Tag Archives: Vic Holbrook

Negro Girls Will Wrestle

The Southeast Missourian – September 22, 1955

An amateur match will open the bill Friday night when the wrestling clan gathers at the Arena, with the doors to swing open at 7:15, the matches to get underway at 8:15. Continue reading

Holbrook Loses To Bill Longston

The Southeast Missourian – June 8, 1955

Wild Bill Longston used less than 20 minutes to defeat Vic Holbrook last night at the Arena and June Byers successfully defended her mat crown against Bonnie Watson.  Ray Villmer, rough Kansas City wrestler, whipped Silent George Hubert in 15:30 minutes to win their 1 fall match. Continue reading

Garabaldi Fights At Arena Tuesday

The Southeast Missourian – April 25, 1955

Beauty and brawn will highlight the Odd Fellows wrestling presentation Tuesday night at the Arena.  Wilbur Snyder, wrestlings newest sensation, will meet a very unpopular rough neck doing business as “The Mask” in the main event. Continue reading

Champ Wrestler At Arena Tonight

The Southeast Missourian – June 7, 1955

Glamorous world champion girl wrestler June Byers will defend her mat crown against Bonnie Watson, vivacious blonde, tonight at the Arena.  Miss Byers won the title from Mildred Burke last August and has proved to be a fighting champion.  She has defended her crown over 150 times and has given every worthwhile opponent a chance to beat her.  Miss Watson, shapely new mat sensation, has been wrestling for only 2 years but she has climbed to the top as a worthy challenger for Miss Byers’ title.  Bonnie looks like a model or a movie star and is a very demure young lass outside of the ring.  But her mild manner disappears the moment that she steps into the ring and she will use every hold, legal or otherwise to win a match.  Miss Byers has had 8 years of ring experience.  This championship match is scheduled to go 2 out of 3 falls with a 45 minute time limit. Continue reading

Thesz Gets O’Connor Draw As Fans Boo

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 30, 1953

Although Pat O’Connor of New Zealand had much the better of his wrestling match with world heavyweight champion Lou Thesz of St. Louis, Mo., he had to be content with settling for a draw after a thrilling struggle lasting one hour Tuesday night at the Minneapolis auitorium. Continue reading

Great Togo, Giant Japanese, To Wrestle Here Thursday

The News and Courier – February 15, 1953

The Great Togo and His Servant

The Great Togo and His Servant

The Great Togo, giant Japanese wrestler, will make his Charleston debut Thursday night at County Hall meeting Charlie Laye in an exhibition that should take some of the spotlight from the tag team main event. Continue reading