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Wrestler: Pogo The Clown
Real Name: Joe Applebaumer
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Debut: March 29, 1995
Previous Gimmicks: Joe Applebaumer (APW & CWF)
"The Bad Apple" Joe Applebaumer
"The Bad Ass" Joe Applebaumer
Pogo 2000
Finishing Move: The Buried in the Basement
Flying Splash
The Applebomb (APW)
Favorite Moves: Spinning Front Vertical Suplex
Stiff Lariat
Snap Corkscrew Back Elbow Smash
Notable Feuds: "The Hardcore Homo" Angel (XPW)
"Mad Mosher" Boom Boom Comini (APW)
Dynamite D (XPW)
The Hustler (CWF)
Kraq (XPW)
"Corporal" Rick Turner (APW, CWF)
"Bronx Bomber" Robert Thompson (APW)
The Sandman (XPW)
Skitzo Mafioso (CWF)
Steve Rizzono (APW, XPW)
Matt Hyson

  • California Wrestling Federation Heavyweight title (1st ever) defeating Mustafa Saed via count out (February 24, 1999);


  • APW & PCW:
  • Joe Applebaumer wrestled in APW as "Bad Apple" Joe Applebaumer and was managed by J.R. Benson, and later Shane Dynasty..
  • March, 29, 1995 - The Saga in Moraga: Joe Applebaumer defeated Matt Hyson (also known later as Spike Dudley)..
  • April 28, 1995 - Escalon Invasion: Joe Applebaumer defeated "Giggolo" Steve Rizzono with help from his manager J.R. Benson..
  • April 29, 1995 - Jr. Heavyweight Havoc: Joe Applebaumer defeated "Mad Mosher" Boom Boom Comini with the Powerbomb..
  • May 6, 1995 - Altaville Armageddon: Boom Boom Comini defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • May 12, 1995 - Stockton Shocker: "Big" Mike Diamond defeated Joe Applebaumer when Frank Dalton interfered on Joe's behalf..
  • May 13, 1995 - Mendota Madness: Joe Applebaumer defeated Boom Boom Comini after a Powerbomb..
  • May 19, 1995 - Sutter Slam: Joe Applebaumer defeated Boom Boom Comini after a Powerbomb..
  • May 20, 1995 - Coalinga Royal: Mike Diamond defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • January 27, 1996 - Fatu In Fairfield: El Mexicano Blanco vs El Negro Loco was declared a No Contest when Joe Applebaumer interfered..
  • March 8, 1996 - Cupertino Clash: Chris Kole defeated Joe Applebaumer with a Sunset Flip pinfall..
  • March 22, 1996 - Incident in Aptos: Joe Applebaumer defeated Chris Kole..
  • April 13, 1996 - Fresno Fright Night: Joe Applebaumer & Steve Rizzono beat "Corporal" Rick Turner & Jason Clay..
  • August 3, 1996 - Border Patrol Crackdown: Joe Applebaumer pins "Corporal" Rick Turner..
  • September 7, 1996 - Modesty & Mayhem: Joe Applebaumer defeated The Chicano Flame (a masked Mexican wrestler)..
  • October 5, 1996 - Hardcore In Hayward: Joe Applebaumer defeated Donovan Morgan..
  • October 12, 1996 - Night of Champions & Legends: Mike Diamond defeated Joe Applebaumer in the PWC Heavyweight title tournament..
  • November 23, 1996 - Gym Wars: Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton participate a APW Universal Tag Team/PWC Tag Team title tourney..
  • ~~~Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton defeated Robert Thompson & Koko Samoa in the first round..
  • ~~~Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton defeated Mike Diamond & Erin O'Grady (aka Crash Holly) in the second round..
  • ~~~Michael Modest & Steve Rizzono defeated Joe Applebaumer & Frank Dalton in the finals to win the titles!
  • November 30, 1996 - Thanksgiving Thunder: APW Universal/PWC World Champion Robert Thompson defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • ~~~After the match, Joe attacked the referee, and then - along with Michael Modest - double-powerbombed Thompson through a table!
  • March 8, 1997 - Return of The Ragin' Bull: Joe Applebaumer competes in a 15-Man Battle Royal that is eventually won by Tony Jones..
  • March 29, 1997 - Goodbye Dalton, Hello Murdoch: "Cowboy" Frank Murdoch defeated Joe Applebaumer..
  • September 5, 1997 - Summer Slaughter Series: Joe Applebaumer defeated The Chicano Flame..
  • March 6, 1998 - Wrestling Inc: Joe Applebaumer & Maxx Justice interfere and help Robert Thompson beat Snowy Bear..
  • March 14, 1998 - March Madness: Joe Applebaumer & Maxx Justice defeated Robert Thompson & Boom Boom Comini via DQ..
  • March 27, 1998 - Return to The Large Garage: Joe Applebaumer defeated "Bad Boy" Boyce LeGrande after a Powerbomb..

    CWF (California Wrestling Federation) - "The Bad Apple" Joe Applebaumer:
  • February 24, 1999 - California Havoc: Joe Applebaumer beat Mustafa Saed by Count Out to become the 1st CWF Heavyweight Champion!
  • March 12, 1999 - Legends Tour: Joe Applebaumer fights to a No Contest with The Navajo Warrior to retain his title..
  • March 13, 1999 - Legends Tour: Joe Applebaumer defeated The Hustler to retain his CWF Heavyweight Title..
  • May 15, 1999 - Roadhouse Rumble: Joe Applebaumer defeated Jason C.Clay to retain his CWF Heavyweight title..
  • July 31, 1999 - Roadhouse Revenge: Joe Applebaumer defeated Rick Turner to retain his CWF Heavyweight Title..
  • January 21, 2000 - Millenium Maddness: Joe Applebaumer vs The Hustler fight to a No Contest (Joe retains his title)..
  • ~~~In the main event of the night, Joe Applebaumer pinned Skitzo Mafioso to retain his CWF Heavyweight Title..
  • March 11, 2001 - Legends of Wrestling III: Joe Applebaumer fights Warpath to a No Contest when Paine and The Hustler interfere..

    Xtreme Pro Wrestling - Pogo The Clown:
  • October 5, 2002 - XPW: Pogo the Clown defeated The Sandman in the opening match..
  • November 16, 2002 - XPW: The Sandman's own daughter walked out on him and left with rival Pogo the Clown!
  • December 21, 2002 - XPW: Pogo the Clown defeated The Sandman..
  • January 17, 2003 - XPW: Pogo the Clown beat Simon Diamond in less than 10 seconds..

    In the Meantime:
  • August 22, 2003 - EWF: Pogo The Clown no-shows his scheduled match vs Mad McIntosh and Bino Gambino..
  • October 18, 2003 - APW: Pogo The Clown ran into the ring after the opening match and demolished Steve Pain, Infernal & Silver Tyger..
  • August 24, 2003 - NWA TNA Xplosion: Glenn Gilberti defeated Pogo The Clown..
  • September 11, 2005--Supreme Pro Wrestling: Pogo the Clown defeated Paul Izadora..
  • March 11, 2006--Supreme Pro Wrestling: Pogo the Clown defeated Jason Vega....
  • June 24, 2006--Bay Area Wrestling: Scott Snott & Cyanide & Angel the Hardcore Homo beat Vic Grimes & Joe Applebaumer..
  • July 2, 2006--Supreme Pro Wrestling: Pogo the Clown defeated Kenny K...
  • October 21, 2006--NAW: Suburban Commandos defeated Pogo the Clown......
  • February 24, 2007--Independent Bay Area Wrestling Federation: Vic Grimes beat Pogo the Clown and D-Unit in a 3-WAY..