Norfolk Virginian-Pilot – December 7, 1941
The greatest wrestler of modern times, Ed “Strangler” Lewis, four times world’s heavyweight champion, comes back to Norfolk next Wednesday night to wrestle Tiger Joe Marsh in a special match of another outstanding card to be presented by Promoter Bill Lewis at the Auditorium. It will be a one-fall bout. Lewis refereed the Marsh-Ryan match here last week. Continue reading
Washington Post – December 14, 1941
Once again the once familiar figure of Ed (Strangler) Lewis, the man who made the headlock famous, and who has been called one of wrestledom’s immortals, returns to action next Thursday night at Turner’s Arena on the card which The Washington Post Neediest Family Fund will benefit to the extent of 10 per cent of the proceeds. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – March 6, 1941
Excited Crowd Sees Rod Fenton Win; Becker Is Victor
The Larry Kasaboski-Rod Fenton feud grew hotter at the Fort Brandon wrestling matches here last night as an excited crowd threw local policemen into a dither and worked themselves up into a near riot.
Fortunately, however, the casualty list blanked out again. The commotion waned as quickly as it had started. Observers concluded that it was just a case of the spectators taking the wrestlers’ work more seriously than did the beefers themselves. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – March 4, 1941
Kasaboski Meets Fenton Again; Becker Pairs With Malone
A double main event is to be staged by Promoter Joe Gunther Wednesday on the weekly American Legion wrestling show at Fort Brandon armory.
Headlining the card will be a return grudge battle between Larry (Babe) Kasaboski, alias the Killer, and Rod Fenton, the terrible torso-twister from Canada. This watch will be the final feature of the evening. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – February 26, 1941
Larry Kasaboski Meets Rod Fenton On Preliminary
A program of contrasts is scheduled for the American Legion wrestling show at Fort Brandon armory tonight.
A pair of the toughest matmen in the business take over the canvas in the opening event, while two girls are booked to do the wrestling in the final bout. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – January 30, 1941
By Kasey Elebash
Champ Defeats Rod Fenton; Keene Drubs Malone
Rex Mobley withered a storm of verbal disapproval hurled at him by disgruntled fans and put a damper on the ambitious Rod Fenton at Fort Brandon last night to retain his world’s light heavyweight wrestling championship. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – January 29, 1941
Rex Mobley And Rod Fenton Appear In Title Fight
Mobley Flashes Title Belt
Rex Mobley, champion of the light heavyweight wrestlers, is shown above wearing the gem-studded belt which is the prized possession of the title holder. Mobley’s claims to the title will be challenged at Fort Brandon tonight by Rod Fenton, aggressive matman.
Rod Fenton gets the chance here tonight that every ambitious wrestler works and strives for.
Rex Mobley, world’s light heavyweight champion grappler, will go into the ring at Fort Brandon tonight, fighting for the privilege of wearing his gem-studded title belt with Fenton trying to take that privilege from him. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – January 28, 1941
Fenton To Oppose Champ; Keene Meets Malone In Opener
When Rod Fenton broke one of his fellow wrestler’s arms here in a wild match last week, he didn’t know that it would automatically give him a shot at the light heavyweight grappling title tomorrow. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – January 23, 1941
By Kasey Elebash
Blimp ‘Deflated’ At Legion Event; Corby Whips Fenton
A terrific outside-the-ring brawl capped off a fireball wrestling show at Fort Brandon last night, as close to 1,000 fans witnessed the deflation and subsequent ascension of the “Human Blimp,” mountainous 640-pound matman. Continue reading
Seattle Post-Intelligencer – May 4, 1941
By Royal Brougham
With all the tragedy and sorrowing in the world, a good chuckle is worth the price of the newspaper.
If there isn’t a laugh in this resolution from the Wrestling Mob, then quit reading the column and turn over to Blondie and Dagwood. Continue reading