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Rocca, Eagle Go To Curfew Draw

New York Daily News – July 11, 1950
By Til Ferenzi

Approximately two tons of wrestling’s men of distinction, all equipped with a variety of biff bop, brought grab and grappling back to Yankee Stadium last night after an absence of 16 years. And like the unexplainable revival of the Charleston and Dixieland jazz, the crowd of 11,328 reveled in its return.

Although held down considerably by intermittent showers in the afternoon and a prediction of more of the same last night, the gross gate was a tidy $33,746, a portion of that sum benefitting the Free Milk Fund for Babies, Inc.

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Wrestles Tonight

Long Island Daily Press – March 22, 1945


Vic Christy, California Adonis, meets Emil Dusek of the Omaha wrestling tribe, in the feature match at the Ridgewood Grove tonight.  They will grapple best two out of three falls.  In the semi-final, Yvon Robert, the former world’s champion, meets Arthur Le Grand.  Other 30-minute bouts pair Tony Martinelli and Nanjo Singh, Fred (Poker Face) Grubmier and Pat Welsh and Reinhold Metzker, newcomer from Glendale, and Murray Rothenberg.

Wrestling Bouts Of Last Night

The Hannibal Courier–Post – October 15, 1935

WILMINGTON, Del. – Emil Dusek, 215, Omaha, defeated Abe Coleman, 205, New York, two out of three falls.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Leo Numa, 218, Seattle, Wash., defeated Chief Little Beaver, 225, North Carolina, one fall.

Becker Hopes To Hand Russell His First Local Mat Setback

The Herald-News – March 13, 1945

George Becker, the popular Newark defense worker who in his last appearance here battled Emil Dusek, of Omaha, to a draw at Kanter’s Auditorium, will wrestle in the feature bout on Thursday night’s wrestling show at the Armory.  He will meet Rebel Bob Russell, the roughneck from Texas who hasn’t lost a bout since he arrived in the East two months in the two out of three falls, one hour time limit bout.

Dusek in Semi-Final

Becker is one scientific gripster who has always been able to more than hold his own with a roughneck and that is the reason why Jim Austeri picked him to oppose the Texas bad man.  No matter how rough Russell gets, Becker will know how to cope with him and the Texan, who has won every bout except two in which he finished even, may have his streak broken.

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Mat Calendar

New York Post – March 3, 1945


BROADWAY ARENA – Emil Dusek vs. Tony Martinelli, to a finish; Vic Christy vs. Reb Russell, Murray Rothenberg vs. George Becker, Herbie Freeman vs. Lee Ryan, Jim Austeri vs. Bill Hall, time limit.

Phelan Orders Wrestling Cleanup

Syracuse Herald – September 27, 1934

A demoralized group of Syracuse wrestling and boxing officials were awaiting further word from the offices of the New York State Athletic Commission today, following an unexpected investigation on the part of Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman of the sports board, here last night. Continue reading

Wrestling Results

The Pittsburgh Press – May 5, 1936

MOOSE TEMPLE – Ivan Rasputin, 210, won from Nanjo Singh, 202, disqualification, 23:55; Billy Thom, 164, threw Pete Sherman, 175, 26:20; Bert Rubi, 158, drew with Leo Wallick, 178, 45 minutes; Eddie Malone, 180, threw Bad Boy Brown, 203, 13:27; Jack Conley, 187, drew with Walter Sirois, 193, 30 minutes. Continue reading

Wrestler Dies In Stadium Bout; Inquiry Called As Rival Held

Washington Post – June 26, 1936
By Bill McComick

Mike Romano, veteran wrestler, died on the mat before 5,000 people at Griffith Stadium last night.

The 40-year-old native of Trieste, Italy, was being counted out by referee Cyclone Burns after 13 – minutes of a match with Jack Donovan, of Boston, when he became unconscious. Continue reading

Dusek Brothers To Wrestle Tonight

The Miami News – January 31, 1958

The famous Dusek Brothers, Emil and Ernie, will take on Tony Martinelli and Sandor Kovac in an Australian tag team match during tonight’s wrestling show at the Miami Beach Auditorium.  The contest is scheduled for two out of three falls with a one hour time limit. Continue reading

Jack Hurley, Pro Wrestler, Killed In Fall

Syracuse Herald – March 14, 1934

NEW YORK CITY — Jack Hurley, listed as one of the “bad men” in the professional wrestling game and instigator of near riots among spectators in Syracuse, Baltimore, Boston and other places at mat shows, met his death here early this morning in a fall from his room on the fourth floor of the Hotel Lenox, 149 West 44th Street.

According to reports compiled by investigators, Hurley returned to the hotel at 3:30 o’clock, several hours after he had been thrown at the New York Coliseum by Emil Dusek, 205-pound wrestler of Omaha, Neb. The body was found, fully clad, some time later in a courtyard in the rear of the hotel.

Tony Felice, another wrestler residing at the hotel, declared Hurley, while he had improved rapidly since entering the professional mat sport and was regarded as a coming star, had tired of the grappling work and intended to quit shortly and go into business with his father.

Hurley, standing well over six feet, weighed 215 pounds and was extremely proud of his ability to incite the fans. He was placed on a Syracuse mat card last fall when the Disabled War Veterans decided to sponsor professional wrestling and made such a hit on his first appearance that he was brought back several times for repeat performances.

Hurley also was “built up” in the Boston area and drew out the customers in Baltimore, Rochester and other cities on the mat chain whenever he was billed with a rough and ready foe.

Strangely enough, Emil Dusek, who defeated Hurley in his final ring encounter, is scheduled to show in Syracuse on Wednesday, March 21, to oppose Joe Savoldi, the ex-Notre Dame football star, in the main bout of a card rigged up by John Contos, Baltimore promoter.

Police notified Hurley’s mother, Mrs. J.B. Hurley, Belmar, N.J., and his widow, who resides at 317 West 84th Street, New York City.