Elmira Star-Gazette – September 2, 1916
Giant Heavyweight Returned to Elmira After Strenuous Training—Announces Himself Fit to Meet the Swedish Champion Labor Day Afternoon.
Masked Marvel Who Wrestles Here Labor Day
Above are two likenesses of Mort Henderson, the “Masked Marvel,” who created a sensation in the New York wrestling tournament. The pictures show Mr. Henderson with and without his mask. He will unmask after his match here.
The “Masked Marvel,” who will wrestle Charles Oleson at the Maple avenue park Monday afternoon for the American heavyweight championship, arrived in Elmira last night. He has been in training at Rochester, and with a few finishing touches announces that he will be in prime condition for the coming mat argument. Continue reading
New York Herald – January 5, 1916
Photographs of Mort Henderson Show Remarkable Resemblance in Poses to the Mysterious Wrestler.
There is no reason why the “Masked Marvel,” who has caused wrestling “fans” and many others in all walks of life to do a lot of guessing since he first appeared in the tournament at the Manhattan Opera House, should not remove his mask, as it interferes with his work and his identity is conceded to be as good as proved. Continue reading
Posted in 1916
Tagged Alexander Aberg, Georg Lurich, George Bothner, Hjalmar Lundin, Karl Pospisil, Masked Marvel, Mort Henderson, Paul Pons, Peter Jelesnezow, Renato Gardini, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Sula Hevonpaa
Elmira Star-Gazette – October 20, 1916
Ivan Michaloff, Who Wears His Native Costume On The Street, Booked To Appear At The Lyceum Theater Next Wednesday.
COMING HERE TO WRESTLE MASKED MARVEL AT THE LYCEUM THEATER NEXT WEDNESDAY
Famous Russian Cossack, who has met all the best wrestlers in Europe, South America and this country, will wrestle to finish against the Masked Marvel at Lyceum next week – Michaloff is acknowledged the best mat artist in Russia.
Elmirans will enjoy a big carnival of wrestling at the Lyceum theater next Wednesday evening, when Mortimer Henderson, better known to wrestling fans as, “The Masked Marvel,” will meet Ivan Michaloff, the Russian Cossack champion, in a finish match, catch-as-catch-can, best two falls out of three. Continue reading
The Pittsburg Press – April 28, 1916
By Robert Edgren
“Masked Marvel” Henderson Under Weekly Salary, With Date Of His Defeat Known In Advance
New York, April 28 – A new attempt is being made to make a popular “mystery” of a wrestler called the “Masked Marvel” and identified as Mort Henderson, a clever western mat artist who lacked the bulk necessary to make him actually first class. Two of the officials told me there were no less than three men in the so-called “tournament” held at the Manhattan Opera House who could throw him at any time. They were Aberg, Zbyszko and Lewis. Continue reading
The Oregonian – July 17, 1925
Stanislaus Zbyszko, Big Munn’s 58-year-old conqueror, twice heavyweight champion of the world and loser of his second title only recently to Joe Stecher, made short work at the Heilig last night of the Giant Hindu, Jatrinda Gobar. Continue reading
Brooklyn Daily Eagle – December 27, 1915
Sensational Wonder of the International Wrestling Tournament is an American Mat Artist, Who Was Born in Rochester of Scotch Parents–Has Been Staying at the Hotel Victoria, in Manhattan–Once Trailed to the Crescent A. C. and Lost. Continue reading
Australian Ring Digest – August 1950
During the past month professional wrestling continued to gain in popularity throughout the world and attendance records are being shattered in all countries where the mat sport is promoted. In fact, at the present time, wrestling is in the middle of a boom that has been unsurpassed in the history of the sport. Continue reading
Posted in 1950
Tagged Bill Longson, Bronko Nagurski, Buddy Rogers, Bull Hefer, Butch Levy, Count Bartelli, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, George Pencheff, Ghoul, Gorgeous George, Green Hornet, Joe Pazandak, Johannes van der Walt, Leopard Boy, Lord Leslie Carlton, Lou Thesz, Manie Maritz, Masked Marvel, Masked Unkown, Mort Henderson, Mystery Man, Peter Sauer, Phantom, Phantom No. 2, Ray Steele, Red Phantom, Ruffy Silverstein, Sky Hi Lee, The Bat, Visalia the Masked Marcel, Whipper Watson, Willie Liebenberg
The New York Times – March 29, 1901
BUFFALO, March 28. – “Dan” McLeod, the Scotch wrestler, defeated “Mort” Henderson of Rochester to-night at the Olympic Club, securing three falls in less than half an hour. McLeod weighed 167 pounds and Henderson 200. McLeod had to get three falls in an hour to win.