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Charley Santen Downs Dean Detton

Los Angeles Times – March 31, 1933

In one of those dramatic finishes in which the hero not only crawls off the track in the nick of time, but throws the engine into the villain’s face, Charley Santen, rosy-cheeked Missouri bone-bender, took two out of three falls from Dean Detton, invading mat menace, to win last night’s main event at the Hollywood Legion Stadium.

Detton, a rough, tough young man, won the first fall in 18m. 41s. with a body scissors after punishing Santen with numerous enthusiastic flying tackles. Santen took the second fall in 9m. 15s. with a body slam.

Detton had Santen groggy from two flying tackles and was all ready to unleash a third one when Charley suddenly came to life, leaped high in the air and wrapped his shapely limbs about Dean’s lowered head. The resultant head scissors and accompanying disappointment so lowered Mr. Detton’s resistance that he succumbed to the deciding fall in 10m. 18s.

Less than 2,000 fans saw the match, so the rasslers got the show over in record early time for Hollywood.

Hal Rumberg tossed Lavosca (Billy) Severe twice within the brief space of nine minutes, each time with a flying body hold. The first fall came in 6 minutes and 13 seconds, the second in 2 minutes and 29 seconds.

Dan Koloff, the Bulgarian Lion, or something, trussed up the toe of Prince Chewchki (Chewacki) and made the red man say “Uncle” or whatever it is Indians say when they are ready to give up the ghost. It all happened after 13 minutes and 31 seconds.

Sailor Jack Lewis made the mistake of getting too brutal with Count Harkowski (the gob should have known better than to monkey with one of the mat game’s noblemen) and was disqualified after 6 minutes and 12 seconds of so-called “rasslin.” The navy man then took on the gallery for an unadvertised bout and was said to have won this decision.

Myron Cox threw Buddy O’Brien in the opener, using what was referred to as a spread-eagle hold. The end came after 11 minutes and 15 seconds.