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[Wrestling TV show]: Bob Geigel vs Buck Weaver, Bozo Brown vs Johnny Balbo

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Film Identifier: F.2008-04-0051
Run Time
0h 26m 48s
Date Produced
circa 1957
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. The first is between two no-name, but athletic wrestlers who provide a no-nonsense good wrestling match. Weaver wins with a chinlock to the much younger Geigel. The second match is between the hulking Brown and the crowd favorite Balbo. Brown is disqualified when he refuses to give up an illegal hold.
The Geigel/Weaver match is the same as the second match on F.2008-04-0055 ([Wrestling TV show]: Hans Schmidt vs Lou Newman, Bob Geigel vs Buck Weaver)
00:01 MS ring announcer and wrestler in corner, 00:32 Davis begins speaking as men meet in middle before match, 01:18 match begins, men exchange holds on the mat, bodypress on Weaver, men slapping each other in the face, wristlock on Weaver, 04:45 CU toehold on Geigel, MS toehold on Weaver, CU standing toehold on Weaver, legscissors on Geigel, CU spreadeagle on Weaver, 10:00 MS full armstretch on Geiglel, bodyslams on Weaver, CU chinpress on Geigel, Geigel concedes to Weaver at 12:27, 13:09-13:18 yellow leader, CU ring announcer introducing wrestlers, MS wrestlers in their corners, 14:05 Davis begins speaking over wrestlers meeting in middle before match, 14:42 match begins, 15:00 chinlock on Balbo, CU armlock on Balbo, flying headscissors on Brown, MS kneelifts on Balbo, men exchange bodyslams, Brown flings himself at Balbo and misses falling out of ropes to crowds’ delight and jeers, headlock on Balbo, 19:50 wristlock on Brown, headlock on Balbo, flying toehold on Brown, kangaroo kick on Brown, CU headlock on Balbo, MS dropkick on Brown, Balbo gets thrown out of ring, Brown gets tied up in ropes by Balbo, 24:50 kneelift on Balbo, bodyslams on Balbo, Balbo throws Brown out of ring, Brown is disqualified for illegally tying up Balbo in the ropes at 25:40, out 26:27
Imperial World Films
Main Credit
Imperial World Films (is production company)
Davis, Sylvia H. (is producer)
Davis, Russell (is director)
Additional Credits
Byrnes, Bobby (is announcer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Geigel, Bob (is performer)
Weaver, Buck (is performer)
Brown, Bozo (is performer)
Balbo, Johnny (is performer)
Davis, Russell (is commentator)
Novak, Sid (is participant)
Nicholas, Fred (is participant)
Byrnes, Bobby (is announcer)
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)