Tag Archives: Joe Marsh

Girl Grapplers Score Hit In Wrestling Bout

Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch – March 18, 1937
By Tom Reilly

Close to 2,000 persons, some skeptical, but all curious, jammed their way into the City Auditorium last night to witness the novel spectacle of two fair young lassies doing a bit of grappling, &, judging from the general tenor of the talk around town today, the mauling misses scored a smashing hit with their surprisingly rough, fast brand of wrestling. Continue reading

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Girl Wrestlers Tangle Tonight

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 11, 1954

Girl wrestlers and a return match feature the three bout program at the Beach Arena tonight.

In the girl bout Babs Wingo will take on Betty White.  They are two of the top Negro girl wrestlers in the world. Continue reading

Three-Match Card On Wrestling Show

Miami Daily News – September 10, 1954

A three match program will feature Promoter Al Ritchie’s wrestling show tonight at the Bayfront Park Auditorium.  Sharing the spotlight with two Negro girl wrestlers – Babs Wingo and Betty White – will be a Hollywood movie actor, Tiger Joe Marsh. Continue reading

Bence, Tex Sign For Mat Bout

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – September 8, 1954

Matchmaker Saul Weingeroff signed Tex Riley and Johnny Bence for a bout last night and thus completed his three match card for Saturday night at the Beach Arena. Continue reading

Byers Remains Wrestle Queen; Cools Contender

St. Petersburg Times – September 2, 1954

June Byers, now recognized as the women’s world champion wrestler, made quick work of auburn-haired Bonnie Watson last night in a title match at the N. Worth Gable Armory. Continue reading

Marsh To Meet Tough Foe In Mat Program

Davenport Democrat & Leader – November 27, 1946

Tiger Joe Marsh, who practically exterminated Nick Waynes of Detroit on last week’s wrestling show, will run up against a much tougher foe in his headline bout Thursday night at the Labor Temple, 2100 Third Avenue, Rock Island. Continue reading