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Race, Brisco Battle For Title

The Houston Post – July 15 1973

Harley Race, heavyweight champion of the pro-wrestling world, meets the nation’s No.1 challenger when he faces Oklahoma’s Jack Brisco in the final event of a power packed bill at the Sam Houston Coliseum Friday night.

Harley Race 7-15-73

HARLEY RACE

Brisco, ready to unleash all the frustration of six months of waiting for a promised crack at the title, is primed for an all-out effort. In his climb toward Friday’s important tilt he has beaten Johnny Valentine, Wahoo McDaniel, Fritz Yon Erich, The Missouri Mauler and turned in a sensational one hour draw with ex- champion Dory Funk. Continue reading

Thesz Wins Over Ben Sharpe In Match Here

Humboldt Standard – November 9, 1954

Lou Thesz, heavyweight champion of the world, showed terrific speed and wrestling know-how last night in winning from Big Ben Sharpe before $4221 worth of fans at Eureka’s Municipal Auditorium. Continue reading

Three Matches Scheduled For Lions’ Show

Humboldt Standard – November 3, 1954

Enrique Torres will wrestle in the semi-windup and Mike Sharpe gets a preliminary bout on the Lou Thesz-Ben Sharpe heavyweight mat championship go in Eureka’s Municipal Auditorium next Monday night. Continue reading

Tribute To Henry Marcus

Charleston Post and Courier – May 24, 1998
By Mike Mooneyham

Downtown Charleston may be filled with the sights and sounds of Spoleto, but next weekend at 1000 King Street, professional wrestling will be the order of the day.

The King Street Palace, site of the former County Hall, will be the stage for the biggest pro wrestling reunion ever held in this area. “The Night the Legends Return: A Tribute to Henry Marcus” will be a long-overdue tip of the hat to one of the sport’s great promoters, along with a recognition of the past stars of the Mid-Atlantic area. Continue reading

Stepping Back In Time At Old County Hall

Charleston Post & Courier – April 5, 1998
By Mike Mooneyham

If you build it, they will come.

Henry Marcus did many years ago, and for several decades they came in droves.

County Hall was the place to be on Friday nights, and Marcus was the man who promoted weekly wrestling shows that put this town on the map as a mat mecca. Continue reading