Casey Beats Robert And Retains Crown

Schenectady Gazette – May 20, 1938 

BOSTON, May 19 (UP) – Steve Casey, Irish fisherman, retained his American Wrestling Association title tonight by defeating the former champion, Yvon Robert, of Montreal in a three-fall match that ended in a riot before 8,000 in the Boston Garden. 

The Irish champion, undefeated in over 400 bouts, was awarded the deciding fall by Referee Ted Tonneman when Robert’s manager, Eddie Quinn jumped into the ring and attacked Tonneman for his alleged favoritism of the titleholder. Six policemen were required to stop the resulting free-for-all.

Challenger Robert took the second fall in 5 minutes 32 seconds with a short arm scissors after whirling Casey around the ring in a series of flying cartwheels.

The first fall went to Casey when he pinned Robert with a topbody scissors in 15 minutes 28 seconds of fast grappling.


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