Tag Archives: Hans Bauer

Hans Bauer To Meet Gotch On Thursday

The Sunday Sentinel and Milwaukee Telegram – February 14, 1926

Hans Bauer, fully recovered from his rough bout with Strangler Lewis at the Auditorium last Tuesday night, has another tough assignment facing him Wednesday night at the Gayety theater when he tackles Nick Gotch, the giant Ukrainian. Continue reading

Strangler Lewis Is On Gayety Card

The Milwaukee Sentinel – January 25, 1926

With Strangler Ed Lewis and Nick Gotch in the windup, and Hans Bauer and Frank Le Marke in the other half of the double feature, Milwaukee wrestling fans will be given a treat at the Gayety theater Wednesday night.

The appearance of Lewis is holding top attention, but the Bauer-Le Marke contests is expected to be one of the best of the current season. Continue reading

Strongberg Is Winner, But He Draws The Boos

Davenport Democrat & Leader – April 4, 1941
By Forrest Kilmer

Despite his victory over Tiger Siki in the windup of the wrestling card at the Eagles Thursday night, the boos of 400 fans followed Rudy Strongberg to the dressing rooms as the cash customers yelled their disapproval at his tactics in the ring. Continue reading

Wrestling Crowd Has Its Laughs

Davenport Democrat & Leader – March 4, 1941
By Ed Young

(NOTE TO J. OD The obit reporter or one of your picture show critics would have been the best qualified to have handled the assignment that accompanied a couple of passes to the so-called wrestling show. Today in Davenport competitive wrestling is either dead or has slipped down from the category of an athletic event to that of a stage show.E.W.Y.)

So they had elephants in the Shrine circus, too.

Well, to be exact, eight of them Monday night stomped around a ring in the Eagles’ hall. Continue reading

‘Angel’ Wins From Turkish Champ Easily

Davenport Democrat & Leader – December 31, 1940
By Neuman Kerndt

Maurice Tillet, alias “The Angel,” continued on his unbeaten parade of the U.S. by disposing of one Charlie Manoogian, billed as the Turkish title holder (there were no other Turks to dispute his title among the 1,000 who crowded into the Grand Theater Monday night). Continue reading

Al Mercier To Oppose World’s Champion Don George Here Next Week

The Lewiston Daily Sun – March 10, 1933

Ed Don George 3-10-33

Ed Don George, heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, will defend his title against Al Mercier of Montreal in the feature event of an all-star wrestling program which Promoter John McGee has lined up for City hall a week from tonight.  It will mark the second appearance of George in this city but his first visit here as a champion.  Indications point to a record crowd at City hall as Mercier has shown in his recent performances here that he is capable of giving the champion a good run and extend the title-holder to the limit for the benefit of local fans. Continue reading