Tag Archives: Emil Dusek

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.

The Bat, Helen Win Mat Bouts

The Telegraph-Herald – October 13, 1949

Lil Ellison, “Rooster” from Columbia, S. C., was doing no crowing Thursday.  She was as an egg shell against Helen Hild Wednesday night and the Denver girl took two straight falls and a victory in the Melody Mill’s weekly wrestling show.

It’s true that Helen the Heroine had a bit of help from the over-enthusiastic ringsiders, but little Lil brought most of her troubles upon herself with her horrendous tactics and what not.  While she was busy scratching and clawing, her rival bided her time and when the two opportunities presented themselves, slammed the Carolinian matward with enough oomph to keep her down and pinned.

In the other half of the double windup, the Bat and Emil Dusek finally reached a decision after last week’s draw.  Wednesday night, the Bat staved off Emil’s attempts to unmask him and, after spotting the Omahan the first fall, took the next two nods for a victory.

Emil and the Bat, a slight bit fatigued from a long Omaha-Dubuque automobile journey, including a breakdown in Des Moines, started slowly and Emil’s body slam got the first fall in an unexciting manner.

The two perked up, especially Emil when the Bat began rudely massaging Dusek’s leg.  Her turned furious, but the Bat stuck to the limb and gained a fall.  He got the next one, too, on an intricate maneuver on the same extremity, a maneuver best described as a crunch hold.

It was good that the Rooster and Helen engendered excitement in the final bout, for, in the opener, Joe Dusek and Earl Wampler laid somewhat of an egg.  They went the full half hour to a draw with the consensus from the crowd wanting them drawn and quartered.

As the final match expired, the Rooster, displeased with referee Bob Jessem’s officiating, attacked the Cedar Rapids arbiter.  Said personality entwined petite Lil in the ropes and she hung there until she cooled.

Promoter Ken Fenelon announced another show for next Wednesday night.