Knox Defeats Berry On Mat

Tacoma News Tribune – August 20, 1954

Buddy (Unmasked Marvel) Knox took two of three falls from Wild Red Berry to win the main event of Thursday’s grappling card at the Crescent Ballroom. Knox came back to register the win after Berry had won the first fall with a “Gillikin twist” and shoulder press.

Knox took the second fall with a back-breaker and a semi-body press. He clinched the match with a shoulder butt while coming off the ropes and a semi-body press.

In the opener, Johnny Demchuk and Bob Cummings fought to a draw in 20 minutes. Matt Murphy won the special event from Danno McDonald with a series of elbow smashes and a semi-body press.

Dr. Lee Grable won the last two falls from Henry Lenz in the semi-final. Grable used a full body press for the final fall after a full nelson by Lenz backfired.

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