Tag Archives: Rudy LaDitzi

LaDitzi, Wrestler, Dies; Was on Celoron Card With Stasiak Years Ago

Jamestown Post-Journal – October 29, 1942

Omaha—(AP)—Rudy LaDitzi, 37, Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) professional wrestler, is dead here of malaria. LaDitzi believed he contracted the disease on a trip to Australia and the South Sea Islands two years ago. Continue reading

Rudy LaDitzi Grunts, Groans Way To Fame On West Coast

The Poughkeepsie Star-Enterprise – January 27, 1940

No Sissy, He The "polished gentleman" above is really a roughhouse when he gets down to work—wrestling. He's RUDY LA DITZI, who although away from Poughkeepsie 10 years, doesn't, call himself an "ex-Poughkeepsian." Rudy still is billed as of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in all of his matches—and he has had more than 2,000 of them.

No Sissy, He
The “polished gentleman” above is
really a roughhouse when he gets
down to work—wrestling. He’s
RUDY LA DITZI, who although
away from Poughkeepsie 10 years,
doesn’t call himself an “ex-Poughkeepsian.”
Rudy still is billed as of
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in all of his
matches—and he has had more
than 2,000 of them.

The river has its boat races and the mat has Rudy LaDitzi. Although wrestling, especially the rough and tumble professional type, is far different from the clean, rigid crew grind, it is resulting in reams of publicity for Poughkeepsie out west where burly Rowdy Rudy, Bridge City butcher boy and restaurateur, now is residing and performing. Continue reading

Wykoff Squelches Koverly To Win Wrestling Tourney

Los Angeles Times – May 16, 1940
By Al Wolf

Apparently all things must come to an end – even international heavyweight wrestling tournaments.

Jack Daro’s mat mammoth, which began in William Jennings Bryan’s heyday, according to oldtimers hereabouts, wound up last night at the Olympic with Lee Wykoff, a semi-bald party from little Nevada, Mo., the champion of champions, or something. Continue reading

Wykoff Bounces Szabo In First Match Of Finale

Los Angeles Times – May 9, 1940

Lee Wykoff bounced Sandor Szabo in the first of a three-match series in the finals of the international wrestling tournament last night at the Olympic Auditorium. Wykoff grabbed the duke in 23m. 5s. after a series of body slams and a body press. Continue reading

Marshall, Detton Failed To Reach Decision

Los Angeles Times – November 7, 1940

Everett Marshall and Dean Detton got exactly nowhere in their match which topped the first round of last night’s elimination wrestling card at the Olympic Auditorium. Continue reading