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Woman Wrestler Coming

The Daily Times – March 2, 1912

Manager Sam Hanauer of Lyceum theatre, Beaver Falls, has booked Cora Livingston, the champion woman wrestler of the world, for a bout at the theatre on the evening of Mar. 7.  Miss Livingston will be opposed by a Pittsburgh woman.  Paul Bowser, the Monaca whirlwind, will go on with Jos Buckley, of Pittsburgh, in the preliminary.  A Pittsburgh woman a devotee of fistiana, will put on the gloves with a local boxer.  Hugh Fay in “Little Miss Cutup” comes to the Lyceum Monday and Tuesday.  Saturday matinee and night, “The Cat and the Fiddle.”

On The Hoof

Saturday Evening Post – December 14, 1935
By Milton MacKaye

The standing of wrestling as a profit-making enterprise has received little attention in the economic journals, and even those publications devoted to the fevers of sport have been niggardly in space and headlines. There has been a general tendency to regard wrestling as a sort of little country cousin of the opulent boxing profession, a rude and primitive trial of strength persisting feebly in the backwoods sections, but destined ultimately to become as extinct as the broadsword. As a public spectacle, it has been rated just ahead of long-distance walking contests and the hop, skip, and jump, and considerably behind the breath-taking thrills and romance of puss-in-the-corner and the potato race. Continue reading

Of Local Interest

Lewiston Evening Journal – December 27, 1921

Charles Metro of Boston has been engaged to referee the matches in Lewiston City Hall on Thursday night when Cora Livingston, champion lady wrestler of the world, will meet an unknown competitor and Paul Bowser of Newark, Ohio, will meet Peter Goulette of Woonsocket, R. I.  This announcement was made Tuesday by Gus Legendre, manager of the Legendre Sporting club, who said he had negotiated the appearance of George Tuohey of Boston as referee, but Tuohey was prevented by business.  A preliminary between Young Tanguary and Kid Terry, both of Lewiston; they were signed Tuesday morning.

Wrestling Tournament

The Daily Times – March 4, 1912

Manager Sam S. Hanauer has completed all arrangements for a treat to the athletics lovers of the Beaver valley; the entertainment will consist of three big bouts.  Miss Cora Livingston, champion female wrestler of the world vs. Belle Wilson, of Cleveland.  Paul Bowser, of Monaca, vs. Jim Buckley, of Lawrenceville, and Harvey Freshcorn, of Rochester, vs. Ollie Molter, of New Brighton.  All bouts will be best two out of three falls.

The Grunt And Groan Industry Has A Problem

Jack Dempsey’s Sports Magazine – June 1938
By Marcus Griffin

On a soft, summer night in June, 1937, there was but one World’s Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. His name was – and still is – Dean Detton. He was an odd sort of fellow, this champion. His spare moments were spent filling the duties of a Deacon in the First Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church. Continue reading

Bowser Winner Over Lambie

The Pittsburgh Gazette Times – April 28, 1911

In the wrestling match on the South Side last night Paul Bowser gained a fall over Terry Lambie in 1 hour 11 minutes.  Lambie refused to continue, claiming that his toe was hurt.  Only a small crowd was in attendance.

Bowser Beats Irslinger in a Fast Match

The Coshocton Tribune – January 25, 1918

Paul Bowser, of Newark, champion middleweight wrestler of America defeated Henry Irslinger, of Atlantic City, middleweight champion of Europe, in exactly 35 minutes, Thursday evening at the Newark Auditorium.

The General opinion among the sport fans present was that Bowser was never in as good condition as he was Thursday evening.

The first fall came in 22 minutes, Bowser securing a half Nelson and crotch hold on Irslinger and slamming him down to the mat.  Irslinger was dazed when he got to his feet after the fall and did not realize that he had been thrown.

The second fall came in 12 minutes after the referee called time, Bowser again pinning the European champion’s shoulders to the mat with a scissors on the head and arm.  The match was unusually clean and fast, both men doing their best to throw the other every minute of the time.