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Gorgeous George Meets Wright At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – March 19, 1960

Gorgeous George, spectacular blond grappler, will take on Bearcat Wright, giant ex-boxer from Kingston, Jamaica, in the non-televised feature of Sunnyside Garden’s pro wrestling program next Tuesday. Continue reading

Bruno, Firpo Mix Tonight At Sunnyside

Long Island Star-Journal – September 6, 1960

Bruno Sammartino of Italy and Pampero Firpo of Agentina clash in the non-televised opening bout of tonight’s pro wrestling card at Sunnyside Garden.  Sammartino, a 6-4 360-pounder, claims he’s the world’s strongest man, while Firpo a bewhiskered giant, is one of the roughest matmen currently active. Continue reading

Woman Wrestler’s Big Night

Buffalo Evening News – October 9, 1957

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 9 (UP) polished off four other grapplers in a “rassle royal” Monday night and then went out on a date with singer Elvis Presley, a ringside admirer.

Mat Show Set Tonight

Utica Daily Press – October 5, 1957

Fritz Von Erich 10-5-1957

FRITZ VON ERICH

Clinton – Promoters of tonight’s wrestling card at the Clinton Arena are billing it as a triple-threat attraction.  Action starts at 8:30. Continue reading

Fails To Impress Cleveland Sports

The Washington Times – April 2, 1909

Mahmout Unable to Gain Fall in Bout With Third-Rater.

Cleveland, Ohio, April 2. – Unless Yussif Mahmout was stalling in his bout last night with Joe Rogers, he will stand little chance of gaining the world wrestling championship when he meets Gotch in Chicago.   Continue reading

Duncan Ross Wins

The Sun – March 25, 1884

Throwing the Detroit Giant in the Mixed Wrestling Match in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, March 24 – The great mixed wrestling match between D.C. Ross of Cleveland and Col. J. H. McLaughlin of Detroit, took place at the Euclid Avenue Opera House tonight in the presence of 1,000 persons, including many prominent sporting men from all parts of the country.  The match was made some weeks ago for $1,000 a side, the winner of two out of three falls to take the money.  Betting was lively, Ross being the favorite in this city at $20 to $17.  A large amount of money probably $25,000, changed hands on the result.  Ed Gilman of Detroit was chosen referee.  Parson Davies of Chicago acted as second for McLaughlin and Thomas Curry of Cleveland as second for Ross. Continue reading

Ventura Interested In Running For President

The Hour – August 4, 2003

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) – Former Minnesota governor and pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura discussed his political future – and his “interest” in running for president – over the weekend while receiving an award for his sporting past.

Jesse Ventura 8-4-03

Ventura

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Last Night’s Mat Results At The Olympic

Los Angeles Times –  January 12, 1933

Ray Steele won over George Zaharias in the main event of Lou Daro’s wrestling match last night at the Olympic by gaining the “rubber” fall with a full nelson in 16m. and 50s. A istic fight between the gladiators followed, but Daro separated them before any bodily harm was done. Continue reading

Wrestling Stars To Come To Sumter

The Item – October 14, 1998
By Dennis Brunson
ITEM Assistant Sports Editor

When Rev. Sam Elliott went on a trip to Arizona earlier this year, he had the opportunity to meet Billy Graham and hear his testimony.  No, not that Billy Graham, but “Superstar” Billy Graham, one of the most flamboyant professional wrestlers ever. Continue reading

Phelan Orders Wrestling Cleanup

Syracuse Herald – September 27, 1934

A demoralized group of Syracuse wrestling and boxing officials were awaiting further word from the offices of the New York State Athletic Commission today, following an unexpected investigation on the part of Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman of the sports board, here last night. Continue reading