Clipped From El Paso Herald-Post
Crowd Hails Mascaras, Romero Win The aerial tactics of Mil Mascaras coupled with Ricky Romero's speed and determination determination proved too much for Bull Ramos and Pak Song as the Mascaras-Romero duo put an end to the all-winning ways of their opponents in last n i g h t's International City Wrestling Club matches in the Coliseum: One of the largest crowds ever to witness a grapple match in El Paso, approaching 6,000, turned out to cheer Romero Romero and Mascaras who, as it turned out, needed all the crowd support they could get. RAMOS MADE the first score in the two of three encounter when he caught •Romero with a thudding elbow drop at 11:59. Romero hung with it and came back to even the count with a cannonball on Ramos with 18:15 gone in the match. During third fall action, all four grapplers, plus Apache Gringo who was seconding the Ramos-Song team, left the ring and were engaged in a free-for-all on the Coliseum floor. Referee Ken Farber started tolling the 20-count, and Mascaras, who was one of the legal contestants at the time, hauled back in the ring just before the count ran out. Song, the other grappler in legal contention at the time, stayed with the action on the floor, and the referee counted him out and awarded the match to Romero and Mascaras. Mascaras. MATCHMAKER Gory Guerrero Guerrero announced today that Dory Funk Sr., has challenged Song to a Texas Death Match next week offering to put up 52,000 if Song wins with the stipulation that the Oriental packs it in and returns to Korea if he loses. In other action last night Bob Griffin took Apache Gringo, Gringo, Buck Robley measured Gorgeous George Jr., and Mr. Wrestling and The Gladiator teamed for a win over Salvador Salvador Dominguez and Greg Peterson.