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Frank Scarpa



Title History

 

  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Hans Schmidt (????, 1960);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Hans Schmidt (????, 1962);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Bull Curry (????, 1963);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Hans Schmidt (March ??, 1963);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Bull Curry (September ??, 1964);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) World Heavyweight title won a tournament (April 27, 1967);

 

Career History

 

  • Frank Scarpa appeared from coast to coast as well as Canada and Mexico throuought the 1940′s and 1950′s..
  • Pepper Gomez claimed to have stomach hard enough to handle Scarpa’s punch, but he tricked him with punch to the jaw!
  • Frank Scarpa sold out the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles for eighteen straight weeks…
  • Frank Scarpa was the top babyface draw for Tony Santo’s Big Time Wrestling
  • Frank Scarpa was a box office sensation throughout New England in the 1960′s.
  • ~~~His bloody feuds with Bull Curry often caused riots at the Boston Arena..
  • April 27, 1967: Frank Scarpa won the Tournement for the vacated Big Time Wrestling World title in Boston..
  • January 25, 1969: Frank Scarpa died from a heart attack in the ring at the age of 53 ..
  • Special thanks to Mark M for hunting down some of the content and photos for the Frank Scarpa profile…