1971 RESULTS: Whipper Billy Watson's final year

Final Gardens matches for two of the city's all-time greats: Whipper Billy Watson and Fred Atkins (who continued to work as a referee). Toronto debuts of Andre the Giant (Jean Ferre), John Quinn, Carlos Rocha, Blackjack Mulligan, Raymond Rougeau, King Curtis and Pampero Firpo. It was also the first year that Varsity Stadium was used as a venue.

All shows at Maple Leaf Gardens and promoted by Frank Tunney unless otherwise noted.

71/01/10          Att: 14,000
The Sheik DCOR Tex McKenzie3:22
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Love Brothers: Reginald Love/
Hartford Love8:33
Tiger Jeet Singh W Don Fargo4:59
    (Singh is billed as U.S. champion)
Fred Atkins D Mike Loren15:00
Bobo Brazil/Sweet Daddy Siki
W Lou Klein/Masked Assassin9:55
Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff
W Mighty Ursus/Man Mountain Cannon8:27
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Ben Justice/Dewey Robertson20:00
Midgets: Little Beaver
W Frenchy Lamonte (2-0)13:46
 
71/01/17
TEXAS DEATH MATCH:
The Sheik W Tex McKenzie5:38
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Man Mountain Cannon/
Masked Assasin6:21
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Ivan Kalmikoff/Mighty Igor11:22
Bobo Brazil/Sweet Daddy Siki
W Mighty Ursus/Mike Loren7:26
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Ben Justice/Dewey Robertson (1-1)30:00
Tiger Jeet Singh W Tim Brooks1:17
Fred Atkins W Lou Klein9:29
Luis Martinez WDQ Joe Killer Christie8:44
 
71/02/21          Att: 18,000+
U.S. TITLE:
Tiger Jeet Singh LDQ The Sheik2:59
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Man Mountain Cannon/Mighty Ursus6:55
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Luis Martinez/Sweet Daddy Siki 20:00
Tex McKenzie W Dr. Big Bill Miller6:26
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff10:14
Masked Assassin/Mitsu Arakawa
W Ben Justice/Lou Klein10:09
Dominic Denucci W Mike Loren4:29
Hans Schmidt W Arnold Skaaland7:15
Midgets: Joey Russell/Sonny Boy Hayes
W Frenchy Lamonte/Little Brutus (2/3)9:54
Lucille Dupres vs Linda Klein
Sell-out - thousands turned away; Globe says 20,000 in attendance
 
71/03/14          Att: 18,000
U.S. TITLE:
Tiger Jeet Singh DNC The Sheik4:16
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Skull Brothers12:06
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Lou Klein/Murray Cummings10:21
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Sweet Daddy Siki/Luis Martinez20:00
Tex McKenzie W Man Mountain Cannon4:00
Mighty Igor WDQ Mitsu Arakawa7:32
Mighty Ursus W Mike Loren8:32
Ivan Kalmikoff D Fred Atkins15:00
Dewey Robertson D Killer Joe Christie15:00
Mary Jane Mull vs Linda Klein
 
71/03/21          Att: 14,000
TEXAS DEATH MATCH, NON-TITLE:
The Sheik W Tiger Jeet Singh5:51
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
WDQ Fabulous Kangaroos:
Al Costello/Don Kent9:23
Tex McKenzie W Hans Schmidt0:26
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
D Sweet Daddy Siki/Luis Martinez20:00
Man Mountain Cannon/Assassin
W Bobo Brazil/Lou Klein7:35
Mitsu Arakawa/Mr. Sato
W Ivan Kalmikoff/Mighty Igor11:00
Midgets: Sky Low Low W Joey Russell (2-1)
Dewey Robertson W Mike Loren7:30
Fred Atkins D Murray Cummings
Mighty Ursus D Ben Justice15:00
 
