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Boesch Is Pinned By Dick Shikat

New York Sun, June 14, 1935

Dick Shikat, German wrestler, defeated Paul Boesch of Brooklyn in the main bout at the Jamaica Arena last night, after 26:21 of spirited work. Shikat substituted for Rudy Dusek of Omaha, and proved to be a suitable opponent for the big Brooklynite. Shikat started in furious fashion and seemed determined to make short work of the bout. However, Boesch gave Shikat plenty of trouble and at one time appeared on the verge of throwing the German. Continue reading

Grubmeier Returns To Meet Risignano

New York Post – April 6, 1936

Italian Has Chance to Raise Rating at Star Casino

Fred Grubmeier, back to the wrestling wars after a siege of pneumonia, tackles Al Bisignano in the finish match on the program Thursday night at Star Casino.  The hook scissors king defeated Ralph Garibaldi in his last start at the club. Continue reading

Hardboiled Haggerty Stops El Pulpo In Mat Massacre

Los Angeles Times – October 27, 1938
By Jack Singer

W.P.A. crews, working in shifts, last night were removing the broken body of El Pulpo, the Mexican Octopus Man, in sections and transporting said torso the glue factory where, attendants report, there is a 50-50 chance that it will be patched up again as good as new, give or take an arm. Continue reading

Costello: Dutch Flips, Chinese Racks

Southern Cross – May 16, 1950

Al Costello, much-travelled Australian wrestler, arrived in Wellington yesterday in readiness for his first match in New Zealand — against Flash Gordon at Wellington Friday night. Continue reading