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Wrestling Tonight

Brooklyn Daily Eagle – November 26, 1949

Lord Carlton and Done Evans wrestle tonight at the Broadway Arena in a return feature bout.  In supporting bouts, Antone Leone faces Mickey Cortelano, Sammy Berg battles Red Kirkatrick, Jack Steele meets Fritz Ziegfried and Karl Van Worden tackles Fritz Wallick.

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Romero Defeats Levin On Valley Garden Mat

Los Angeles Times – June 15, 1952

Rito Romero added another victim to his growing list last night on the Valley Garden Arena wrestling mat, where he downed Dave Levin in two out of three falls.

Sandor Szabo made Antone Leone say uncle in another match. Ray Piret bounced Bob Corby in the opener.

Frank Stojack And Lou Newman Score

Bremerton Sun – September 28, 1945

A tag team match — something decidedly new to Bremerton wrestling fans — caused quite a furore at the Civic Center last night. The team match headlined the Sportsmen’s Club weekly mat card, and it was a battle of brawn and words from start to finish. Continue reading

Lou Thesz Beats ‘Strangler’ Ed Lewis

Bremerton Sun – September 14, 1945

A good-sized crowd last night saw Ed (Strangler) Lewis, massive ex-heavyweight wrestling champion, drop two straight falls to Louis Thesz of St. Louis, big army private now stationed at Fort Lewis, as the mat game came back to Bremerton. Continue reading

Wrestling Show Prices Cut For Thursday

Bremerton Sun – September 10, 1945

Advance sale of tickets for Thursday night’s wrestling card — marking the re-opening of the sport here after a six-week vacation — began today. Continue reading

Chief Little Wolf Wins In Mat Test

Bremerton Sun – September 21, 1945

Chief Little Wolf, full-blooded Indian, scored an unpopular victory over Johnny Walker of New York in last night’s main event wrestling bout at Civic Center. The crowd was small, but it was rewarded for its attendance by being treated to about the best mat show that has ever been staged here.

The main event result was unpopular because Little Wolf displayed dirty tactics throughout the match.

In the semi-windup, Antone Leone of New York scored a two-fall win over Kay Bell, big, handsome Seattle boy who was making his debut here.

“Dazzler Jim” Clark, a big fellow, won over Mickey Gavas, nice-looking Greek boy, in the special event which opened the card.

Another show will be offered to fans next Thursday night.

Wrestling Re-Opens; ‘Strangler’ In Town

Bremerton Sun – September 13, 1945

Big, hard-as-nails Ed (Strangler) Lewis came to Bremerton this afternoon, all ready for the re-opening of the professional wrestling season at the CivicRecreationCenter at 8:30 o’clock tonight.

Lewis, one of the all-time greats of the mat game, planned to spend several hours before the wrestling program in getting acquainted with Bremertonians, particularly navy men. During the war emergency, he made extensive tours of army and navy camps to participate in athletic shows, and he made hundreds of friendships among service people.

“It’s a real pleasure for me to wrestle in a city like Bremerton, where there is an abundance of navy men. I know they enjoy good, clean, thrilling sport — just as I do. And I know they believe in keeping their bodies in excellent shape — just as I do. We speak the same language,” Lewis commented.

Lewis, still one of the mat game’s best men despite his increasing years, meets Louis Thesz, the handsome Hungarian, on the main event of tonight’s card, the first being staged by the new Bremerton Sportsmen’s Club, with Vic Sinkunas as matchmaker.

Hal Rumberg of McChord Field meets Rube Wright of Texas in the other half of the double main event; both weigh in the neighborhood of 240 pounds, and both are new to the Bremerton ring. Rube Wright is a brother of Jim Wright, who is known to local fans.

John Walker, the colorful Chicago boy, and Antone Leone, from Oyster Bay, N.Y., collide in the opener.