The Gadsden Times – May 12, 1955
Local wrestling promoters think they have the year’s top wrestling promotion in tonight’s grapple card, and the season’s biggest crowd is expected to jam the Amphi-Theatre to get a first-hand account of the outcome. The card is packed with a preliminary bout that could well serve as the main event in Gadsden – it lists local product Big Boy King vs. Bobby Layne – and twin main-events.
Two trim Negro women wrestlers share the spotlight with big, burly Karl Kowalski and George Makris. Babs Wingo and Louis Green are the females who are expected to be one of the best drawing cards in the history of local wrestling attractions. The Northern products have enjoyed a tremendous run while touring the Southern states, and they have yet to perform before an unfilled house. This is another of the special events that the promoters have lined up for the fans who have been supporting wrestling here.
Local fans will turn out tonight in hopes of seeing Kowalksi, Polish Terror, get his “coming-uppance” from Makris. Makris will make his debut on the star studded program, and a victory over the rugged Pole would establish him as a sure favorite with the fight mob. To whip the bearded Karl, the Greek champion will have to fare much better than Jimmie Dykes did last week. Dykes had to be helped form the ring after he was pinned in two straight falls by the unscrupulous Kowalski. Makris will weigh in at 230 pounds; Kowalski will weight 240. Theirs will be the best of three falls match.
Nick Carter has been assigned here by the wrestling commission as tonight’s referee. The first match on the program will get under way promptly at 8:15.