Tag Archives: Bob Corby

Ryan, Fenton Headline Card

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

Ray Ryan Takes On Rod Fenton

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

Fenton Defeats Ryan At Fort

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

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.

Crowd Expected For Mat Show

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.

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

Mobley’s Title At Stake Here

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

Throng Sees Wrestle Royal

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

Manlapig Pins Ted Travis In Wrestling Match

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