Al Costello

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[Fabulous Kangaroos Gallery]

Title History

 

  • NWA Australasian Heavyweight title defeating Ken Kenneth (????, 1951);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating El Medico & Pepper Gomez (November 17, 1958);
  • (New Mexico) Rocky Mountain Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Miguel Lopez & Juan Garcia (January 12, 1959);
  • NWA (Amarillo) International Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Danny Plechas & Mike DiBiase (March 5, 1959);
  • NWA (Capitol) United States Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Lou & Red Bastien (July 21, 1960);
  • NWA (Capitol) United States Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Lou & Red Bastien (August 24, 1960);
  • NWA (Capitol) United States Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Chief Big Heart (sub for Buddy Rogers) & Johnny Valentine (November 26, 1960);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan Awarded (January ??, 1961);
  • NWA International Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating ?????? (????, 1962);
  • NWA (Ohio) United States Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Pete Sanchez & Carlos Milano (July 28, 1962);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Maurice Lapoine & Tony Baillargeon (November 22, 1962);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Ernie Ladd & Edouard Carpentier (February 27, 1964);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Enrique Torres & Bearcat Wright (May 25, 1964);
  • (Winnipeg) International Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Don & Roy McClarty (May 28, 1964);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Don Leo Jonathan & Roy McClarty (October 19, 1964);
  • (Winnipeg) International Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Billy Watson & Don Leo Jonathan (????, 1965);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating Don Leo Jonathan & Gene Kiniski (February 1, 1965);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Roy Heffernan defeating ??????? (March 22, 1965);
  • NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/Louie Tillet defeating Mysterious Medics (February 4, 1966);
  • NWA (Tennessee) Southern Junior Heavyweight title defeating Alex Perez (April 6, 1966);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Herb Welch defeating Eric & Karl von Brauner [Tournament] (May 30, 1966);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Karl von Brauner defeating Duke Keomuka & Fritz Von Erich (November ??, 1966);
  • TWWA (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent Awarded (????, 1967);
  • NWA (Texas) United States Tag Team titles w/Karl von Brauner won a tournament (January 3, 1967);
  • ESA (Eastern Sports Association) International Tag Team titles w/Don Kent Awarded (June ??, 1969);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent defeating Bill Miller & Dick the Bruiser (July 17, 1970);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent defeating Moose Cholak & Wilbur Snyder (June 18, 1971);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent defeating The Stomper & Ben Justice [Tournament] (December 18, 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent defeating ?????? (March ??, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent defeating Don & Ron Wright (April ??, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent defeating Ben Justice & Tojo Yamamoto (April 7, 1973);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Don Kent Awarded (February 26, 1977);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • April 24, 1953–Al Costello defeated Pedro Godoy in Buffalo, New York..
  • May 8, 1953–Al Costello defeated Jack Vansky in Buffalo, New York..The Fabulous Kangaroos:
  • Al Costello was a member of the Fabulous Kangaroos with Roy Heffernan and then Don Kent..
  • November 8, 1957–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Wally Greb & Tiger Tasker in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 15, 1957–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Al Korman & Fred Atkins in Buffalo, New York..
  • December 13, 1957–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Frank Hurley & Ivan Kalmikoff in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 17, 1958–Ed & Bill Miller defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan in Buffalo, New York..
  • February 21, 1958–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Mad Man Martin & Fred Atkins in Buffalo, New York..
  • September 17, 1958–NWA Capitol: Al Costello defeated Skull Murphy by DQ..
  • January 23, 1961–NWA Capitol: Johnny Valentine & Antonino Rocca defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • January 27, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Arnold Skaaland & Haystacks Calhoun..
  • February 18, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan beat Primo Carnera & Bruno Sammartino..
  • May 13, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Billy Darnell & Primo Carnera..
  • June 3, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Antonino Rocca & Primo Carnera..
  • June 23, 1961–NWA Capitol: Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • June 30, 1961–Johnny Valentine & Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas beat Al Costello & Roy Heffernan & Red Berry in Chicago, Illinois..
  • July 28, 1961–NWA Capitol: Argentina Rocca & Argentina Apollo beat Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • August 25, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas..
  • September 8, 1961–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Sweet Daddy Siki & Art Thomas in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 18, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Bob Orton & Buddy Rogers..
  • October 17, 1961–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Argentina Apollo & Argentina Rocca in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • November 13, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Man Mountain Campbell & Haystacks Calhoun..
  • December 4, 1961–Al Costello, Roy Heffernan & Crusher defeated Ace Freeman, Johnny Valentine & Antonio Rocca in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • December 9, 1961–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Billy Darnell & Bruno Sammartino..
  • January 8, 1962–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Sweet Daddy Siki & Bearcat Wright in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • January 29, 1962–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Tony Martinelli & Bruno Sammartino..
  • March 19, 1962–NWA Capitol: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Miguel Perez & Billy Darnell..
  • June 22, 1962–NWA Capitol: Edouard Carpentier & Antonino Rocca beat Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • July 13, 1962- NWA Capitol: Edouard Carpentier & Bobo Brazil defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • September 21, 1962–NWA Capitol: John & Chris Tolos beat Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • January 29, 1963– Don Curtis & Yukon Eric defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan in Florida..
  • March 25, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Bobby & Jerry Colt..
  • March 26, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Ted Lewin & Tim Woods..
  • April 16, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Frank Martinez & Pete Sanchez..
