Glamor Approach Versus Rough Guys On Mat Card Here Saturday

The Dispatch – November 16, 1956

Glamour boys of wrestling go against traditional roughnecks in one of the best rounded cards presented here in months at the Lexington YMCA tomorrow night.

Heading the popular guys is the big television favorite Ricki Starr who returns here for the second straight week at his own request.

Starr really blasted rough Tom Bradley here last week and immediately said he would like to come back despite a series of commitments in the East.  The smooth-working star who moves with the grace of a ballet-dancer, the suddenness of a tiger and with power-packed punch, liked his reception here and asked for the best opponent that could be found.

It could be that Starr already knew that the rough and rugged German Karl Von Hess was labeled for battle here this week when the request was made.  At least Von Hess was immediately assigned as the opponent for the flying wizard.

Thus a match that would be a top feature in any arena in the land is a co-feature here Saturday – Starr against Von Hess.

Sharing the spotlight will be the always popular Australian Tag Team battle between two very fine duets.  Popular fellows Jerry Gordet and Jack Bence asked for this one after they lost to shaved-headed roughies Ali Bey and Jim Austeri last Saturday.  One of the Bey’s dreaded “Turkish Claws”, a very painful hold, proved to be the clincher in the third fall of the match.  Gordet and Bence say they will have something with which to counter the “Claw” this week.

Another of the most popular young wrestlers ever to work in Lexington, Dick Steinborn, adds additional color to the star-array when he meets the veteran Gino (Red) Vagnone in an opener that could well be a feature.


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