Clipped From Del Rio News Herald
Mascaras Crowd Pleaser Mil Mascaras, definite crowd favorite, used his superior speed to test rugged Johnny Valentine in the All-Star Wrestling main event before a packed house in the 4-H Show Barn Wednesday night. The event was delayed for approximately 10 minutes for the very popular Mil Mascaras Rams Play Host To Uvalde Sunday to sign autographs; much to the dismay of Valentine who refused .the few people who asked for his. Valentine won the first of three falls with a devastating elbow smash to the throat of Mascaras, which stunned him long enough for David Cantu to count him out. The second fall was a complete turn-around. The speed of the well-built masked Mexican so confused Valentine that he was unable to muster any kind of an attack. With approximately 15 minutes gone in the fall, Mascaras put the finishing touches on a bewildered Valentine. Mascaras won the fall with an atomic drop which kept Valentine on the deck during the intermission. At the sound of the bell, Mascaras was all over Valentine, never giving his opponent a chance to gain his senses. Mascaras was the victor in the third fall with a series of head rams in the amazing time of 30 seconds. The semi-final match proved no less exciting. This match pitted Big Bob Orton (275 Ibs.) against Joltin' Joe Blanchard (245 Ibs.). Despite the weight disadvantage, Joe Blanchard won the match on a disqualification in the third fall after both he and Orton had taken a fall apiece. Referee Cantu called for the bell after receiving several blows from Orton in an unsuccessful attempt to place the blame on Blanchard. The preliminary match between San Antonio's Ben Matta and Mark Star of New Jersey was won by the popular Matta. Primarily a scientific wrestler, Matta was forced to mix it up with Starr proving that he could fight either type of match. This was only after repeated infraction by Starr. This card of Ail-Star Wrestling brought an enthusiastic, standing-room- ordy crowd to the ringside. Frank Brown, president of Wrestlethon, Inc., said that he was pleased at the number of farts present at this first card. Brown has scheduled other top cards to test the consistency of the fans. The only problem was a slight seating problem which Brown promises will be remedied before the next card which will be set for the near future.