Tag Archives: George Hagen

Lewis Keeps Title By Pinning Meyers

The New York Times – February 7, 1933
By James P. Dawson

Ed (Strangler) Lewis, world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, had no difficulty defending his crown last night against the assault of Dr. Fred Meyers, Chicago’s grappler-dentist, in Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

Jim Browning Trounces Gus Sonnenberg

Los Angeles Times – July 13, 1933

Surprising practically nobody, Jim Browning defeated Gus Sonnenberg in the feature wrestling match at the Olympic last night. Gus won the first fall but Browning rallied to take the next two in great style. Continue reading

Jim Browning Out To Wreck Gus Sonnenberg

Los Angeles Times – July 11, 1933

When Jim Browning arrived here from the East a few days ago to complete training work for his three-fall title match with “Dynamite” Gus Sonnenberg at the Olympic tomorrow night, he was warned by close friends to keep pout of the way of the former champion’s low billy-goat butts as the referee had never called a foul on the chunky 200-pounder for their use. Continue reading

Sandor Vary Makes Hit In First Mat Feature

New York Post – December 20, 1935

Sandor Vary has made rapid progress in his brief drive for interest in the wrestling fans.  Today, after only one preliminary match and one appearance as a headliner, he is being sought by several promoters, particularly the group at the Star Casino, where he disposed of Jack Hader in only 19 minutes of the feature event last night.  George Hagen and Gabriel d’Annunzio wrestled 30 minutes to a draw in the semifinal bout.

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

Stein Pins Stahl In 19:24 At Yonkers Club

New York World Telegram – December 11, 1931

Sammy Stein, Newark, threw Richard Stahl, Germany, in 19:24 of the feature finish match at the Columbus Sports Club in Yonkers last night. Stein used a series of flying tackles before he could pin his opponent. Stein weighed 200, Stahl 210. Continue reading

Jim Browning Tosses Charley Santen

Los Angeles Times – July 27, 1933
By Bill Potts

With much the same ease and motion one would use in winding an alarm clock, Jim Browning last night applied his famous turnover scissors to the well-padded grill of Charley Santen and rendered that chunky young man hors de combat in two speedy falls. Continue reading

Szabo Conquers Hagen

The New York Times – March 16,1935

Tosses Rival From Ring To Win At Stauch’s Arena Last Night

Sandor Szabo, 214, conquered George Hagen, 212, in the feature finish wrestling match at Stauch’s Arena, Coney Island, last night. The victor tossed his rival from the ring in 23:12 and Hagen was unable to continue. Continue reading