Tag Archives: Little Beaver

Phelan Orders Wrestling Cleanup

Syracuse Herald – September 27, 1934

A demoralized group of Syracuse wrestling and boxing officials were awaiting further word from the offices of the New York State Athletic Commission today, following an unexpected investigation on the part of Gen. John J. Phelan, chairman of the sports board, here last night. Continue reading

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Gagne Beats McClarity In ‘Sleeper’ Bout

Chicago Tribune – August 7, 1954
By Frank Mastro

Verne Gagne beat Roy McClarity in their wrestling match in International Amphitheater last night, but not before the underdog, McClarity, had put Gagne away once with Verne’s patented sleeper hold. A capacity crowd of 9,891 paid a gross gate of $26,310. Continue reading

Miller Poses No Problem To Kowalski

Montreal Gazette – December 29, 1955

It’s two down and the rest of the field to go for giant Wladek Kowalski today. Last night, the big fella took the measure of Big Bill Miller in another bruising encounter that had the holiday crowd yipping throughout the three falls. Continue reading

Great Togo And Brother On Mat Card

Ottawa Citizen – February 13, 1954

Sakata Togo, full brother of The Great Togo, will make his eastern Canada debut at the Auditorium Tuesday night when he meets Bobby Nelson, speedy St. Louis grappler, in one of the bouts preceding the main attraction between Bobby Managoff and The Great Togo. Continue reading

Great Togo And Bollet Highlight Mat Program

Ottawa Citizen – August 14, 1957

Midget wrestling always seems to attract the attention of grappling-minded fans.  For those people a treat is in store for them at the Auditorium’s weekly wrestling show tomorrow night. Continue reading

Mercier Is Victor Over Zeller In Feature Bout At Auditorium

The Ottawa Evening Citizen – April 5, 1935

Flying Frenchman From Vancouver Shows Improved Form and Gives Pleasing Display in Defeating Former University of Indiana Football Star on Queensbury A.C. Program.  Little Beaver, Goldberg Win.

Showing marked improvement over previous appearances here, Al Mercier, the Flying Frenchman from Vancouver, last night scored a two-falls-to-one victory over Ernie Zeller, former University of Indiana football star, in the main bout of the Queensbury A.C. wrestling program in the local Auditorium.  Mercier’s improved form was so pronounced that he was stamped a favorite by the enthusiasts present, and his victory was enthusiastically acclaimed at the conclusion of the bout. Continue reading

Gagne Meets McClarity On Mat Tonight

Chicago Tribune – August 6, 1954
By Frank Mastro

Verne Gagne will put his United States television heavyweight championship on the block against Roy McClarity in the main event of tonight’s wrestling show in International Amphitheater. Continue reading

Macera Tops Mike Dibiase

Eugene Register-Guard – February 27, 1961

Luigi Macera and the “battling midgets” stole the show before a capacity wrestling crowd at the fairgrounds Cow Palace Saturday night.

Referee Elton Owen disqualified Mike Dibiase in the first fall of the headliner with Macera.  Macera had “Iron Mike” in a bad way in the second fall with punches and drop kicks and Wild Bill Savage avenged an out-side-the-ring trick by Savage last week and head-butted Dibiase.  Macera pinned Savage with ease.

Little Beaver, with his partner Red Taylor, beat Sky Lo-Lo with drop kicks and a flip to win the howling special event.  Tom Thumb was Lo-Lo’s partner.

The team tilt ended in a draw when Savage downed Kenny Ackles in the first fall.  Lorenzo Parente, Ackles’ partner, whip-wristlocked Savage so hard into the ropes that the top strand snapped and Savage plunged to his face and Parente scored an easy press.  Tito Kopa was Savage’s partner.

Kurt Von Poppenheim beat Pancho Valdez in the one-fall opener.