Tag Archives: Prince Omar

Three-Match Card On Wrestling Show

Miami Daily News – September 10, 1954

A three match program will feature Promoter Al Ritchie’s wrestling show tonight at the Bayfront Park Auditorium.  Sharing the spotlight with two Negro girl wrestlers – Babs Wingo and Betty White – will be a Hollywood movie actor, Tiger Joe Marsh. Continue reading

Byers Remains Wrestle Queen; Cools Contender

St. Petersburg Times – September 2, 1954

June Byers, now recognized as the women’s world champion wrestler, made quick work of auburn-haired Bonnie Watson last night in a title match at the N. Worth Gable Armory. Continue reading

Watson-Mull Team Cop Wrestling Feature

St. Petersburg Times – August 26, 1954

Bonnie Watson and Mary Jane Mull defeated Betty Hild and Ida Mae Martinez in a tag team match in the weekly wrestling feature at N. Worth Gable Armory last night before 600 fans. Continue reading

Wild Red Berry Invades YMCA Arena Saturday

The Dispatch – November 22, 1954

Japs Beaten In Feature

Wild Red Berry, one of wrestling’s most colorful stars and a man who has a vocabulary that would put many college professors to shame, will be at the Lexington YMCA Saturday night. Continue reading

Savage Tangles With Pat O’Hara

St. Petersburg Times – December 21, 1948



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

‘Nature Boy’ Slated For Wrestling Show

Miami Daily News – March 15, 1953

Buddy (Nature Boy) Rogers, Camden, N.J., will meet Jackie Nichols, Richmond, Me., in the feature wrestling match at Miami Beach Auditorium Thursday night.

Helen Hild, Miami, will meet Carol Carota of Cincinnati in a special one fall match.  Juan Humberto, Juarez, Mexico, and Billy Darnell of Philadelphia, are set for a one fall match.  Prince Omar, Persia, meets John Henning, St. Petersburg, in the opening match.

Poppenheim Defeats Cowboy Carlson

Kelso Kelsonian-Tribune – January 17, 1952

Kurt Von Poppenheim, virtual ruler of Fairgrounds Arena until his defeat last week by Herb Parks, hit the comeback trail Monday night (Jan. 14) as he downed Cowboy Orville Carlson, the Montana bronc-buster, in an action-packed, one-hour brawl. Continue reading

Mars Bennett Emerges Tops In 6-Girl Bout

St. Petersburg Times – January 29, 1953

Mars Bennett proved to be the best woman of the lot at the Armory last night as she emerged undisputed winner of a six-girl wrestle royal before a standing room only crowd estimated at 1,700.

Mars won the distinction when she took final honors from Helen Hild, ex-MiamiBeach model, who succumbed to a Monkey Flip and a back drop in 10 minutes.  Miss Hild had survived the wrestle royal along with Miss Bennett to earn the right to appear in the subsequent one-fall, 30-minute match.

Doran O’Hara defeated Art Nelson when the men were finally given an opportunity to perform.

George Curtis downed Prince Omar when the Prince was disqualified for belting Steinborn, but not before Steinborn had retaliated with a few choice punches of his own.