Tag Archives: Harry Smith

Bonnie Watson Fights Tonight

St. Petersburg Times – August 10, 1955

Therese Theis, pride of the Minneapolis, Minn., wrestling fans, takes on comely Bonnie Watson in the feature offering at the Armory tonight at 8 o’clock.

Bonnie, noted for her volatile temper and West Virginia feuding qualities, will have to be at her best to handle the Minnesota girl. Continue reading

Women Feature Wrestling Card

St. Petersburg Times – August 17, 1955

Blonde Bonnie Watson goes for her second straight Armory wrestling triumph tonight when she tackles Penny Banner of St. Louis in the feature of three bouts that begin at 8 p.m. Continue reading

Watson-Mull Team Cop Wrestling Feature

St. Petersburg Times – August 26, 1954

Bonnie Watson and Mary Jane Mull defeated Betty Hild and Ida Mae Martinez in a tag team match in the weekly wrestling feature at N. Worth Gable Armory last night before 600 fans. Continue reading

Tampa Grapple Card Monday

St. Petersburg Times – January 27, 1963

Tampa – Wrestling will switch to Monday night at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory tomorrow night for two weeks and promoter Cowboy Luttrall has capped his four-event program with a six-man Australian tag team match with Wild Red Berry and Saul Weingeroff in action.

Berry and the Kangaroos, Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, will meet Weingeroff and Kurt and Karl Von Brauner under Texas death match rules on a winners-take-all basis.  Regular falls will give wrestlers rest periods of one minute but will not count toward the decision.  Action will continue until a team concedes or wrestlers are unable to answer the bell.

Other events arranged by promoter Luttrall are Reggie Parks vs. Hiro Matsuda, Don Curtis vs. Billy Parks, and Harry Smith vs. Dale Lewis.

Von Brauners Top Mat Card

St. Petersburg Times – December 21, 1962

Clearwater – Kurt and Karl Von Brauner, back in wrestling circles after their Florida suspension was lifted, will face Ray Villmer of Tampa and Harry Smith of Atlanta, Ga., to-night in the feature grapple event at the Clearwater Armory at Missouri and Seminole.

In other matches Al Costello will meet Marco Polo of Boston, Mass. and Steve Kovacs will go against Red Roberts.