“LOBSTERMAN” BRUISER COSTA

(1980 – 2019)

aka: Jeff Costa, Tony Costa, Tony DeCosta, Jeff McHale, The Lobsterman
Real Name: Jeffrey E. Costa
Height: ?
Weight: 250 .lbs
Born: June 26, 1962 – Nashua, New Hampshire
Trained By: Killer Kowalski & Dean Ho

Titles Held:
NWA (Vancouver) International Tag Team Title 1982 with Terry Adonis (as The B.C. Blondes/Canadian Wrecking Crew)
NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team Title 1984-85 with Spider Web
Alaskan Heavyweight Title 1987
Northwest Heavyweight Title 1987
UWA Canadian Heavyweight Title 1987
Ringside Wrestling Tag Team Title 1994-95 (2x) with Butcher Hughes (as The Canadian Wrecking Crew) and Sonny Goodspeed (as The Suicide Blondes)
Ringside Wrestling Heavyweight Title 1996
WIW Heavyweight Title 1998


306 Recorded Matches as of August 23, 2019

Career Record Compiled by David Creahin * [email protected]


1980
International Wrestling Federation – Promoter Killer Kowalski:
07/?? At age 18, Jeff Costa begins training with Killer Kowalski at his gym in Salem, MA. He is among Kowalski’s first class of wrestling students also including Dan Petty, Kevin “Butcher” Hughes, Ron Shaw and Mike Shaw. Costa has his first match after one month of training.
08/30 Salisbury Beach, MA beat John Callahan by DQ (pro debut)
10/01 North Adams, MA beat Rocky Raymond by DQ
10/11 North Reading, MA vs. Terry Allen

Promotions Varoussac – Promoter Frank Valois, André the Giant & Gino Brito Sr.
(Wrestling as Tony DeCosta)
?? Teamed with Butcher Hughes and were briefly managed by Eddie Creatchman

1981
(Wrestling as Jeff Costa)
World Wrestling Federation – Promoter Vince McMahon Jr.:
02/03 Allentown, PA lost to Killer Khan WWF Championship Wrestling (aired 2/07)
02/03 Allentown, PA lost to Angelo Mosca WWF Championship Wrestling (aired 2/14)

International Wrestling Federation:
05/08 Nashua, NH vs. Rocky Raymond
05/09 Nashua, NH vs. Rocky Raymond
10/01 Waltham, MA vs. Santiago Rios

1982
NWA All-Star Wrestling – Promoter Al Tomko & Gene Kiniski:
(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
02/16 Prince George, BC lost to Dean Ho
02/18 Kamloops, BC vs. Dean Ho

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
02/20 Cloverdale, BC beat Larry Watts
02/22 Vancouver, BC beat Eric Froelich

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
02/23 Burnaby, BC beat Mike Allen All Star Wrestling TV (aired 3/06)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
03/?? 100 Mile House, BC lost to Igor Volkoff
03/?? 100 Mile House, BC w/. Mike Bond & Mike Allen lost to Igor Volkoff, Sonny Myers & Dean Ho
03/06 Cloverdale, BC w/. Mike Bond lost to Dean Higuchi & Sonny Meyers
03/08 Vancouver, BC drew Sonny Meyers

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
03/09 Burnaby, BC beat Larry Watts All Star Wrestling TV (aired 3/13)
03/09 Burnaby, BC w/. Mike Bond beat Eric Froelich & Larry Watts All Star Wrestling TV (aired 3/20)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
03/16 Prince George, BC beat Mike Allen
03/16 Prince George, BC w/. Mike Bond lost to NWA International Tag Team Champions Dean Ho & Sonny Meyers
*Five fans attempted to storm the ring but were held off by the wrestlers.
03/20 Cloverdale, BC drew vs. Mr. Pro
03/22 Vancouver, BC double countout vs. Dean Ho

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
03/23 Burnaby, BC lost to Igor Volkoff by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 3/27)
03/23 Burnaby, BC drew vs. Terry Adonis All Star Wrestling TV (aired 4/03)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
04/03 Cloverdale, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Dean Ho & Sonny Meyers
*Won NWA International Tag Team Title
04/05 Vancouver, BC lost to Dean Ho by DQ

