St. Petersburg Independent – April 17, 1960
A change is on tap for viewers of the grunt and groan sport this Wednesday night, as Miss Ella Waldek and Miss Bonnie Watson return to the local scene to highlight weekly wrestling action at the new Armory. Continue reading
Lakeland Ledger – February 20, 1961
Pat O’Connor retained his grappling title here Saturday night by defeating Jack Wentworth in successive falls at the Armory.
O’Connor won the first fall when Wentworth was disqualified for refusing to break a strangle hold. O’Connor then swiftly pinned Wentworth with a submission hold in the second fall to win the match. Continue reading
Daytona Beach Morning Journal – February 27, 1954
Bonnie Watson, who has become a top notcher in girl wrestling, will get her biggest chance to-night. Continue reading
Sarasota Herald-Tribune – January 12, 1953
Miss Mars Bennett, Detroit, and Miss Helen Hild, Miami Beach, will collide in Tuesday night’s wrestling headliner at the American Legion Coliseum. The two gals will engage in a best two out of three falls match. Continue reading
Sarasota Journal – March 25, 1953
Miss Barbara Baker, Charleston, WestVa., outlasted her four wrestle royal opponents at the American Legion Coliseum here last evening and local grappler Bob Ford trimmed Jack Wentworth as about 500 grunt and groan fans looked on.
Miss Helen Hild was the first to lose on the girls’ match, Miss Ethel Brown and Miss Mars Bennett following. Bennett beat Brown and then Miss Baker pinned Miss Dot Dotson in the headliner.
Ford gave up after 16 minutes in the first fall, winning the last two tiffs in 4 ½ minutes and 1 ½ minutes. Ford will meet Gorgeous George here next Tuesday.