Tag Archives: Abe Coleman

Rudy Dusek Faces Donovan At Armory

New York Post – April 6, 1936

Rough Man of Mat May Meet His Match Friday Night

The combination of an injury and the sudden rise of his younger brother, Ernie, put Rudy Dusek in the wrestling background for awhile but he’s coming back slowly to the heights he formerly reached.  Another step in the campaign will be made Friday night when he opposes Jack Donovan at Twenty-second Engineers Armory. Continue reading

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Savoldi Captures Londos Claim To Title

Associated Press –  April 8, 1933

CHICAGO – Jumping Joe Savoldi, who used to shatter football lines for Notre Dame, had one big area of the wrestling world rocking with claims and denials today.

Joe strode into the Chicago Stadium ring last night to tackle Jim Londos, claimant of the championship. To the amazement of 8,000 customers, he walked out with a one-fall victory after 20 minutes and 26 seconds of rough-and-tumble grappling. The match attracted a gate of approximately $12,000. Continue reading

Londos And Stecher Do It All Over Again Tonight

Chicago Tribune – March 3, 1933

Joe Stecher, the Nebraskan who is one of wrestling’s patriarchs by virtue of his years of experience, will seek his fourth lease on the world’s heavyweight championship tonight at the Chicago Stadium. He will engage Jim Londos, who has made the most sustained claim to the crown for the last three years, for the second time in six weeks. Continue reading

Londos-Stecher Mat Drama Goes On Boards Again

Chicago Tribune – March 2, 1933

The second 1933 showing in Chicago of the Jim Londos-Joe Stecher wrestling number, familiar to followers of the grappling pastime at intervals during the last decade, will be presented at the Chicago Stadium tomorrow night before what is expected to be a record crowd at a local match. Continue reading

Jim Londos And Joe Savoldi Meet Tonight

Chicago Tribune – April 7, 1933

Jim Londos and Joe Savoldi will wrestle tonight at the Stadium in the main bout of a five-match program. The encounter is to be decided by one fall, with a time limit of an hour and a half.

In one of the other bouts, Jim McMillen will meet George Zaharias. Matchmaker Coffey has promised McMillen that he will get a chance at the winner of the main bout at a later date if he is victorious tonight. Continue reading

Wrestling Results

Elmira Star-Gazette – July 23, 1937

New York – Ernie Dusek, 228, Omaha, Neb., threw Abe Coleman, 205, Los Angeles, 32:41. Continue reading

Abe Coleman, 101, Wrestler Known as Hebrew Hercules

The New York Times – March 28, 2007

Abe Coleman in the 1940s.

Abe Coleman in the 1940s.

Abe Coleman, a squat powerhouse of a professional wrestler, billed by promoters as the Hebrew Hercules and known to opponents by the two-footed kick he copied from kangaroos, died Wednesday in New York. He was 101, probably making him the oldest professional wrestler, according to wrestling publications. Continue reading

Ed Meske Wins From Garibaldi

Washington Post – November 11, 1938

Ed Meske, tall, blond and bruising mat star, pulled one of the season’s biggest surprises last night at Turner’s Arena where he pinned Gino Garibaldi in 36 – minutes to win the feature match. Continue reading

Iron-Head Krauser Beats Garibaldi In Mat Feature

Washington Post – December 10, 1942
By Oscar Elder

Big Max Krauser, the Polish refugee, defeated Gino Garibaldi after 29 minutes of the scheduled one-hour feature wrestling match before 1,200 fans at Turner’s Arena last night. Continue reading

Krauser Tackles Abe Coleman in Bahn Frei Windup

Milwaukee Sentinel – March 17, 1941

The popular Polish heavyweight champion, Karol Krauser, climbs into the Bahn Frei ring Monday night to meet Abe Coleman of New York City in the feature two out of three falls match. Continue reading