Tag Archives: Red Berry

Gorgeous George And Red Berry In Auditorium Ring Tuesday

The Kansas City Times – December 3, 1954

GORGEOUS GEORGE

GORGEOUS GEORGE

WILD RED BERRY

WILD RED BERRY

Wrestling’s Two Fabulous Personalities Will Collide in Colorful Feature Match – Negro Girl Stars Also Share Spotlight on the Big 4-Match Card.

Gorgeous George’s ostrich feathers will be plucked out if “Wild Red” Berry is able to fulfill his vow to give the “Darling” of the wrestling world “the beating of his life.”  The two fabulous wrestling personalities will collide head-on in the big featured match on the star-packed card Tuesday night (Dec 7) in the Municipal Auditorium arena. Continue reading

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Leone, Thesz Tangle Tonight At Gilmore

Los Angeles Times – May 21, 1952
By Jack Geyer

One of the nation’s foremost television comedians – oops – wrestlers, Baron Michele Leone, will face Lou Thesz at Gilmore Field tonight in an affair d’cauliflower billed as a world’s heavyweight wrestling championship match. Continue reading

‘Little’ Guy Off Mat Bill

Tacoma News Tribune – October 1, 1958

If the right “little man” came along, promoter Cliff (Swede) Olson wouldn’t mind presenting wrestlers of lightheavyweight or even middleweight poundage on his weekly professional mat cards at the Tacoma Armory. Continue reading

Blassie Takes Wrestling Title Before 13,200

Los Angeles Times – June 13, 1961
By John De La Vega

Blond Freddie Blassie won the world’s wrestling title (honest!) at the Sports Arena Monday night by putting France’s Edouard Carpentier out of commission, and the howling mob of 13,200 wanted to crown him personally. Continue reading

Sellout Expected For Wrestling Bout

Los Angeles Times – June 12, 1961
By John De La Vega

This is it, he-man fans and little old ladies. For the world’s rassling champeenship, Edouard Carpentier of France against Freddie Blassie, the Georgia peach. Continue reading

Mat Title Match May Set Record

Los Angeles Times – June 11, 1961

A gate record for an indoor wrestling show is a cinch to be set Monday night at the Sports Arena when France’s Edouard Carpentier defends his world heavyweight mat crown against Freddie Blassie. 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

Knox Defeats Berry On Mat

Tacoma News Tribune – August 20, 1954

Buddy (Unmasked Marvel) Knox took two of three falls from Wild Red Berry to win the main event of Thursday’s grappling card at the Crescent Ballroom. Knox came back to register the win after Berry had won the first fall with a “Gillikin twist” and shoulder press. Continue reading

Wild Red Berry Beats Pete And Keeps His Title

St. Joseph News-Press – February 6, 1943

Wild Red Berry, a fugitive from the coal mines of Kansas, is still the light heavyweight wrestling champion of the world following a victory over Prospector Pete in the main event of last night’s Auditorium card, but the little fellow from Gold Lodge, Ariz., has stamped himself as a very worthy challenger. Continue reading

Red Berry Tops Four-Bout Card

Spokane Daily Chronicle – January 11, 1955

Four bouts, headed by the appearance of Wild Red Berry, are on tap tonight in the wrestling program at the Interstate Fairgrounds. Continue reading