Atlanta Constitution – February 19, 1954
Verne Gagne, former University of Minnesota athlete and now the rage of TV wrestling fans, will make one of his few Southern appearances here tonight at the Municipal Auditorium. The program opens at 8:30 p.m. The sturdy Gopher is booked for a one-fall, 60-minute time limit feature bout against another TV mat star, Art Nelson of Montreal Canada. Promoter Paul Jones, who spent several weeks trying to get Gagne away from the big city promoters, says it will be one of the best matches staged here in several months. Nelson, a roughhouse battler, has promised to work the popular Gopher over in this match. Jones says advance ticket sales indicate a sellout by the 8:30 p.m. starting time. Supporting the big match will be Leo Numa against Frank Taylor, Omar Kyam versus Red McIntyre, and Walter Kameroff vs. Tinker Todd.
Daytona Beach Morning Journal – January 30, 1953
Some of the oldtimers in sports can probably remember the time when Mildred Burke wasn’t the woman’s champion. Continue reading
St. Petersburg Times – January 29, 1953
Mars Bennett proved to be the best woman of the lot at the Armory last night as she emerged undisputed winner of a six-girl wrestle royal before a standing room only crowd estimated at 1,700.
Mars won the distinction when she took final honors from Helen Hild, ex-MiamiBeach model, who succumbed to a Monkey Flip and a back drop in 10 minutes. Miss Hild had survived the wrestle royal along with Miss Bennett to earn the right to appear in the subsequent one-fall, 30-minute match.
Doran O’Hara defeated Art Nelson when the men were finally given an opportunity to perform.
George Curtis downed Prince Omar when the Prince was disqualified for belting Steinborn, but not before Steinborn had retaliated with a few choice punches of his own.