Tag Archives: John Spellman

Wrestling At Fitzroy

The Argus – December 7, 1937

Spellman and Fouche Draw

Under the management of Stadiums Ltd an eight-rounds wrestling contest was held at the Fitzroy Stadium last night between John Spellman (16.1) and Francois Fouche (18.7). Continue reading

Sporting Broadcasts From 3UZ

The Argus – December 4, 1937

Commencing on Monday night 3UZ will resume its sporting broadcasts from the Fitzroy Stadium, with Jack Gurry at the microphone. The opening wrestling bout of the new series will be between John Spellman (U.S.A.) and Francois Fouche (France). The broadcasts will be heard at 9.20 each Monday night.

John Spellman Wins

The Lewiston Daily Sun – December 19, 1928

Providence, R. I., Dec. 18 – (AP) – John Spellman of Providence, defeated Freddy Myer of Chicago in two straight falls in 51 minutes and 14 seconds at the Acme A. C. matches in the Arcadia here tonight. Continue reading

The Sports Spy Glass By Hutch

Arizona Republic – March 3, 1931

Seems like I can’t get Pete Sauer out of my mind and with the mail carrying reams of copy about the great wrestlers of the day, I have the impression that Pete is being the run-around by most of the front-rank matmen. Continue reading

Old ‘Ed’ Rassles Tonight

San Francisco Chronicle – February 2, 1937

Nearing 50, Ed (Strangler) Lewis remains one of the foremost performers among the grapplers, five times world’s heavyweight champion.

When most athletes would be long through, Lewis says he is headed for the top the sixth time and will start again by defeating Sandor Szabo, Pacific Coast heavyweight titlist, in their two-hour rematch tonight at the Dreamland Auditorium, best two in three falls. Continue reading

Al Mercier To Oppose World’s Champion Don George Here Next Week

The Lewiston Daily Sun – March 10, 1933

Ed Don George 3-10-33

Ed Don George, heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, will defend his title against Al Mercier of Montreal in the feature event of an all-star wrestling program which Promoter John McGee has lined up for City hall a week from tonight.  It will mark the second appearance of George in this city but his first visit here as a champion.  Indications point to a record crowd at City hall as Mercier has shown in his recent performances here that he is capable of giving the champion a good run and extend the title-holder to the limit for the benefit of local fans. Continue reading