Category Archives: 1937

Girl Grapplers Score Hit In Wrestling Bout

Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch – March 18, 1937
By Tom Reilly

Close to 2,000 persons, some skeptical, but all curious, jammed their way into the City Auditorium last night to witness the novel spectacle of two fair young lassies doing a bit of grappling, &, judging from the general tenor of the talk around town today, the mauling misses scored a smashing hit with their surprisingly rough, fast brand of wrestling. Continue reading

Russian Wins Fast Contest

The Argus – November 15, 1937

Wrestling Season Ends

Wrestling of a high standard was presented by Matros Kirllenko (16.1) the Russian who defeated Francois Fouche (6.9), the debonair Frenchman, by two falls to one at West Melbourne Stadium on Saturday night. It was the last match of the season. Continue reading

McCready Retains Title

The Argus – November 15, 1937

AUCKLAND (N Z ), Sunday
Earl McCready, of Canada, retained the British Empire wrestling championship last night after a strenuous bout with Lofty Blomfield, of New Zealand. Neither gained a fall, and the referee declared the match a draw.

Sporting Broadcasts From 3UZ

The Argus – December 4, 1937

Commencing on Monday night 3UZ will resume its sporting broadcasts from the Fitzroy Stadium, with Jack Gurry at the microphone. The opening wrestling bout of the new series will be between John Spellman (U.S.A.) and Francois Fouche (France). The broadcasts will be heard at 9.20 each Monday night.

McCready’s Last Match

The Age – October 19, 1937

Earl McCready, the British Empire champion heavy weight wrestler, will have his last contest in Australia for the season against Sammy Stein, at West Melbourne, on Saturday.  He will arrive here from Sydney on Wednesday.  McCready is to leave for New Zealand to defend his Empire title against Lofty Blomfield, the New Zealand champion. Continue reading

Canadian for Fitzroy

The Argus – November 10, 1937

Jack Monte, a Canadian wrestler, who arrived yesterday, will have his first contest at the Fitzroy Stadium on Monday night, against the Russian, Tom Lurich.

Garibaldi And Lopez Back Feature

Los Angeles Herald-Express – July 14, 1937
By E.W. Krauch

Everything but mayhem is expected to go tonight at the Olympic when Sandor Szabo, the handsome Hungarian, reaches out for Man Mountain Dean, the Hell’s Kitchen Hillbilly, in their three-fall finish match. Continue reading

Dusek Meets Sandor Vary

New York Post – January 19, 1937

Junior of Riot Squad Tops St. Nick Mat Card Tonight

Joe, youngest of the wrestling Duseks, moves into the finish bout tonight at St. Nicholas Palace, with Sandor Vary as an opponent.  Dusek hasn’t been defeated at the midtown arena, but is stepping up in class tonight and may find plenty of trouble. Continue reading

Dean Injured As He Falls Before Szabo

Los Angeles Herald-Express – July 15, 1937
By E.W. Krauch

Man Mountain Dean, giant Georgia hillbilly wrestler, wasn’t kiddin’ in the least last night at the Olympic Auditorium as he lay on the canvas moaning:

“My leg, my leg! It’s broken!”

Today Dean, with his left leg in a cast, was in Georgia Street Receiving Hospital. Continue reading

Women In Game Draw Strangler Lewis’s Ire

Los Angeles Times – June 25, 1937

“It’s terrible.   Wrestling has been bumped around long enough without being turned into a burlesque.”   So yesterday did Ed (Strangler) Lewis deliver himself regarding the lady wrestlers now breaking into the game here.   The former champion sailed on the Matson-Oceanic liner Mariposa, bound around the world on a wrestling tour accompanied by his bride of five months, nee Bobbie West of Muskogee, Okla.   He plans 100 matches in the Antipodes, along the Indian Ocean and in South Africa, including a bout in the dirt, suma style, against Indian’s undefeated Gama.