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
04/06 Burnaby, BC beat Mike Allen All Star Wrestling TV (aired 4/10)
04/06 Burnaby, BC drew vs. Sonny Meyers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 4/17)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
04/10 Cloverdale, BC w/. Terry Adonis lost to Dean Higuchi & Igor Volkoff
04/13 Prince George, BC lost to Dean Ho
04/13 Prince George, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Dean Ho & Mike Allen
04/19 Vancouver, BC w/. Terry Adonis lost to Dean Ho & Igor Volkoff

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
04/20 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis lost to Mr. Pro & Gerry Morrow by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 4/24)
04/20 Burnaby, BC lost to Gerry Morrow by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 5/01)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
05/01 Cloverdale, BC beat Mike Allen
05/01 Cloverdale, BC Terry Adonis & Butcher Hughes lost to Gerry Morrow, Mike Allen & Igor Volkoff Penalty Cage Match
05/03 Vancouver, BC lost Igor Volkoff by countout
05/03 Vancouver, BC w/. Terry Adonis & Butcher Hughes lost to Dean Ho, Mr. Pro & Gerry Morrow Penalty Box Match

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
05/04 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Eric Froelich & Verne Siebert All Star Wrestling TV (aired 5/08)
05/04 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Eric Froelich & Larry Watts All Star Wrestling TV (aired 5/15)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
05/05 Abbotsford, BC w/. Terry Adonis vs. Dean Ho & Igor Volkoff
05/11 Prince George, BC w/. Butcher Hughes lost to NWA International Tag Team Champions Dean Ho & Ivan Volkoff
05/11 Prince George, BC w/. Al Tomko & Butcher Hughes lost to Giant David & NWA International Tag Team Champions Dean Ho & Ivan Volkoff Penalty Box Match
05/15 Cloverdale, BC w/. Jude Rosenbloom lost to Dean Higuchi & Igor Volkoff
05/17 Vancouver, BC beat Eric Froelich
05/17 Vancouver, BC lost in a Battle royal also involving Klondike Mike (winner), Abdul Ali, Butcher Hughes, Eric Froelich, Gerry Morrow, Larry Watts, Mike Allen, Mr. Pro, Silvano Sousa and Terry Adonis [Battle Royal]

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
05/18 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Eric Froelich & Larry Watts All Star Wrestling TV (aired 5/29)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
05/22 Kitimat, BC Advertised to appear
05/28 Quesnel, BC w/. Terry Adonis & Butcher Hughes vs. NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion Silvano Sousa, Mike Allan & Mighty David
05/29 Cloverdale, BC w/. Butcher Hughes lost to Dean Ho & Igor Volkoff
05/31 Vancouver, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Dean Ho & Igor Volkoff by DQ

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
06/01 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Larry Watts & Kevin Jeffries All Star Wrestling TV (aired 6/12)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
06/08 Prince George, BC no contest vs. Dean Ho
06/08 Prince George, BC w/. Mike Allen lost to Dean Ho & Igor Volkoff
06/12 Cloverdale, BC beat Eric Froelich
06/12 Cloverdale, BC w/. Terry Adonis & Butcher Hughes beat Dean Ho, Mr. Pro & Mike Allen
06/14 Vancouver, BC w/. Terry Adonis & beat Giant David & Mr. Pro

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
06/15 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis lost to Lindy Calder & Kevin Jeffries by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 6/19)
06/15 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Mike Allen & Larry Watts All Star Wrestling TV (aired 6/26)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
06/26 Cloverdale, BC lost to Mr. Pro by DQ
06/28 Vancouver, BC w/. Al Tomko & Terry Adonis lost to Dean Ho, Moose Morowski & Igor Volkoff

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
06/29 Burnaby, BC beat Mr. Pro by countout All Star Wrestling TV (aired 7/03)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
07/10 Cloverdale, BC lost to Igor Volkoff by DQ
07/12 Vancouver, BC lost to Terry Adonis by DQ

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
07/13 Burnaby, BC w/. Butcher Hughes lost to Mr. Pro & Verne Siebert by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 7/17)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
07/24 Cloverdale, BC no contest vs. Dean Ho
07/26 Vancouver, BC lost to Terry Adonis Hair vs. Hair Match

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
08/09 Vancouver, BC w/. Butcher Hughes, double DQ vs. Dean Ho & Terry Adonis (aired 8/14)

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
08/14 Cloverdale, BC lost to Terry Adonis by DQ
08/21 Cloverdale, BC lost to Terry Adonis
08/23 Vancouver, BC w/. Butcher Hughes beat Terry Adonis & Mr. Pro
08/23 Vancouver, BC w/. Butcher Hughes beat Abdul Ali & Mike Allen
08/23 Vancouver, BC w/. Butcher Hughes lost to Dean Ho & Moondog Moretti
*Tournament final for the NWA International Tag Team Title?