  • May 14, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Jack Miller & Arnold Skaaland..
  • May 28, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Tim Woods & Arnold Skaaland..
  • May 29, 1963–WWWF: Bruno Sammartino defeated Al Costello..
  • June 3, 1963–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Argentina Apollo & Ace Freeman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • June 5, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Tim Woods & Pat Barrett..
  • July 12, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Tim Woods & Ron Reed..
  • July 30, 1963–Johnny DeFazio & Bruno Sammartino defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • August 2, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Pete Sanchez & Pedro Morales..
  • August 20, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Johnny Barend & Buddy Austin..
  • September 3, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Ron Reed & Bob Boyer..
  • September 23, 1963–Dory Dixon & Bobo Brazil defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 24, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Lucas Pestano & Dory Dixon..
  • October 8, 1963–WWWF: Dory Dixon & Bobo Brazil beat Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • October 21, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated George Drake & Dory Dixon..
  • November 1, 1963–Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Ace Freeman & Bobo Brazil in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • November 18, 1963–WWWF: Miguel Perez & Pedro Morales defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • December 3, 1963–WWWF: Jerry Graham & Gorilla Monsoon defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • December 6, 1963–Chris & John Tolos defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • December 10, 1963–Klondike Bill & Baron Gattoni defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • December 16, 1963–WWWF: Chris & John Tolos defeated Al Costello & Roy Heffernan..
  • December 31, 1963–WWWF: Al Costello defeated Tim Woods..
  • January 20, 1964–WWWF: Tony Marino defeated Al Costello..
  • January 7, 1966–Georgia Championship Wrestling: Al Costello & Louie Tillet defeated Derrell Cochran & Ken Hollis..
  • January 12, 1966–GCW: Al Costello defeated Rip Carson..
  • February 4, 1966–Georgia Championship Wrestling: Al Costello & Louie Tillet defeated Karl & Kurt von Brauner..
  • February 9, 1966–GCW: Al Costello beat Jack Vansky..
  • February 16, 1966–GCW: Al Costello defeated Tony Nero..
  • March 4, 1966–GCW: Al Costello defeated Rip Tyler..
  • September 25, 1967–WWWF: Al Costello & Tinker Todd defeated Riki Sexton & Smasher Sloan..
  • September 29, 1967–Al Costello & Ray St. Clair defeated Bill Terry & Tom Jones in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 20, 1967–Al Costello & Ray St. Clair defeated Chief White Owl & Tom Jones in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 23, 1967–WWWF: Toru Tanaka & Gorilla Monsoon defeated Al Costello & Bill Miller..
  • November 11, 1967–Al Costello & Ray St. Clair defeated Chief White Owl & Dan Miller in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 23, 1967–Al Costello & Ray St. Clair defeated Chief White Owl & Fred Curry in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 5, 1968–Mark Lewin & Bobo Brazil beat Al Costello & Ray St. Clair in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 17, 1969–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Abner Osborne & Johnny Powers in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 27, 1969–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Abner Osborne & Ivan Kalmikoff in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • March 19, 1970–Fred Curry & Mighty Igor defeated Al Costello & Don Kent in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • April 2, 1970–The Stomper & Ben Justice defeated Al Costello & Mike Loren in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • May 14, 1970–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated The Stomper & Ben Justice in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • October 19, 1970–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Abner Osborne & Dominic DeNucci in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • November 8, 1970–Bull & Fred Curry defeated Al Costello & Don Kent in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • February 18, 1971–Tex McKenzie, Haystacks Calhoun & Bobo Brazil defeated Al Costello, Don Kent & George Cannon in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • June 21, 1971–WWWF: Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Mike Pappas & Akim Manuka..
  • July 24, 1971–WWWF: Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Bill White & Manuel Soto..
  • December 30, 1971–Tony Marino, Tony Parisi , Chief White Owl & Sonny King beat Al Costello, Don Kent, Mad Dog Monberg & George Cannon in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • January 6, 1972–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Executioner & Pete Sanchez in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • February 24, 1972–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated The Love Brothers in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • May 5, 1972–Al Costello & Don Kent beat Dan & Bill Miller in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • June 2, 1972–WWWF: Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Akim Manuka & Mike Pappas..
  • June 30, 1972–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Johnny DeFazio & Geeto Mongol in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 1, 1972–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated The Stomper & Ben Justice in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • September 22, 1972–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Mike Loren & Jack Dalton in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • October 28, 1972–Eric the Red, Tex McKenzie & Victor Rivera defeated Al Costello, Don Kent & George Cannon in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • January 15, 1973–Al Costello & Don Kent defeated Don Anderson & Dennis Hall in Memphis, Tennessee..
  • March 22, 1974–Al Costello & Don Kent beat Johnny DeFazio & Frank Holtz in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • July 28, 1974–Al Costello & Kurt von Hess defeated Aztec Joe & Bull Curry in Akron, Ohio..
  • August 10, 1974–Al Costello & Kurt von Hess beat Frank Valois & Fred Curry in Akron, Ohio..
  • August 31, 1974–Al Costello defeated Mike Wayne in Akron, Ohio..
  • December 28, 1974–Walter Johnson defeated Al Costello in Akron, Ohio..
  • January 9, 1975–Hank James defeated Al Costello in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • July 10, 1977–Stan Stasiak defeated Al Costello in Toronto, Ontario..
  • 1978: Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson w/Al Costello in the Tennessee region of the NWA.
  • March 27, 1978: Kojak defeated Al Costello in Memphis, Tennessee..
  • April 10, 1978: Bearcat Brown, Steve Kyle & Tommy Gilbert defeated Al Costello, El Diablo & Dan Davis in Memphis, Tennessee..
  • March 25, 1979: Dewey Robertson defeated Al Costello in Toronto, Ontario..Al Costello:
  • Al Costello also managed later versions of the Kangaroo team such as Al Snow & Denny Kass..
  • January 22, 2000: Al Costello passed away at the age of 80..