Fresno Bee – December 7, 1957
What happened to the top strand of the ring rope in the Fresno Memorial Auditorium is almost as big a puzzler to DAV Club wrestling matchmaker as what happened to the usual steady crowd of mat fans last night. There were few to see the show.
When five big bruisers got into the ring last night in what was scheduled to be a singles “grudge” match between Mike Sharpe and Ilio DiPaolo, the “unbreakable” strand finally gave way under their combined weights. Continue reading
The Kenyon Collegian – October 26, 1972
By Will Morrisey
The gymnasium in Mt. Vernon’s Pleasant Street Junior High School lacks the proper atmosphere for professional wrestling. Brightly lit, clean, well-ventilated: the longtime fan misses the flattened orange drink containers, the obnoxious and greasy teen-aged popcorn vendors and the familiar stench of stale cigar smoke so characteristic of places like Cobo Hall in Detroit and the old Madison Square Garden. But, even with all their grimy magnificence, the old arenas, like the old idols, are falling, and when the wrestlers came into town a week ago yesterday night, they and their devotees were forced to adjust to what seemed an unusual sanctuary. Continue reading
The Age – December 21, 1964
Extra police were set to Festival Hall on Saturday night to control a crowd of about 2000 trying to force their way in to see the wrestling.
The building was already filled to capacity with 8000 spectators, and the doors were closed before 8 p.m.
With the overflow crowd becoming restive, Festival Hall authorities called extra police. Continue reading
The Age – December 3, 1964
Tex McKenzie may be the dominant figure in an international teams tag match heading the wrestling programme at Festival Hall on Saturday night.
Last week, McKenzie, 6 ft. 6 and 21 stone, was matched with former world heavyweight champion “Killer” Kowalski (U.S.A.), and up to the half-distance showed remarkable strength, skill, speed and versatility.
Posted in 1964
Tagged Al Woods, Bruce Wyatt, Buddy Austin, Dale Lewis, Denis Hall, Dominic DeNucci, Emil Dupre, George Manousos, Killer Kowalski, Larry O’Dea, Mongolian Stomper, Tex McKenzie
Niagara Falls Gazette – July 31, 1956
For the second week in a row Yukon Eric missed out on winning the $1,000 offered by Dick Hutton for a fall in the first 20 minutes of their bout. Hutton also failed to collect the same amount offered by Yukon on the same basis in their feature clash in the Niagara Falls, Ont., Arena wrestling ring last night. Continue reading
San Francisco Chronicle – February 26, 1958
Leo Nomellini and Paul Anderson wrestled to a one-hour draw with Hans Hermann and Art Neilson, claimants to the world’s tag team, in last night’s wrestling program at the Civic Auditorium. Continue reading
San Francisco Chronicle – February 25, 1958
Leo Nomellini, 49er football star, teams up with Paul Anderson to headline tonight’s wrestling program against Hans Hermann and Art Neilson, at the Civic Auditorium. First match at 8:30. Continue reading
The California Eagle – June 13, 1963
Freddie Blassie and The Destroyer, two of wrestling biggest attractions, will have to share honors with the sensational Bearcat Wright night at the Olympic Auditorium. Continue reading
Posted in 1963
Tagged Art Mahalik, Bearcat Wright, Bobby Duranton, Chief Kit Fox, Dick Hutton, Don Duffey, Don Leo Jonathan, Don Manoukian, Enrique Torres, Freddie Blassie, Gene LeBell, Mr. Moto, Red Bastien, Tex McKenzie, The Destroyer, Wilbur Snyder