The Kingston Daily Freeman – May 23, 1962
Pro Mat Show
Buddy (Natureboy) Rogers will head a star studded cast as professional wrestling makes another appearance tonight at the Kingston Municipal Auditorium. Rogers, who will be making his first appearance in this city, will meet Pompero Firpo in one of five bouts which are expected to attract a top crowd. Action will begin at 8:40 p. m. Continue reading
Posted in 1962
Tagged Al Costello, Buddy Rogers, Edouard Carpentier, Fabulous Kangaroos, Fred Atkins, Giant Baba, Lou Albano, Mike Mazurki, Pampero Firpo, Ray Heffernan, Tony Altomare, Tony Monovsos
The Oregonian – March 27, 1947
Ed (Strangler) Lewis, the former world heavyweight mat champion, was upset at Civic Auditorium Wednesday night by burly Fred Atkins, Australian title claimant, who tore into the famed headlock artist from the opening bell. Continue reading
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – February 6, 1958
They unmasked ‘The Masked Marvel” last night at the War Memorial before an assemblage of about 1,000 fans but his identity was not divulged. After unmasking, the loser covered his face with his hands and ran into the dressing room. Continue reading
Posted in 1958
Tagged Baron Gattoni, Farmer Boy Townsend, Fred Atkins, Irish Jackie, Ivan the Terrible, Joe Blanchard, Lord Littlebrook, Martino Angelo, Masked Marvel, Roy McClarity, Tiny Tim Girard, Yukon Eric
Utica Daily Press – October 5, 1957
FRITZ VON ERICH
Clinton – Promoters of tonight’s wrestling card at the Clinton Arena are billing it as a triple-threat attraction. Action starts at 8:30. Continue reading
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
Globe & Mail – September 17, 1965
By Steve York
Crafty and snarly as ever, Lou Thesz defeated Johnny Valentine in the main wrestling match last night at Maple Leaf Gardens. By winning, evergreen Lou retained the National Wrestling Alliance world heavyweight championship. Continue reading
Globe & Mail – November 15, 1957
By Steve York
Dick Hutton became a good guy again to 9,099 wrestling fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night.
All the Oklahoma strong boy did was win over Lou Thesz to become National Wrestling Alliance world’s heavyweight champion.
Hutton forced the veteran to concede when he applied his fearsome abdominal stretch at 35:15 of the one fall, no time limit match. Continue reading
Posted in 1957
Tagged Al Costello, Dick Hutton, Fabulous Kangaroos, Farmer Boy, Fred Atkins, Fritz Von Erich, Gene Kiniski, Jim Bernard, Joe Blanchard, Lou Thesz, Mighty Ursus, Pat O'Connor, Pierre LaSalle, Roy Heffernan, Roy McClarity, Tiger Tasker, Whipper Watson, Yukon Eric
The Age – June 30, 1959
Powerfully built Hungarian wrestler Sandor Kovacs, victor by a two falls to one decision over Fred Atkins last Saturday, has been matched with rugged Lee Henning in the main bout at the stadium next Saturday night. Continue reading
The Fredonia Censor – March 6, 1958
The fantastic Kangaroos, Al Costello and Roy Heffernan, the world’s most traveled wrestlers, will return to Dunkirk’s Floral Hall Saturday night to feature the weekly mat card. Continue reading