Tag Archives: Ed Welch

Mean Girl, Good One To Wrestle In Cape; Tag Event On

The Southeast Missourian – July 10, 1953

An unusual feature wrestling match has been scheduled for Saturday night at the Arena.  Ethel Johnson and Babs Wingo, both Negroes, will grapple for a regulation match, two out of three falls, 60-minute time limit. Continue reading

Girls Please Crowd At Wrestling Show With Holds Galore

The Southeast Missourian – July 13, 1953

Ethel Johnson put up a clean, clever fight Saturday night in the wrestling show at the Arena and quickly won the last two falls from her heavier opponent.  Babs Wingo, who had won the first with dirty play that would rival Red Roberts, capped by an “atomic drop” and a body press.  The “atomic drop” is a back breaker across the knee. Continue reading

Beef-Type Men, Girlies To Wrestle In Separate Bouts Scheduled Tonight

The Southeast Missourian – July 11, 1953

Plenty of action is forecast for tonight at the Arena when Ed and Herb Welch team up against Red Roberts and Rube Wright in a tag-team match, for two out of three falls and a 60-minute time limit. Continue reading