Photos courtesy of George Beppu.
On Wednesday night September 4, 1968, promoter Ed Francis presented a Pier 9 Brawl wrestling card featuring Jim Hady and Ripper Collins wearing boxing gloves.
In the opening match, Klondike Bill downed local boy and former Mr. Hawaii Dean Higuchi.
In the next match, Chief Billy White Wolf defeated Maltese born Baron Scicluna.
The next match was a tag team battle between Johnny Barend with his long time partner the Magnificent Maurice against Curtis Iaukea and Neff Maiava. Barend and Maurice were once a championship team on the mainland. Iaukea and Maiava, fierce adversaries in the past, teamed up to go against Barend and Maurice.
The main event of the night was a Pier 9 Brawl between Collins and Hady. Friday Allman and Chief Billy White Wolf served as seconds for Ripper Collins and Jim Hady respectively. The Brawl consisted of 15 two minute rounds with a rest period between each round.
Jim Hady won the Pier 9 Brawl after knocking out Ripper Collins.