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Rocca Pins Carlton At MSG

New York Times – May 16, 1950

Antonino Rocca of Argentina sent his followers home happy by defeating “Lord” Leslie Carlton of Oxford, England, in 24 minutes, 23 seconds in one of the feature wrestling exhibitions that attracted 14,246 to Madison Square Garden last night. The program drew gate receipts of $42,311, well below the figures at the last two shows at the Eighth Avenue arena.

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Zbyszko Wins Mat Feature

Albany Evening News – August 9, 1933

Kick to Chin Upsets Siki in Main Bout at Stadium

A well placed kick to the chin enabled Karol Zbyszko of Chicago to defeat a heavier and stronger opponent in the main match of the Albany Sports Club wrestling show in Hawkins Stadium last night.

Zbyszko was wrestling Reginald Siki, Senegalese who holds the European championship, and was behind on points despite his best efforts.  The Negro’s greater weight and strength seemed too much of a handicap.  Siki however, grabbed both of Zbyszko’s legs after 44 minutes of grappling and stood erect in an effort to force Zbyszko’s shoulders to the mat.

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Sonnenberg Wins Bout with Count Zarynoff

The Pawtucket Times – April 29, 1932

BOSTON, April 29 (AP) – After losing the first fall Gus Sonnenberg of Boston, former wrestling title claimant, throw George Zarynoff of Russia twice last night to gain the victory in Paul Bowser’s feature match at the arena. Sonnenberg went down in 43:33 under a reverse double leg nelson, but evened the match in 13:51 with a head lock and body press and gained the deciding fall in 18:13 with a flying tackle. Sonnenberg weighed 210 and his opponent scaled 205. Nick Lutze, 198, Los Angeles, won the semi-final grappling by tossing Jim Neslin, 205, Montreal, in 18:15 with a backfall. Al Morelli, 210, Boston, threw Pat O’Reilly, 202, Texas, in 15:45 with a flying tackle. In the other bouts Pat McKay, 218, Memphis, threw Karl Tompkins, 210, Saco, Mo., in 2:30 and Patsy Flanagan, 205, Stamford, Conn., with headlocks and body presses Jack Wagner, 205, Providence drew with John Poddubney, 208, Lithuania, John Spellman, 202, Providence, threw Eddie Pope, 200, Georgia, in 7:26 with a giant swing: Regis Siki, 207, Buffalo, threw Rex Smith, 210, South Dakota, in 6:15 with a hip lock; Jack Gansen, Lithuania, drew with Charlie Leahman, Cleveland; Lee Wyckoff, St. Louis, drew with Boris Demitroff, Bulgaria; Jack Patterson, Syracuse, drew with Arthur Flynn. Lawrence, and Mike Mazurki, New York, threw Jimmy Nelson, Sweden, in 3:19 with a body slam.

Laditzi, Westcoat in Return Mat Bout

The San Bernardino Sun – October 13, 1939

A return match between Rudy Laditzi, Hungarian grappler, and Rusty Westcoat, the ex-Hawaiian star, headlines the. wrestling show tonight at the San Bernardino Athletic club.

Westcoat beat Laditzi last week, but the verdict was questionable, according to Promoter Joe Levy, who lost no time signing the pair for a rematch.

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James Captures Bout at Bowl

San Pedro News-Pilot – October 4, 1939

Jesse James retained his light heavyweight wrestling crown at Wilmington bowl last night defeating Yukon Jake in two falls of a three-fall match. Rudy LaDitzi defeated El Pulpo in the semi-wind-up with Mike Mazurki and Rusty Westcoat battling to a draw in the special. Taro Ito threw Jim Spencer in the opener.

O’Mahony Pins Russell After Absorbing Much Punishment

Trenton Evening Times – February 10, 1938

Danno O’Mahony, former world’s champion, won the feature wrestling match at the Arena last night when he gained two successive falls over Rebel Bob Russell, berserk Southerner, in a best two falls out of three match.

Referee John Scaman awarded O’Mahony the first fall in 38 minutes after disqualifying Russell for unnecessary roughness.  The Rebel, exponent of the rougher tactics employed in the game, had O’Mahony at his mercy for some 10 minutes as he proceeded to treat the former titleholder to an unmerciful drubbing.  Seaman repeatedy warned Russell to desist from using foul tactics, but the rowdy Southerner continued to pummel O’Mahony.  Seaman finally asserted his authority and sent Russell to his corner and raised O’Mahony’s hand to designate that he had won the fall.

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O’Mahony And Russell Clash In Windup At Arena Tonight

Trenton Evening Times – February 9, 1938

Danno O’Mahony

Who is the better matman and which can stand up longer under the punishment dealt out in a grueling contest will be settled tonight when Danno O’Mahony, former world’s champion, and Rebel Bob Russell, wild Southerner, meet in the feature bout of Johnny Ipp’s mat tourney at the Arena.

The public, which has seen both of these grappling firebrands in action, likes the Irishman’s chances to the extent of making him a slight favorite.

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Danno To Meet Villain Of Mat

Trenton Evening Times – February 8, 1938

Rebel Bob Russell Menaces Popular Irishman at Arena

Danno O’Mahony, streamlined Irishman and former titleholder, and Rebel Bob Russell, wild southerner, will display nothing in common, except courage and a desire to win, when they clash in the wrestling feature on Johnny Ipp’s weekly mat party at the Arena tomorrow night.

They will bring together the extremes in grappling.  O’Mahony, winner over Jimmy Londos, Don George, and Jim Browning, will represent the school of mat sciences.  Russell, ace villain, will represent no school and no science.

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Mat Tilt Won By Holbrook

Arizona Republic – January 27, 1942

Vic Holbrook added another of the wrestling game’s “meanies” to his list of vanquished foes last night as he won in straight falls from Phoenix’ current mystery grappler, the Masked Boom Boom, in less than 20 minutes of ring activity.

Holbrook, 230-pounder from Boston, Mass., cut loose with a series of flying tackles to soften up Boom Boom and then pinned him with a full body press to take the first fall in 17:12.

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Orton, Kangaroos In Mat Matinee

Long Island Star-Journal – June 8, 1962

Bob Orton and The Great Scott will clash with the Fabulous Kangaroos – Roy Heffernan and Al Costello – in the best-of-three falls tag team match which headlines a non-televised pro wrestling matinee card at Sunnyside Garden tomorrow. Continue reading