(Wrestling as Bulldog Tony Costa)
08/24 Burnaby, BC lost to Kevin Jeffries by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 8/28)

(Wrestling Bruiser Costa)
08/24 Burnaby, BC w/. Butcher Hughes beat Eric Froelich & Kevin Jeffries (aired 9/03)
09/04 Cloverdale, BC w/. Butcher Hughes, double DQ vs. Dean Ho & Lumberjack Luke
09/06 Vancouver, BC w/. Tiny Anderson lost to Dean Ho & Moondog Moretti
09/20 Vancouver, BC lost to Moondog Moretti
09/21 Burnaby, BC drew vs. Mr. Pro All Star Wrestling TV (aired 9/25)
09/21 Burnaby, BC w/. Verne Siebert lost to Dean Higuchi & Ed Moretti All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/02)
09/22 Chilliwack, BC w/. Butcher Hughes vs. Dean Ho & Lumberjack Luke
09/25 Cloverdale, BC w/. Little Tokyo lost to Dean Ho & Tiny Tom Mixed Tag Team Match
10/02 Cloverdale, BC double DQ vs. Mr. Pro
10/04 Vancouver, BC lost to Mr. Pro
10/05 Burnaby, BC lost to Lumberjack Luke by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/16)
10/16 Cloverdale, BC lost to Dean Ho by DQ
10/18 Vancouver, BC lost to Dean Ho by DQ
10/19 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Eric Froelich & Verne Siebert All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/23)
10/19 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Carl Batterman & Eric Froelich All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/30)
10/20 Chilliwack, BC w/. Terry Adonis vs. Dean Ho & Moondog Moretti
11/01 Vancouver, BC w/. Terry Adonis lost to Dean Ho & Moondog Moretti
11/02 Burnaby, BC w/. Terry Adonis beat Carl Batterman & Verne Siebert All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/06)
11/13 Cloverdale, BC double countout vs. Mr. Pro
11/15 Vancouver, BC w/. Terry Adonis lost to Dean Ho & Moondog Moretti
11/16 Burnaby, BC w/. Mike Allen lost to Dean Higuchi & Ed Moretti All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/16)
11/27 Cloverdale, BC lost to Ron Starr
11/29 Vancouver, BC drew vs. Gerry Morrow
11/30 Burnaby, BC w/. Verne Siebert lost to Dean Higuchi & Ed Moretti All Star Wrestling TV (aired 12/04)
11/30 Burnaby, BC drew vs. Mr. Pro All Star Wrestling TV (aired 12/11)
12/11 Cloverdale, BC lost to Ed Moretti
12/13 Vancouver, BC beat Verne Siebert
12/14 Burnaby, BC w/. Grizzly Evans lost to Mr. Pro & Gerry Morrow All Star Wrestling TV (aired 12/25)
12/27 Vancouver, BC lost to Chris Colt
12/27 Vancouver, BC lost in a Battle royal also including Mighty Igor (winner), Chris Colt, Dean Ho, Eric Froelich, Mike Allen, Mike Kovacs, Moondog Moretti, Mr. Pro, Terry Adonis, Timothy Flowers and Verne Siebert
12/28 Burnaby, BC drew vs. Terry Adonis All Star Wrestling TV (aired 1/01/1983)
12/28 Burnaby, BC w/. Gerry Morrow beat Grizzly Evans & Verne Siebert All Star Wrestling TV (aired 1/08/1983)

