Tag Archives: Pat O’Hara

Capacity Crowd Expected As Girls Wrestle Again

The Progress-Index – August 23, 1957

ANOTHER CAPACITY CROWD like the one shown above at last week's Richmond wrestling show is expected tonight as the same girls, Babs Wingo, challenger, (left) and Ethel Johnson, Negro girls champion, tangle in the ARE show tonight.

ANOTHER CAPACITY CROWD like the one shown above at last week’s Richmond wrestling show is expected tonight as the same girls, Babs Wingo, challenger, (left) and Ethel Johnson, Negro girls champion, tangle in the ARE show tonight.

An extra 500 seats will help take care of an expected capacity gathering tonight at the State Fair Grounds for promoter Bill Lewis’ professional wrestling program which features a pair of Negro girl wrestlers in a Texas-rules match. Continue reading

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Dillon, Madrid On Saturday’s Wrestling Card

Lakeland Ledger – January 14, 1960

Lakeland wrestling fans will see their favorite villain of the ’59-’60 grapple season in action again Saturday night when Black Jack Dillon tangles with Johnny (Rubberman) Walker in one of the three best-of-three falls events. Continue reading

Women Wrestle Royale Slated Tomorrow Night

Lakeland Ledger – October 28, 1960

There’ll be feminine pulchritude all over the National Guard Armory wrestling arena in the feature event of tomorrow’s wrestling card.

For Promoter Pat O’Hara will offer a five-girl wrestle royal to top the card with pairings for two one-fall bouts to follow being determined by the order of pinning in the royal. Continue reading

Girls Return On Mat Card

St. Petersburg Independent – April 17, 1960

ELLA WALDEK

ELLA WALDEK

A change is on tap for viewers of the grunt and groan sport this Wednesday night, as Miss Ella Waldek and Miss Bonnie Watson return to the local scene to highlight weekly wrestling action at the new Armory. Continue reading

Savage Tangles With Pat O’Hara

St. Petersburg Times – December 21, 1948

D. BOONE SAVAGE

D. BOONE SAVAGE

Daniel Boone Savage, gigantic hillbilly wrestler, makes his first appearance of the season here when he tangles with Pat O’Hara tonight in the main event of the Florida National Guard wrestling show at the N. Worth Gable Armory at 8:30. Continue reading

Gal Grapplers Feature Tuesday Evening Card

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – January 12, 1953

Miss Mars Bennett, Detroit, and Miss Helen Hild, Miami Beach, will collide in Tuesday night’s wrestling headliner at the American Legion Coliseum.  The two gals will engage in a best two out of three falls match. Continue reading

Lane, LaVerne Team For Win On Armory Bill

St. Petersburg Times – February 14, 1952

Bobby Lane and Ann LaVerne out-maneuvered Billy Darnell and Helen Hild at the Armory last night in Pat O’Hara’s feature mixed Australian tag match. Continue reading

Wolfman Fights John Valentine

St. Petersburg Times – July 22, 1949

Tonight at the Gable Armory the Wolfman will tussle with Johnny Valentine in a best two out of three falls, one hour time limit, main event. Continue reading