Fridell Wins Mat Feature

Tacoma News Tribune – September 27, 1958

Don (Big Ox) Anderson, a 240-pound villain from Granger, Utah, made an inauspicious Tacoma wrestling debut last night, suffering a disqualification loss to Al Fridell of Seattle in the main event on promoter Cliff (Swede) Olson’s inaugural fall card at the Armory.

Honors were even at the time, each man having scored a fall.

Bill Wright, Minneapolis, pulled a switch by twice pinning Chief Thunderbird Jr., Vancouver Island, with Indian deathlocks to capture the nod in the semi-final.

Bill Corbett won over Bob Morse in the opener when Morse, victim of a freak accident, yielded to a full nelson. A fan threw popcorn into the ring, and an unpopped kernel found its way into Morse’s eye. Hospital attention was required to remove the kernel.

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