1983
01/08 Cloverdale, BC beat Terry Adonis
01/10 Vancouver, BC beat Timothy Flowers by DQ
01/11 Burnaby, BC drew vs. Mr. Pro All Star Wrestling TV (aired 1/22)
01/15 Cloverdale, BC w/. Mighty Igor beat Terry Adonis & Timothy Flowers by DQ
01/22 Cloverdale, BC lost to Moose Morowski
01/24 Vancouver, BC beat Verne Siebert
01/25 Burnaby, BC w/. Verne Siebert lost to Terry Adonis & Timothy Flowers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 1/29)
01/29 Cloverdale, BC beat Mike Allen
02/05 Cloverdale, BC lost to Grizzly Evans
02/07 Vancouver, BC beat Verne Siebert
02/08 Burnaby, BC w/. Gerry Morrow lost to Terry Adonis & Timothy Flowers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 2/12)
02/08 Burnaby, BC lost to Moose Morowski All Star Wrestling TV (aired 2/19)
02/12 Cloverdale, BC lost to Timothy Flowers
02/19 Cloverdale, BC w/. Gerry Morrow lost to Terry Adonis & Timothy Flowers
02/21 Vancouver, BC lost to Grizzly Evans
02/22 Burnaby, BC drew vs. The Great Mongoloid All Star Wrestling TV (aired 2/26)
02/22 Burnaby, BC w/. Kevin Jeffries lost to Terry Adonis & Timothy Flowers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 3/05)
02/26 Cloverdale, BC beat Terry Adonis by DQ
03/05 Cloverdale, BC beat Grizzly Evans
03/07 Vancouver, BC drew Mike Allen
03/12 Cloverdale, BC w/. Gerry Morrow lost to Terry Adonis & Timothy Flowers
03/19 Cloverdale, BC lost to Moondog Moretti
03/21 Vancouver, BC w/. The Mad Mongol beat Mike Allen & Kevin Jeffries
03/21 Vancouver, BC w/. The Mad Mongol lost to Mr. Pro & Gerry Morrow
03/22 Burnaby, BC w/. The Mad Mongol lost to Dean Higuchi & Ed Moretti All Star Wrestling TV (aired 3/26)
03/22 Burnaby, BC lost to Igor Volkoff All Star Wrestling TV (aired 4/02)
03/26 Cloverdale, BC lost to Mr. Pro by countout
04/02 Cloverdale, BC w/. The Mad Mongol lost to Dean Ho & Moondog Moretti
04/04 Vancouver, BC w/. Al Tomko beat Dean Ho & Moondog Moretti
04/05 Burnaby, BC lost to Igor Volkoff by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 4/16)
04/09 Cloverdale, BC lost to Igor Volkoff
04/16 Cloverdale, BC lost to Gerry Morrow
04/18 Vancouver, BC drew vs. Mike Allen
04/18 Vancouver, BC w/. Al Tomko & Timothy Flowers beat Dean Ho, Gerry Morrow & Moondog Moretti
04/30 Cloverdale, BC drew vs. Mike Allen
05/02 Vancouver, BC lost to Bobby Lee by DQ
05/16 Vancouver, BC drew vs. Mike Allen
05/17 Burnaby, BC lost to Wayne Farris All Star Wrestling TV (aired 5/28)
05/19 Cloverdale, BC drew vs. Mike Allen
05/19 Cloverdale, BC lost in a Battle royal also including Timothy Flowers (winner), Buck Ramstead, Dean Ho, Igor Volkoff, Mike Allen, Moose Morowski, Rick Patterson, Terry Adonis and Tiny Anderson
05/20 Cloverdale, BC lost to Rick Patterson
05/20 Cloverdale, BC lost in a Battle royal also including Al Tomko (winner), Buck Ramstead, Dean Ho, Jerry Bryant, Mike Allen, Rick Patterson, Timothy Flowers and Tiny Anderson

