NFL star headlines Portland battle royale
May 21-22, 1960
The pro wrestling battle royale on Monday night features Baltimore Colts defensive lineman Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb. Promoter Don Owen has moved the site from the Labor Temple to the Portland Armory in anticipating of a big turnout. Others to be part of the melee include Tony Borne, Kurt von Poppenheim, Bill Savage, Ed Francis, Ramon Torres and Joe Swideski.
Francis is eliminated for the first time, and near the end only Borne, Savage and Big Daddy are still standing. Borne gouges Lipscomb in the eyes, then tosses Savage over the ropes. But the 320-pound Big Daddy throws Borne on top of Savage, and both are counted out.
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