The National Police Gazette: New York – September 9, 1882
None of the would-be champion wrestlers has covered Joe Acton’s money.
Edwin Bibby and Hoefler, the wrestlers, have joined the Sullivan combination.
John McMahon is eager to wrestle H. M. Dufur for $500 a side, collar-and-elbow.
Joe Acton, the champion catch-as-catch-can wrestler, who has $100 lying at this office with a standing challenge to wrestle Muldoon, Whistler or any man in the world at either catch-as-catch-can or Graeco-Roman, is now one of the proprietors of Pastime Park, Bellevue, Pa.