Tag Archives: Tom Draak

Grubmeier Returns To Meet Risignano

New York Post – April 6, 1936

Italian Has Chance to Raise Rating at Star Casino

Fred Grubmeier, back to the wrestling wars after a siege of pneumonia, tackles Al Bisignano in the finish match on the program Thursday night at Star Casino.  The hook scissors king defeated Ralph Garibaldi in his last start at the club. Continue reading

On The Hoof

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

Threatens To Ban Wrestling In State Because 200-Pounder Fell Into His Lap

Indiana Evening Gazette – May 20, 1925

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 20 (INS) — Because a 200-pound wrestler dropped into Judge Eugene C. Bonniwell’s lap last night during some wrestling bouts at the Adelphia Arena here, the future of the wrestling game in Pennsylvania is threatened. Continue reading