Southern Cross, Wellington, New Zealand – June 10, 1949
In last Sunday’s “World of Sport” broadcast from Radio 2ZB, Wellington, Wallie Ingram, Sports Editor of Southern Cross, gave interesting information about some of the wrestlers seen in New Zealand in the earlier days of streamlined wrestling. Today, Form Parade reprints this talk — from the original radio script — as an exclusive feature. If you’ve wondered what happened to “Whiskers” Blake, “Count” Joe Varga, or some of the others, you might find the answer in the following: Continue reading
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The Canberra Times – November 24, 1947
Al Costello and Leo Jensen, wrestled a draw at the Leichhardt Stadium last night. Both had a fall each.
The Oregonian – January 23, 1951
Jack Kiser, with some spontaneous assistance from his younger brother, Dale, defeated a very angry Soldat Gorky in the feature tangle of promoter Don Owen’s Labor Temple wrestling card Monday night. Continue reading
Tacoma News Tribune – January 23, 1934
Tacoma wrestling fans who watched Ted Cox, heavyweight grappler from Lodi, Cal., hand Bob Kruse a lesson in orthodox grappling last night, forgot all about the “King Kong” appellation they have added to his name. Cox took two out of three falls and the decision from the Oswego cabbage-grower in the main event of the mat card at the Greenwich Coliseum. Continue reading
Lincoln Journal – February 29, 1948
Can the Tigerman come back?
This question will be answered at the fair grounds arena Wednesday night when John Pesek ends a three-months period of involuntary retirement. Continue reading
The Sydney Morning Herald – January 16, 1947
Mel Peters, American wrestler, who arrived from the United States by air yesterday, will wrestle Leo Jensen at Leichhardt Stadium on Saturday night. Continue reading
The Canberra Times – December 20, 1948
SYDNEY, Sunday. – Al Costello defeated Leo Jensen in their wrestling bout at Leichhardt Stadium last night. Each had gained a fall, when in the sixth round Jensen went for a drop kick, crashed into the ropes and was unable to continue.