The Tuscaloosa News – April 8, 1941
Rugged Grapplers Wrestle At Fort; Kasaboski, Corby Fight
Ray Ryan, the rugged little New York grappler, has been signed to take on Rash Roderick Fenton here tomorrow night on the main event of the American Legion fight program, it was announced today by Promoter Joe Gunther.
Gunther also said that Bob Corby will clash on the preliminary attraction with Larry (Babe) Kasaboski, the handsome Polish wrestler. Continue reading
The Borger Daily Herald – November 26, 1939
Promoter Otis Robertson promised that after Gorilla Ramos, the smooth Sonora, Mex. wrestler, scored such a hit in a recent match here he would try to bring back the junior light heavyweight title claimant. And he has. Continue reading
Toledo Blade – June 20, 1947
Paavo Knocked Out In Go With Fenton
Monte LaDue, the rowdy mustached Canadian grappler, got a little rough last night in his match with Jackie Nichols of down Maine way but it didn’t do him much good. Nichols won the main event of the Civic Auditorium mat show last night in consecutive falls. Continue reading
Stamford American – February 7, 1936
Promoter Pug Hester is out looking for props to hold up his arena when the heavy-weights invade it next Monday night for the first time. Jack “Rough House” Nelson, 216 pounder, is to encounter the 205 pound tackle expert, Nick Elitch in the main event of the matches at the City Auditorium. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – April 9, 1941
Diminutive Grappler Battles ‘Meanie’ Tonight At Brandon
Promoter Joe Gunther of the American Legion has signed a pair of rough customers and two casualties to do the wrestling at Fort Brandon armory tonight.
The rowdy lads are Ray Ryan, the diminutive matman from New York with a chip as large as himself on his shoulder, and Roderick Fenton, the toughest fellow ever to carry such a pretty name. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – March 20, 1941
Irregularities Are Held At Minimum As Leonard Referees
Due to the expert refereeing job done by Benny Leonard, and no doubt because of the potential sting which still lay dormant in his two aging fists, the American Legion fight program passed rather peaceably last night at Fort Brandon.
The retired former lightweight champ of the boxing ring was continually at odds with the rampant Roderick Fenton, however. A less strong willed character would likely have had considerably more trouble with the cantankerous Canadian. Continue reading
The Borger Daily Herald – December 11, 1939
A thrill-packed match and probably the best in many a week on the local mat is scheduled tonight at the Borger Arena for the main event. Preliminaries start at 8 p. m.
Promoter Otis Robertson has signed up Rod Fenton, the rough house Canadian, for a headline squabble with Frankie Hill, the Kansas Cyclone, a first class misery merchant. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – April 2, 1941
Champ Meets Rod In Main Event; Ryan To Fight Jensen
Champion Rex Mobley, king of the light heavyweight wrestlers, returns to Tuscaloosa tonight for an engagement with Rod Fenton on the main event of the American Legion grappling card at Fort Brandon Armory. Continue reading
The Tuscaloosa News – April 10, 1941
Charlie Keene Wins From Leo Jensen In Legion Opener
Villains clashed at Fort Brandon Armory last night, with Rod Fenton claiming undisputed right to the title of meanest man of Tuscaloosa grappling by virtue of a victory over Ray Ryan. Continue reading
The Brand – February 29, 1936
Lumberjack And Strong Boy Stratton Matched In Semifinal
Employing a couple of grappling artists from far distant circles, Promoter Jim Wakefield introduced two absolutely new matmen to the Friday night patrons of the Temple of Torture last evening. Continue reading