New York Herald – January 5, 1916
Photographs of Mort Henderson Show Remarkable Resemblance in Poses to the Mysterious Wrestler.
There is no reason why the “Masked Marvel,” who has caused wrestling “fans” and many others in all walks of life to do a lot of guessing since he first appeared in the tournament at the Manhattan Opera House, should not remove his mask, as it interferes with his work and his identity is conceded to be as good as proved. Continue reading
Posted in 1916
Tagged Alexander Aberg, Georg Lurich, George Bothner, Hjalmar Lundin, Karl Pospisil, Masked Marvel, Mort Henderson, Paul Pons, Peter Jelesnezow, Renato Gardini, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Sula Hevonpaa
The New York Times – December 22, 1917
Rogers Ignores Verbal Attack and Pins Hevonpaa to Mat.
The winning career of Sula Hevonpaa, Finland’s rotund wrestler, in the international wrestling tournament at the Lexington Theatre, was canceled before it really had a chance to mature. Up to last night the ferocious Finn had registered on victory in the tournament that has now been progressing for three weeks. Unfortunately for Hevonpaa, Joe Rogers, a local grappler, loomed up in Sula’s path last night in one of the finish matches, and the result was the breaking of Hevonpaa’s winning streak. Rogers disregarding the noisy objections of his Finnish opponent, finished the Finn in 14:10 with a side roll and double arm lock. Booth the mat was pretty well occupied while the bout lasted. Continue reading
Posted in 1917
Tagged Cyclone Ress, Demetrius Tofalos, Dr. B.F. Roller, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Fred Pilakoff, George Manich, Hans Fuerst, Harry Stevens, Ivan Linow, Joe Rogers, Joe Samson, John Heracle, Kara Allah, Pierre Le Belge, Sula Hevonpaa, Tommy Draak, Wladek Zbyszko