Texan Tops Mat Card

Spokesman-Review – May 14, 1959

The Mysterious Texan is back in Spokane, this time to wrestle Chet Wallick in the main event of tonight’s card at the Spokane Sports center, Third and Madison.

The Texan and Wallick will wrestle one-hour or best-of-three falls.  Chico Gracia and George Strickland will meet in the 45-minute semifinal.

Bill Fletcher’s card will also feature lady wrestlers – Babs Wingo and Ethel Johnson – in a 30-minute, best-of-three fall event.

Women Booked For Mat Card

Spokane Daily Chronicle – May 5, 1959

A pair of women wrestlers, Babs Wingo and Ethel Johnson will be featured in a one-fall, 20-minute bout on Thursday night’s wrestling card at the Spokane Sports Center, Third and Madison.

Chet Wallick and Don Kindred are billed in the main event with Chico Gracia and Sandy Scott in the semifinal.

Gypsy Joe Goes After Clancy’s Title Tonight

Spartanburg Herald – January 11, 1958

Arena Wrestling

An all-out fight to the finish is expected at the Auditorium Arena tonight when ear-ringed Gypsy Joe of Chicago attempts to wrest the World Junior Heavyweight championship from Irish Mike Clancy of Boston, Mass.

Clancy, who has been unbeaten in more than a year is favored to triumph again but Gypsy Joe, a muscular veteran with long, black hair, has served notice that he will be trouble.

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4 Matches On Y Card Tonight

The Dispatch – January 4, 1958

A new year of wrestling gets started at the Lexington YMCA tonight with four big matches.

Action gets started with a battle between the fiery young star who made an impressive debut last week, Red Donovan, against the veteran “Speed Demon,” Angelo Martinelli.

Another Donovan, Doug, meets the “Leaping Irishman” Tinker Todd, in the other preliminary.

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Negro Girls Should Attract Big Crowd At Y Saturday

The Dispatch – January 17, 1958

Negro girl wrestlers who have proved their popularity with pulling sizable crowds in two past appearances at the YMCA, will be back on the agenda Saturday night.

Marva Scott and Babs Wingo, a couple of very rough operators, form a team that meets Ethel Johnson and Lula Mae Provo, in One of two features.

It will be the second tag team match in local history involving Negro girls and tag team battles are always popular with fans.

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8 Mat Stars On Local Card

Victoria Advocate – March 26, 1958

Eight of the nation’s outstanding wrestlers make up the card of Promoter Ed Hamblen’s Wednesday night show at the Sportatorium.

Negro girl wrestlers Babs Wingo and Lula Mae Provo are booked for the semifinal.  Main event action will send Stu Gibson against Enrique Torres.

Preliminaries match Larry Chene with Ricky Romero and newcomer Juan Sebastian with Jesus Cardenas.

Advance tickets are available at Rendon Drug and the Sportatorium.

Negro Girls Should Attract Big Crowd At Y Saturday

Lexington Dispatch – January 16, 1958

Negro girl wrestlers who have proved their popularity with pulling sizeable crowds in two past appearances at the YMCA, will be back on the agenda Saturday night.

Marva Scott and Babs Wingo, a couple of very rough operators, form a team that meets Ethel Johnson and Lula Mae Provo, in one of two features.

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Negro Girls Top Arena Mat Card

Spartanburg Herald – October 27, 1961

Negro girl wrestlers Lula Mae Provo and Babs Wingo will return to the Auditorium Arena Saturday night to compete on an All-Star program starting at 8 p.m.

They will meet in a best two of three falls semi-feature bout.

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Doubleheader Tag Team Bouts Slated Tonight At Auditorium

Times Recorder – March 26, 1956

Tonight, for the first time in local wrestling history, a doubleheader tag-team mat show will be presented in municipal auditorium, featuring four women wrestlers in one match, four male grapplers in the other and the whole works slated to start at 8:30 o’clock.

Not only will it be the first time two tag events have been staged on one show here, but the first time two white women and two Negro mat stars have been pitted against each other.

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Gal Wrestlers Scheduled

Winona Daily News – March 29, 1955

Next Monday Night

The return of the fair sex to the professional wrestling scene in Winona was announced today by Jack Dugan, American Legion wrestling promoter who said a special event between Delores Dewitt and Ramona Waukazo has been booked for Monday night’s program at the Red Men’s Club.

Remembering the success which greeted the last appearance of the gal grunt-and-groaners here, Legion authorities forecast one of the top crowds of the season for the upcoming card.

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