Tag Archives: Tex McKenzie

Mighty Igor And The Quest For Certitude

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

Police Called to Wrestling

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

McKenzie In Tag Wrestle

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.

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Yukon Beaten By Dick Hutton

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

Leo Nomellini, Anderson In Wrestling Draw

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

Nomellini And Anderson Team For Mat Show

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

Newest Mat Rage Bows At Olympic

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