Lincoln Evening Journal – January 25, 1955
Negro girl rasslers make their first appearance in Lincoln Thursday night when Kathleen Wimbley tangles with Babs Wingo at the Fairgrounds in a preliminary to the tag team championship bout. Continue reading
Chicago Defender – March 19-25, 1966
Ernie Ladd, giant Negro defensive tackle in pro football, will make his Chicago debut in wrestling March 26 when he meets Bulldog Plechas in the Amphitheatre, 43rd and Halstead Sts. Continue reading
Posted in 1966
Tagged Angelo Poffo, Bobby Managoff, Bulldog Plechas, Dick the Bruiser, Ernie Ladd, Ivan Volkoff, Johnny Valentine, Mad Dog Vachon, Pat O'Connor, Santiago Acosta, The Assassins, Verne Gagne, Wilbur Snyder
Sunday Herald – January 19, 1958
The rasslers will return to Hartford on Tuesday, when Sam Gulino stages another of his shows at Foot Guard Hall featuring “name” grapplers. Continue reading
Associated Press – May 2, 1963
By Charles Chamberlain
CHICAGO — No Matter how you look at professional wrestling – if you look at all – there’s big money in human beings making pretzels out of each other.
“A million groans, a million dollars,” says Fred Kohler. Continue reading
Chicago Tribune – August 7, 1954
By Frank Mastro
Verne Gagne beat Roy McClarity in their wrestling match in International Amphitheater last night, but not before the underdog, McClarity, had put Gagne away once with Verne’s patented sleeper hold. A capacity crowd of 9,891 paid a gross gate of $26,310. Continue reading
Posted in 1954
Tagged Al Warshawsky, Art Nielsen, Benito Gardini, Little Beaver, Mitsu Arakawa, Pat O'Connor, Reggie Lisowski, Roy McClarity, Tom Thumb, Tommy Martindale, Verne Gagne, Yukon Eric
Lakeland Ledger – February 20, 1961
Pat O’Connor retained his grappling title here Saturday night by defeating Jack Wentworth in successive falls at the Armory.
O’Connor won the first fall when Wentworth was disqualified for refusing to break a strangle hold. O’Connor then swiftly pinned Wentworth with a submission hold in the second fall to win the match. Continue reading
Milwaukee Sentinel – April 14, 1966
Big time wrestling will return to Milwaukee after a three year absence Apr. 23, with five bouts scheduled at the Auditorium starting at 9 p.m.
A double main event will highlight the card. Continue reading
Posted in 1966
Tagged Bob Kappel, Bob Morgan, Chris Markhoff, Chris Tolos, Dale Lewis, Eddie Sharkey, Harley Race, Larry Hennig, Mark Starr, Pat O'Connor, The Crusher, Verne Gagne
Globe & Mail – November 15, 1957
By Steve York
Dick Hutton became a good guy again to 9,099 wrestling fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night.
All the Oklahoma strong boy did was win over Lou Thesz to become National Wrestling Alliance world’s heavyweight champion.
Hutton forced the veteran to concede when he applied his fearsome abdominal stretch at 35:15 of the one fall, no time limit match. Continue reading
Posted in 1957
Tagged Al Costello, Dick Hutton, Fabulous Kangaroos, Farmer Boy, Fred Atkins, Fritz Von Erich, Gene Kiniski, Jim Bernard, Joe Blanchard, Lou Thesz, Mighty Ursus, Pat O'Connor, Pierre LaSalle, Roy Heffernan, Roy McClarity, Tiger Tasker, Whipper Watson, Yukon Eric
Moline Daily Dispatch – June 27, 1961
Wrestler Hans Schmidt battled a pair of adversaries in Davenport last night – world heavyweight champion Pat O’Connor and referee Bob Sabre. Continue reading
Milwaukee Journal – June 28, 1952
Chicago, Ill (AP) – Lou Thesz, world heavyweight wrestling champion, pinned Pat O’Connor, 26 year old Wellington, New Zealand, contender, two out of three falls before 12,823 fans at Wrigley Field here Friday night.