1984
08/11 Cloverdale, BC beat Randy Rich by countout
08/18 Cloverdale, BC beat Ole Olson
08/25 Cloverdale, BC w/. Al Tomko lost to Star Rider & Ole Olson
09/01 Cloverdale, BC double DQ vs. Sonny Meyers
09/04 Burnaby, BC w/. Verne Siebert lost to Ole Olson & Randy Rich by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 9/08)
09/04 Burnaby, BC w/. Verne Siebert beat Sonny Meyers & Scott Rogers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 9/15)
09/08 Cloverdale, BC lost to Randy Rich by DQ
09/15 Cloverdale, BC w/. Al Tomko & Robbie Royce lost to Sonny Meyers, Ole Olson & Randy Rich by DQ
09/18 Vancouver, BC lost to Ole Olson by DQ
09/19 Burnaby, BC beat Scott Rogers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 9/29)
09/22 Cloverdale, BC beat Jonathan Sayers
09/29 Cloverdale, BC w/. Verne Siebert lost to Ole Olson & Rick Davis
10/02 Burnaby, BC lost to Rick Davis by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/06)
10/02 Burnaby, BC w/. Verne Siebert beat Mack Truck & Scott Rogers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/13)
10/06 Cloverdale, BC lost to Gerry Morrow by countout
10/13 Cloverdale, BC w/. Verne Siebert lost to Ole Olson & Randy Rich
10/16 Burnaby, BC beat Scott Rogers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/20)
10/16 Burnaby, BC w/. Spider Web beat Ole Olson & Scott Rogers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/27)
10/20 Cloverdale, BC w/. Jonathan Sayers lost to Gerry Morrow & Rick Davis
10/27 Cloverdale, BC w/. Spider Web beat Ole Olson & Rick Davis (sub. Randy Rich)
*Won the NWA Canadian Tag Team Title
10/30 Burnaby, BC w/. Spider Web, double DQ vs. Ed Moretti & Rick Davis All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/03)
10/30 Burnaby, BC lost to Randy Rich by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/10)
11/03 Cloverdale, BC lost to Rick Davis by DQ
11/06 Prince George, BC Advertised to appear
11/10 Cloverdale, BC w/. Spider Web beat Moondog Moretti & Snake Williams by DQ
11/13 Burnaby, BC w/. Spider Webb, drew vs. Ole Olson & Randy Rich All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/17)
11/13 Burnaby, BC beat Scott Rogers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/24)
11/17 Cloverdale, BC beat Scott Rogers
12/05 Quesnel, BC vs. NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion Al Tomko

1985
01/?? Costa leaves the promotion and is replaced by Butch Moffat

Universal Wrestling Alliance – Promoter Al Tomko:
09/14 Cloverdale, BC beat Joe Martin
09/17 Burnaby, BC beat Joe Martin by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 9/21)
09/17 Burnaby, BC no contest vs. Sonny Meyers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 9/28)
09/21 Cloverdale, BC beat Sonny Meyers
09/28 Cloverdale, BC lost to Sonny Meyers Handcuff Match
10/01 Burnaby, BC beat Gerry Morrow by countout All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/05)
10/01 Burnaby, BC beat Pat Brady All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/12)
10/05 Cloverdale, BC beat Pat Brady
10/12 Cloverdale, BC beat Gerry Morrow by DQ
10/15 Burnaby, BC lost to Bad Boy Burch by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 10/26)
10/19 Cloverdale, BC beat Cal Roberts Jr.
10/26 Cloverdale, BC beat Rick Davis by countout
10/29 Burnaby, BC lost to Ole Olson by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/02)
10/29 Burnaby, BC lost to Ole Olson by DQ All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/09)
11/02 Cloverdale, BC lost to El Tigro by DQ
11/09 Cloverdale, BC beat Ole Olson Lumberjack Match
11/12 Burnaby, BC beat Joe Martin All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/16)
11/12 Burnaby, BC beat Bad Boy Burch All Star Wrestling TV (aired 11/23)
11/16 Cloverdale, BC beat Cal Roberts Jr.
11/23 Cloverdale, BC lost to Cal Roberts Jr.
12/07 Cloverdale, BC beat Verne Siebert Steel Cage Match
12/10 Burnaby, BC beat Mike Edwards All Star Wrestling TV (aired 12/14)
12/10 Burnaby, BC beat El Tigro All Star Wrestling TV (aired 12/21)
12/14 Cloverdale, BC beat Jonathan Sayers
12/21 Cloverdale, BC beat El Tigro
12/28 Cloverdale, BC beat Mike Dupree

1986
01/21 Burnaby, BC beat Joe Martin All Star Wrestling TV (aired 1/25)
01/21 Burnaby, BC double countout vs. Jonathan Sayers All Star Wrestling TV (aired 2/01)
01/25 Cloverdale, BC beat Sweet Daddy Sampson by DQ

Northwest Wrestling:
09/05 Terrace, BC w/. The Silver Viking lost to Ken Worth & Peter Bilt

1987
?? beat Sonny Myers
*Won the Northwest Heavyweight Title
?? beat Mack Truck
*Won the Alaskan Heavyweight Title

