Tag Archives: Mike Mazurki

Lewis Keeps Title By Pinning Meyers

The New York Times – February 7, 1933
By James P. Dawson

Ed (Strangler) Lewis, world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, had no difficulty defending his crown last night against the assault of Dr. Fred Meyers, Chicago’s grappler-dentist, in Madison Square Garden. Continue reading

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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

On The Hoof

Saturday Evening Post – December 14, 1935
By Milton MacKaye

The standing of wrestling as a profit-making enterprise has received little attention in the economic journals, and even those publications devoted to the fevers of sport have been niggardly in space and headlines. There has been a general tendency to regard wrestling as a sort of little country cousin of the opulent boxing profession, a rude and primitive trial of strength persisting feebly in the backwoods sections, but destined ultimately to become as extinct as the broadsword. As a public spectacle, it has been rated just ahead of long-distance walking contests and the hop, skip, and jump, and considerably behind the breath-taking thrills and romance of puss-in-the-corner and the potato race. Continue reading

Managoff Pins Mat Meanie

Los Angeles Times – November 14, 1940

Bobby Managoff, young Chicago marvel, righted a great wrong done to him (by his own admission) a week ago when he thoroughly drubbed Hardboiled Haggerty in straight falls last night at the Olympic.

A week ago, Managoff had won his way into the finals of the Gold Belt wrestling tournament but suffered disqualification when he charged into the ring ahead of schedule and landed on Haggerty, who was then engaged in winning his semifinal bout in positively brutal fashion. Continue reading

Indian Chief Beats Lutze

San Francisco Chronicle – June 5, 1935

Chief Little Wolf won two of three falls from Nick Lutze last night at Dreamland, winning the first in 15 minutes with a toe hold and the deciding tumble in 8 minutes with a tackle. Lutze won the second fall in 1 minute with an anchor bar. Continue reading

Little Wolf Meets Lutze In Mat Bout

San Francisco Chronicle – June 3, 1935

Chief Little Wolf, the Navajo Indian wrestler, is set for a tough struggle tomorrow night when he locks grips with Nick Lutze, fast and scientific “grunter” from Venice, Cal., in the final event on Jack Ganson’s program at the Dreamland Auditorium. Continue reading

For The Record

Bergen NJ Record – October 18, 1960
By Al Del Greco

Willie (the Beard) Gilzenberg retired a year or so ago to Miami Beach but he’s not lolling under palm trees.

“The action’s up here,” said Willie, “and I’ve got to hustle for the buck. How else can I keep my wife Lil in the style to which she is accustomed and my partner, Babe Culnan, with enough scratch to throw away on the gee-gees?” Continue reading