Tag Archives: Danno McDonald

Knox Defeats Berry On Mat

Tacoma News Tribune – August 20, 1954

Buddy (Unmasked Marvel) Knox took two of three falls from Wild Red Berry to win the main event of Thursday’s grappling card at the Crescent Ballroom. Knox came back to register the win after Berry had won the first fall with a “Gillikin twist” and shoulder press. Continue reading

Battle Royal Wrestling Bill At Trianon

Seattle Times – April 24, 1955

Eight wrestlers will take part in a “battle royal” program tomorrow night at the Trianon Ballroom. The opening match will start at 8:30 o’clock. Continue reading

Giant Wrestler Fails On Boast

Coos Bay OR Times – August 21, 1948

Eric (Body Beautiful) Holmback gave away $200 of his hard-earned money at last night’s wrestling program at the Coos Bay Armory, promoted by Thorn Jensen, when he failed to down two 185-pound wrestlers, as promised, in 30 minutes. Holmback, weighing 270 pounds, had challenged any two of the smaller men, one at a time, and promised to defeat them in 30 minutes. Continue reading

Thesz, Kowalski Meet Thursday

Seattle Post-Intelligencer – July 25, 1954

Two cards of mat exhibitions are on the slate this week and a special bill at the Civic Auditorium Thursday night with Lou Thesz, boss of the heavyweights, meeting Wladek (Killer) Kowalski in the windup. Other events Thursday: Continue reading

Thesz Takes Mat Match

Seattle Post-Intelligencer – July 30, 1954

Lou Thesz of St. Louis defeated Wladek Kowalski of Michigan in two out of three falls in the feature wrestling match at the Civic Auditorium Thursday night. Thesz won the first and last fall.

In the semiwindup, Kay Bell won from Ben Sharpe, who was disqualified. Roger Mackay and Buddy Knox went to a draw. Frank Stojack beat Scotty Williams, one fall. Bud Rattal was disqualified against Danno McDonald and Henry Lenz took the one fall from Bronco Lubich.