Tag Archives: Hal Rumberg

Savoldi Bests Bearded Rival

The Oregonian – January 2, 1942

Heavyweight wrestling returned to Portland Thursday night, and more than 1,500 fans greeted the grapplers on promoter Jack Ganson’s five-match card at the auditorium. Continue reading

American Wrestlers

The Argus – August 12, 1937

More American wrestlers will arrive in Australia within the next two weeks. Chief Little Wolf, the American Indian, leaves New Zealand on August 20. His first contest will be in Melbourne. Ed (“Strangler”) Lewis, who is on his way to India to wrestle Gama, the Indian champion, should be here in a few weeks. It is possible that Lewis will have one contest In Melbourne. Earl McCready is expected to leave New Zealand for Australia shortly. Continue reading

Frank Stojack And Lou Newman Score

Bremerton Sun – September 28, 1945

A tag team match — something decidedly new to Bremerton wrestling fans — caused quite a furore at the Civic Center last night. The team match headlined the Sportsmen’s Club weekly mat card, and it was a battle of brawn and words from start to finish. Continue reading

Lou Thesz Beats ‘Strangler’ Ed Lewis

Bremerton Sun – September 14, 1945

A good-sized crowd last night saw Ed (Strangler) Lewis, massive ex-heavyweight wrestling champion, drop two straight falls to Louis Thesz of St. Louis, big army private now stationed at Fort Lewis, as the mat game came back to Bremerton. Continue reading

Wrestling Show Prices Cut For Thursday

Bremerton Sun – September 10, 1945

Advance sale of tickets for Thursday night’s wrestling card — marking the re-opening of the sport here after a six-week vacation — began today. Continue reading

Charley Santen Downs Dean Detton

Los Angeles Times – March 31, 1933

In one of those dramatic finishes in which the hero not only crawls off the track in the nick of time, but throws the engine into the villain’s face, Charley Santen, rosy-cheeked Missouri bone-bender, took two out of three falls from Dean Detton, invading mat menace, to win last night’s main event at the Hollywood Legion Stadium.

Detton, a rough, tough young man, won the first fall in 18m. 41s. with a body scissors after punishing Santen with numerous enthusiastic flying tackles. Santen took the second fall in 9m. 15s. with a body slam.

Detton had Santen groggy from two flying tackles and was all ready to unleash a third one when Charley suddenly came to life, leaped high in the air and wrapped his shapely limbs about Dean’s lowered head. The resultant head scissors and accompanying disappointment so lowered Mr. Detton’s resistance that he succumbed to the deciding fall in 10m. 18s.

Less than 2,000 fans saw the match, so the rasslers got the show over in record early time for Hollywood.

Hal Rumberg tossed Lavosca (Billy) Severe twice within the brief space of nine minutes, each time with a flying body hold. The first fall came in 6 minutes and 13 seconds, the second in 2 minutes and 29 seconds.

Dan Koloff, the Bulgarian Lion, or something, trussed up the toe of Prince Chewchki (Chewacki) and made the red man say “Uncle” or whatever it is Indians say when they are ready to give up the ghost. It all happened after 13 minutes and 31 seconds.

Sailor Jack Lewis made the mistake of getting too brutal with Count Harkowski (the gob should have known better than to monkey with one of the mat game’s noblemen) and was disqualified after 6 minutes and 12 seconds of so-called “rasslin.” The navy man then took on the gallery for an unadvertised bout and was said to have won this decision.

Myron Cox threw Buddy O’Brien in the opener, using what was referred to as a spread-eagle hold. The end came after 11 minutes and 15 seconds.

Wrestling Re-Opens; ‘Strangler’ In Town

Bremerton Sun – September 13, 1945

Big, hard-as-nails Ed (Strangler) Lewis came to Bremerton this afternoon, all ready for the re-opening of the professional wrestling season at the CivicRecreationCenter at 8:30 o’clock tonight.

Lewis, one of the all-time greats of the mat game, planned to spend several hours before the wrestling program in getting acquainted with Bremertonians, particularly navy men. During the war emergency, he made extensive tours of army and navy camps to participate in athletic shows, and he made hundreds of friendships among service people.

“It’s a real pleasure for me to wrestle in a city like Bremerton, where there is an abundance of navy men. I know they enjoy good, clean, thrilling sport — just as I do. And I know they believe in keeping their bodies in excellent shape — just as I do. We speak the same language,” Lewis commented.

Lewis, still one of the mat game’s best men despite his increasing years, meets Louis Thesz, the handsome Hungarian, on the main event of tonight’s card, the first being staged by the new Bremerton Sportsmen’s Club, with Vic Sinkunas as matchmaker.

Hal Rumberg of McChord Field meets Rube Wright of Texas in the other half of the double main event; both weigh in the neighborhood of 240 pounds, and both are new to the Bremerton ring. Rube Wright is a brother of Jim Wright, who is known to local fans.

John Walker, the colorful Chicago boy, and Antone Leone, from Oyster Bay, N.Y., collide in the opener.