Tag Archives: Ace Freeman

Sharkey Retains ‘Title’ In Draw Bout

Washington Post – January 18, 1945

Babe Sharkey again retained his world heavyweight wrestling “title” last night at Turner’s Arena by battling Dutch Rohde to a one hour draw before 1800 fans. The match was rough & several times Referee Tiny Bouque was forced to mix it up with the grappling giants. Continue reading

Garibaldi Pins ‘Mask’ On Mat

Washington Post – February 1, 1945

Gino Garibaldi defeated Yellow Mask in 10 minutes in the feature match on Joe Turner’s mat card last night before 1,600 fans at the W St. arena. Garibaldi won when he tossed the “Mask” out of the ring and the latter failed to climb back in before the alloted 10 seconds. Continue reading

Rohde Wins Twice On Wrestle Card

Washington Post – January 25, 1945

Herman “Dutch” Rohde, Camden, N.J., star, stole the show on promoter Joe Turner’s weekly mat card last night by turning in two victories, one in 5 minutes and the other in 21. The feature of the night, however, was the Gino Garibaldi vs. LaVerne Baxter tussle, in which Garibaldi won in 20 minutes with a body press. Continue reading

Garibaldi, Baxter Clash On Mat At Arena Tonight

Washington Post – January 24, 1945

Gino Garibaldi, firey Italian veteran among the heavyweight mat maulers, meets LaVerne Baxter, sensational Texas gent, and Dutch Rohde, who wrestled Babe Sharkey to a draw last week, is coupled with Mike Orloff tonight in a double headliner foursome on the Turner Arena card. Continue reading

Gino Garibaldi To Meet ‘Mask’

Washington Post – January 31, 1945

Gino Garibaldi, the venerable Italian, meets Yellow Mask tonight in the headline grapple on the Turner Arena card, with “Dutch” Rohde, fair haired idol of the Arena mat faithful, opposing rough, snorting Angelo Savoldi in another banner scramble. Continue reading

Girl Wrestlers Tangle Tonight

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 11, 1954

Girl wrestlers and a return match feature the three bout program at the Beach Arena tonight.

In the girl bout Babs Wingo will take on Betty White.  They are two of the top Negro girl wrestlers in the world. Continue reading

Three-Match Card On Wrestling Show

Miami Daily News – September 10, 1954

A three match program will feature Promoter Al Ritchie’s wrestling show tonight at the Bayfront Park Auditorium.  Sharing the spotlight with two Negro girl wrestlers – Babs Wingo and Betty White – will be a Hollywood movie actor, Tiger Joe Marsh. Continue reading

Bence, Tex Sign For Mat Bout

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 8, 1954

Matchmaker Saul Weingeroff signed Tex Riley and Johnny Bence for a bout last night and thus completed his three match card for Saturday night at the Beach Arena. Continue reading

Steinborn Meets TV Grappler

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – August 24, 1954

Ace Freeman, a TV wrestler, has been signed for the big wrestling show this weekend, Matchmaker Saul Weingeroff announced last night. Continue reading

Byers Remains Wrestle Queen; Cools Contender

St. Petersburg Times – September 2, 1954

June Byers, now recognized as the women’s world champion wrestler, made quick work of auburn-haired Bonnie Watson last night in a title match at the N. Worth Gable Armory. Continue reading