SMITH BROTHERS

(1960 – 1962)

Members: Cyclone Smith & Hurricane Smith
Real Names: Maurice Owen “Moe” Grimbly (Cyclone) & Robert Harry “Bob” Grimbly (Hurricane)
Born: October 24, 1934 – Red Deer, Alberta?
Died: February 17, 2016 – Hamilton, Ontario (Cyclone) & April 1, 2017 (Hurricane)
Trainer: Jimmy “Red” Simms

Titles Held:
NWA International Tag Team Title 1961


26 documented matches as of March 16, 1962
Career Record Compiled by David Creahin * [email protected]

1954
While working as caddies for Whipper Billy Watson, twin brothers Moe and Bob Grimbly are put in touch with Jimmy “Red” Simms who begin training them for a pro wrestling career.

1960
Buffalo Athletic Club – Promoter Pedro Martinez:
12/01 Cleveland, OH lost to Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti

1961
05/05 Canton, OH vs. Fritz Von Erich Handicap Match
05/10 Rochester, NY lost to Dick Beyer & Miguel Perez

Canadian Athletic Promotions – Promoter Eddie Quinn:
05/16 Gatineau, QC lost to The Rough Riders (Tom Jones & Angelo Mosca)

Buffalo Athletic Club – Promoter Pedro Martinez:
06/02 Canton, OH vs. Dino Bravo & Dominic Bravo ended without a winner

Canadian Athletic Promotions – Promoter Eddie Quinn:
06/14 Montreal, QC double DQ vs. Claude St. Jean & Eddie Auger
06/21 Montreal, QC beat Claude St. Jean & Nino Bravo
06/28 Montreal, QC beat Eddie Auger & Yvon Racicot

08/16 Rochester, NY lost to Dick Beyer & Bearcat Wright

Maple Leaf Wrestling – Promoter Frank Tunney:
08/17 Toronto, ON beat Timothy Geohagen & Tony Marino
08/24 Toronto, ON drew Farmer Boy Townsend & Tony Marino
*Aired on Channel 3 in Winnipeg, MB on 09/04?
08/29 Oshawa, ON vs. Farmer Boy & Pat Flanagan ended without a winner
08/30 Georgetown, ON vs. Whipper Billy Watson & Lord Athol Layton ended without a winner
*According to the Georgetown Herald (9/07), the Smith Brothers failed to appear and Karol & Nikita Kalmikoff filled in despite both wrestling in single matches earlier that night. Tony Marino also substituted for Lord Athol Layton who was unable to wrestle due to a shoulder injury. The Smith Brothers make a surprise appearance after the match ends to challenge Watson and Martino. The two teams began fighting with Watson and Martino “sending them out of the ring into the crowd”.
09/07 Toronto, ON beat Man Mountain Campbell & Stan Stasiak
*Won the NWA International Tag Team Title; aired on Channel 3 in Winnipeg, MB on 09/18?
09/08 Bradford, ON vs. Timothy Geohagen & Sandor Kovacs ended without a winner
09/12 Oshawa, ON vs. Man Mountain Campbell & Tony Marino ended without a winner
09/14 Toronto, ON beat Man Mountain Campbell & Tony Marino
09/18 Oshawa, ON vs. Billy Red Lyons & Dominic Bravo ended without a winner
09/21 Toronto, ON beat Farmer Boy & Sandor Kovacs
09/?? Niagara Falls, ON vs. Man Mountain Campbell & Gino Marello
10/19 Toronto, ON beat Pat Flanagan & Timothy Geohagen
*Aired on Channel 3 in Winnipeg, MB on 10/30?
11/16 Toronto, ON drew Chief Kit Fox & Chief Lone Eagle
11/30 Toronto, ON drew Chris Tolos & John Tolos
12/07 Toronto, ON lost to Chris Tolos & John Tolos defeated Cyclone Smith & Hurricane Smith
*Lost the NWA International Tag Team Title

1962
All Star Wrestling – Promoter Cliff Parker & Rod Fenton:
02/12 Vancouver, BC beat George Kosti & Bill Wright

Pacific Northwest Wrestling – Promoter Cliff Olson:
02/14 Tacoma, WA lost in a 9-man Battle royal

All Star Wrestling:
02/17 Victoria, BC vs. Bill Wright & George Kosti ended without a winner
03/02 New Westminster, BC w/. Roy McClarty vs. Gene Kiniski, Hard Boiled Haggerty & Hajhi Baba ended without a winner
03/12 Vancouver, BC beat Roy McClarty & Alex Pérez
03/16 New Westminster, BC lost to Tony Nero & Alex Pérez

Cyclone Smith has his wrestling license revoked after being diagnosed with a heart murmur and the team is forced to disband.