Category Archives: 1955

Funk-Shire And Gal Match Heads Mat Program Monday

Pampa Daily News – April 10, 1955

BABS WINGO... on local mat card

BABS WINGO… on local mat card

The Dory Funk-Roy Shire wrestling rivalry, strong sample of which was seen in the course of a tag match at the Pampa arena last week, is to be resumed at the Top o’ Texas Sportsman’s Club Monday night. Continue reading

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Negro Girls To Rassle Here

Lincoln Evening Journal – January 25, 1955

Babs Wingo

Babs Wingo

Negro girl rasslers make their first appearance in Lincoln Thursday night when Kathleen Wimbley tangles with Babs Wingo at the Fairgrounds in a preliminary to the tag team championship bout. Continue reading

Negro Girls Will Wrestle

The Southeast Missourian – September 22, 1955

An amateur match will open the bill Friday night when the wrestling clan gathers at the Arena, with the doors to swing open at 7:15, the matches to get underway at 8:15. Continue reading

All-Star Card In Wrestling To Be Featured

The Gadsden Times – May 12, 1955

LOUIS GREEN

LOUIS GREEN

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. Continue reading

As Bill Leiser Sees It

San Francisco Chronicle – April 3, 1955
By Bill Leiser

Leo Nomellini, who believes he has something of a right to claim some sort of a world wrestling championship, is challenged by an Oklahoma citizen whose offer should be attractive at least in one sense. He guarantees not to kick Leo in the face. Not even if Leo dives out of the ring. In fact, he says he wouldn’t let Leo get out of the ring. Continue reading

Leo Retains Mat Laurels With Sharpe

Sacramento Union – March 29, 1955
By Bob McCarty

The National Wrestling Alliance may not recognize Leo Nomellini as heavyweight wrestling champion of the world. Leo has no challengers in Sacramento County after the way he manhandled Ben Sharpe in Memorial Auditorium last night. Continue reading

A Commoner Interviews Lord Blears

Sacramento Union – January 19, 1955

If this piece reads more stuffy than usual, there is a reason. We’ve been hobnobbing with British nobility.

“Meet Lord Blears,” said Frank Malcewicz as he ushered us into the dressing room at Memorial Auditorium. “He’s the only authentic nobleman in the wrestling ring today.” Continue reading

Lord Blears Mat Winner

Sacramento Union – January 18, 1955

Lord James Blears and Jesus Ortega rallied last night in Memorial Auditorium to win an Australian tag team match against young Johnny Barend and Enrique Torres. Continue reading

Girl Accuses Mat Star

Sacramento Union – January 17, 1955

Ramon Torres, 22-year-old Oakland heavyweight wrestler, was named the defendant in a paternity suit filed by a 19-year-old Sacramento girl in Alameda County Superior Court. Continue reading

British Lord To Wrestle

Sacramento Union – January 17, 1955

Lord James Blears, monocle and all, will be in the main event tonight at the Memorial Auditorium wrestling matches. Continue reading