Mario Galento

Real name: Bonnie Lee (Butch) Boyette

From New York, NY

Titles held in the Gulf Coast:

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship – (7 times – 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1968)

Southern Jr. Heavyweight Championship – (1 time – 1957) *

Mississippi State Heavyweight Championship – (1 time – 1958)

World Tag Team Championship – (2 times – w/Lee Fields – 1957, w/Tom Drake – 1958) **

Southern Tag Team Championship – (4 times – w/ Red Roberts (3) – 1955, 1956, w/Lee Fields – 1964)

Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship – (1 time – w/Lee Fields – 1968)

 

* Note: The Southern Jr. Heavyweight Championship was based in the Nashville promotion but was recognized and defended in the Gulf Coast

** Note: The World Tag Team Championship was based in the Nashville promotion but was recognized and defended in the Gulf Coast

 

Mario Galento was the father of Barbara Galento

 

Butch Boyette 1952

Butch Boyette 1952

 

Butch Boyette 1952

Butch Boyette 1952

 

Mario Galento mid 1950s

Mario Galento mid 1950s

 

Mario Galento late 1950s

Mario Galento late 1950s

 

Gulf Coast Heavyweight & Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento 1957

Gulf Coast Heavyweight & Southern Jr. Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento 1957

 

08-13-57

 

Mario Galento on the set of "Natchez Trace" 1957

Mario Galento on the set of “Natchez Trace” 1957

 

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento 1958

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento 1958

 

Mario Galento early 1960s

Mario Galento early 1960s

 

Mario Galento rarly 1960s

Mario Galento early 1960s

 

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento early 1960s

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento 1960

 

Mario Galento mid 1960s

Mario Galento mid 1960s

 

Mario Galento mid 1960s

Mario Galento mid 1960s

 

Mario Galento late 1960s

Mario Galento late 1960s

 

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento 1968

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion Mario Galento 1968

 

Mario Galento early 1970s

Mario Galento early 1970s

 

Mario Galento early 1970s

Mario Galento early 1970s

 

Mario Galento early 1970s

Mario Galento early 1970s

 

Mario Galento early 1970s

Mario Galento early 1970s