Los Angeles Times – April 24, 1957
Sky Hi Lee and Shag Thomas, the two-man riot squad, put their International TV tag-team title on the line tonight at the Olympic against the new combo of Bobo Brazil and Sandor Szabo. The match goes on at 7:30 p.m. and won’t be televised.
Sky Hi and Shag form a rugged duo. Lee towers 6 feet 9 inches and weighs 290 pounds. He’s an ex-pugilist. Shag, a former All-American from Ohio State, is constructed like a fire hydrant and weighs a mere 240. Continue reading
Posted in 1957
Tagged Billy Varga, Bobo Brazil, Carlos Moreno, Dr. Lee Grable, Gene LeBell, Great Togo, Joe Blanchard, Leo Garibaldi, Nick Bockwinkel, Pat Fraley, Paul Baillargeon, Sandor Szabo, Shag Thomas, Sky Hi Lee, Tommy Martindale, Vic Christy
Rocky Mountain News – April 15, 1938
By Chester Nelson
A mighty man is the Nagurski!
The 230-pound Bronko toppled Sandor Szabo, “Denver’s hero” of grunt and groan, retained his world heavyweight title and showed his muscles splendidly before 2,520 rain-dampened customers in City Auditorium.
The “Nag,” famous for his deeds in professional football, showed the partisan gathering some scientific grappling, if a serious thought may be had at this point, in spinning the 215-pound Hungarian Adonis to the canvas for the necessary three seconds twice in three falls. Continue reading
Washington Post – December 14, 1941
Once again the once familiar figure of Ed (Strangler) Lewis, the man who made the headlock famous, and who has been called one of wrestledom’s immortals, returns to action next Thursday night at Turner’s Arena on the card which The Washington Post Neediest Family Fund will benefit to the extent of 10 per cent of the proceeds. Continue reading
The Gazette – May 23, 1944
“Rebel Bob” Russell may become a figure in the battle to decide whose going to meet Sandor Szabo next, first chapter of which will be staged at the Forum Wednesday night, with Yvon Robert meeting Leo Numa, and the Masked Marvel tackling clever Regis Siki, the Sengalese star, in one-fall matches both to a finish. Continue reading
Los Angeles Herald-Express – July 14, 1937
By E.W. Krauch
Everything but mayhem is expected to go tonight at the Olympic when Sandor Szabo, the handsome Hungarian, reaches out for Man Mountain Dean, the Hell’s Kitchen Hillbilly, in their three-fall finish match. Continue reading
New York Post – December 16, 1935
By Eddie Wade
Poppa Curley Plays Santa Claus… by Uhlmann
Grappler Don Hangs Xmas Sock in Bid to Regain Mat Crown
Third Time Danno, Challenger Meet
Santa Claus comes early this year. At least he does to Ed Don George, the former heavyweight wrestling champion of the world, who gets a chance to even matters tonight with the current title-holder, Danno O’Mahoney, at Madison Square Garden. Continue reading
Posted in 1935
Tagged Al Bisignano, Charley Strack, Dan O'Mahoney, Dean Detton, Ed Don George, Floyd Marshall, Hank Barber, Herbie Freeman, Jake Patterson, Jim Browning, Ray Steele, Sandor Szabo, Sandor Vary, Vic Christy
Los Angeles Herald-Express – July 15, 1937
By E.W. Krauch
Man Mountain Dean, giant Georgia hillbilly wrestler, wasn’t kiddin’ in the least last night at the Olympic Auditorium as he lay on the canvas moaning:
“My leg, my leg! It’s broken!”
Today Dean, with his left leg in a cast, was in Georgia Street Receiving Hospital. Continue reading
Posted in 1937
Tagged Dick Lever, George Wilson, Gino Garibaldi, Hans Steinke, Ignacio Martinez, Jimmy Sarandos, Jules Strongbow, LaVerne Baxter, Leo Papiano, Man Mountain Dean, Sandor Szabo, Ted Key, Tom Marvin, Vincent Lopez
Los Angeles Herald-Express – December 24, 1936
By E.W. Krauch
The old noggin — brainwork to youse — counts a lot in this hectic business of two guys trying to tie each other into torturing knots.
Dean Detton, the world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, gave a very excellent exhibition of this noggin business last night at the Olympic auditorium as he successfully defending his title by defeating Sandor Szabo, the best looking gent in the industry, in straight falls. Continue reading
Saturday Evening Post – December 14, 1935
By Milton MacKaye
The standing of wrestling as a profit-making enterprise has received little attention in the economic journals, and even those publications devoted to the fevers of sport have been niggardly in space and headlines. There has been a general tendency to regard wrestling as a sort of little country cousin of the opulent boxing profession, a rude and primitive trial of strength persisting feebly in the backwoods sections, but destined ultimately to become as extinct as the broadsword. As a public spectacle, it has been rated just ahead of long-distance walking contests and the hop, skip, and jump, and considerably behind the breath-taking thrills and romance of puss-in-the-corner and the potato race. Continue reading
Posted in 1935
Tagged Charley Cutler, Dan O'Mahoney, Dick Shikat, Dr. B.F. Roller, Earl Caddock, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Ed Don George, Everett Marshall, Ferenc Holuban, Frank Gotch, Fritz Kley, George Hackenschmidt, Gus Sonnenberg, Ivan Poddubny, Jim Bausch, Jim Browning, Jim Londos, Jim McMillen, Joe “Toots” Mondt, Joe Savoldi, Joe Stecher, Len Macaluso, Leo Pinetzke, Man Mountain Dean, Martin "Farmer" Burns, Mike Mazurki, Paul Bowser, Sam Stein, Sandor Szabo, Serge Kalmikoff, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Tom Draak, Tony Siano, William Muldoon, Wladek Zbyszko, Yussiff Mahmout
Los Angeles Times – June 15, 1952
Rito Romero added another victim to his growing list last night on the Valley Garden Arena wrestling mat, where he downed Dave Levin in two out of three falls.
Sandor Szabo made Antone Leone say uncle in another match. Ray Piret bounced Bob Corby in the opener.