New Promoter After Cox, Kruse

Tacoma News Tribune – January 18, 1934

Lou Porter, new Tacoma wrestling promoter, hopes to offer as his first attraction next Monday night a rematch between Ted “King Kong” Cox and Bob Kruse.

Porter, who succeeds C.W. “Hutch” Hutchinson as matchmaker for the Northwest Athletic Club, is negotiating with Cox and Kruse and hopes to be able to announce the rematch within a day or two.

The original match between Kruse and Cox attracted the greatest crowd ever to witness a mat contest in Tacoma. The official count was 2,819 spectators. An even larger crowd is forecast if the rematch is made, as the first bout ended in a foul victory for Kruse.

Hutchinson resigned as local matchmaker after carrying the sport to its peak in Tacoma. He is expected to be installed as matchmaker in another Northwest city, where the game has been in a slump.

Porter is a veteran wrestling promoter, having been associated with the game in Seattle and Everett during the last six years. He is a former newspaper man, having worked in Spokane and Seattle.

Porter intends to continue the popular price policy started by Hutchinson.

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