Tag Archives: Jim Wallis

Dusek Meets Sandor Vary

New York Post – January 19, 1937

Junior of Riot Squad Tops St. Nick Mat Card Tonight

Joe, youngest of the wrestling Duseks, moves into the finish bout tonight at St. Nicholas Palace, with Sandor Vary as an opponent.  Dusek hasn’t been defeated at the midtown arena, but is stepping up in class tonight and may find plenty of trouble. Continue reading

Lopez Outslugs Koverly In Mat Show

Washington Post – June 5, 1936
By George Considine

Thirty-five hundred spectators sat by the light of the silvery moon last night at Griffith Stadium to witness Vincent Lopez, so-called world wrestling champion, taming villainous George Koverly in one of the wildest slugging exhibitions on record. Continue reading

Al Mercier Pins Jim Wallis After Losing First Fall

The Lewiston Daily Sun – July 16, 1934

Togus, July 15 – Al Mercier, New England heavy weight wrestling champion, successfully defended his title at Soldiers’ Field, Togus, Sunday afternoon, winning two out of three falls from Jim Wallis, former Holy Cross bootball captain.  Wallis climbed into an advantageous position at the outset of the bout, winning the first fall in fourteen minutes and five seconds by a series of flying tackles followed by a body press.  Scarcely had these contestants of the main bout returned to the ring when Mercier dropped Wallis to score his first fall in exactly one minute and twenty five seconds.  The final fall was taken by Mercier, after nine minutes of wrestling, retaining the title, which judging by his exhibition rightfully belongs to him. Continue reading