Argentina Apollo

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Title History

 

  • WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Don McClarity defeating Chris Tolos & John Tolos (February 1964);
  • WWWA (Pittsburgh) United States Tag Team titles w/Bruno Sammartino defeating ???? & ???? ();
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Jose Lothario defeating Missouri Mauler & Dale Lewis (April 20, 1970);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Dick Steinborn defeating Skandar Akbar & Ox Baker (October 20, 1972);
  • Macon GA Tag Team titles w/Tommy Siegler defeating Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar (November 14, 1972);

 

Career Highlights

Some Georgia history:

  • 1971: Vittorio Apollo’s Atlanta debut was a losing effort against Buddy Colt..
  • 1972: Vittorio Apollo returned winning an 18 man Battle Royal throwing out Assassin #2 (Jody Hamilton) in the final.
  • ~~~Vittorio Apollo defeated Buddy Colt the next night on Atlanta Television..
  • ~~~Vittorio Apollo & Dick Stienborn defeated Skandar Akbar & Ox Baker for the NWA Georgia Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Vittorio Apollo & Dick Stienborn left the NWA with their titles to join Ann Gunkels All South Wrestling Alliance
  • ~~~~~~~Upon their arrival, Apollo & Steinborn were automatically billed as the ASWA’s first Tag Team champions.
  • ~~~Vittorio Apollo & Dick Stienborn lost the ASWA Tag Team titles to Assassin #2 & Rock Hunter..
  • ~~~Vittorio Apollo remained with ASWA for three years until it closed then Apollo joined Einhorn’s IWA.
  • November 14, 1972: Tommy Seigler & Argentina Apollo beat Rocket Monroe & Skandor Akbar for the Macon GA Tag Team titles..Match Results:
  • February 27, 1961– NWA Capital: Argentina Apollo & Johnny Valentine defeated Roy Heffernan & Al Costello..
  • June 3, 1961– NWA Capital: Argentina Apollo defeated Larry Simon..
  • June 23, 1961– NWA Capital: Bob Orton & Buddy Rogers defeated Argentina Apollo & Argentina Rocca..
  • June 30, 1961– Argentina Apollo defeated Mighty Atlas in Chicago, Illinois..
  • July 7, 1961– Argentina Apollo & Carlos Milano defeated Jimmy Dykes & Don Fargo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • August 4, 1961– Argentina Apollo & Argentina Rocca defeated Roy Heffernan & Al Costello in a Best of 3 Falls Match in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • August 25, 1961– NWA Capital: Bob Orton & Buddy Rogers defeated Argentina Apollo & Johnny Valentine..
  • September 1, 1961– Argentina Apollo & Argentina Rocca defeated Lou Albano & Tony Altimore in Chicago, Illinois..
  • October 11, 1961– Argentina Apollo defeated Mickey Sharp in a Best of 3 Falls Match in Pennsylvania..
  • November 7, 1961– Argentina Apollo defeated Johnny Kace in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • December 27, 1961– NWA Capital: Argentina Apollo defeated Yoshima Sato..
  • January 16, 1962– NWA Capital: Argentina Apollo & Bruno Sammartino defeated Steve Stanlee & Larry Simon..
  • February 5, 1962– Roy Heffernan & Al Costello defeated Argentina Apollo & Carlos Milano lin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 10, 1962– Argentina Apollo & Bruno Sammartino defeated Fred Atkins & Giant Baba in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • October 12, 1962– NWA Capital: Argentina Apollo & Argentina Rocca defeated Hans Schmidt & Killer Kowalski..
  • October 26, 1962– NWA Capital: Argentina Apollo & Edouard Carpentier defeated Roy Heffernan & Al Costello..
  • December 10, 1962– NWA Capital: John & Chris Tolos defeated Argentina Apollo & Miguel Perez..
  • May 7, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Boris Malenko..
  • May 21, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Tony Altimore..
  • May 31, 1963– WWWF: Roy Heffernan & Al Costello defeated Argentina Apollo & Bruno Sammartino..
  • June 3, 1963– Roy Heffernan & Al Costello defeated Argentina Apollo & Ace Freeman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • June 21, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Ox Anderson..
  • July 2, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Bobo Brazil defeated Ox Anderson & Tony Altimore..
  • August 23, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Pedro Morales defeated Brute Bernard & Skull Murphy..
  • September 16, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Skull Murphy..
  • October 15, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Frank Martinez..
  • November 1, 1963– Hans Mortier defeated Argentina Apollo in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • November 4, 1963– Argentina Apollo defeated Ivan Malinko in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • November 18, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Klondike Bill..
  • December 10, 1963– Argentina Apollo defeated Prince Nero in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • December 27, 1963– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Bruno Sammartino defeated Roy Heffernan & Al Costello..
  • January 20, 1964– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Bobo Brazil defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski..
  • February 11, 1964– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • March 29, 1965– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Smasher Sloan..
  • May 14, 1965– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Bruno Sammartino defeated Smasher Sloan & Waldo Von Erich..
  • May 24, 1965– WWWF: Bill Watts & Gorilla Monsoon defeated Argentina Apollo & Bruno Sammartino..