71/04/04          Att: 10,000
ARKANSAS CHAIN MATCH:
The Sheik W Haystack Calhoun4:45
Tex McKenzie W Mighty Ursus0:55
Bobo Brazil W Masked Assassin7:45
Whipper Billy Watson/Sweet Daddy Siki
W Fabulous Kangaroos:
Al Costello/Don Kent11:42
Skull Brothers W Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Dewey Robertson/Nick DeCarlo12:47
Mitsu Arakawa/Mr. Sato
W Lou Klein/Ben Justice10:04
Mike Loren WDQ Man Mountain Cannon5:46
Joe Killer Christie D Fred Atkins15:00
Midget women: Celine Fontaine
vs Cuddles Anderson
 
71/04/18          Att: 10,000
The Sheik WDQ Tex McKenzie 3:18
(Lord Layton interferes)
Lord Athol Layton W Mighty Ursus 0:27
(Layton attacked by Sheik)
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
WDQ Fabulous Kangaroos:
Al Costello/Don Kent 9:10
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
D Bobo Brazil/Luis Martinez20:00
Mitsu Arakawa/Mr. Sato
W Fred Atkins/Dewey Robertson 11:48
Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff
W Assassin/Man Mountain Cannon10:50
Baron Mikel Scicluna W Nick DeCarlo7:17
Mike Loren WDQ Killer Christie7:14
Dominic Denucci W Gene Madrid5:43
Dutch Momberg D Lou Klein15:00
 
71/05/02          Att: 12,000
The Sheik DDQ Lord Athol Layton4:00
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Skull 2/Big John Quinn11:23
(subs for Skull 1)
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
D Mitsu Arakawa/Mr Sato 20:00
Sweet Daddy Siki/Dewey Robertson
D Fabulous Kangaroos:
Al Costello/Don Kent 20:00
Luis Martinez/Bobo Brazil
W Hans Schmidt/Mighty Ursus8:12
Tex McKenzie W Gene Madrid0:18
Ben Justice W Lou Klein9:17
(subs for Quinn)
Dominic Denucci W Man Mountain Cannon5:04
Baron Mikel Scicluna W Mike Loren7:57
(subs for Fred Atkins)
Midget: Joey Russell
W Frenchy Lamont (2/3)11:13
 
71/05/09          Att: 11,000
DEATH MATCH:
The Sheik W Lord Athol Layton
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Hans Schmidt/Mighty Ursus
Bobo Brazil/Luis Martinez
W Baron Mikel Scicluna/Skull 2
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Mighty Igor/Dewey Robertson
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/
Hartford Love
D Mitsu Arakawa/Mr. Sato
Tex McKenzie W Man Mountain Cannon
Sweet Daddy Siki D Masked Assassin
Dominic Denucci W Ivan Kalmikoff
Big John Quinn W Lou Klein
(subs for Fred Atkins)
Chris Tolos W Mike Loren
 
71/06/06          Att: 17,000
Varsity Stadium
NWA TITLE:
Dory Funk Jr DCOR The Sheik
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Mitsu Arakawa/Chris Tolos
Lord Athol Layton W Mr. Sato
Bobo Brazil/Dewey Robertson
W Big John Quinn/Man Mountain Cannon
Masked Assassin/Baron Mikel Scicluna
W Ivan Kalmikoff/Fred Atkins
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
D Sweet Daddy Siki/Luis Martinez
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Tex McKenzie/Mighty Igor
Dominic Denucci W Mike Loren
Hans Schmidt W Mighty Ursus
(Schmidt subs for Bulldog Brower)
Ernie Ladd W Lou Klein
Whipper Billy Watson Jr W Gene Madrid
Women: Sandy Parker W Peggy Patterson
 
71/06/20
The Sheik W Angelo Mosca
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
WCOR Fabulous Kangaroos:
Al Costello/Don Kent
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff
Tex McKenzie/Lord Athol Layton
WDQ Mitsu Arakawa/Mr. Sato
Bobo Brazil/Luis Martinez
W Big John Quinn/Mike Loren
Masked Assassin W Lou Klein0:33
(Assassin subs for Bulldog Brower)
Chris Tolos W Gene Madrid
(subs for Dewey Robertson)
Dominic Denucci W Man Mountain Cannon
Hans Schmidt D Fred Atkins
Baron Mikel Scicluna D Sweet Daddy Siki
Midgets: Joey Russell W Sky Low Low (2/3)
 
