Rocky Mountain News – April 15, 1938
By Chester Nelson
A mighty man is the Nagurski!
The 230-pound Bronko toppled Sandor Szabo, “Denver’s hero” of grunt and groan, retained his world heavyweight title and showed his muscles splendidly before 2,520 rain-dampened customers in City Auditorium.
The “Nag,” famous for his deeds in professional football, showed the partisan gathering some scientific grappling, if a serious thought may be had at this point, in spinning the 215-pound Hungarian Adonis to the canvas for the necessary three seconds twice in three falls. Continue reading
The News and Courier – January 1, 1968
George Becker and Johnny Weaver will defend their Southern tag team title against J. C. Dykes’ two masked Infernos in the main event of this Friday’s wrestling card at County Hall. Continue reading
Posted in 1968
Tagged Barbara Nichols, Betty Bouche, Bobby Red Cloud, Chief Little Eagle, George Becker, Infernos, Jim Grabmire, Johnny Weaver, Les Thatcher, Pancho Valdez, The Matador
Eugene Register-Guard – February 27, 1961
Luigi Macera and the “battling midgets” stole the show before a capacity wrestling crowd at the fairgrounds Cow Palace Saturday night.
Referee Elton Owen disqualified Mike Dibiase in the first fall of the headliner with Macera. Macera had “Iron Mike” in a bad way in the second fall with punches and drop kicks and Wild Bill Savage avenged an out-side-the-ring trick by Savage last week and head-butted Dibiase. Macera pinned Savage with ease.
Little Beaver, with his partner Red Taylor, beat Sky Lo-Lo with drop kicks and a flip to win the howling special event. Tom Thumb was Lo-Lo’s partner.
The team tilt ended in a draw when Savage downed Kenny Ackles in the first fall. Lorenzo Parente, Ackles’ partner, whip-wristlocked Savage so hard into the ropes that the top strand snapped and Savage plunged to his face and Parente scored an easy press. Tito Kopa was Savage’s partner.
Kurt Von Poppenheim beat Pancho Valdez in the one-fall opener.
Posted in 1961
Tagged Kenny Ackles, Kurt Von Poppenheim, Little Beaver, Lorenzo Parente, Luigi Macera, Mike DiBiase, Pancho Valdez, Red Taylor, Sky Lo-Lo, Tito Kopa, Tom Thumb, Wild Bill Savage