Utica Observer-Dispatch – September 12, 1957
By Bob Wilbur
Clinton – Yukon Eric won the first fall, but Pat O’Connor rallied to take the next two to gain a popular decision over Yukon in last night’s wrestling feature at the Arena.
Only 750 fans turned out for the card which also saw Fritz Von Erich of Germany and Joe Blanchard of Vancouver winning their bouts. As a result of last night’s victory, Von Erich plans to challenge O’Connor. Continue reading
The Dispatch – November 16, 1956
Glamour boys of wrestling go against traditional roughnecks in one of the best rounded cards presented here in months at the Lexington YMCA tomorrow night.
Heading the popular guys is the big television favorite Ricki Starr who returns here for the second straight week at his own request. Continue reading
The Dispatch – November 5, 1956
Mills Boys Disqualified
A Veterans’ Day special that packs plenty of wallop and offers two main events is slated in wrestling action at the Lexington YMCA Saturday night.
Ricki Starr, one of the rapid-rising young stars of the ring today and a fellow fans have been asking to see, makes his debut this week. The former Purdue University amateur great who once aspired to ballet dancing and who has been seen time after time on television, takes on the “Denver Destroyer” Tom Bradley in one of two main events. Continue reading
Posted in 1956
Tagged Al Mills, Ali Bey, Jack Bence, Jerry Gordet, Jim Austeri, Mike Paidousis, Nick Roberts, Pete Managoff, Ray Mills, Ray Villmer, Ricki Starr, Tom Bradley, Wally Lamb
Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 29, 1968
There’ll be no time limit in effect tonight when Bobby Shane and John Tolos meet in a rematch as the main event on the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum. Shane recently scored a two-fall win. Continue reading
Milwaukee Sentinel – July 29, 1971
The all-star pro wrestling show Saturday night at the air-conditioned Arena was completed Wednesday by promoter Dennis Hilgart with the signing of four more matches. Continue reading
Posted in 1971
Tagged Bull Bullinski, Jack Bence, Jack Pesek, Kay Nobel, Larry Hennig, Lars Anderson, Nick Bockwinkel, Ray Stevens, Red Bastien, Verne Gagne, Vivian Vachon
Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 9, 1968
Tom Andrews got a little help from John Tolos outside the ring and put an atomic drop on Bobby Shane to win the eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal on last night’s pro wrestling card at the Coliseum.
Tolos, the sixth man eliminated, stuck around and distracted Shane momentarily, allowing Andrews to get the upper hand. Police were needed to separate Shane and Tolos afterward.
Jack Bence, subbing for injured Dutch Savage, was the first eliminated. He was followed by John Kostas, Dean Higuchi, John Heideman, War Eagle and Tolos.
In warmup bouts, Kostas beat Bence, Shane defeated Heideman, War Eagle won on a disqualification over Tolos and Andrews and Higuchi drew.
Next Coliseum card will be Nov. 29, promoter Harry Elliott announced.
The Spokesman-Review – November 30, 1968
Bobby Shane beat John Tolas by referee’s disqualification Friday night at the Coliseum in the featured professional wrestling match.
The semifinal saw John Leo Jonathan win two out of three over Soldat Gorky. Bob Beasley was defeated by Jack Bence and Dutch Savage was able to get one fall and the win over Eric Froelich in other matches.
The Vancouver Sun – December 10, 1968
Dutch Savage and John Tolos captured the Canadian tag-team wrestling championship by defeating Don Leo Jonathan and Johnny Kostas Monday night at the Garden Auditorium.
In other bouts, Bobby Shane beat Tom Andrews, Dean Higuchi defeated Soldat Gorky, Vic Rostani topped John Heidemann and Eric Froelich and Jack Bence wrestled to a draw.
Posted in 1968
Tagged Bobby Shane, Dean Higuchi, Don Leo Jonathan, Dutch Savage, Eric Froelich, Jack Bence, John Heidemann, John Tolos, Johnny Kostas, Soldat Gorky, Tom Andrews, Vic Rostani
The Vancouver Sun – March 28, 1972
Billed as a battle of the thumbs, that’s how it was decided Monday night as Dutch Savage stopped Bulldog Brown in the main event before 2,700 wrestling fans at Exhibition Gardens.
Savage took the third fall with a shot to Brown’s throat with his thumb. In other bouts: Steven Little Bear defeated Emir Akbar, Buck Ramstad and Billy Francis teamed to handle Jack Bence and Mr. Ota, Eddie Morrow dispatched John Foley and Ray Steele and Peppe Ville battled to a draw.
Posted in 1972
Tagged Billy Francis, Buck Ramstad, Bulldog Brown, Dutch Savage, Eddie Morrow, Emir Akbar, Jack Bence, John Foley, Mr. Ota, Peppe Ville, Ray Steele, Steven Little Bear
Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 30, 1968
A disqualification ended the featured professional wrestling match last night at the Coliseum, with Bobby Shane given the decision over John Tolos. It was Shane’s second straight win over Tolos and came in a rematch the latter requested.
In other matches Don Leo Jonathan defeated Soldat Gorky, Bob Beasley beat Jack Bence and Dutch Savage won over Eric Froelich.