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Chargers’ Ladd Debut March 26

Chicago Defender – March 19-25, 1966

Ernie Ladd, giant Negro defensive tackle in pro football, will make his Chicago debut in wrestling March 26 when he meets Bulldog Plechas in the Amphitheatre, 43rd and Halstead Sts. Continue reading

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Mat Show Completed

Milwaukee Sentinel – May 1, 1968

Saturday night’s professional wrestling show at the Auditorium, which is topped by a tag team match, was completed Tuesday with the signing of two more bouts.

Dale Lewis

Dale Lewis

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Rocca, Great Togo Both Disqualified

The Gazette, Montreal – June 20, 1957

Argentina Rocca’s return to local matdom was spoiled last night when The Great Togo’s insistence to mix it up on the ring apron instead of inside the ropes brought a disqualification for both wrestlers. 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

Thesz, Gomez In Title Match Friday

Houston Chronicle – February 24, 1957

World heavyweight wrestling champion Louis Thesz defends his title and belt against a man who already holds a victory over him when he meets Texas champion Pepper Gomez in the main event at the City Auditorium Friday night.

Gomez earned the right to face Thesz by his battle with El Medico last week and also earned it on the basis of his record. The last time he faced Thesz he won a conclusive victory over the big St. Louis star and ousted him out of the No. 2 spot in the nation’s ratings.

Gomez will go into the ring full of confidence on Friday. Since his last battle with Thesz he has had the advantage of coaching by Lou’s former manager, Strangler Lewis, and he expects the things he learned from Ed to pay big dividends in Friday’s fracas.

Friday’s six-match card is at the City Auditorium due to the fact that the rodeo occupies the Coliseum. But promoter Morris Sigel has made the bill of Coliseum proportions.

In the semifinal an international slugging bee will take place when Oriental Tokyo Joe matches his chops and chokes against the rough wrestling of Irish Danny McShane.

In the balance of the prelims Bobby Managoff battles Iron Mike in the promising special event with Managoff out after main event recognition.

The Bulldog faces 552-pound Country Boy Calhoun who is rapidly assuming the proportions of a legend here.

Joe (Killer) Christy tries his wallops against sturdy Dirty Don Evans in the second bout.

Larry Chene will leap into action in the opener against Mad Maurice Vachon.

Giant Will Wrestle Tonight

The Modesto Bee – February 4, 1977

Andre the Giant will wrestle in Modesto tonight in a five-man tag match in the Uptown Arena, starting at 8:30 o’clock.

Andre, who is 7-foot-5 and weighs 485 pounds, will team with Pepper Gomez to meet the team of the Great Fuji and brothers Johnny and Jimmy Valiant.  The match will be over on hour, two-out-of-three falls.

In other bouts, Alberto Madril will face Mad Dog Vachon and Alexis Smirnoff will meet Rock Riddle.

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