Tag Archives: Sandy O’Donnell

Watson Subdues Rugged O’Donnell In Rough Match

Globe & Mail – February 28, 1947
By Jim Vipond

Whipper Billy Watson, idol of Toronto’s wrestling fandom, took 26 minutes and 21 seconds to successfully defend the initial challenge to his recently won world championship before more than 8,000 rabid supporters at Maple Leaf Gardens last night. Continue reading

Primo Carnera is Mat Victor

Youngstown Times – April 22, 1947

Primo Carnera, former world’s heavyweight boxing champion, scored a victory over “Sandy” O’Donnell, St. Louis 242-pounder, in a wrestling exhibition at the Youngstown Arena last night. The show drew 1,830 fans for a gross gate of $2,862 and net $2,405. Continue reading

Terror Trims Taylor; Whipper Watson Draws

Globe & Mail – November 8, 1940
By Ed Fitkin

The reign of Golden Terrorism that has engulfed Toronto’s wrestling realm since Bob Weatherly hove in sight caught Frankie Taylor, the Hollywood mat-inee idol, in its tentacles last night at Maple Leaf Gardens. The handsome people’s choice fell victim to a hammerlock and slam after giving his 303-pound combination of Charles Laughton and Billy Bunter a merry old melee for forty minutes. Continue reading