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Chris Zaharias On The October 6th Card

Sports Pointers, St. Louis – October 6, 1944
By Earl Brady

Lieut. Chris Zaharias is on the October 6th card, his foe being Thor Morgan, ex-Marine… For excitement and thrills, don’t overlook the Warren Bockwinkel- Chief Saunooke battle… Al Massey, who made a classy debut here recently, and Wally Greb, a new face, also should furnish lots of action and thrills… Of course, we are anticipating one of the banner matches of the season when Wild Bill  Longson and Earl McCready get on the mat in their best two out of three fall scrap, and last but not least our little pal, Tuffy Truesdell, Mexican champion, sails into Dave Feldman in a battle of 178-pounders in the opener… We have just been informed that Otto (Whitey) Brexler will referee the main go…

Wrestling Last Night

Oswego Palladium-Times – August 6, 1937

NEW YORK – Stan Pinto, 214, Dallas, pinned Joe Dusek, 234, Omaha, 22:15.

IRVINGTON, N. J. – Danno O’Mahoney, Ireland, threw Jim Austeri, Italy, one fall (heavyweights) Continue reading

Circuses And Kings

The Canadian Forum – August, 1950
By D.M. Fisher

Several years ago Time magazine hinted that the large crowds drawn by wrestling in Toronto reflected the gullibility of the citizens. Now, with the surge of television, wrestling has come to the fore in the States; the top men are national figures, and the critics and publicists are debunking or glorifying the show. This is one matter where Canada has kept pace with America. We have the chance, even in the smaller towns, of seeing wrestling, and the attendance has risen until it probably stands behind only hockey and baseball as an athletic draw. No populated area fails to support the grapplers; Toronto, Montreal, and Hamilton turn out supporters enough to gross nearly a million and a half dollars a year. What does wrestling offer for the husky admission it charges? Continue reading

Villains Hold Sway In Wrestling

The Calgary Herald – October 15, 1953

It was rough and tough once more as the grunt-and-groan artists went into action at Victoria pavilion Wednesday evening. Continue reading

Two Challengers on Feature Mat Card

The Southeast Missourian – September 5, 1945

Ray Eckert and Warren Bockwinkel, both Missouri boys, will clash in the second bout Thursday night in a wrestling card at the Arena Building sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce.  The card will be featured by a bout in which women wrestlers will appear for the first time in this vicinity.  In this attraction Violet Valentine of St. Joseph will meet Evelyn Wall of Corpus Christi, Texas. Continue reading

Jim Henry And Marconi Draw In Semi-Final Tag

The Calgary Herald – February 20, 1954

The Foothills Athletic Association presented the second tag tournament semi-final between “villains” Jim “Goon” Henry and Frank Marconi against Jean Baillargeon and Warren Bockwinkel, Friday night at Victoria Pavilion.  The “villains” had their hands full and let Baillargeon and Bockwinkel go full time after each team had taken a fall in one hour. Continue reading

Injury Halts Match

St. Joseph, MO., News-Press – May 6, 1939

Warren Bockwinkel Carried From Ring Unconscious.

Bronko Nagurski Shows Own Version of Tackle to Capture Feature.

Bronko Nagurski dipped into his bag of football tricks last night at the Auditorium to bring a quick and unexpected ending to his main event match with Warren Bockwinkel.  As a result, Bockwinkel was carried unconscious from the ring and ordered not to attempt to return by Dr. M. H. Talty, physician for the Missouri state athletic commission. Continue reading