Madera Daily Tribune and Madera Mercury – May 15, 1940
Rudy LaDitzi Also on Fresno Wrestling Card
While no champions are on the bill, yet the classy wrestling card Promoter Don Price is presenting in Ryan’s Auditorium Friday night promises to provide valley mat j fans with an abundance of fast and I exciting action.
Hardy Kruskamp, the drop-kicking ace of Ohio State, meets Dirk Lever, rough and ready Tennessee threat, in the main events, slated for three falls, one hour limit.
The San Bernardino Sun – October 13, 1939
A return match between Rudy Laditzi, Hungarian grappler, and Rusty Westcoat, the ex-Hawaiian star, headlines the. wrestling show tonight at the San Bernardino Athletic club.
Westcoat beat Laditzi last week, but the verdict was questionable, according to Promoter Joe Levy, who lost no time signing the pair for a rematch.
The Pittsburgh Press – January 17, 1936
Wrestlers Show Wares Here As Customers Render ‘Volga Boatman’
They’re giving us professional wrestling set to music here in Pittsburgh, with “Old Rockin’ Chair” done by Joe Savoldi and Vic Christy, and “The Volga Boatman” rendered by that bearded baritone, Sergi Kalmikoff, the current favorites. Continue reading
The Daily Times – January 16, 1936
PITTSBURGH – Joe Savoldi and Vic Christy will battle to a finish in the headline bout of the wrestling show at the North Side Arena tonight. In the semi-final Sergi Kalmikoff and Mike Mazurki oppose each other. Another preliminary brings together Sam Cordovano and Dr. Freddy Meyers, Chicago. In the 30-minute matches Sandor Vary, Hungarian, meets Pete Peterson while Joe Tonti, of Midland, Pa., battles it out with Andy Meixner, of Texas.
The Pittsburgh Press – January 14, 1936
Sid Westrich of New York has been substituted in the opening bout of the wrestling show Thursday night at the North Side Arena, and will appear against Joe Tonti of Midland in a 15-minute time limit match. Continue reading
The Pittsburgh Press – January 16, 1936
Savoldi’s Mat Weapon Vies With Christy’s Flying Scissors at North Side Arena Tonight
Jumping Joe Savoldi’s flying dropkick goes on exhibition tonight against Vic Christy’s flying head scissors in the feature spot of Promoter Elwood Rigby’s wrestling card at the North Side Arena. Five bouts are on the program, the first at 8:30 p. m. Continue reading
Sacramento Union – February 15, 1949
Primo Carnera, former world’s heavyweight boxing champion, proved a magnate to Sacramento’s wrestling industry last night as he attracted approximately 3,000 fans to Memorial Auditorium in a match against Dan O’Connor, Boston Irishman. Continue reading
Los Angeles Times – June 13, 1940
By Al Wolf
Last night’s rassle class at the Olympic quite possibly had the rare good fortune ot see a shooting match, although such things have long been considered as extinct as the dodo bird.
A stranger who gave the name “Del Rosa” plunked down five bucks for a license and examination, borrowed a set of trunks from one of the boys and attempted to win a “C” note by staying 20 minutes with Lee Wykoff, who has been making that offer to the house weekly. Continue reading
Posted in 1940
Tagged Bobby Coleman, Crusher Billings, Del Rosa, El Pulpo, Frederick Von Schacht, Hans Steinke, Hardboiled Haggerty, Hardy Kruskamp, Jules Strongbow, K.O. Koverly, Lee Wykoff, Max Krauser, Pantaleon Manlapig, Pete Peterson, Rube Wright, Tarzan White, Tiny Roebuck, Vic Hill, Wee Willie Davis
Los Angeles Times – June 6, 1940
By Al Wolf
Sandor Szabo was the people’s choice in the recent heavyweight rasslin’ roundup, but Senor Szabo was injured en route and Lee Wykoff emerged the champion.
Ever since, Senor Szabo has been casting aspersions on Mr. Wykoff’s talents as a sinew snapper, much to the latter’s disgust. So last night they had it out at the Olympic before a jury of some 6,000 zealots. Continue reading
Posted in 1940
Tagged Don Luis Sebastian, Hardboiled Haggerty, Hardy Kruskamp, Jimmy El Pulpo, Jules Strongbow, K.O. Koverly, Lee Wykoff, Max Krauser, Pete Peterson, Rube Wright, Sammy Stein, Sandor Szabo, Sonny LaMont, Tarzan White, Vic Christy, Wee Willie Davis
Washington Post – November 25, 1938
By Lewis F. Atchison
Ham, rather than the customary gobbler, was the holiday offering at Turner’s Arena last night when a 305-pound specimen, the Golden Terror, succumbed to a series of punishing dropkicks authored by swarthy Joe Savoldi. Continue reading
Posted in 1938
Tagged Chief Chewacki, Cyclone Burns, Dolly Dalton, Frank Brown, Golden Terror, Hank Metheny, Joe Savoldi, Jules Strongbow, Mae Meyer, Man Mountain Dean, Pete Peterson