Cox Is Pinned By Cliff Olsen In Rough Match

Washington Post – October 22, 1937

The creation of a new grip won the feature match for Cliff (Swede) Olson last night at Joe Turner’s weekly wrestling show when he hurled Kansas Joe Cox from the ring with such force that his leg was trapped in a folding stationary seat of Turner’s Arena.

Olson was awarded the match when Cox was disqualified after being counted out of the ring for 10 seconds. And at the conclusion of the count it took several policemen to break the vice-like hold upon Cox’s leg. Spectators seeking a better view crowded into the ring expecting to see Cox, apparently suffering excruciating pain, destroyed. It took five minutes to free the villain.

Clara Mortensen, women’s champion, successfully defended her title by disposing of Maria Gardina in two out of three falls of a return match. Clara won with a series of spins and a body press after five minutes of the third fall.

Chief Thunderbird, Vancouver, took his usual beating, then went into his war dance and pinned Jack Hader, Kansas, in 5 – minutes with a Japanese arm lock, and Hans Steinke, Germany, threw Jake Patterson, Syracuse, with a crotch hold in 14 – minutes.

In the opening bouts, Karl Davis won from Walter Podolak in 15 minutes with a Japanese leg lock and Leo Mortensen, Clara’s brother, won in his debut from Jim Morris, Chattanooga, in 15 minutes with a body press.

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