The Oregonian – March 27, 1947
Ed (Strangler) Lewis, the former world heavyweight mat champion, was upset at Civic Auditorium Wednesday night by burly Fred Atkins, Australian title claimant, who tore into the famed headlock artist from the opening bell. Continue reading
The Canberra Times – November 24, 1947
Al Costello and Leo Jensen, wrestled a draw at the Leichhardt Stadium last night. Both had a fall each.
The Canberra Times – February 10, 1947
Mel Peters defeated Al Costello by two falls to one in the main wrestle at Leichhardt Stadium last night. It was the American’s fifth successive victory.
The Canberra Times – December 15, 1947
Al Costello was disqualified in the seventh round of a wrestle with Bonny Muir at the Leichhardt Stadium last night.
Sacramento Union – February 4, 1947
The veteran Ed (Strangler) Lewis lost in the main wrestling event here last night to Ted Cox, the Lodi rough rider. Cox won a first fall and Lewis took the second. The Lodian scored the final down in a brief but rough session. Zefko Simunovich won the special event over Hans Buesing in straight falls. Juan Humberto and Otto Kuss did a draw in the curtain raiser.
Sacramento Union – February 3, 1947
Ed (Strangler) Lewis, former world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, and Ted (King Kong) Cox of Lodi will clash in the Memorial Auditorium tonight in a best two out of three falls main mat match. The bout will be over the one-hour time limit. Continue reading
Globe & Mail – March 7, 1947
By Allan Nickleson
Whippah Billy Watson retained his newly won world wrestling championship before a jam-packed, roaring multitude of some 15,000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night – and he accomplished the feat fairly easily against the caddish chappie he beat for the bauble. Continue reading
Globe & Mail – February 28, 1947
By Jim Vipond
Whipper Billy Watson, idol of Toronto’s wrestling fandom, took 26 minutes and 21 seconds to successfully defend the initial challenge to his recently won world championship before more than 8,000 rabid supporters at Maple Leaf Gardens last night. Continue reading
Santa Fe New Mexican – January 10, 1947
Wrestling returned to Santa Fe last night without having missed a stride, as one of the largest crowds of the season saw two gladiators get carried out of the ring. Continue reading