Tag Archives: Jim Henry

Strangler Lewis On Post Benefit Card

Washington Post – December 14, 1941

Once again the once familiar figure of Ed (Strangler) Lewis, the man who made the headlock famous, and who has been called one of wrestledom’s immortals, returns to action next Thursday night at Turner’s Arena on the card which The Washington Post Neediest Family Fund will benefit to the extent of 10 per cent of the proceeds. Continue reading

Zaharias Throws Jacobs, Triumphs In 8:51 With A Body Slam At Hempstead Arena

The New York Times – March 14, 1935

HEMPSTEAD, Long Island, March 13 (Special) — George Zaharias, 230, threw Harry Jacobs, 315, with a body slam in 8:51 of the feature wrestling match tonight at the Hempstead Arena. Al Bisignano, 212, won the semifinal, tossing Walter Underhill, 204, with a body slam after 20:08. Continue reading

Bobby Managoff Cops World Title

Houston Post – November 28, 1942

Young Bobby Managoff was crowned the new heavyweight wrestling champion of the world Friday night at the City Auditorium in Houston, before a cheering capacity crowd that had flocked into the building to see their idol work against Yvon Robert. Continue reading

Szabo Conquers Hagen

The New York Times – March 16,1935

Tosses Rival From Ring To Win At Stauch’s Arena Last Night

Sandor Szabo, 214, conquered George Hagen, 212, in the feature finish wrestling match at Stauch’s Arena, Coney Island, last night. The victor tossed his rival from the ring in 23:12 and Hagen was unable to continue. Continue reading

Jim Henry And Marconi Draw In Semi-Final Tag

The Calgary Herald – February 20, 1954

The Foothills Athletic Association presented the second tag tournament semi-final between “villains” Jim “Goon” Henry and Frank Marconi against Jean Baillargeon and Warren Bockwinkel, Friday night at Victoria Pavilion.  The “villains” had their hands full and let Baillargeon and Bockwinkel go full time after each team had taken a fall in one hour. Continue reading