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Pogo The Clown

Title History


  • California Wrestling Federation Heavyweight title (1st ever) defeating Mustafa Saed via count out (February 24, 1999);


Career Highlights


  • Joe Applebaumer wrestled in APW as “Bad Apple” Joe Applebaumer and was managed by J.R. Benson, and later Shane Dynasty..
  • March, 29, 1995 – The Saga in Moraga: Joe Applebaumer defeated Matt Hyson (also known later as Spike Dudley)..
  • April 28, 1995 – Escalon Invasion: Joe Applebaumer defeated “Giggolo” Steve Rizzono with help from his manager J.R. Benson..
  • April 29, 1995 – Jr. Heavyweight Havoc: Joe Applebaumer defeated “Mad Mosher” Boom Boom Comini with the Powerbomb..
  • May 6, 1995 – Altaville Armageddon: Boom Boom Comini defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • May 12, 1995 – Stockton Shocker: “Big” Mike Diamond defeated Joe Applebaumer when Frank Dalton interfered on Joe’s behalf..
  • May 13, 1995 – Mendota Madness: Joe Applebaumer defeated Boom Boom Comini after a Powerbomb..
  • May 19, 1995 – Sutter Slam: Joe Applebaumer defeated Boom Boom Comini after a Powerbomb..
  • May 20, 1995 – Coalinga Royal: Mike Diamond defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • January 27, 1996 – Fatu In Fairfield: El Mexicano Blanco vs El Negro Loco was declared a No Contest when Joe Applebaumer interfered..
  • March 8, 1996 – Cupertino Clash: Chris Kole defeated Joe Applebaumer with a Sunset Flip pinfall..
  • March 22, 1996 – Incident in Aptos: Joe Applebaumer defeated Chris Kole..
  • April 13, 1996 – Fresno Fright Night: Joe Applebaumer & Steve Rizzono beat “Corporal” Rick Turner & Jason Clay..
  • August 3, 1996 – Border Patrol Crackdown: Joe Applebaumer pins “Corporal” Rick Turner..
  • September 7, 1996 – Modesty & Mayhem: Joe Applebaumer defeated The Chicano Flame (a masked Mexican wrestler)..
  • October 5, 1996 – Hardcore In Hayward: Joe Applebaumer defeated Donovan Morgan..
  • October 12, 1996 – Night of Champions & Legends: Mike Diamond defeated Joe Applebaumer in the PWC Heavyweight title tournament..
  • November 23, 1996 – Gym Wars: Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton participate a APW Universal Tag Team/PWC Tag Team title tourney..
  • ~~~Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton defeated Robert Thompson & Koko Samoa in the first round..
  • ~~~Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton defeated Mike Diamond & Erin O’Grady (aka Crash Holly) in the second round..
  • ~~~Michael Modest & Steve Rizzono defeated Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton in the finals to win the titles!
  • November 30, 1996 – Thanksgiving Thunder: APW Universal/PWC World Champion Robert Thompson defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • ~~~After the match, Joe attacked the referee, and then – along with Michael Modest – double-powerbombed Thompson through a table!
  • March 8, 1997 – Return of The Ragin’ Bull: Joe Applebaumer competes in a 15-Man Battle Royal that is eventually won by Tony Jones..
  • March 29, 1997 – Goodbye Dalton, Hello Murdoch: “Cowboy” Frank Murdoch defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • September 5, 1997 – Summer Slaughter Series: Joe Applebaumer defeated The Chicano Flame..
  • March 6, 1998 – Wrestling Inc: Joe Applebaumer & Maxx Justice interfere and help Robert Thompson beat Snowy Bear..
  • March 14, 1998 – March Madness: Joe Applebaumer & Maxx Justice defeated Robert Thompson & Boom Boom Comini via DQ..
  • March 27, 1998 – Return to The Large Garage: Joe Applebaumer defeated “Bad Boy” Boyce LeGrande after a Powerbomb..CWF (California Wrestling Federation) – “The Bad Apple” Joe Applebaumer:
  • February 24, 1999 – California Havoc: Joe Applebaumer beat Mustafa Saed by Count Out to become the 1st CWF Heavyweight Champion!
  • March 12, 1999 – Legends Tour: Joe Applebaumer fights to a No Contest with The Navajo Warrior to retain his title..
  • March 13, 1999 – Legends Tour: Joe Applebaumer defeated The Hustler to retain his CWF Heavyweight Title..
  • May 15, 1999 – Roadhouse Rumble: Joe Applebaumer defeated Jason C.Clay to retain his CWF Heavyweight title..
  • July 31, 1999 – Roadhouse Revenge: Joe Applebaumer defeated Rick Turner to retain his CWF Heavyweight Title..
  • January 21, 2000 – Millenium Maddness: Joe Applebaumer vs The Hustler fight to a No Contest (Joe retains his title)..
  • ~~~In the main event of the night, Joe Applebaumer pinned Skitzo Mafioso to retain his CWF Heavyweight Title..
  • March 11, 2001 – Legends of Wrestling III: Joe Applebaumer fights Warpath to a No Contest when Paine and The Hustler interfere..Xtreme Pro Wrestling – Pogo The Clown:
  • October 5, 2002 – XPW: Pogo the Clown defeated The Sandman in the opening match..
  • November 16, 2002 – XPW: The Sandman’s own daughter walked out on him and left with rival Pogo the Clown!
  • December 21, 2002 – XPW: Pogo the Clown defeated The Sandman..
  • January 17, 2003 – XPW: Pogo the Clown beat Simon Diamond in less than 10 seconds..In the Meantime:
  • August 22, 2003 – EWF: Pogo The Clown no-shows his scheduled match vs Mad McIntosh and Bino Gambino..
  • October 18, 2003 – APW: Pogo The Clown ran into the ring after the opening match and demolished Steve Pain, Infernal & Silver Tyger..
  • August 24, 2003 – NWA TNA Xplosion: Glenn Gilberti defeated Pogo The Clown..
  • September 11, 2005–Supreme Pro Wrestling: Pogo the Clown defeated Paul Izadora..
  • March 11, 2006–Supreme Pro Wrestling: Pogo the Clown defeated Jason Vega….
  • June 24, 2006–Bay Area Wrestling: Scott Snott & Cyanide & Angel the Hardcore Homo beat Vic Grimes & Joe Applebaumer..
  • July 2, 2006–Supreme Pro Wrestling: Pogo the Clown defeated Kenny K…
  • October 21, 2006–NAW: Suburban Commandos defeated Pogo the Clown……
  • February 24, 2007–Independent Bay Area Wrestling Federation: Vic Grimes beat Pogo the Clown and D-Unit in a 3-WAY..



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Trained By


March 29, 1995






Finishing Move(s)

The Buried in the Basement
Flying Splash
The Applebomb (APW)

Favorite Move(s)

Spinning Front Vertical Suplex
Stiff Lariat
Snap Corkscrew Back Elbow Smash

Notable Feuds

"The Hardcore Homo" Angel (XPW)
"Mad Mosher" Boom Boom Comini (APW)
Dynamite D (XPW)
The Hustler (CWF)
Kraq (XPW)
"Corporal" Rick Turner (APW, CWF)
"Bronx Bomber" Robert Thompson (APW)
The Sandman (XPW)
Skitzo Mafioso (CWF)
Steve Rizzono (APW, XPW)
Matt Hyson