Tag Archives: Jesse James

Garibaldi Pins ‘Mask’ On Mat

Washington Post – February 1, 1945

Gino Garibaldi defeated Yellow Mask in 10 minutes in the feature match on Joe Turner’s mat card last night before 1,600 fans at the W St. arena. Garibaldi won when he tossed the “Mask” out of the ring and the latter failed to climb back in before the alloted 10 seconds. Continue reading

Road Dogg Continues Down Destructive Path

Charleston Post & Courier – June 3, 2001
By Mike Mooneyham

Brian James, whose promising career in the wrestling business has been plagued by substance abuse problems, continued his downward spiral at an independent show May 26 at Conway High School. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling Takes Bite Out Of ABC

Ocala Star-Banner – January 17, 1999
By Richard Burton

For those of you who need more proof of how well pro wrestling has caught on, just look at the bite it took into Monday Night Football’s viewership this past year.

Thanks to the 9.2 million viewers who watched Nitro and Raw on Monday nights during the fourth quarter of 1998, Monday Night Football had to endure the lowest ratings in its 29-year history. Continue reading

Bonnie Watson Meets Champ Tonight

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

‘Bad Street’ Will Never Be The Same

Charleston Post and Courier – July 22, 2001
By Mike Mooneyham

“Bad Street” will never be quite the same.

Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, who along with Michael “P.S.” Hayes and Buddy Jack Roberts formed one of the hottest teams in the wrestling business during the ’80s, died Monday at the age of 40 at his home in Rossville, Ga. Continue reading

Al Pereira Meets Abe Kashey On Mat Thursday

Washington Post – December 14, 1937

Al Pereira, the man mountain from Portugal who claims the European wrestling championship, will return to Turner’s Arena for his second shot Thursday night on the Christmas Fund benefit card. Continue reading

Jonathan, Valentine Mix In Valley Ring

Los Angeles Times – April 28, 1956

Valley Gardens fans in North Hollywood get a wrestling natural tonight when Leo Jonathan, Navajo Indian from Utah, clashes in a showdown match with Rocky Valentine, roaring cowboy from Lubbock, Tex. Continue reading

Mat Features Cram Card

The Oregonian – October 27, 1940

The greatest array of grappling talent ever assembled at the Labor Temple arena will appear on Herb Owen’s weekly card Friday night. For the first time since Owen began his mat promotion in Portland eight years ago he finds himself confronted with so many headline wrestlers he is forced to schedule three main events in order to do justice to the top-ranking talent. Continue reading

Tag Team Duel To Highlight Thursday Card

The Park City Daily News – December 22, 1963

Ladies will be admitted free Thursday night when the weekly wrestling card is held at the Bowling Green High gymnasium. Continue reading