The Tuscaloosa News – April 8, 1941
Rugged Grapplers Wrestle At Fort; Kasaboski, Corby Fight
Ray Ryan, the rugged little New York grappler, has been signed to take on Rash Roderick Fenton here tomorrow night on the main event of the American Legion fight program, it was announced today by Promoter Joe Gunther.
Gunther also said that Bob Corby will clash on the preliminary attraction with Larry (Babe) Kasaboski, the handsome Polish wrestler. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – April 9, 1941
Diminutive Grappler Battles ‘Meanie’ Tonight At Brandon
Promoter Joe Gunther of the American Legion has signed a pair of rough customers and two casualties to do the wrestling at Fort Brandon armory tonight.
The rowdy lads are Ray Ryan, the diminutive matman from New York with a chip as large as himself on his shoulder, and Roderick Fenton, the toughest fellow ever to carry such a pretty name. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – April 10, 1941
Charlie Keene Wins From Leo Jensen In Legion Opener
Villains clashed at Fort Brandon Armory last night, with Rod Fenton claiming undisputed right to the title of meanest man of Tuscaloosa grappling by virtue of a victory over Ray Ryan. Continue reading
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.
The Tuscaloosa News – January 29, 1941
Rex Mobley And Rod Fenton Appear In Title Fight
Mobley Flashes Title Belt
Rex Mobley, champion of the light heavyweight wrestlers, is shown above wearing the gem-studded belt which is the prized possession of the title holder. Mobley’s claims to the title will be challenged at Fort Brandon tonight by Rod Fenton, aggressive matman.
Rod Fenton gets the chance here tonight that every ambitious wrestler works and strives for.
Rex Mobley, world’s light heavyweight champion grappler, will go into the ring at Fort Brandon tonight, fighting for the privilege of wearing his gem-studded title belt with Fenton trying to take that privilege from him. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – January 28, 1941
Fenton To Oppose Champ; Keene Meets Malone In Opener
When Rod Fenton broke one of his fellow wrestler’s arms here in a wild match last week, he didn’t know that it would automatically give him a shot at the light heavyweight grappling title tomorrow. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – January 23, 1941
By Kasey Elebash
Blimp ‘Deflated’ At Legion Event; Corby Whips Fenton
A terrific outside-the-ring brawl capped off a fireball wrestling show at Fort Brandon last night, as close to 1,000 fans witnessed the deflation and subsequent ascension of the “Human Blimp,” mountainous 640-pound matman. Continue reading
Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 19, 1948
The much discussed Ed (Strangler) Lewis-Jack Sherry match comes off next Sunday — if Sherry is willing, promoter Al Karasick reiterated Sunday night. Continue reading
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