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Gorgeous George And Red Berry In Auditorium Ring Tuesday

The Kansas City Times – December 3, 1954

GORGEOUS GEORGE

GORGEOUS GEORGE

WILD RED BERRY

WILD RED BERRY

Wrestling’s Two Fabulous Personalities Will Collide in Colorful Feature Match – Negro Girl Stars Also Share Spotlight on the Big 4-Match Card.

Gorgeous George’s ostrich feathers will be plucked out if “Wild Red” Berry is able to fulfill his vow to give the “Darling” of the wrestling world “the beating of his life.”  The two fabulous wrestling personalities will collide head-on in the big featured match on the star-packed card Tuesday night (Dec 7) in the Municipal Auditorium arena. Continue reading

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Gorgeous George Runs Into Trouble

Associated Press – June 9, 1951

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Gorgeous George, a professional wrestler, was accused today of ungentlemanly conduct outside the ring. Continue reading

Who You Calling Old-timer?

Orlando Sentinel – July 15, 2001
By Ric Russo

ESPM Classic Professional Wrestling Features Footage From The Heydays Of The Rough-and-tumble Giants.

Are you a fan of “old-school” professional wrestling?

Do you yearn for the days when grapplers with monikers such as Killer Kowalski, Moose Cholak, Gorgeous George and Andre the Giant ruled the ring? Continue reading

Wrestling Game Is On The Upswing

Sacramento Union – February 23, 1949
By Bill Conlin

The remarkable resiliency of the wrestling business is being demonstrated on a weekly basis at Memorial Auditorium. Business has never been better, at least in the last five years, and the grapplers are playing to profitable houses every Monday night. Continue reading

Gorgeous Moneybags

Minneapolis Tribune – May 8, 1955
By Daryle Feldmeir

Mr. Gorgeous George of Beaumont, Calif., is just a simple Nebraska farm boy who owns four orchid Cadillacs, 127 flamboyant dressing gowns insured for $50,000, and, on some nights, maybe, wears an orchid ‘twined in his marcelled curls. Continue reading

Drama Comes To Field House

Moline Daily Dispatch – January 21, 1950
By Jim Dix

(ED. NOTE – Feeling itself inadequate to deal with the thespian elegancies of the Gorgeous George show at Wharton Fieldhouse last night, the sports department called upon the Dispatch drama critic, Jim Dix, to do the reporting.)

One thing may be said in praise of the drama (see footnote No. 1) at Wharton Fieldhouse last night. The timing was perfect. It started out on a dramaturgically correct minor key (see footnote 2), setting the mood for the coming of the star, and then, at exactly the right moment, the star appeared, like a disdainful Caesar, come to intimidate the Roman senate. Continue reading

Expect Big Crowd Tonight

Moline Daily Dispatch – January 20, 1950

With the largest crowd ever to witness a wrestling show in the Quad Cities expected to be on hand, big-time grappling of the type that has taken the television world by storm will make its debut at Wharton Fieldhouse tonight. Continue reading

Eric Whitehead’s Fan Fare

Vancouver Daily Province – January 18, 1951

A lot of nice honest wrestlers will probably be hurt by this, but having recently viewed both Gorgeous Gussie and Gorgeous George at reasonably close quarters, I must cast my vote for Gussie. Continue reading

Gorgeous George Small Potatoes To Great Togo

Ottawa Citizen – January 25, 1950
By John Barrington

NEW YORK – About all you need nowadays to become a wrestler is a gimmick.  Of course, a good set of muscles is no handcap.  But unless you’re a Tibetari sheepherder, the seventh son of a seventh son, or at least a battered up football player, you might as well give up. Continue reading

George Declared Winner As Foe Rams Ring Corner

Savannah Morning News – March 15, 1953
By Arthur Whitfield

Everything was going along just fine last night at the Municipal Auditorium until a “Dr. Edwards” stepped out of the audience and called off a match between pro wrestlers Gorgeous George and a young Greek lad named Mike Paidousis. Continue reading