Universal Wrestling Alliance:
06/06 Cloverdale, BC beat Jonathan Sayers
*Won the UWA Heavyweight Title
06/13 Cloverdale, BC w/. J.R. Bundy & Rick Davis lost to Timothy Flowers, Ivan Gorky & Jonathan Sayers by DQ
06/20 Cloverdale, BC w/. J.R. Bundy & Rick Davis beat Timothy Flowers, Ivan Gorky & Jonathan Sayers
?? lost to J.R. Bundy
*Lost the UWA Heavyweight Title

1992
?? With the end of the NWA territory system, Costa decides to return to the U.S. to become a promoter/trainer. Ringside Wrestling is the first-ever independent promotion in the state of New Hampshire. He also runs a wrestling school which trains Brutal Bob Evans, Sonny Goodspeed, Gino Martino, Brian Fury and Mistress Belmont among others.

1994
Ringside Wrestling – Promoter Jeff Costa:
04/24 Hudson, NH w/. Butcher Hughes beat Captain USA & Man Mountain Mike by DQ
*Won the inaugural Ringside Wrestling Tag Team Title
06/?? The Canadian Wrecking Crew break up when Hughes leaves the promotion and the tag team titles are vacated.

New England Pro Wrestling – Promoter Rick Martello:
09/23 North Grosvenordale, CT lost to Captain USA by DQ
10/29 Bridgton, ME lost to Big City Mike

Ringside Wrestling:
10/23 Hudson, NH vs. Butcher Hughes The Monster Bash

1995
New England Pro Wrestling:
03/18 Bridgton, ME w/. Crusher Hughes lost to Sgt. Muldoon & Big City Mike

Ringside Wrestling:
03/25 Hudson, NH w/. Sonny Goodspeed beat The Boston Bulldogs (Rip Morrison & Johnny Royal)
*Won the Ringside Wrestling Tag Team Title (2)
?? The Suicide Blondes are forced to surrender the title after Costa is injured.

New England Pro Wrestling:
4/22 Clinton, MA w/. Crusher Hughes beat Sgt. Muldoon & Big City Mike
*Won the NEPW Tag Team Title
5/20 Clinton, MA w/. Crusher Hughes lost to Sgt. Muldoon & Big City Mike
*Lost the NEPW Tag Team Title
05/21 Peabody, MA beat Dave Foxx

Ringside Wrestling:
06/24 Hudson, NH w/. Crusher Hughes beat Tribal Nation (Jules Strongbow & David Fox) by DQ
*Match was for the AWA Tag Team Title
07/22 Hudson, NH beat Butcher Hughes by DQ
08/19 Hudson, NH w/. Crusher Hughes vs. The Eliminators (Saturn & Kronus)

Empire Pro Wrestling – Promoter Rocky Raymond?:
(Wrestling as Jeff Costa)
09/03 Thompson, CT beat Kevin Hughes

Ringside Wrestling:
09/10 Peabody, MA no contest vs. Chief David Foxx Indian Strap Match

Renegade Wrestling:
11/05 Marshfield, MA lost to Chief Dave Fox

1996
Ringside Wrestling:
01/27 Hudson, NH vs. Crusher Goodspeed
02/24 Hudson, NH vs. The Wolfman
03/23 Hudson, NH beat Dynamite Scott Sharky
*Won Ringside Wrestling Heavyweight Title
03/29 Pembroke, NH lost to Thunder Storm
*Lost Ringside Wrestling Heavyweight Title

(Wrestling as The Lobsterman)
06/29 Nashua, NH The Lobsterman makes his first public appearance at the Nashua Mall
07/13 Hudson, NH Advertised to appear

1997
02/15 Hudson, NH w/. Captain Canada, Lumberjack Lemaire & Young Carpentier (as Team Canada) vs. Team USA (Captain USA, Maverick Wild, Thunder Storm & Polish Power Putski)
04/05 Hudson, NH Advertised to appear

(Wrestling as The Lobsterman)
05/24 Milford, NH Advertised to appear
08/12 Methuem, MA lost to Captain USA by DQ
08/12 Methuem, MA lost to Gary Kadalas by DQ
08/12 Methuem, MA lost to Captain USA by DQ
10/10 Jaffrey, NH vs. Gorgeous Goodspeed
*Later in the main event between WIW Heavyweight Champion Captain USA vs. Maverick Wild, Costa was handcuffed to high school principal John Stone to prevent outside interference.
11/08 Milford, NH lost to Captain USA

