Big Mat Show At Sunnyside Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – July 5, 1960

The biggest mat show of the season is scheduled tonight at Sunnyside Garden, with three tag team matches and three individual bouts involving a total of 18 grapplers. Continue reading

Sammartino Still Unbeaten

Long Island Star-Journal – July 13, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, giant Italian grappler, kept his undefeated wrestling record intact by defeating Antonio the Great in four minutes and 25 seconds at Sunnyside Garden last night. Continue reading

Sammartino Faces Firpo At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – September 3, 1960

Bruno Sammartino, giant Italian strongman, will battle Pampero Firpo, bewhiskered South American, in the non-televised opening bout of next Tuesday night’s pro wrestling show at Sunnyside Garden, promoter Manny Heicklen announced today. Continue reading

Savage, Stasiak Meet Rose, Rogers Team

Eugene Register-Guard – August 9, 1979

Dutch Savage and Crusher Stasiak will team up in an elimination match against Playboy Buddy Rose and Hustler Rip Rogers as the main event in Friday night’s pro wrestling card at the Eugene Armory. Continue reading

Savage Triumphs

Eugene Register-Guard – April 7, 1979

Dutch Savage defeated Bad News Brooks in a “glove match” and Adrian Adonis and Ron Star drew with Playboy Buddy Rose and Ed Wiskowski in a tag-team match Friday night on the professional wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds.  George Wells won by a disqualification over Roddy Piper in the preliminary bout, and Bob Kincaid defeated Hector Guerrero in the opener.

Savage Takes On Rose To Head Pro Mat Card

Eugene Register-Guard – June 28, 1979

Dutch Savage will take on Buddy Rose in the headliner of the weekly pro wrestling card Friday night at Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Dutch “Francis Stewart” Savage

The Columbian – August 8, 2013

Dutch Savage Obit pic

June 9, 1935 ~ August 3, 2013

Dutch Savage, age 78, of Yacolt, WA, has passed away as the result of a major stroke. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on June 9 of 1935.

He is survived by his wife, Willa Stewart, of 32 years; his 5 children, Charlotte Stewart, Danny Stewart, Mark Stewart, Mitzi Graham and Mitchell Stewart; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and brother, Jimmie Stewart. Continue reading

Dutch Savage Claims Pro Mat Main Event

Eugene Register-Guard – April 14, 1979

Dutch Savage defeated Roddy Piper on a disqualification in the main event Friday night on the professional wrestling card at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Continue reading

Johnny Valentine

The Journal-Register – May 1, 2001

DALLAS – Johnny Valentine, a former professional wrestler whose career was shortened by injuries in a 1975 plane crash, died Tuesday at 72. Continue reading

Strangler Lewis To Wrestle Tiger Marsh

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot – December 7, 1941

The greatest wrestler of modern times, Ed “Strangler” Lewis, four times world’s heavyweight champion, comes back to Norfolk next Wednesday night to wrestle Tiger Joe Marsh in a special match of another outstanding card to be presented by Promoter Bill Lewis at the Auditorium. It will be a one-fall bout. Lewis refereed the Marsh-Ryan match here last week. Continue reading