Category Archives: 1938

Hank Barber Wins From Rebel Russell

The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 1, 1938

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Oct. 31 (A. P.) – Hank Barber, 224, former Dartmouth football player, used a flying head lock to defeat Rebel Russell, 218, of Tennessee, in 21.21 of the feature wrestling match tonight. Continue reading

O’Mahoney Downs Macaluso; Fans Aroused

The Hartford, Ct., Times – January 15, 1938
By Bill Shea

That famous cheer which, according to history, was first sounded in the Bronx received a tremendous workout at Foot Guard Hall last night.

The recipients were Danno O’Mahoney, who at one time wore the crown designating him world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, and Smiler Livingstone, Hartford’s own “popular” referee. Continue reading

Londos Defeats McGinnis On Mat

Portland Oregonian – September 18, 1938

Jim Londos, ex-heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, made an auspicious start in his first appearance in the international wrestling tourney at the Ice Coliseum last night, defeating Terry McGinnis.

Londos, weighing 202, was forced to go 1:52 minutes of the way through the fifth round before pinning McGinnis, 217, with an airplane spin. Continue reading

Londos, The Greek Who Gave Sex Appeal To Rasslin’

United Press – February 6, 1938
By Jack Guenther

LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Londos, kingpin of Great Britain, Arabia, Bangor, Maine, and several other points north and west, returns to American wrestling again tomorrow for the advertised purpose of earning his third million dollars. Continue reading

Kansan Wins Lone Fall In Second Overtime Period

Wichita Eagle – June 21, 1938

The Society for the Suppression of Lee Wyckoff will have to wait another season for a celebration.

The giant Kansan defended his claim to the state championship last night at Lawrence Stadium by winning a one-fall match from Everett Marshall in the second overtime period of a modified rules bout which, on the whole, was a dull affair. Continue reading

Winner Of Match Tonight Will Be Heavy Champion

Wichita Eagle – June 20, 1938

Everett Marshall, La Junta, Colo., will wrestle Lee Wyckoff in a bout to determine the world’s heavyweight championship under supervision of the Kansas athletic commission tonight at Lawrence Stadium. Continue reading

Kyus Kirkpatrick And Everett Marshall At Family Reunion

Wichita Eagle – June 20, 1938

“I’ll throw any of ‘em you can’t handle, Everett.”

That’s what Kyus Kirkpatrick, who is celebrating his 90th birthday, Sunday told his grand-nephew, Everett Marshall, La Junta, Colo., former world’s heavyweight champion, and he meant it. Continue reading

Wrestlers Meet Monday To Settle Long Mat Dispute

Wichita Eagle – June 19, 1938

In a bout under complete supervision of the Kansas athletic commission, Everett Marshall, La Junta, Colo., will meet Lee Wyckoff, Osborne, Kan., to settle the title dispute in a finish affair, best two out of three falls, modified rules, Monday night at Lawrence Stadium. Continue reading

Keneston Wins Over Dude Chick

Los Angeles Times – October 11, 1938

Dude Chick’s attempt to win back his wrestling title from Bob Keneston last night at the Hollywood Legion Stadium met with failure as Keneston gained the final fall to keep his mat laurels. Continue reading

Casey Beats Robert And Retains Crown

Schenectady Gazette – May 20, 1938 

BOSTON, May 19 (UP) – Steve Casey, Irish fisherman, retained his American Wrestling Association title tonight by defeating the former champion, Yvon Robert, of Montreal in a three-fall match that ended in a riot before 8,000 in the Boston Garden.  Continue reading