George Calza Throws Lutze In Two Falls

Los Angeles Times – December 19, 1935

George Calza, the Italian wrestler, might have been “unknown” before, but Nick Lutze, popular Venice mat man, became acquainted with him in the worst way possible last night – on the mat at the Olympic Auditorium. Continue reading

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Ready And Waiting

The Milwaukee Journal – January 19, 1957

Angelo Poffo 1-19-57

Ready and waiting for Yukon Eric is Angelo Poffo.  Poffo will wrestle Eric in a penalty belt match at the Auditorium Saturday night in the preliminary to the tag match between the Volkoff brothers and Verne Gagne and Argentine Rocca.

Wrestling Set Saturday Night

The Milwaukee Journal – May 5, 1976

Verne Gagne will wrestle Bobby Heenan Saturday night at the Auditorium in the main event of a five bout professional card.  Mad Dog Vachon and Joe Leduc will meet in the semifinal. Continue reading

The Giant’s Team Beats Up Taylor’s

Eugene Register-Guard – April 30, 1977

Kris Taylor Sam Bass Jesse Ventura 4-30-77

Andre the Giant was here… leaving in his wake an astounded Kris Taylor outside the ropes, a pained Sam Bass on the ropes and a flattened Jesse Ventura on the mat
Staff photos by Brian Lanker

Crowd 4-30-77

Part of a record crowd at the matches crowds up to the ring for a closer look, or a chance to add their two cents to the proceedings

A record crowd of some 1,500 turned out at the Lane County Fairgrounds to watch big Killer Kris Taylor take on Andre the Giant in the feature match of the weekly pro wrestling card Friday night. Continue reading

Mat Show Set Tonight

Utica Daily Press – October 5, 1957

Fritz Von Erich 10-5-1957

FRITZ VON ERICH

Clinton – Promoters of tonight’s wrestling card at the Clinton Arena are billing it as a triple-threat attraction.  Action starts at 8:30. Continue reading

O’Mahoney Downs Macaluso; Fans Aroused

The Hartford, Ct., Times – January 15, 1938
By Bill Shea

That famous cheer which, according to history, was first sounded in the Bronx received a tremendous workout at Foot Guard Hall last night.

The recipients were Danno O’Mahoney, who at one time wore the crown designating him world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, and Smiler Livingstone, Hartford’s own “popular” referee. Continue reading

Grunts in a Bowl

Time – June 20, 1932

Robert Friedrich (“Strangler”) Lewis is the oldest able professional wrestler in the U. S. He is almost 50, with the figure of a porpoise, a partially bald head, swollen ears and pig-eyes dulled by trachoma. Last week Strangler Lewis waddled proudly into a New York ring for a match with Richard Shikat, a limber and powerful young German who has been trying to get a return match for the title ever since Champion Jim Londos won it from him two years ago. The match between Shikat and Lewis was important because Champion Londos had been ordered by the New York State Boxing Commission to wrestle the winner; also because it was the first sports event held in Madison Square Garden’s new stadium at Long Island City. Continue reading

Wrestling At Fitzroy

The Argus – December 7, 1937

Spellman and Fouche Draw

Under the management of Stadiums Ltd an eight-rounds wrestling contest was held at the Fitzroy Stadium last night between John Spellman (16.1) and Francois Fouche (18.7). Continue reading

All-Star Wrestling Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

Coast Reporter – October 3, 2014

Ted McNicol
Contributing Writer

Real or scripted, All-Star Wrestling proved to be a big draw in Sechelt Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Sechelt Indian Band Community Hall. With five bouts scheduled, the 150-member crowd was enthusiastic and truly enjoyed themselves. The first match featured Kyle Sebastian in a bruising match against B.C.’s Adam Ryder, which ended with Sebastian pinning Adam for the win. Continue reading

Fails To Impress Cleveland Sports

The Washington Times – April 2, 1909

Mahmout Unable to Gain Fall in Bout With Third-Rater.

Cleveland, Ohio, April 2. – Unless Yussif Mahmout was stalling in his bout last night with Joe Rogers, he will stand little chance of gaining the world wrestling championship when he meets Gotch in Chicago.   Continue reading