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 Age – December 28, 1937
McGill For India.
Matched With Gama.
The Irish heavy-weight wrestler, Mike McGill, who has recovered from a broken ankle sustained in a match against Fred Atkins at Broken Hill, arrived here yesterday, and announced that he will leave for India to-day. Continue reading
The Milwaukee Journal – March 5, 1929
Ed (Strangler) Lewis, who was butted out of his heavyweight crown by Gus Sonnenberg, comes back to Milwaukee Friday night for the first time since he lost his title to engage Joe Rogacki, undefeated Polish heavyweight star. The match between Lewis and Rogacki will be staged at the Gayety theater and will go to a finish best two falls in three. Continue reading
The New York Times – April 13, 1921
Champion Wrestler Will Defend Title in Benefit Bout for Irish.
The last important wrestling bout of the local season will be held May 6 at the Seventy-first Regiment Armory for the benefit of the Irish Relief Fund. On that occasion Ed (Strangler) Lewis, giant Kentuckian, will defend his heavyweight championship against Stanislaus Zbyszko, veteran Polish grappler. The men will wrestle one fall. Promoter Jack Curley is conducting the match. Curley expects, in view of the fact that the proceeds will be donated to the Irish cause, and also because of the championship element of the match, that the receipts will exceed any recorded here this season. Continue reading
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer – January 15, 1923
By Frank G. Menke
NEW YORK — Do not become unduly exercised over the “scheduled” mixed match involving Jack Dempsey and Strangler Lewis.
Chances are that it’s merely a bit of hokum designed to get a little publicity for Dempsey, Lewis and the town of Wichita, Kan. Continue reading
The New York Times – February 7, 1933
By James P. Dawson
Ed (Strangler) Lewis, world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, had no difficulty defending his crown last night against the assault of Dr. Fred Meyers, Chicago’s grappler-dentist, in Madison Square Garden. Continue reading
Posted in 1933
Tagged Century Milstead, Dr. Fred Meyers, Earl McCready, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, George Hagen, Gus Sonnenberg, Henry Piers, Jim Browning, John Poddubney, Leon Pinetzki, Lilo Nardi, Luigi Bacigalupi, Mike Mazurki, Nick Lutze, Sammy Stein, Sid Westrich
Associated Press – April 12, 1933
CHICAGO – Wrestling throughout the commonwealth of Illinois was finally laid to rest today after a posthumous exhibition in the Coliseum last night in which Jim Browning pinned Ed “The Strangler” Lewis with a scissors. Continue reading
Los Angeles Times – July 13, 1933
Surprising practically nobody, Jim Browning defeated Gus Sonnenberg in the feature wrestling match at the Olympic last night. Gus won the first fall but Browning rallied to take the next two in great style. Continue reading
Chicago Tribune – October 21, 1936
Father Time, aided by Jim McMillen, finally caught up with Ed (Strangler) Lewis last night at the Coliseum Annex as the 45-year-old former heavyweight champion was beaten after 23 minutes 10 seconds of wrestling. McMillen threw Lewis, who has campaigned for 27 years, with a flying tackle after breaking a series of headlocks. The 1,500 fans had anticipated a Lewis victory. Gross receipts were $1,400. Continue reading