Tag Archives: Joe Savoldi

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

Mr. Lewis Falls Prey To Savoldi

Los Angeles Times – May 23, 1933

NEW YORK, May 22 (AP) — Jumping Joe Savoldi, the illustrious ex-footballer, advanced another step toward the wrestling heights tonight with a field goal victory over old Ed (Strangler) Lewis at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

National Wrestling Association Still Recognizes Londos

Associated Press – April 15, 1933

CLARKSDALE, Miss. – So far as the National Wrestling Association is concerned, Jimmy Londos is still world champion of the heavies, Col. H.J. Landry of Friar Point, Miss., president of the association, notified association members today. Continue reading

Sandor Vary In Mat Test

New York Post – December 20, 1935

Savoldi and Barber Top Wrestling Card at Armory

Sandor Vary, Hungarian heavyweight, is an added attraction on the heavyweight wrestling card topped by Joe Savoldi and Hank Barber, former collegians. Continue reading

It’s Opera We Get Now

The Pittsburgh Press – January 17, 1936

Wrestlers Show Wares Here As Customers Render ‘Volga Boatman’

They’re giving us professional wrestling set to music here in Pittsburgh, with “Old Rockin’ Chair” done by Joe Savoldi and Vic Christy, and “The Volga Boatman” rendered by that bearded baritone, Sergi Kalmikoff, the current favorites. Continue reading

Savoldi To Meet Christy Tonight

The Daily Times – January 16, 1936

PITTSBURGH – Joe Savoldi and Vic Christy will battle to a finish in the headline bout of the wrestling show at the North Side Arena tonight.  In the semi-final Sergi Kalmikoff and Mike Mazurki oppose each other.  Another preliminary brings together Sam Cordovano and Dr. Freddy Meyers, Chicago.  In the 30-minute matches Sandor Vary, Hungarian, meets Pete Peterson while Joe Tonti, of Midland, Pa., battles it out with Andy Meixner, of Texas.

‘Flying Dropkick’ On Display!

The Pittsburgh Press – January 16, 1936

JOE SAVOLDI

JOE SAVOLDI

Savoldi’s Mat Weapon Vies With Christy’s Flying Scissors at North Side Arena Tonight

Jumping Joe Savoldi’s flying dropkick goes on exhibition tonight against Vic Christy’s flying head scissors in the feature spot of Promoter Elwood Rigby’s wrestling card at the North Side Arena.  Five bouts are on the program, the first at 8:30 p. m. Continue reading

Lewis Regains Mat Title, Challenges Londos

New York World-Telegram – April 14, 1931

LOS ANGELES — (Special) — Those two college boys, Gus Sonnenberg and Ed Don George, have played around with it long enough. The veteran Ed (Strangler) Lewis last night beat the latter to win claim to the world heavyweight wrestling title for the third time, and today challenged Jim Londos to a match that would clear up the controversy over the crown. Continue reading

Londos To Meet Savoldi Tonight

Associated Press –  April 7, 1933

CHICAGO – Jim Londos of Greece risks his claim to the world’s heavyweight wrestling championship against the rushes of Jumping Joe Savoldi of Notre Dame football fame tonight. A crowd of 20,000 was expected to jam the Chicago Stadium to watch the match.

Some of the so-called “wise ones” of the wrestling game predicted that Savoldi would win or hold the Grecian Adonis to a draw.

George-Savoldi Mat Bout Looms

Associated Press – April 11, 1933

BOSTON – After endorsing the Illinois Athletic Association’s moratorium on wrestling, president Thomas Reardon of the American Wrestling Association tonight said his organization would recognize the winner of an Ed George-Joe Savoldi match as the world champion. Continue reading