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Strangler Lewis To Wrestle Tiger Marsh

Norfolk Virginian-Pilot – December 7, 1941

The greatest wrestler of modern times, Ed “Strangler” Lewis, four times world’s heavyweight champion, comes back to Norfolk next Wednesday night to wrestle Tiger Joe Marsh in a special match of another outstanding card to be presented by Promoter Bill Lewis at the Auditorium. It will be a one-fall bout. Lewis refereed the Marsh-Ryan match here last week. Continue reading

Leo Disqualified, And Then Throws Lou

San Francisco Chronicle – June 17, 1953
By Will Connolly

Leo Nomellini, the 49er football player, held champion Lou Thesz to a draw last night at the Cow Palace, but Thesz retained his National Wrestling Alliance title, although he was a mighty sick man at the end. Continue reading

Primo Carnera is Mat Victor

Youngstown Times – April 22, 1947

Primo Carnera, former world’s heavyweight boxing champion, scored a victory over “Sandy” O’Donnell, St. Louis 242-pounder, in a wrestling exhibition at the Youngstown Arena last night. The show drew 1,830 fans for a gross gate of $2,862 and net $2,405. Continue reading

Uline Arena Unveils Mat Card Tonight

Washington Post – December 15, 1941

Goldie Ahearn comes back as a wrestling promoter at Uline’s Arena tonight when he teams up with Jack Pfefer in the promotion of a five-event novelty show at 8:30 o’clock. Continue reading