Tag Archives: War Eagle

Beell And An AKA Named War Eagle Ready

Associated Press – January 4, 1908

CHICAGO – A unique wrestling match was arranged last night to take place on the night of January 10 at the Fort Dearborn Athletic Club. It will involve Fred Beell, the light heavyweight champion, and War Eagle, the Blackfoot Indian chief, who recently gave Frank Gotch such a hard tussle on the mat. Continue reading

Indian Wrestler Defeats Paleface

The New York Times – December 22, 1907

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 21. – War Eagle, the Carlisle Indian, last night defeated Dan McDonald, the Canadian wrestling champion, in two straight falls.  After the match, Rooney of Chicago challenged War Eagle.

Redskin To Meet Greek

The Toledo News-Bee – July 14, 1908

Can a 160 pound Greek throw a 250 pound Indian?  This question will be decided at Armory park Tuesday night when Demetral and War Eagle will clash in the main event of a wrestling program. Continue reading

Tolos Helps Mat Victor

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 9, 1968

Tom Andrews got a little help from John Tolos outside the ring and put an atomic drop on Bobby Shane to win the eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal on last night’s pro wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Tolos, the sixth man eliminated, stuck around and distracted Shane momentarily, allowing Andrews to get the upper hand.  Police were needed to separate Shane and Tolos afterward.

Jack Bence, subbing for injured Dutch Savage, was the first eliminated.  He was followed by John Kostas, Dean Higuchi, John Heideman, War Eagle and Tolos.

In warmup bouts, Kostas beat Bence, Shane defeated Heideman, War Eagle won on a disqualification over Tolos and Andrews and Higuchi drew.

Next Coliseum card will be Nov. 29, promoter Harry Elliott announced.

Battle-Royal Go Is Mat Feature

Spokane Daily Chronicle – November 8, 1968

It’ll be every man for himself tonight when an eight-man Inside the Ropes Battle Royal headlines the professional wrestling card at the Coliseum.

Signed for the first “Inside Royal” in almost a year in Spokane are John Tolos, Bobby Shane, Johnny Kostas, Tom Andrews, John Heideman, War Eagle, Dean Higuchi and Dutch Savage.

Four single bouts coming from the main event performers, will go on before the feature.  First bout is set for 8.