Tag Archives: Red Roberts

Osceola Will Hold Pro Wrestling Show To Help Raise Funds

Orlando Sentinel – August 27, 1985
By Frank Carroll

KISSIMMEE — Osceola High School will give professional wrestling a try in the hope of raising money for its basketball program.

The International Wrestling Alliance brings a six-match card to the OHS gymnasium on Thacker Avenue Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 ringside, $5 general admission and $2 children. They are available at the school or at Don Olson Firestone on Vine Street. The Kowboys net $1 for every advance ticket sold. Continue reading

Wrestling Returns To Fronton

Ocala Star-Banner – October 12, 1985

I.W.A. Pro Wrestling returns to Ocala Thursday night at the Jai Alai Fronton with Bugsy McGraw and Tiger Conway Jr. teaming up in the main event against “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers and “Ravishing” Randy Rose. Continue reading

Five Matches Highlight CFCC Card

Ocala Star-Banner – October 27, 1985

Wrestler "Playboy" Buddy Rose

Playboy Buddy Rose will challenge Tyree Pride for the Bahamas title at the CFCC gym Thursday night.

 

Championship Wrestling from Florida returns to the Central Florida Community College gym Thursday night with a five-match card on tap.

Match time is 8 p.m. Continue reading

Mean Girl, Good One To Wrestle In Cape; Tag Event On

The Southeast Missourian – July 10, 1953

An unusual feature wrestling match has been scheduled for Saturday night at the Arena.  Ethel Johnson and Babs Wingo, both Negroes, will grapple for a regulation match, two out of three falls, 60-minute time limit. Continue reading

Girls Please Crowd At Wrestling Show With Holds Galore

The Southeast Missourian – July 13, 1953

Ethel Johnson put up a clean, clever fight Saturday night in the wrestling show at the Arena and quickly won the last two falls from her heavier opponent.  Babs Wingo, who had won the first with dirty play that would rival Red Roberts, capped by an “atomic drop” and a body press.  The “atomic drop” is a back breaker across the knee. Continue reading

Beef-Type Men, Girlies To Wrestle In Separate Bouts Scheduled Tonight

The Southeast Missourian – July 11, 1953

Plenty of action is forecast for tonight at the Arena when Ed and Herb Welch team up against Red Roberts and Rube Wright in a tag-team match, for two out of three falls and a 60-minute time limit. Continue reading

‘Blondie Bombshell’ And Bonnie Watson Grapple

The Florence Times – June 20, 1954

BONNIE WATSON, lady wrestler

BONNIE WATSON, lady wrestler

Lady wrestlers will take the spotlight as one half of the twin bill grappling card Monday night at Sheffield Community Center.  A four-man tag bout will complete the card of events. Continue reading

Rassle Royal Slated Here Thursday Night

The Park City Daily News – December 16, 1963

A seven-man rassle royal will be presented on Thursday night’s big all-star wrestling card at the Bowling Green high school gymnasium. Continue reading

Von Brauners Top Mat Card

St. Petersburg Times – December 21, 1962

Clearwater – Kurt and Karl Von Brauner, back in wrestling circles after their Florida suspension was lifted, will face Ray Villmer of Tampa and Harry Smith of Atlanta, Ga., to-night in the feature grapple event at the Clearwater Armory at Missouri and Seminole.

In other matches Al Costello will meet Marco Polo of Boston, Mass. and Steve Kovacs will go against Red Roberts.