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Professional Wrestling Popular Great Show Every Tuesday Night

The St. Maurice Valley Chronicle – May 7, 1936

Arena Scene of High Class Heavyweight Professional Wrestling Every Tuesday Night. – See the Big Pachyderms in Action. – Popular Prices.

After last Tuesday’s exciting bouts at the Arena, the fans now realize that the promoters mean business by bringing the cream of the lot to Three Rivers.

Next Tuesday, Yvon Robert, the popular coming world’s champion, will provide the highlight in the final against Henry Biers.  The latter has been seen in action here twice, he is a most promising prospect for the title, so that he and Robert should put on one of the classiest bouts ever seen at the Arena.

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O’Mahony Pins Russell After Absorbing Much Punishment

Trenton Evening Times – February 10, 1938

Danno O’Mahony, former world’s champion, won the feature wrestling match at the Arena last night when he gained two successive falls over Rebel Bob Russell, berserk Southerner, in a best two falls out of three match.

Referee John Scaman awarded O’Mahony the first fall in 38 minutes after disqualifying Russell for unnecessary roughness.  The Rebel, exponent of the rougher tactics employed in the game, had O’Mahony at his mercy for some 10 minutes as he proceeded to treat the former titleholder to an unmerciful drubbing.  Seaman repeatedy warned Russell to desist from using foul tactics, but the rowdy Southerner continued to pummel O’Mahony.  Seaman finally asserted his authority and sent Russell to his corner and raised O’Mahony’s hand to designate that he had won the fall.

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O’Mahony And Russell Clash In Windup At Arena Tonight

Trenton Evening Times – February 9, 1938

Danno O’Mahony

Who is the better matman and which can stand up longer under the punishment dealt out in a grueling contest will be settled tonight when Danno O’Mahony, former world’s champion, and Rebel Bob Russell, wild Southerner, meet in the feature bout of Johnny Ipp’s mat tourney at the Arena.

The public, which has seen both of these grappling firebrands in action, likes the Irishman’s chances to the extent of making him a slight favorite.

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Danno To Meet Villain Of Mat

Trenton Evening Times – February 8, 1938

Rebel Bob Russell Menaces Popular Irishman at Arena

Danno O’Mahony, streamlined Irishman and former titleholder, and Rebel Bob Russell, wild southerner, will display nothing in common, except courage and a desire to win, when they clash in the wrestling feature on Johnny Ipp’s weekly mat party at the Arena tomorrow night.

They will bring together the extremes in grappling.  O’Mahony, winner over Jimmy Londos, Don George, and Jim Browning, will represent the school of mat sciences.  Russell, ace villain, will represent no school and no science.

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Boesch Is Pinned By Dick Shikat

New York Sun, June 14, 1935

Dick Shikat, German wrestler, defeated Paul Boesch of Brooklyn in the main bout at the Jamaica Arena last night, after 26:21 of spirited work. Shikat substituted for Rudy Dusek of Omaha, and proved to be a suitable opponent for the big Brooklynite. Shikat started in furious fashion and seemed determined to make short work of the bout. However, Boesch gave Shikat plenty of trouble and at one time appeared on the verge of throwing the German. Continue reading

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

Sandor Vary In Mat Test

New York Post – December 20, 1935

Savoldi and Barber Top Wrestling Card at Armory

Sandor Vary, Hungarian heavyweight, is an added attraction on the heavyweight wrestling card topped by Joe Savoldi and Hank Barber, former collegians. Continue reading

Santa Claus Arrives Here Little Early For George

New York Post – December 16, 1935
By Eddie Wade

Poppa Curley Plays Santa Claus... by Uhlmann

Poppa Curley Plays Santa Claus… by Uhlmann

Grappler Don Hangs Xmas Sock in Bid to Regain Mat Crown

 Third Time Danno, Challenger Meet

Santa Claus comes early this year.  At least he does to Ed Don George, the former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, who gets a chance to even matters tonight with the current title-holder, Danno O’Mahoney, at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

Szabo Pins Marshall In Feature At Yonkers

New York World Telegram – December 4, 1931

Sandor Szabo of Hungary, 203, threw Floyd Marshall of California, 212, after 16:15 of the feature finish match at the Columbus Sporting Club in Yonkers last night before a crowd of 1,500 spectators. The winner used a suplex hold to down his opponent. Other results: Continue reading

Szabo, Dr. Wilson Battle To Yonkers Draw

New York World Telegram – November 20, 1931

Sandor Szabo, 203 pounds, of Hungary, and Dr. Ralph Wilson, 206, of Philadelphia, wrestled to a draw in the feature finish match at the Columbus Sports Club, Yonkers, before a crowd of 2,000 last night. The match was halted at the end of an hour of grappling by the New York State Athletic Commission’s 11 o’clock rule. Continue reading