Tag Archives: Mort Henderson

‘Masked Marvel’ Ready For Big Wrestling Bout

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 Mort Henderson 9-2-1916 copy

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

“Masked Marvel” May As Well Discard His Hood

New York Herald – January 5, 1916

Photographs of Mort Henderson Show Remarkable Resemblance in Poses to the Mysterious Wrestler.

Masked Marvel Mort Henderson 1-5-1916

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

Big Russian Will Wrestle Masked Marvel

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.

Ivan Michaloff 10-20-1916

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

Wrestling Fake At Last Is Exposed

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

Zbyszko Is Victor In Wrestling Bout

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

No Doubting The Fact That Masked Marvel Is Henderson

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

Ed (Strangler) Lewis Cleans Up Wrestling

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

McLeod Won Wrestling Match

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.