The Bergen Evening Record – March 15, 1945
The Armory in Passaic will open its doors to wrestling tonight with an all-star show arranged by promoter Jimmy Austeri. The card is headed by a bout between Gorgeous Georgie Becker, the Newark defense worker, and Rebel Bob Russell, a roughneck from Texas. The match is slated for two out of three falls with a time limit of an hour.
As a wrestler Becker has no peers, but he is not a roughneck, while Russell can slug it out with the best of them. The match is expected to provide plenty of excitement, especially if Russell doesn’t behave.
The Bergen Evening Record – March 10, 1945
The next wrestling show in Passaic will take place at the Armory, on Main Street, Thursday evening, March 15. Promoter Jimmy Austeri has shifted his activities from Kanter’s Auditorium to the larger arena in order to accommodate the crowds which attend his shows in ever increasing numbers.
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
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
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Tagged Ace Freeman, Dutch Rohde, Eddie Stray, Gino Garibaldi, Herman Rohde, Jack Van Ryan, Jesse James, Milo Steinborn, Pat McKay, Pierre De Glane, Yellow Mask
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
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
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Tagged Ace Freeman, Babe Sharkey, Buddy Rogers, Dutch Rohde, Gino Garibaldi, Joe Ludlum, LaVerne Baxter, Lou Farino, Mike Orloff, Pat Healey, Pierre De Glane
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
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Tagged Ace Freeman, Angelo Savoldi, Babe Sharkey, Don Evans, Dutch Rohde, Gino Garibaldi, Joe Savoldi, John Vansky, Maurice Tillet, Mike Orloff, Milo Steinborn, Pat McKay, Pierre De Glane, Rudy Dusek, The French Angel, Yellow Mask
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
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
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