Tag Archives: French LaRue

Heavyweights Will Meet In Wrestling Match Monday Night

Stamford American – February 7, 1936

Promoter Pug Hester is out looking for props to hold up his arena when the heavy-weights invade it next Monday night for the first time.  Jack “Rough House” Nelson, 216 pounder, is to encounter the 205 pound tackle expert, Nick Elitch in the main event of the matches at the City Auditorium. Continue reading

Angered Mat Fan Assaults Referee

Detroit Free Press – April 21, 1936

An angered fan attacked referee Ted Greis as he stepped from the Arena Gardens ring last night but the ring official, strong and youthful, quite gallantly refused to strike back because his assailant was wearing glasses. Continue reading