71/07/11          Att: 10,000
DEATH MATCH:
The Sheik W Masked Assassin 2:23
(unmasked as Guy Stomper Mitchell)
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
WDQ Baron Mikel Scicluna/Chris Tolos
U.S. TITLE:
Tiger Jeet Singh W Hans Schmidt
Bobo Brazil/Dominic Denucci
W Fabulous Kangaroos:
Al Costello/Don Kent
Midgets: Haiti Kid W Frenchy Lamont (2/3)
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
D Tex McKenzie/Sweet Daddy Siki
Blackjack Mulligan W Lou Klein
Big John Quinn W Man Mountain Cannon
Dewey Robertson W Mike Loren
 
71/07/25          Att: 10,000
The Sheik WDQ Bobo Brazil
(Tiger Jeet Singh interferes)
U.S. TITLE:
Tiger Jeet Singh W Joe Killer Christie
Midgets: Haiti Kid W Frenchy Lamont (2/3)
Blackjack Mulligan W Tex McKenzie
Dominic Denucci/Lord Athol Layton
WDQ Love Brothers: Reginald Love/
Hartford Love
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Hans Schmidt/Baron Mikel Scicluna
Dewey Robertson W Mike Loren
Big John Quinn W Lou Klein
Luis Martinez/Sweet Daddy Siki
D Chris Tolos/Fred Atkins
Guy Stomper Mitchell D Hans Schmidt
 
71/08/15
The Sheik WCOR Bobo Brazil4:49
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
W Joe Killer Christie/Hans Schmidt8:49
WOMEN'S WORLD TITLE:
Fabulous Moolah W Sandy Parker (2/3)
Big John Quinn W Dewey Robertson8:24
Dominic Denucci/Lord Athol Layton
W Chris Tolos/Lee Henning11:03
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff9:59
Tiger Jeet Singh W Tim Brooks2:45
Luis Martinez W Mike Loren10:12
Sweet Daddy Siki D Stomper 15:00
(Guy Mitchell)
 
71/08/29          Att: 10,000
The Sheik DDQ Big John Quinn3:02
Whipper Billy Watson/Bobo Brazil
DDQ Love Brothers: Reginald Love/
Hartford Love
Lucille Dupre W Mary Jane Mull (2/3)
(subs for Linda Klein)
Dominic Denucci/Lord Athol Layton
WDQ Hans Schmidt/Chris Tolos
Mitsu Arakawa/Mr Sato
W Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff
Mad Dog Vachon/Butcher Vachon
W Lou Klein/Dewey Robertson
Sweet Daddy Siki D Lee Henning
Tiger Jeet Singh W Taro Sakuro
Luis Martinez W Tim Brooks
Stomper W Mike Loren
 
71/09/05          Att: 15,500
DEATH MATCH:
The Sheik W Big John Quinn
Whipper Billy Watson/Bobo Brazil
W Hans Schmidt/Tim Brooks9:59
Mad Dog Vachon/Butcher Vachon
W Dewey Robertson/Mike Loren9:16
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/
Hartford Love
W Mighty Igor/Lou Klein8:40
Lord Athol Layton WDQ Chris Tolos7:35
Mitsu Arakawa/Mr. Sato
D Luis Martinez/Stomper20:00
Mixed Tag:
Whipper Billy Watson Jr/Joey Russell
W Big Tom Pollard/Frenchy Lamonte10:15
Tiger Jeet Singh W Lee Henning6:23
Yvon Robert Jr W Bob Chambers4:03
Ivan Kalmikoff W Taro Sakuro8:50
Lucille Dupre/Celine Fontaine
W Mary Jane Mull/Cuddles Anderson7:40
 
