Match For Thomas

Sweetwater Reporter – August 22, 1950

George Thomas, the Longhorn League umpire who wrestles in the winter and officiates at professional baseball games in the summer, will display his wares outside the baseball diamond on Sept. 12 at Midland.

A wrestling match has been lines up for Thomas at Indian Park in Midland two days after the baseball season is over.  His opponent will be Rod Fenton veteran grunt and groan artist who specializes in mangling his foes in the ring.

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Rocca Pins Carlton At MSG

New York Times – May 16, 1950

Antonino Rocca of Argentina sent his followers home happy by defeating “Lord” Leslie Carlton of Oxford, England, in 24 minutes, 23 seconds in one of the feature wrestling exhibitions that attracted 14,246 to Madison Square Garden last night. The program drew gate receipts of $42,311, well below the figures at the last two shows at the Eighth Avenue arena.

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Rocca, Eagle Go To Curfew Draw

New York Daily News – July 11, 1950
By Til Ferenzi

Approximately two tons of wrestling’s men of distinction, all equipped with a variety of biff bop, brought grab and grappling back to Yankee Stadium last night after an absence of 16 years. And like the unexplainable revival of the Charleston and Dixieland jazz, the crowd of 11,328 reveled in its return.

Although held down considerably by intermittent showers in the afternoon and a prediction of more of the same last night, the gross gate was a tidy $33,746, a portion of that sum benefitting the Free Milk Fund for Babies, Inc.

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Wrestling Card

The Montreal Gazette – August 11, 1958

A return team match between Killer Kowalski, Don Leo Jonathan and Argentina Rocca, Edouard Carpentier will highlight tonight’s wrestling at Delormier Stadium.  Mr. Moto and Pat O’Conner will square off for the semi-final bout.

Manuel Cortez will meet Sandor Kovacs in the opener.  Completing the card are Paul Baillargeon vs. Chet Wallick, Claude Dessary vs. Joe Killer Christie and Mr. Hito vs. Johnny Rougeau.

What Ever Happened To . . . Eddy Mansfield, ‘The Continental Lover’?

The Orlando Sentinel – November 12, 1999

Eddy Mansfield doesn’t hold back any punches. He didn’t during his professional wrestling career — unless of course the script called for it — and he doesn’t today when he talks about this television production business.

Mansfield certainly took his lumps in the ring when he wrestled as “The Continental Lover” for nearly 10 years. He has recovered nicely from those as well as from an appearance on ABC’s 20/20 during which he exposed some of the seedy practices in the squared circle.

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Meyers Wins Jewish Wrestling Title

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle – February 22, 1928

The carded feature wrestling bout at the Ridgewood Grove last night was the Hans Steinke-Tommy Draak tussle, but the semi-final between Abe Coleman and Fred Meyers, which was billed to decide the Jewish heavyweight championship, stole the thunder from the main attraction and converted itself into one of the best bouts held at the Ridgewood this season.  Meyers won.  The match lasted 36 minutes, but every minute of the time was filled with action.

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Mayaki Wins On Mat

Syracuse Journal – December 29, 1923

Chicago, Dec. 29. – Taro Mayaki, jiu jitsu champion of Japan, pinned Reginald Siki to the mat in two straight falls here last night.  The Japanese’ next bout here is with Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis, whom he will meet New Year’s eve.

Joe Malcewicz Wins Over Colored Champ

Utica Daily Press – January 24, 1925

Reginald Siki Falls Victim of Flying Mare in Third and Deciding Fall – Utican Is Downed at Outset With Punishing Headlock

Joe Malcewicz, Utica’s premier mat artist defeated Reginald Siki, colored champion in a fast, clever match Friday night at Maennerchor Hall.

Joe lost the first fall to Siki when the colored champion clamped on a punishing head scissors and bar arm on him after 31 minutes of fast work.  Both men worked out of some tight places, Siki being being punished with a headlock several times.

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Londos Grapples Siki On 71st Regiment Mat

The Daily Star – February 22, 1928

Jim Londos is preparing himself for a tough tussle when he encounters Reginald Siki in the finish match at the Seventy-first Regiment Armory, Monday night.

Siki is young, speedy and is master of the toe hold, and those who follow wrestling know that Londos doesn’t care much for this trick hold.

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DeGlane Nearly Bows To Gus Sonnenberg

Albany Times Union – July 1, 1932

BOSTON, Mass., July 1 – Henri Deglane of Montreal, a leading claimant of the world’s heavyweight  wrestling championship, is breathing many sighs of relief today.  He almost lost his crown to Gus Sonnenberg, the former champion, here last night.  Luckily for Henri, Gus fagged out the same time he did.  They both retired for the evening after one hour and 30 minutes of a grueling battle.