Tag Archives: Billy Raburn

Valentine Wins Battle To Finish

The Victoria Advocate – August 12, 1954

Johnny Valentine won the battle to the finish at the Sportatorium last night as Ray Gunkel suffered a probable broken rib in the fifth fall and was unable to continue.

Gunkel had taken three falls in this main attraction which had no time limit and was to continue until one of the contestants was stopped. Continue reading

Owen Offers Triple Event

The Oregonian – November 1, 1940

For the first time in eight years of wrestling promotion in Portland Herb Owen will offer three main events Friday night at the Labor Temple arena, each for two falls out of three with a 45-minute limit. Continue reading

Mat Features Cram Card

The Oregonian – October 27, 1940

The greatest array of grappling talent ever assembled at the Labor Temple arena will appear on Herb Owen’s weekly card Friday night. For the first time since Owen began his mat promotion in Portland eight years ago he finds himself confronted with so many headline wrestlers he is forced to schedule three main events in order to do justice to the top-ranking talent. Continue reading