1998
World Independent Wrestling – Promoter Jeff Costa, Kevin Hughes, Rip Morrison & Bob Evans:
01/24 Derry, NH vs. Captain USA
01/25 Costa is featured in the Boston Globe.
02/07 Milford, NH w/. Crusher vs. “Polish Power” Mike Putski & Captain USA
03/06 Hudson, NH beat Captain USA
*Billed as the first-ever wrestling match in “Lobster-Vision” 3-D. The audience purchased 3-D glasses for $1 in order to “view” the match.
03/27 Jaffrey, NH Participated in a 13-man Battle royal also involving Crusher, Maverick Wild, Johnny Vegas, Matt Marvel, Captain USA, The Monarch, Wolfman, Bulldog, Chief Fox, Torch Kudalis, Bob Evans and Rindge High School Principal John Stone
03/28 Derry, NH vs. “Polish Power” Mike Putski
03/29 Derry, NH vs. Rip Morrison
04/25 Derry, NH vs. Bart Hart Kiss My Foot Match
05/29 Milford, NH Advertised to appear
06/05 Milford, NH Advertised to appear
06/?? Milford, NH beat Rip Morrison
*Win WIW Heavyweight Title
08/08 Derry, NH Advertised to appear
08/29 Derry, NH w/. The New Freebirds vs. The Torch & The Boston Bulldogs
09/?? Portsmouth, NH lost to The Avenger
*Lost WIW Heavyweight Title

(Wrestling as Bruiser Costa)
11/08 Brattleboro, VT lost to The Wolfman
*Match was for the WIW Heavyweight Title; first wrestling event held in the town since 1976

1999
01/?? Brattleboro, VT vs. New England Heavyweight Champion The Wolfman Lumberjack Match

?? Reportedly in negotiations with World Championship Wrestling but fails to come to an agreement with Eric Bischoff and continues to run his own company in New Hampshire.

(Wrestling as The Lobsterman)
02/26 Milford, NH vs. Boink D. Clown
04/02 Concord, NH vs. ?
*During a match at the Concord Elks Club, The Lobsterman officially announces his candidacy for the 2000 U.S. presidential election. His campaign receives attention from the mainstream media leading to appearances on CNN News, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, The Discovery Channel, E! Talk Soup, Inside Edition, MTV and Japan’s Nippon TV. He is also featured in the PBS Documentary I’m on the Ballot.
04/18 The Lobsterman’s presidential campaign is featured in the Boston Globe.
05/12 The Lobsterman and The Wolfman appear on The Daily Show

All-Star Wrestling Association – Promoter Jason Sanderson:
05/14 Marblehead, MA double countout vs. AWA Heavyweight Champion Maverick Wild
07/24 Canaan, NH vs. The Wolfman AWA Rock & Roll vs. Country Rematch
09/09 Manchester, NH Advertised to appear AWA The Final Showdown: Country vs. Rock & Roll
09/17 Weirs Beach, NH Advertised to appear AWA Wrestlefest ’99 (Day 1)
09/18 Weirs Beach, NH Advertised to appear AWA Wrestlefest ’99 (Day 2)
10/16 Chester, NH Advertised to appear
*First-ever wrestling event held in the town

2000
01/13 Manchester, NH Advertised to appear AWA College Convention 2000 Spectacular
09/10 Meadowbrook, NH Advertised to appear March of Dimes Ride: Bikers For Babies
09/18 Hudson, NH Advertised to appear AWA World Team Wrestling?

2001
02/10 Chester, NH Advertised to appear
04/05 Nashua, NH vs. AWA Heavyweight Champion Maverick Wild
*Former Boston Red Sox player Butch Hobson was the special guest referee
06/01 The Lobsterman is featured in New Hampshire Magazine

Baja Promotions / Commision de Box y Lucha
07/29 Tijuana, MEX w/. Lobsterman #2 vs. Alma India & Bull Rider

All-Star Wrestling Association:
11/10 Nashua, NH vs. Captain USA

2002
01/12 Hudson, NH Advertised to appear
02/02 Chester, NH lost to Captain USA by DQ
*This was a benefit show for 9/11 charities.
05/21 Concord, NH Costa receives a commendation from then Governor Jeanne Shaheen and the New Hampshire State Boxing & Wrestling Commission.
11/09 Nashua, NH w/. Angel Miranda vs. Pork Chop Pough & Captain USA AWA The Grand Slam
*Miranda was a former Milwaukee Brewer player. Radio announcer John Collins was the special guest referee. According to the San Francisco Examiner (11/18) this was a match for the AWA Tag Team Title
12/?? The Lobsterman announces his candidacy for the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

