Southern Cross, Wellington, New Zealand – June 10, 1949
In last Sunday’s “World of Sport” broadcast from Radio 2ZB, Wellington, Wallie Ingram, Sports Editor of Southern Cross, gave interesting information about some of the wrestlers seen in New Zealand in the earlier days of streamlined wrestling. Today, Form Parade reprints this talk — from the original radio script — as an exclusive feature. If you’ve wondered what happened to “Whiskers” Blake, “Count” Joe Varga, or some of the others, you might find the answer in the following: Continue reading
Posted in 1949
Tagged "Whiskers" Blake, Al Karasick, Andy Moen, Dick Raines, Jack Claybourne, Jack Donovan, Joe Savoldi, Joe Stecher, Joe Tonti, Joe Varga, Leo Jensen, Lofty Blomfield, Paul Boesch, Paul Jones, Peter Managoff, Rolly Kirchmeyer, Stanley Pinto, Tony Stecher
The Sydney Morning Herald – July 25, 1951
By Hugh Dash
At a recent Sydney Stadium wrestle I made a sneak survey among 20 ringside regulars, men and women.
Two were convinced they were seeing a genuine life-and-death struggle between the bone-and-muscle men. Continue reading
Posted in 1951
Tagged Al Costello, Billy Hansen, Chief Little Wolf, Dick Raines, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Fred Atkins, John Pesek, LaVerne Baxter, Pat Meehan, Seelie Samara, Tom Lurich
The Milwaukee Journal – August 31, 1932
San Francisco, Calif. – Don George, Boston, won from Dan Koloff, Bulgaria, on a foul after each had gained one fall. Koloff was disqualified for using rabibit punches; John Pesek, Ravenna, defeated Dick Raines, Texas, in 5 minutes; Ira Dern, Salt Lake City, and Bob Kruse, Portland, Ore, drew in 60 minutes; Everett Marshall, La Junta, Col., pinned Barney Ostopovitch, Russia, in 15 minutes; Bull Heffner, Texas, and Hardy Krushkamp, Columbus, Ohio, drew in 30 minutes. Continue reading
Posted in 1932
Tagged Barney Ostopovitch, Bob Kruse, Bull Heffner, Dan Koloff, Dick Raines, Don George, Everett Marshall, Glenn Munn, Hardy Krushkamp, Ira Dern, Ivan Zurkoff, John Pesek
Los Angeles Times – November 14, 1940
Bobby Managoff, young Chicago marvel, righted a great wrong done to him (by his own admission) a week ago when he thoroughly drubbed Hardboiled Haggerty in straight falls last night at the Olympic.
A week ago, Managoff had won his way into the finals of the Gold Belt wrestling tournament but suffered disqualification when he charged into the ring ahead of schedule and landed on Haggerty, who was then engaged in winning his semifinal bout in positively brutal fashion. Continue reading
Posted in 1940
Tagged Bob Managoff, Dick Raines, Hardboiled Haggerty, Ignacio Martinez, Jules Strongbow, Mike Mazurki, Mike Riley, Pat Riley, Pedro Brazil, Terry McGinnis, Tommy Nilan, Vic Christy
Globe & Mail – June 12, 1953
By Steve York
If that don’t beat the Dutch!
Champion Lou Thesz defeated the Red Mask last night at Maple Leaf Gardens and he turned out to be Dutch Hefner. Continue reading
Posted in 1953
Tagged Bill Stack, Bobo Brazil, Dick Raines, Don Leo Jonathan, Dutch Hefner, Hans Hermann, Jan Gotch, Lou Plummer, Lou Thesz, NWA, Pat Flanagan, Red Mask
The Sydney Morning Herald – October 31, 1951
Dick Raines will meet Chief Little Wolf at Sydney Stadium to-night in the second-last wrestling match of the season. Continue reading
The Lewiston Daily Sun – December 15, 1933
Portland, Dec. 14 – Bull Martin, that rough and ready grappler from Trenton, N. J. will appear on the mat at the Exposition Building, Monday night, in a preliminary to the Bob (Bibber) McCoy-Al Mercier feature bout, Promoter Chick Hales announced today. Continue reading
Tacoma News Tribune – September 19, 1945
In an unexpected appearance, Strangler Ed Lewis, pinch hitting for his protege, Cliff Gustafson, lost two straight to Rube Wright in the semi windup at the weekly wrestling matches at the Midway Arena Tuesday night.
Gustafson was injured Monday night in Seattle and Lewis agreed to take his place. Wright took the first fall in 18 minutes as a result of a successful step-over toehold. The second fall came 12 minutes into the second period with a body slam.
After Dick Raines, 230, had been awarded the deciding third fall over Seelie Samara, 245, his reluctance to discontinue his slamming the big Negro about the mat drew the ire of Referee Nick Zvolis who disqualified Raines, reversed his decision, and gave the match to Samara.
The first fall went to Samara with a body press in 15 minutes. The second period ended in 2 minutes as Raines pinned Samara using a back breaker.
In the best match of the evening, Kay Bell, 235-pound ex-WSC footballer, and Mickey Gavas, 240, struggled to a 30-minute draw before the fair-sized crowd.