Gypsy Joe

Title History

  • Pacific Coast Light heavyweight title defeating Bill Hickson (January 20, 1948);
  • Wisconsin Junior heavyweight title defeating Al Szasz in a Tournament Final (February 11, 1950);
  • Wisconsin Junior heavyweight title (1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin);
  • National Wrestling Alliance World Light heavyweight title defeating Johnny Balbo (June 11, 1952 in Des Moines);
  • Midwest tag team heavyweight title w/The Sheik of Araby – Awarded when Sharpe Brothers departed- (November 1953);
  • (Chicago) Midwest Junior heavyweight title defeating Billy Goelz (January 1954);
  • (Chicago) Midwest Junior heavyweight title defeating Billy Goelz (1955);
  • Stampede Wrestling International tag team titles w/Jim Wright defeating Tarzan Tourville & Mighty Ursus (1960);
  • NWA (Boston [Santos]) World tag team titles w/Bob Stanlee defeating Buddy Lee & Illio DiPaulo (June 25, 1966);
  • (Boston [promoter Santos]) Big Time Wrestling United States title defeating Jesse James (1966);
  • (Boston [promoter Santos]) Big Time Wrestling United States title defeating Jesse James (1967);
  • (Boston [promoter Santos]) Big Time Wrestling United States title defeating Jesse James (1968);
  • (Boston [promoter Santos]) Big Time Wrestling World heavyweight title by winning a Tournement (January 1969);
  • New England Wrestling Alliance United States title (1975);

Career Highlights

  • Joe Dorsetti was often accompanied to ring by his wife who also wore Gypsy Garb.
  • 1960s: Gypsy Joe was a mainstay in Boston’s Big Time Wrestling and was a trainer at Santo’s Wrestling School.
  • Gypsy Joe and Jesse James feuded throughout the New England and Florida territories.
  • Gypsy Joe was also a very popular florist in his hometown of Chelsea, Massachusetts.

 

Chelsea, Massachusetts