Tag Archives: Hans Schmidt

Starr, Gypsy Joe Wrestle Jan. 10

The Milwaukee Journal – December 28, 1958

Ricki Starr, a wrestler who prefers ballet slippers to sneakers, will meet Gypsy Joe in the feature match at the Auditorium Saturday night, Jan. 10.  In other matches Don and Jackie Fargo will meet Boris and Nicoli Volkoff in a tag team scuffle, Kurt Steinke will face Hans Schmidt and Gino Angelo will take on Carl Engstrom.

Gypsy Joe, Starr Duel

Milwaukee Sentinel – January 10, 1959

Ricki Starr, that dancing hit-and-run master, tries his befuddling routine against that well-known traveler, Gypsy Joe, in Saturday night’s main wrestling offering at the Auditorium. Continue reading

Whipper Retains Empire Title As Curfew Ends Kiniski Bout

Globe & Mail – September 24, 1965
By Steve York

They call it all-in wrestling in Britain and a look at the ending of the main bout at Maple Leaf Gardens last night showed why. There was Gene Kiniski…

What? The result? Oh, that was a draw between Whipper Watson and Kiniski. The 11 o’clock curfew halted the one-fall match for the British Empire heavyweight championship at 30:32 and referee Tiger Tasker ruled the outcome a draw. That meant Watson retained the title. Continue reading

Women Wrestle Royale Slated Tomorrow Night

Lakeland Ledger – October 28, 1960

There’ll be feminine pulchritude all over the National Guard Armory wrestling arena in the feature event of tomorrow’s wrestling card.

For Promoter Pat O’Hara will offer a five-girl wrestle royal to top the card with pairings for two one-fall bouts to follow being determined by the order of pinning in the royal. Continue reading

Calhoun Tops Wrestling Card

The Miami News – December 25, 1960

Haystacks (Country Boy) Calhoun, one of the biggest wrestlers in the business, tops the Miami Beach Auditorium card next Friday.

Calhoun will team with Chief Big Heart in a tag team match against Eddie Graham and Hans Schmidt.  The affair will be a two of three fall one hour bout. Continue reading

Watson, Big Eagle Win Wrestling Bout

The Miami News – December 24, 1960

Bonnie Watson and Chief Big Eagle won the feature wrestling match at the Miami Beach Auditorium, beating Pat Lyda and Pedro Godoy in the best of three falls. Continue reading

Rocca Tosses Schmidt In Wrestling Feature

Kingston, N.Y., Daily Freeman – September 29, 1954

Antonino Rocca, 227, the barefoot boy from the Argentine, won two falls from Hans Schmidt, 251, the Man Man from Munich, in the professional wrestling exhibition last night at the municipal auditorium.

A large crowd saw the man with the educated feet rally for victory after Schmidt copped the first fall with a body slam and press at 13:27. Continue reading

Schmidt Splits On Mat; Bows To O’Connor, Beats Referee

Moline Daily Dispatch – June 27, 1961

Wrestler Hans Schmidt battled a pair of adversaries in Davenport last night – world heavyweight champion Pat O’Connor and referee Bob Sabre. Continue reading

Photographer Flees As Whip Wins

Toronto Star – April 27, 1956
By Jim Proudfoot

Whipper Watson outpointed Hans Schmidt and Hardboiled Haggerty by a matter of two feet in last night’s wrestling headliner at Maple Leaf Gardens.

A cryptic statement, you say? Confusing? Leave us explain. Continue reading

Mat Men Who Know Best, Go Pressed

Chicago Tribune – April 7, 1956
By Cooper Rollow

With men who know wrestling best, it’s the body press, 4 to 3.

There are many ways of winning on the professional mat, most of them suspect in one way or another. But the true and tried body press – mayhem in a lethal, but legal, dose – won the popularity test last night in the International Amphitheater. Continue reading