  • June 4, 1965– Argentina Apollo defeated Jim Grabmire in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • June 26, 1965– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Smasher Sloan & Waldo Von Erich..
  • July 12, 1965– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Miguel Perez defeated Smasher Sloan & The Sheik..
  • August 2, 1965– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Golden Terror..
  • August 14, 1965– Argentina Apollo defeated Smasher Sloan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 24, 1965– Argentina Apollo defeated Steve Stanlee in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 11, 1965– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Frank Martinez..
  • January 23, 1966– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Chief Big Heart..
  • February 21, 1966– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Tarzan Tyler..
  • March 4, 1966– Argentina Apollo & Tony Pugliese defeated Ron Atchison & Smasher Sloan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • April 4, 1966– WWWF: Argentina Apollo, Johnny Valentine & Antonio Pugliese defeated Curtis Iaukea, Smasher Sloan & The Beast..
  • May 5, 1966– WWWF: Argentina Apollo & Bruno Sammartino defeated Bill Miller & Curtis Iaukea..
  • July 1, 1966– WWWF: Baron Scicluna defeated Argentina Apollo..
  • November 7, 1966– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Roberto Gonzalez..
  • December 14, 1966– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Ed Valentino..
  • August 17, 1968– WWWF: Argentina Apollo defeated Bull Ramos..
  • June 23, 1972– Georgia Championship Wrestling: Argentina Apollo won a Battle Royal..
  • June 30, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo, The Avenger & Bob Armstrong defeated The Assassins & Buddy Colt..
  • July 7, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo & Bob Armstrong defeated The Assassins..
  • July 21, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo, Bobo Brazil & Ray Gunkel defeated The Assassins & Ox Baker..
  • August 19, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo defeated Dick Shannon..
  • September 8, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo & Man Mountain Mike defeated Joe Turner & Bill Bowman..
  • September 16, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo & Bobo Brazil defeated Skandor Akbar & Ox Baker..
  • October 13, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo defeated Bill Bowman..
  • October 24, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo & Roberto Soto defeated Joe Turner & Bill Bowman..
  • November 11, 1972– GCW: Argentina Apollo defeated Pedro Godoy..
  • November 24, 1972– All South Wrestling Alliance: Ox Baker defeated Argentina Apollo..
  • December 5, 1972– ASWA: Argentina Apollo & Dick Steinborn defeated Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown..
  • December 15, 1972– ASWA: Argentina Apollo, The Avenger, El Mongol & Tommy Seigler defeated Ox Baker, Skandor Akbar, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown..
  • December 28, 1972– ASWA: Buddy Roberts, Jerry Brown & Rock Hunter defeated Argentina Apollo, Roberto Soto & Tommy Seigler..
  • January 6, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo & Dick Steinborn defeated Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown..
  • January 30, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo & Dick Steinborn defeated Guillotine Gordon & Ox Baker to retain the ASWA Tag Team titles..
  • February 6, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo, El Mongol & Ray Candy defeated Ox Baker, Goliath & Guillotine Gordon..
  • March 20, 1973– ASWA: Assassin II & Rock Hunter defeated Argentina Apollo & Dick Steinborn to win the ASWA Tag Team titles..
  • March 27, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo defeated Jack Armstrong..
  • April 24, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo & Dick Steinborn defeated Joe Turner & Bill Bowman..
  • May 5, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo, Ray Candy & Dick Steinborn defeated Assassin II, Joe Turner & Bill Bowman..
  • May 22, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo & Dick Steinborn defeated Assassin II & Rock Hunter..
  • August 4, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo defeated Ox Baker by DQ..
  • September 11, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo & El Mongol defeated Assassin II & Rock Hunter..
  • October 16, 1973– ASWA: Argentina Apollo defeated Whipper Watson Jr..
  • February 18, 1975– IWA: Reginald & Hartford Love defeated Argentina Apollo & Frank Martinez..
  • May 6, 1975– IWA: Argentina Apollo & Luis Martinez defeated Reginald & Hartford Love..
  • May 20, 1975– IWA: Argentina Apollo & Luis Martinez defeated Bruce Swayze & Rip Hawk..
  • May 26, 1975– IWA: The Mongols defeated Argentina Apollo & Luis Martinez in a Texas Death Match..
  • August 8, 1975– IWA: Argentina Apollo defeated Bruce Swayze..
  • August 29, 1975– IWA: The Mongols defeated Argentina Apollo & Luis Martinez in a Steel Cage Match..RIP:
  • August 2, 1984: Vittorio “Argentina” Apollo passed away at the age of 41..

    Robert Louis Howell wrote: November 14, 1972: Tommy Seigler and Argintina Apollo won the Macon GA Tag Team Title form Rocket Monroe and Skandor Akbar in a match with the DQ rule waved. They held the title until they jumped to Ann Gunkels ASWA.

 

At he time of Vincente Denigris death his art instructor was badly misquoted in his obituary. Mark Chartoff stated Vincents’ work had a wonderful childlike quality. The Atlanta Journal quote him as calling the work childish. (Mark asked me to point this out)