Tag Archives: Charley Strack

Robert, Moquin To Tug

Brooklyn Eagle – October 3, 1945

Yvon Robert and Larry Moquin will wrestle in an unlimited time bout at the Ridgewood Grove tomorrow night.  Georgie Becker and Chuck Ross clash in the semi-final.  In other bouts, Tony Martinelli opposes Charley Straak, Bibber McCoy faces Jimmy Austeri and Billy Klein tackles Murray Rothenberg.

Grappler Tossed While Trying to Revive Ref

San Pedro News-Pilot – December 14, 1933

BOSTON, Dec. 14. (AP) —It seems there were two wrestlers and a referee.

One of the wrestlers, Al Mercier of Springfield, Mass., tossed the other wrestler, Charley Strack of Oklahoma, for what looked like the deciding fall of their match.

But Referee Al Pierotti got in the way of Strack’s left foot and hit the canvas, to all appearances cold.

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Russell In Mat Victory

The Herald-News – January 25, 1945

Pins Austeri In Main Bout At Kanter’s

Jimmy Austeri, Clifton grappler, returned to local mat warfare last night at Kanter’s Auditorium but his 1945 debut was an inauspicious one as he dropped the feature wrestling bout to Reb Russell.

Rothenberg Victor

Russell, Texas grappler, used numerous illegal tactics in his match with Austeri.  The bout was rough throughout with Russell being booed by the fans for his unfair tactics.

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Grapplers At Teaneck Tomorrow

The Herald-News – March 11, 1949

The Golden Superman will again be the feature wrestling attraction tomorrow night at the Teaneck Armory.  The superman will grapple with Wally Dusek, of Omaha, Neb., in the main bout of the night.

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Rothenberg Triumphant

The Bergen Evening Record – May 27, 1948

Monkey Flips With Rolls Defeat Wallick, Who Acts Like Cad; Dusek Brothers Win At The Armory

The Dusek brothers, Rudy and Wally, won wrestling bouts at the Teaneck Armory last night but the cheers were for a home town lad, Teaneck’s Murray Rothenberg, who pinned New York’s Fritzie Wallick in 10 minutes and 29 seconds of a 30-minute bout.

Thousands, well hundreds yowled as Murray climaxed his performance and Wallick with a series of monkey flips followed by a roll.  Cricket-like, the Bergen County wrestler leaped upon his stricken adversary and was rewarded by being tapped on the back by the referee.

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Martinelli, Lenihan Meet In Armory Feature Tonight

The Bergen Evening Record – September 15, 1948

Murray Rothenberg And Masked Marvel Will Tangle In Grudge Battle; Strack Faces Skoaland

A record crowd is expected to invade the Teaneck Armory tonight to witness the battle between Tony Martinelli, the Italian flash from Passaic, and George Lenihan, the Irish wildcat from Boston.

This match tops the card arranged by promoter Charley Hoffman and will be decided in two out of three falls, with a time limit of sixty minutes.

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Referee Gives Sonnenberg Decision

Washington Post – December 9, 1933

It was somewhat of an off night at Mons. Joe Turner’s rassling circus at the Auditorium last night, the card not being particularly good and the cash customers seeming to sense the fact and so staying away in larger numbers. Only about 2,500 showed up. Continue reading

Cops Heroes Of Mat Show By Stopping Title Match

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – January 7, 1936
By Havey J. Boyle

“Oh No, Mr. Referee, You Can’t Tell Me What to Do,” Says Mr. Dusek Shortly before his title match with champion, Danno O’Mahoney, was stopped when a flock of policemen jumped into the ring, Challenger Ernie Dusek got plenty rough, or so referee Dickerhoff though.  Dusek was duly warned of this but Mr. Dusek didn’t care to be warned about it, and so told Mr. Dickerhoff while applying a toe hold on the disinterested O’Mahoney.  The above shows the argument in full bloom, with no sound effect.  The wrestlers’ purses were held up by the boxing commission.

“Oh No, Mr. Referee, You Can’t Tell Me What to Do,” Says Mr. Dusek
Shortly before his title match with champion, Danno O’Mahoney, was stopped when a flock of policemen jumped into the ring, Challenger Ernie Dusek got plenty rough, or so referee Dickerhoff though. Dusek was duly warned of this but Mr. Dusek didn’t care to be warned about it, and so told Mr. Dickerhoff while applying a toe hold on the disinterested O’Mahoney. The above shows the argument in full bloom, with no sound effect. The wrestlers’ purses were held up by the boxing commission.

Jump Into Ring After O’Mahoney and Dusek Refuse To Halt When Bout Is Called Draw By Referee.

While Charley Chaplin gave up cop-chases as a part of his comedy act back as far as the old Keystone Comedy days, the gentlemen who control wrestling in the country felt all along, apparently, that Pittsburgh had never seen enough of the time-honored situation so last night a squad of Pittsburgh’s finest were inducted into the action in the sketch between Danno O’Mahoney, dubbed the wrestling champion of the world, and Ernie Dusek, a Midwesterner, in the North Side Arena. Continue reading

Santa Claus Arrives Here Little Early For George

New York Post – December 16, 1935
By Eddie Wade

Poppa Curley Plays Santa Claus... by Uhlmann

Poppa Curley Plays Santa Claus… by Uhlmann

Grappler Don Hangs Xmas Sock in Bid to Regain Mat Crown

 Third Time Danno, Challenger Meet

Santa Claus comes early this year.  At least he does to Ed Don George, the former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, who gets a chance to even matters tonight with the current title-holder, Danno O’Mahoney, at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

O’Mahoney And Dusek Draw Fines, Suspensions

The Pittsburgh Press – January 7, 1936
By Claire Burcky

Riotous Wrestling Tilt Of Last Night Winds Up In Commissioner’s Office

 McClelland Bars Champion and Challenger for Precipitating Trouble Which Requires Police – Fined $150, Suspended for 30 Days

If wrestling fans of Pittsburgh hold any inclination to see a “repeat act” of the riotous championship bout between Champion Danno O’Mahoney and Ernie Dusek at the North Side Arena last night, they’ll just have to forget about it. Continue reading