The Philadelphia Inquirer – November 1, 1938
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Oct. 31 (A. P.) – Hank Barber, 224, former Dartmouth football player, used a flying head lock to defeat Rebel Russell, 218, of Tennessee, in 21.21 of the feature wrestling match tonight. Continue reading
The Boston Globe – June 14, 1984
Robert M. Russell Sr. of Revere, who wrestled for 30 years in Boston, throughout New England and in several foreign countries, died of pneumonia yesterday in the Sea View Nursing Home in Rowley after a short illness. He was 77.
He began his professional wrestling career after the 1932 Olympics and continued to wrestle in the early 1960s. Continue reading
Buffalo Courier-Express – January 27, 1940
By Ray Ryan
Elmer Slagel squared accounts with his hirsute nemesis, Ivan Rasputin, by virtue of an ancient but effective wrestling dodge last night in Broadway Auditorium. His triumph, achieved in 29 minutes 56 seconds, proved entirely to the liking of 5,018 Buffalo Sporting Club customers. Continue reading
Rochester Times-Union – April 2, 1940
The card completed by the addition of a Rebel Russell-Mark Hosely opener and the substitution of King Kong Cox for Wild Bill Longson in the semi-final, mat impresarios today sat back to wait the verdict of the addicts on the “all roughhouse” card they’ve rigged up for the Convention Hall ring tomorrow night. Continue reading
The Gazette – May 23, 1944
“Rebel Bob” Russell may become a figure in the battle to decide whose going to meet Sandor Szabo next, first chapter of which will be staged at the Forum Wednesday night, with Yvon Robert meeting Leo Numa, and the Masked Marvel tackling clever Regis Siki, the Sengalese star, in one-fall matches both to a finish. Continue reading
Long Island Daily Press – January 25, 1945
REBEL RUSSELL, one of the roughest giants in the wrestling game, makes his debut at the Ridgewood Grove tonight with Georgie Becker as his foe in best two out of three falls to a finish. In other bouts, Pat McKay and William Hall, also newcomers, will meet Tony Martinelli and Jimmy Austeri, respectively.
The Philadelphia Inquirer – January 29, 1945
Rebel Russell opposes Gino Garibaldi in a 90-minutes’ wrestling bout at Camden Convention Hall tonight. Michele Leone tackles George Becker. Don Evans faces Dutch Rohde. Bibber McCoy meets Pat Welsh. Rudy Dusek clashes with Jim Austeri with early bouts.