2003
04/05 Nashua, NH lost to Stingray by DQ
04/19 Nashua, NH lost to The Amazing Egg Head Sumo Boxing Match
08/09 Newmarket, NH beat The Blood Sucking Alien (matinee)
10/04 Nashua, NH lost to Angel Miranda Steel Cage Match

New England Independent “Best of 2003” Awards
The Lobsterman is third-runner up for “Personality of the Year” by the New England Independent website

2004
03/26 Litchfield, NH w/. The Wolfman & The Blood Sucking Alien lost to Captian USA, The Barbarian & Koko B. Ware
05/08 Nashua, NH lost to Greg “The Hammer” Valentine
05/15 Claremont, NH lost to AWA Americas Champion Greg “The Hammer” Valentine
05/22 Milford, NH w/. Lobsterman #2 & Big Brian Black vs. Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, The Wolfman & Captain USA

2005
11/19 Claremont, NH lost to Sonny Goodspeed Surprise Challenge Match
?? Costa goes into retirement after the close of the All-Star Wrestling Association. He continues to make occasional guest appearances as a manager.

2007
08/05 The Lobsterman runs as a write-in candidate during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. If elected, he promises everyone who voted for Lobsterman gets a free lobster dinner on him.

2008
APCW Ringwars – Promoter Joseph Bruen:
08/23 Costa is inducted into the New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame ACPW Battlebowl

2009
Front Row Wrestling – Promoter Scott Despres:
04/?? Plymouth, NH Advertised to appear

CHIKARA – Promoter Mike Quackenbush:
09/13 Nashua, NH Costa receives the first-ever “Champions of Charity” Award CHIKARA Hiding In Plain Sight

Front Row Wrestling:
09/?? Costa and Mistress Belmont appear together in a series of mixed tag team matches as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign.
09/25 White River Junction, VT w/. Mistress Belmont lost to John Poe & Sarah Blackheart by DQ
10/17 Plymouth, NH w/. Mistress Belmont beat Maverick Wild & Kimaya Mixed Tag Team Match
11/06 Rochester, NH beat Maverick Wild Loser Leaves Town Texas Death Match FRW Loser Leaves FRW
*Justin Shaype was the special referee

Old School Professional Wrestling – Promoter Richard Blake:
12/12 w/. Mystery Partner vs. ? Mixed Tag Team Match

2010
01/09 Berlin, NH w/. Bruiser Costa & Mistress Belmont beat Maverick Wild & Sarah Blackheart Mixed Tag Team Match FRW Below Zero

All-Star Wrestling – Promoter Mark Vellios:
01/22 New Westminster, BC lost to Vance Nevada by countout
01/23 Abbotsford, BC w/. Michelle Starr & Terry Tomko beat Vance Nevada, Adrian Walls & The Mauler ASW TV

Front Row Wrestling:
02/13 White River Junction, VT lost to Maverick Wild FRW King vs. Karma

NWA Liberty States – Promoter Joey Eastman & Scott Despres:
10/02 Plymouth, NH w/. Mistress Belmont lost to John Poe & Barbie Mixed Tag Team Match
10/02 Plymouth, NH lost to John Poe by DQ
10/15 Manchester, NH beat John Poe

Lobsterman’s Gym – Promoter Jeff Costa:
11/20 Plymouth, NH w/. Mistress Belmont vs. ? Toilet Bowl Match

2019
Big Time Wrestling – Promoter Terry Allen:
08/23 Pawtucket, RI w/. Don Vega, Mr. TA & Salvatore Sincere lost to Nico Silva, Scott Ashworth, Swilly O’Brian & Swoggle

Sources:
*Cagematch.net (date of pro debut)
*Clawmaster’s Archives
*Kayfabe Memories
*TheLobsterman.net
*New England Independent
*New England Pro Wrestling Classics
*OWW.com profile (birthdate and misc. info)
*Rec.Sport.Pro-Wrestling
*Ring Around the Northwest Newsletter
*SLAM! Wrestling interview
*Various newspaper ads
*Wrestling Observer Newsletter
*Wrestling Title Histories

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An interview with ‘Bruiser’ Jeff Costa