Tag Archives: Billy Bartush

O’Mahoney Downs Macaluso; Fans Aroused

The Hartford, Ct., Times – January 15, 1938
By Bill Shea

That famous cheer which, according to history, was first sounded in the Bronx received a tremendous workout at Foot Guard Hall last night.

The recipients were Danno O’Mahoney, who at one time wore the crown designating him world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, and Smiler Livingstone, Hartford’s own “popular” referee. Continue reading


Associated Press – December 21, 1937

New York – Jim Londos, 200, Greece, threw Billy Hanson, 218, Salt Lake City (34:32)

Portland, Me. – Chuck Montana, 199, Quincy, Mass., defeated Abe Rothberg, 196, New York (two of three falls.)

Lowell – Steve Casey, 224, Ireland, defeated Billy Bartush, 240, Chicago (two straight falls.)

Steve Casey Pins Shamrock on Billy Bartush at Rex

The Lowell Sun – December 21, 1937

There was hipper dippering with an Irish brogue attached last night on the mats of the Rex arena ring as Stephen “The Crusher” Casey tucked Chicago’s bustling Billy Bartush away in straight consecutive “lay me downs.” Continue reading