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Fabulous Kangaroos

Title History

 

  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeated El Medico & Pepper Gomez (November 17, 1958);
  • WWF United States Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeating Red Bastien & Lou Bastien (July 21, 1960);
  • WWF United States Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeating Red Bastien & Lou Bastien (August 24, 1960);
  • WWF United States Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeating Johnny Valentine & Buddy Rogers (November 26, 1960);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeated Enrique Torres & Bearcat Wright (May 25, 1964);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeated Roy McClarty & Don Leo Jonathan ();
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeated Don Leo Jonathan & Gene Kiniski ();
  • WWA World Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeated Ernie Ladd & Edouard Carpentier (February 27, 1964);
  • NWA International Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeating ???? & ???? ();
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeating ???? & ???? ();
  • NWA (Florida) Tag Team titles (Costello/Heffernan) defeated Maurice Lapoine & Tony Baillargeon (November 22, 1962);

 

Career History

 

  • 1957: The “Original” Fabulous Kangaroos consisting of Al Costello & Roy Heffernan debuted in New York, managed by Red Berry..
  • ~~~They were carrying a huge banner on poles to the ring with “The Fabulous Kangaroos” on it..
  • ~~~As they started to enter the arena there was a low ceiling & the banner struck it & Red started to tumble so Al tried to catch him..
  • ~~~Al Costello went over too so naturally Roy tried to catch them both & all three ended up in a heap on the floor!
  • ~~~They were all tangled up in the banner with their Aussie slouch hats all crooked on their heads in front of a few thousand people..
  • ~~~The Kangaroos used ‘Waltzing Matilda’ as their entrance music and through little boomerangs into the crowd..
  • Roy Heffernan eventually quit the team and Al Costello recruited Don Kent as his partner..
  • 1960s: While working in Toronto, the Kangaroos (Costello/Kent) were managed by George Cannon..
  • Al later formed a tag team with Karl von Brauner, known as the Internationals..
  • Al acted as manager for another version of the Kangaroos consisting of Don Kent & Roy Heffernan..
  • 1990s: Al managed another version of the Kangaroos consisting of Al Snow & Denny Kass..