Tag Archives: Bonnie Watson

Wrestling To Resume Here

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – January 21, 1961

Professional wrestling will return to Daytona Beach next Wednesday night at a new site – the spacious Main St. Ocean Pier.

Stu Schwartz of Tampa, the promoter, arranged terms for staging weekly Wednesday night wrestling shows at the Pier. Continue reading

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Dillon, Madrid On Saturday’s Wrestling Card

Lakeland Ledger – January 14, 1960

Lakeland wrestling fans will see their favorite villain of the ’59-’60 grapple season in action again Saturday night when Black Jack Dillon tangles with Johnny (Rubberman) Walker in one of the three best-of-three falls events. Continue reading

Women Wrestle Royale Slated Tomorrow Night

Lakeland Ledger – October 28, 1960

There’ll be feminine pulchritude all over the National Guard Armory wrestling arena in the feature event of tomorrow’s wrestling card.

For Promoter Pat O’Hara will offer a five-girl wrestle royal to top the card with pairings for two one-fall bouts to follow being determined by the order of pinning in the royal. Continue reading

Girls Return On Mat Card

St. Petersburg Independent – April 17, 1960

ELLA WALDEK

ELLA WALDEK

A change is on tap for viewers of the grunt and groan sport this Wednesday night, as Miss Ella Waldek and Miss Bonnie Watson return to the local scene to highlight weekly wrestling action at the new Armory. Continue reading

Ford Awarded Win In Weekly Wrestle

Toledo Blade – June 24, 1955

Bull Montana defaulted on a foul and Bobby Ford was awarded a victory in the weekly wrestling match at the Sports Arena last night. Continue reading

Brisco Meets Mr. Wrestler

The Miami News – October 6, 1971

The Florida heavyweight wrestling championship is at stake when Mr. Wrestling meets Jack Brisco in the 9:30 main event tonight at the Miami Beach Auditorium.  The sub-feature pits ladies Sherry Lee and June Peterson against Bonnie Watson and Sarah Corsica. Continue reading

Wrestling On Tap

Ocala Star-Banner – May 17, 1972

Florida heavyweight wrestling champion, Jack Brisco, meets Bearcat Wright in the main event of the mat card at the City Auditorium Saturday night.

Brisco is outweighed 231 to 272 pounds by the huge Wright, one of the few nationally-ranked black wrestlers in the pro ranks. Continue reading

Steinborn Meets TV Grappler

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – August 24, 1954

Ace Freeman, a TV wrestler, has been signed for the big wrestling show this weekend, Matchmaker Saul Weingeroff announced last night. Continue reading

Holbrook Loses To Bill Longston

The Southeast Missourian – June 8, 1955

Wild Bill Longston used less than 20 minutes to defeat Vic Holbrook last night at the Arena and June Byers successfully defended her mat crown against Bonnie Watson.  Ray Villmer, rough Kansas City wrestler, whipped Silent George Hubert in 15:30 minutes to win their 1 fall match. Continue reading

Garabaldi Fights At Arena Tuesday

The Southeast Missourian – April 25, 1955

Beauty and brawn will highlight the Odd Fellows wrestling presentation Tuesday night at the Arena.  Wilbur Snyder, wrestlings newest sensation, will meet a very unpopular rough neck doing business as “The Mask” in the main event. Continue reading