Tag Archives: Jim Browning

A New Wrestling Find

Boxing & Wrestling News – April 1933
By Marvin Williams

When we discover that a youngster of barely twenty-one summers in the short space of less than a year has already nearly defeated a great ex-champion, Gus Sonnenberg, and recently gave the present champion, Jim Browning, a tough battle, we naturally prick up our ears and decide to look into the matter. We realize that this is a very rare case. We remember that such a fine wrestler as Earl McCready, after successfully wrestling for years, made the statement when a match between himself and Jim Londos was talked about, “I am not yet ready to meet Londos. I feel that I require more experience.”

We wonder if Paul Boesch is too ambitious and if he will be a flash in the pan? We wonder if he will grow discouraged by being defeated, even though the defeats thus far have only been at the hands of the finest? Or can it be possible that Paul is a “great”; one of those instinctive wrestlers who acquires great skill without long years of practice? Perhaps he figures that the finest experience in the world can only come from real matches against the best. Continue reading

Strangler Lewis In Title Campaign

Seattle Times – January 11, 1933

Ed (Strangler) Lewis, many-time heavyweight champion wrestler of the world, is campaigning for undisputed possession of that title once again, in “wrestling matches” rather than the present-day “exhibitions.” The veteran heavyweight made that declaration here yesterday. Continue reading

Lewis Keeps Title By Pinning Meyers

The New York Times – February 7, 1933
By James P. Dawson

Ed (Strangler) Lewis, world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, had no difficulty defending his crown last night against the assault of Dr. Fred Meyers, Chicago’s grappler-dentist, in Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

Illinois Takes Rest From Mat Shows

Associated Press – April 12, 1933

CHICAGO – Wrestling throughout the commonwealth of Illinois was finally laid to rest today after a posthumous exhibition in the Coliseum last night in which Jim Browning pinned Ed “The Strangler” Lewis with a scissors. Continue reading

Jim Browning Pinned In 22:31 By O’Mahoney

New York World-Telegram – March 19, 1935

Danno O’Mahoney, the Irish whip specialist here with an eye on the world title, last night dispatched Jim Browning of Missouri, former champion, in Madison Square Garden. The attendance was 7,500. Continue reading

Jim Browning Trounces Gus Sonnenberg

Los Angeles Times – July 13, 1933

Surprising practically nobody, Jim Browning defeated Gus Sonnenberg in the feature wrestling match at the Olympic last night. Gus won the first fall but Browning rallied to take the next two in great style. Continue reading

Jim Browning Out To Wreck Gus Sonnenberg

Los Angeles Times – July 11, 1933

When Jim Browning arrived here from the East a few days ago to complete training work for his three-fall title match with “Dynamite” Gus Sonnenberg at the Olympic tomorrow night, he was warned by close friends to keep pout of the way of the former champion’s low billy-goat butts as the referee had never called a foul on the chunky 200-pounder for their use. Continue reading

Santa Claus Arrives Here Little Early For George

New York Post – December 16, 1935
By Eddie Wade

Poppa Curley Plays Santa Claus... by Uhlmann

Poppa Curley Plays Santa Claus… by Uhlmann

Grappler Don Hangs Xmas Sock in Bid to Regain Mat Crown

 Third Time Danno, Challenger Meet

Santa Claus comes early this year.  At least he does to Ed Don George, the former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, who gets a chance to even matters tonight with the current title-holder, Danno O’Mahoney, at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

Jim Londos And Joe Savoldi Meet Tonight

Chicago Tribune – April 7, 1933

Jim Londos and Joe Savoldi will wrestle tonight at the Stadium in the main bout of a five-match program. The encounter is to be decided by one fall, with a time limit of an hour and a half.

In one of the other bouts, Jim McMillen will meet George Zaharias. Matchmaker Coffey has promised McMillen that he will get a chance at the winner of the main bout at a later date if he is victorious tonight. Continue reading

Who Won

Time – April 23, 1934

James (“Jim”) Browning, world’s heavyweight wrestling champion: two out of three falls in a match with bullet-headed, pot-bellied old Ed (“Strangler”) Lewis; in the Mexico City bullring, watched by a crowd of 20,000.