The Sydney Morning Herald – July 25, 1951
By Hugh Dash
At a recent Sydney Stadium wrestle I made a sneak survey among 20 ringside regulars, men and women.
Two were convinced they were seeing a genuine life-and-death struggle between the bone-and-muscle men. Continue reading
Posted in 1951
Tagged Al Costello, Billy Hansen, Chief Little Wolf, Dick Raines, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Fred Atkins, John Pesek, LaVerne Baxter, Pat Meehan, Seelie Samara, Tom Lurich
Sacramento Union – January 12, 1937
Bill Hanson proved the winner when the Coast champion scored two successive falls with leglocks in his feud with Bill Longson after losing the first, to win the main event wrestling match last night in Memorial Auditorium. Longson scored the first fall in 20 minutes, 19 seconds after roughing Hanson all the way with plenty of “dirty” tactics. Continue reading
The Canberra Times – April 5, 1948
George Sands, 10/5, outpointed Sel Hamilton, 10/7, in a 12 rounds contest at Newcastle Stadium last night.
Pat Meehan and Al Costello drew in a wrestling match at the Leichardt Stadium last night.
The Sydney Morning Herald – February 9, 1952
Pat Meehan’s opponent in to-night’s main wrestling fixture at Leichhardt Stadium will be determined by a toss of a coin. The two wrestlers concerned in the dispute are Al Costello and Ken Kenneth who both enter the ring ready to wrestle, but the one losing the toss will retire.
Los Angeles Herald-Express – July 8, 1937
By E.W. Krauch
Olympic Auditorium wrestling is in another giant mixup this fair summer day.
In fact, the “Grunt and Groan” boys, the fans and even the officials of the California Athletic Commission, are more scrambled over ideas after what happened during last night’s main event between Man Mountain Dean and Sandor Szabo than a couple of eggs in an omelette. Continue reading
Posted in 1937
Tagged Baptiste Paul, Bobby Stewart, Dick Lever, Gino Garibaldi, Gus Sonnenberg, Ignacio Martinez, Jimmy Sarandos, Jules Strongbow, Man Mountain Dean, Nick Lutze, Pat Meehan, Sandor Szabo, Ted Key, Vincent Lopez