71/09/05          Att: 700
Varsity Arena - Dave McKigney
The Mongol W Johnny Defazzio
(subs for Tony Parisi, who makes his first Maple Leaf Gardens appearance in years on the next show)
Blackjack Mulligan W Percy Love
Hollywood Blonds: Dale Roberts/
Jerry Brown
W Chief Little Bear/Reg Parks
John L. Sullivan W Professional
Ron Doner WDQ The Beast
Frenchy Ferrera/Tom Thumb
W Dutch Momberg/Pee Wee Rogers
Rachel Dubois/Beverly Shade
W Kitty Baker/Carmen Monge
Terrible Ted (bear) W Dave McKigney
 
71/09/12          Att: 11,000
The Sheik WDQ Mighty Igor
Whipper Billy Watson/Haystack Calhoun
WDQ Love Brothers
Tiger Jeet Singh W Killer Brooks
WOMEN'S WORLD TITLE:
Fabulous Moolah W Vicky Williams (2-1)
Mad Dog Vachon/Butcher Vachon
W Billy Two Rivers/Johnny War Eagle
Bobo Brazil/Lord Athol Layton
W Chris Tolos/Lou Klein
Mr. Sato/Mitsu Arakawa
D Luis Martinez/Stomper
Hans Schmidt/Lee Henning
D Dewey Robertson/Ivan Kalmikoff
Yvon Robert Jr. W Taro Sakuro
Tony Parisi W Joe Killer Christie
Dingo the Sundowner W Mike Loren
 
71/09/26          Att: 15,000
U.S. TITLE:
Tiger Jeet Singh DCOR The Sheik6:17
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
WCOR Whipper Billy Watson/
Haystack Calhoun
Bulldog Brower W Lee Henning
Bobo Brazil/Lord Athol Layton
W Man Mountain Cannon/Chris Tolos
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
D Sweet Daddy Siki/Luis Martinez
Jos LeDuc/Bomber Bouchard
D Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff15:00
Dewey Robertson W Chin Lee
(subs for Mike Loren)
Mighty Ursus W Tim Brooks
(subs for Dingo the Sundowner)
Baron Mikel Scicluna D Tony Parisi15:00
Ricki Stewart D Michele Barone15:00
Also advertised:
Argentina Rocca vs Chin Lee
 
71/10/17          Att: 16,000
INDIAN STRAP MATCH, U.S. TITLE:
Tiger Jeet Singh DCOR The Sheik4:09
Whipper Billy Watson/Bulldog Brower
WDQ Love Brothers: Reginald Love/
Hartford Love 10:00
Giant Jean Ferre W Lee Henning
WOMEN'S WORLD TITLE:
Fabulous Moolah W Vicki Williams (2-1)12:53
Lord Athol Layton DCOR The Sundowner10:31
Mad Dog Vachon/Butcher Vachon
W Lou Klein/Dewey Robertson9:08
Baron Mikel Scicluna/Chris Tolos
D Luis Martinez/Mighty Ursus15:00
Tony Parisi/Dominic Denucci
D Jos LeDuc/Bomber Bouchard15:00
Yvon Robert Jr W Arnold Skaaland8:15
Carlos Rocha W Don Serrano9:11
(Rocha is billed as Portugese champion)
Ricki Stewart D Michele Barone15:00
 
71/10/31          Att: 15,000+
INDIAN STRAP MATCH:
The Sheik W Tiger Jeet Singh
(Martinez interferes, title not in ads)
Whipper Billy Watson/Bulldog Brower
WDQ Chris Tolos/Baron Mikel Scicluna
Edouard Carpentier/Yvon Robert Jr
WDQ Love Brothers: Reginald Love/
Hartford Love
Luis Martinez W Mighty Ursus0:15
Carlos Rocha W Jerry Gosselin
Giant Jean Ferre W Killer Tim Brooks
(subs for Mike Loren)
Mad Dog Vachon/Butcher Vachon
W Dewey Robertson/Reg Parks
Dominic Denucci/Lord Athol Layton
WDQ Jos LeDuc/Bomber Bouchard
Midgets: Pee Wee Adams/Sonny Boy Hayes
W Sky Low Low/Little Brutus (2/3)
Lou Klein D Ricki Stewart
Lee Henning D Michele Barone
 
