Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Don Leo at Maple Leaf Stadium 1959


  A riot breaks out at Maple Leaf Stadium in August 1959 after Gene Kiniski interferes in a Don Leo-Whipper bout. The fans throw their chairs and Don Leo grabs a rope stand as he and Kiniski try to escape. Ref Joe Gollob is hit by a chair (again) and suffers a nasty head wound that requires stitches. 

Just another day in the maple leaf wars. 

Note the Stadium usher in tux in those years, a few years later they wore a similar outfit with hat as the MLG ushers. 

We looked at outdoor events including the Stadium cards recently at Open Air Wrestling in Toronto

Burns photo mapleleafwrestling.com collection