Lee And Thomas Tangle With Brazil, Szabo

Los Angeles Times – April 24, 1957

Sky Hi Lee and Shag Thomas, the two-man riot squad, put their International TV tag-team title on the line tonight at the Olympic against the new combo of Bobo Brazil and Sandor Szabo. The match goes on at 7:30 p.m. and won’t be televised.

Sky Hi and Shag form a rugged duo. Lee towers 6 feet 9 inches and weighs 290 pounds. He’s an ex-pugilist. Shag, a former All-American from Ohio State, is constructed like a fire hydrant and weighs a mere 240. Continue reading

Gagne, Crusher Meet In Benefit

The Minneapolis Star – August 29, 1964

Amateur athletes and teams in the Twin City area will benefit from proceeds of tonight’s professional wrestling card matching Vern Gagne against The Crusher in St. Paul’s Midway Stadium. Continue reading

Co-Features Top Wrestle Card Tonight

Buffalo Courier-Express – November 8, 1957

One of the most attractive wrestling programs of the current season will be presented by the Buffalo Wrestling Club tonight at 8:15 in Memorial Auditorium.

Fritz von Erich will face Ronnie Etchison and Gene Kiniski will go against Joe Blanchard in the co-features. Continue reading

Darnell, Tag Test Top Mat Card

Long Island Star-Journal – April 16, 1962

A non-TV clash between Billy Darnell and Yohio Suzuki, and a best-of-three falls tag match pitting Mark and Ted Lewin against Tony Altamore and Lou Albano head tomorrow’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden, Darnell and Suzuki go on at 8:40 P. M. Continue reading

Tolas Freres At Garden

Long Island Star-Journal – August 26, 1960

The Tolas brothers, Chris and John, Giant Greek youngsters from Montreal, Canada, wrestle Antonino Rocca and Bruno Sammartino, unbeaten Latin combo, at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Continue reading

Littlebrook On Mat Card

Utica Daily Press – September 26, 1963

Wrestling Promoter Pedro Martinez will present midget wrestlers in a special feature to the Hans Schmidt – The Beast clash in Utica Memorial Auditorium Saturday Night.

The pint-size matman, Lord Littlebrook, and Bull Brummelt, at 99 pounds the “heaviest” of the midgets in present day wrestling, have been signed. Continue reading

Shalom On Mat Card

Buffalo Evening News – January 30, 1940

Sporting Club Completes 5-Match Program For Friday

Ben Shalom, Jewish heavyweight, is paired against Jerry Monahan and Rudy Strongberg, German powerhouse, is pitted against Rebel Russell in two matches added today to Friday night’s wrestling card in Broadway auditorium.  The complete program follows: Continue reading

Tag Team Go Ends In Riot As Rope Snaps

Fresno Bee – December 7, 1957

What happened to the top strand of the ring rope in the Fresno Memorial Auditorium is almost as big a puzzler to DAV Club wrestling matchmaker as what happened to the usual steady crowd of mat fans last night. There were few to see the show.

When five big bruisers got into the ring last night in what was scheduled to be a singles “grudge” match between Mike Sharpe and Ilio DiPaolo, the “unbreakable” strand finally gave way under their combined weights. Continue reading

Twin Tag Tests Top Sunnyside Card Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – October 11, 1960

A pair of Australian tag team matches, and a non-televised clash between Bruno Sammartino and The Rebel headline tonight’s pro wrestling program at Sunnyside Garden. Continue reading

Wrestling Slated Tonite

The Rockland County Journal-News – July 29, 1960

The Haverstraw Little League will benefit by a professional, Madison Square Garden wrestling show tonight at 8:40 p. m. under the lights at the league stadium off Gurnee Avenue, Haverstraw. Continue reading