Tag Archives: Al Mercier

Wrestling Here To Stay; Makes Hit With Crowd

The Lewiston Daily Sun – April 17, 1931

The sport of pachyderms came back to Lewiston-Auburn last evening with a satisfying thud that resounded with enthusiasm to all corners of this community.  More than 500 enthused fans, a record crowd for wrestling in this city, gave the grand old game a glad hand which indicates the sport has hit Lewiston the way it has taken other cities throughout the country.

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Count Zarynoff Here Tonight In Main Bout With Joe Kojut

The Lewiston Daily Sun – December 15, 1933

Meeting Of Al Mercier And Mr. Martin Has Spot

A wrestling program from top to bottom that could be stuck right into the Boston Arena and “pack ‘em in” has been arranged by Promoter Johnny McGee for City hall tonight and judging from the advance sale of tickets the past week, one of the biggest wrestling crowds of the season will turn out to take a peek at the assorted talent lined up. Continue reading

Bull Martin Added To Portland Program With Richard Stahl

The Lewiston Daily Sun – December 15, 1933

Portland, Dec. 14 – Bull Martin, that rough and ready grappler from Trenton, N. J. will appear on the mat at the Exposition Building, Monday night, in a preliminary to the Bob (Bibber) McCoy-Al Mercier feature bout, Promoter Chick Hales announced today. Continue reading

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The Lewiston Daily Sun – December 15, 1933

Bull Martin 12-15-33

YEAH, BUT in a different sort of a way.  Wild Bull Martin of Trenton, N.J. pulls in the fans but they come to see him get knocked off.  He faces Al Mercier in tonight’s semi-final of an all-star card at City hall.

Sonnenberg Wins

The Border Cities Star – October 19, 1932

THREE RIVERS, Que., Oct. 19. – Dynamite Gus Sonnenberg, former world heavyweight wrestling champion, defeated Al Mercier of Ware, Mass., in two straight falls in the feature match of a wrestling show here last night. Continue reading

Wrestling Results

Reading Eagle – March 7, 1934
By The Associated Press

New York – Sandor Szabo, 214, Hungary, defeated Abe Coleman, 204, California, 1:24:23 (Coleman disqualified). Continue reading

Grappling Scot Cops Another

The Windsor Daily Star – December 8, 1936

MONTREAL, Dec. 8. – George Clark of Dundee, Scotland, originator of wrestling’s new “Highland fling,” defeated Al Mercier of Rimouski, Que., in a single-fall grappling bout here last night. Continue reading

Clark To Meet Mercier

The Montreal Gazette – November 26, 1936

Scotchman to Appear on Forum Card December 7

The two latest arrivals from the Old Country in search of world title wrestling honors will appear on the Forum mat card December 7, it was announced last night. Continue reading

Mercier Is Victor Over Zeller In Feature Bout At Auditorium

The Ottawa Evening Citizen – April 5, 1935

Flying Frenchman From Vancouver Shows Improved Form and Gives Pleasing Display in Defeating Former University of Indiana Football Star on Queensbury A.C. Program.  Little Beaver, Goldberg Win.

Showing marked improvement over previous appearances here, Al Mercier, the Flying Frenchman from Vancouver, last night scored a two-falls-to-one victory over Ernie Zeller, former University of Indiana football star, in the main bout of the Queensbury A.C. wrestling program in the local Auditorium.  Mercier’s improved form was so pronounced that he was stamped a favorite by the enthusiasts present, and his victory was enthusiastically acclaimed at the conclusion of the bout. Continue reading

Greatest Scrap In Years Thrills Wrestling Throng

The Lewiston Daily Sun – March 4, 1933

In the most grueling wrestling match probably seen here in years, Al Mercier, husky French-Canadien from Montreal last evening threw the colored sensation, Regis Siki, after more than an hour of nip and tuck battling.  The bout ended a thrilling feud which started a week ago when they went 30 minutes all even in a semi-final. Continue reading