Zbyszko Wins From Indian

The Oregonian – April 27, 1944

Wladek Zbyszko, the former Polish champion, and Dean Detton, one-time world’s titleholder, won top honors on Wednesday night’s double main event heavyweight wrestling card at the Auditorium and will meet in the top match next week.

Zbyszko won two straight falls with a flying mare over Chief Thunderbird, while Detton spotted George Wilson, Seattle, one fall before taking two in a row and the match.

Bob Kruse and Cliff Thiede went a fast 30 minutes to a draw in the semi-windup, and Larry King took one fall to defeat Homer Hoken in the curtain-raiser.

The largest crowd yet to take in the recently revived heavyweight matches was on hand.

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