71/11/14          Att: 14,000+
The Sheik WDQ Luis Martinez4:56
Whipper Billy Watson/Bulldog Brower
W Lee Henning/Chris Tolos11:57
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
WCOR Mighty Igor/Ivan Kalmikoff11:34
Edouard Carpentier/Dewey Robertson
W Baron Mikel Scicluna/Killer Brooks7:38
(Robertson subs for Yvon Robert Jr.)
Giant Jean Ferre W Steve Rickard2:41
Man Mountain Cannon/Sundowner
W Michele Barone/Lou Klein6:08
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Tony Parisi/Dominic Denucci
Hans Schmidt/Mighty Ursus
D Ricki Stewart/Mike Loren15:00
(Loren subs for Dewey Robertson)
Carlos Rocha W Andre Proux6:07
Raymond Rougeau W Don Serrano6:53
Midget women: Cuddles Anderson
W Celine Fontaine (2/3)
 
71/11/28
DEATH MATCH:
The Sheik W Luis Martinez5:49
Whipper Billy Watson/Bulldog Brower
W Dingo the Sundowner/
Man Mountain Cannon4:55
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Lord Athol Layton/Dewey Robertson 11:07
(subs for Dominic Denucci)
King Curtis W Killer Tim Brooks2:25
Mad Dog Vachon/Butcher Vachon
W Ben Justice/Mike Loren8:50
Edouard Carpentier W Gilles Poisson6:20
Baron Mikel Scicluna/Chris Tolos
D Tony Parisi/Tony Marino15:00
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
W Michele Barone/Dewey Robertson
Raymond Rougeau W Jerry Gosselin3:39
Carlos Rocha W Ben Sharkey6:02
Lee Henning D Ricki Stewart15:00
Masked Marvel W Lou Klein3:29
 
71/12/12          Att: 14,000
MEXICAN DEATH MATCH, FAROUK HANDCUFFED TO LAYTON:
The Sheik W Luis Martinez5:36
Tiger Jeet Singh/Michele Barone
W Mighty Ursus/Joe Killer Christie2:19
(Singh subs for Dominic Denucci)
Killer Kowalski W Ernie Schwaab5:43
Fabulous Kangaroos: Al Costello/Don Kent
D Tony Parisi/Tony Marino15:00
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
D Bulldog Brower/Dewey Robertson15:00
Baron Mikel Scicluna/Chris Tolos
D Ivan Kalmikoff/Mighty Igor15:00
Ricki Stewart/Executioner
D Lee Henning/Hans Schmidt15:00
Carlos Rocha W Bomber Bouchard5:43
Raymond Rougeau W Paul LeDuc2:38
King Curtis W Lou Klein3:09
Ben Justice WDQ Man Mountain Cannon4:21
 
71/12/26          Att: 15,000
The Sheik DCOR Lord Athol Layton5:25
Love Brothers: Reginald Love/Hartford Love
W Mighty Igor/Don Serrano9:09
Bulldog Brower/Dewey Robertson
WDQ Baron Mikel Scicluna/
Dutch Momberg8:51
(subs for Big John Quinn)
Killer Kowalski W Ivan Kalmikoff6:27
Tiger Jeet Singh W Jerry Gosselin3:00
Ben Justice/Tex McKenzie
WDQ Chris Tolos/Lee Henning9:01
Carlos Rocha W Joe Killer Christie5:55
Pampero Firpo W Mike Loren1:12
Masked Marvel/Bomber Bouchard
D Tony Parisi/Tony Marino15:00
Haystack Calhoun W Mighty Ursus4:12
Sherry Lane W Tanja West (2/3)
Midgets: Joey Russell/Cowboy Jerome
W Sky Low Low/Little Brutus (2/3)