The first match is between the upstanding if a little dull Sonny Meyers versus the slightly outrageous Baron Arena, who is the butt of many jokes from Davis often told in a very bad italian accent. Meyers wins, but the match is unspectacular. The second match is much more exciting and is between Cowboy Carlson, who wrestles in cowboy boots and denim shorts, and the rough Vincent Lopez. Cowboy Carlson wins with a shoulder press even though Lopez clearly had the advantage throughout the match.
00:02 CU Ring announcer, MS wrestlers in their corners, 00:28 Davis begins speaking in a bad Italian accent making fun of Baron Arena, 01:39 match begins, wrist lock on Arena, headlock on Arena, headlock on Meyers, headscissors on Arena, 05:00 Arena struggling to get out of hold, Arena roughs up Meyers on the ropes, CU Areana pleading not to be punched by Meyers, MS hammerlock on Arena, armlock on Meyers, waist lock on Meyers, men exchange holds on the mat, Davis complains that the ref is in the way of the shot, 10:00 full nelson on Meyers, bodyslams and dropkicks on Arena, 11:08 Meyers win the match with a backbreaker, 12:10-12:24 yellow leader, MS ring announcer introducing wrestlers, 13:14 Davis begins speaking, armlock on Lopez, 15:00 wristlock on Carlson, men exchange holds and punches, Lopez wraps Carlson up in ropes, toehold on Lopez, 20:00 Carlson pins Lopez in the corner stands on the ropes and pummels Lopez, full nelson on Lopez, headlock on Carlson, toehold on Carlson, men exchange holds and punches on the mat, bodyslam on Lopez, bodypress on Lopez, 25:00 CU headlock on Lopez, MS Lopez punching Carlson on the ropes, kneelift on Lopez, Carlson choking Lopez on the ropes, kneelift on Carlson, wristlock on Lopez, bodyscissors on Carlson, Carlson breaks hold and pins Lopez with a shoulder press to win at 30:22, out 31:07
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
Arena, Baron (is performer)
Myers, Sonny (is performer)
Carlson, Cowboy (is performer)
Lopez, Vincent (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Nicholas, Fred (is participant)
Liederberg, Fred (is participant)
Simms, Jimmy (is announcer)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)