Los Angeles Times – April 24, 1957
Sky Hi Lee and Shag Thomas, the two-man riot squad, put their International TV tag-team title on the line tonight at the Olympic against the new combo of Bobo Brazil and Sandor Szabo. The match goes on at 7:30 p.m. and won’t be televised.
Sky Hi and Shag form a rugged duo. Lee towers 6 feet 9 inches and weighs 290 pounds. He’s an ex-pugilist. Shag, a former All-American from Ohio State, is constructed like a fire hydrant and weighs a mere 240. Continue reading
Posted in 1957
Tagged Billy Varga, Bobo Brazil, Carlos Moreno, Dr. Lee Grable, Gene LeBell, Great Togo, Joe Blanchard, Leo Garibaldi, Nick Bockwinkel, Pat Fraley, Paul Baillargeon, Sandor Szabo, Shag Thomas, Sky Hi Lee, Tommy Martindale, Vic Christy
Buffalo Courier-Express – November 8, 1957
One of the most attractive wrestling programs of the current season will be presented by the Buffalo Wrestling Club tonight at 8:15 in Memorial Auditorium.
Fritz von Erich will face Ronnie Etchison and Gene Kiniski will go against Joe Blanchard in the co-features. Continue reading
Posted in 1957
Tagged Al Costello, Danny Ferrazzo, Fritz Von Erich, Fuzzy Cupid, Gene Kiniski, Joe Blanchard, Lord Littlebrook, Pee Wee James, Ronnie Etchison, Roy Heffernan, Roy McClarity, Tiger Tasker, Tito Infante, Wally Greb
Fresno Bee – December 7, 1957
What happened to the top strand of the ring rope in the Fresno Memorial Auditorium is almost as big a puzzler to DAV Club wrestling matchmaker as what happened to the usual steady crowd of mat fans last night. There were few to see the show.
When five big bruisers got into the ring last night in what was scheduled to be a singles “grudge” match between Mike Sharpe and Ilio DiPaolo, the “unbreakable” strand finally gave way under their combined weights. Continue reading
Utica Observer-Dispatch – September 12, 1957
By Bob Wilbur
Clinton – Yukon Eric won the first fall, but Pat O’Connor rallied to take the next two to gain a popular decision over Yukon in last night’s wrestling feature at the Arena.
Only 750 fans turned out for the card which also saw Fritz Von Erich of Germany and Joe Blanchard of Vancouver winning their bouts. As a result of last night’s victory, Von Erich plans to challenge O’Connor. Continue reading
The Milwaukee Journal – January 19, 1957
Ready and waiting for Yukon Eric is Angelo Poffo. Poffo will wrestle Eric in a penalty belt match at the Auditorium Saturday night in the preliminary to the tag match between the Volkoff brothers and Verne Gagne and Argentine Rocca.
Lawrence Daily Journal-World – April 26, 1957
The heated rivalry existing between Joe Dusek and Black-Jack Dillon, stemming from their tag team wrestling partnership here April 9, will probably produce one of the roughest showdowns of the spring season Saturday. Continue reading
The Progress-Index – August 23, 1957
ANOTHER CAPACITY CROWD like the one shown above at last week’s Richmond wrestling show is expected tonight as the same girls, Babs Wingo, challenger, (left) and Ethel Johnson, Negro girls champion, tangle in the ARE show tonight.
An extra 500 seats will help take care of an expected capacity gathering tonight at the State Fair Grounds for promoter Bill Lewis’ professional wrestling program which features a pair of Negro girl wrestlers in a Texas-rules match. Continue reading
The Baltimore Afro-American – October 15, 1957
One of the most exciting wrestling shows ever staged on the local scene is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Coliseum, at 8:30 p.m.
Under the sponsorship of the Baltimore Chapter of the Frontiers of America, the show will offer six bouts and will feature four of the top women wrestlers in the country. Continue reading
Sunday Herald – February 17, 1957
ON YOUR MARK… Just for kicks, of course. Police Sgt. Edward Garrity, right, is just kidding as he makes to tackle the villain of the police VFW past annual wrestling show. Peace-maker in center is Ptlmn William Kearns.
Hartford’s own “Bull” Curry returned briefly to his home town from his mid-West haunts, to stage a roaring exhibition of wrestling for the benefit of his former police buddies’ VFW post. Continue reading