Wichita Eagle – April 18, 1925
CHICAGO, April 17 – The $60,000 purse for a Decoration Day match for the heavyweight wrestling championship at Michigan City had almost vanished tonight because of the surprising defeat of the title holder, Wayne (Big) Munn, by Stanislaus Zbyszko in Philadelphia Wednesday night. Continue reading
The Milwaukee Journal – January 13, 1928
It will be Illinois vs. Nebraska when Jim McMillen and Wayne Munn clash on the mat at the Gayety theater Friday night.
This is the first time the two collegians have met and the bout will be attended by a number of wrestling celebrities, including Champion Johnny Meyers and Marin Plestina, who have prepared McMillen for this tiff with the Nebraska giant. Continue reading
The Milwaukee Sentinel – July 19, 1926
Wayne (Big) Munn, former heavyweight champion, and his troupe of wrestlers on a tour of the middle west, will arrive in Milwaukee today for an exhibition at the Gayety theater Tuesday night. Continue reading
The Milwaukee Journal – April 17, 1925
New York – Jack Curley, the wrestling promoter, whose herd of bellowing bulls has been living on a starvation diet for more than a year, opened his larynx and laughed hysterically Thursday over the defeat of Wayne Munn, otherwise known as Big Munn, the Nebraska varsity football player, by Stanislaus Zyszko, who flopped Munn twice and took the world championship away from him. Continue reading
Victoria Advocate – January 9, 1931
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 9. – (INS) – Wayne Munn, former world’s wrestling champion, died at the base hospital at Fort Sam Houston here today. He had been confined to the hospital for sometime suffering from Bright’s disease.
Munn served as a first lieutenant of the infantry during the World War.
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The Nevada Daily Mail – February 19, 1925
Took Champion Just A Few Minutes To Win Last Night’s Match.
Chicago, Feb. 19. – Wrestling fans here believed today that any mat artist, who seeks to take away the championship laurels claimed by Wayne Munn, Nebraska grappler, will have his work cut out for him. Continue reading
Miami Daily News – March 10, 1927
SHREVEPORT, La., March 10. – (AP) – Ed “Strangler” Lewis, claimant of the world’s heavyweight wrestling title, defeated Wayne “Big” Munn in two straight falls here Wednesday night. The first fall came in 52 minutes 58 seconds, and the second in 20 minutes. Lewis used flying headlocks to win both falls. Munn weighed 270 pounds and Lewis 235.
The Milwaukee Journal – January 20, 1929
Wayne Munn, former champion of the world, will be brought here to meet the winner of the Steinke-Komar bout, which will be held at the Auditorium Wednesday night, officials of the promoting club announced Saturday. Munn has already accepted the match, which will be held next month. Continue reading
Time – June 8, 1925
In St. Louis. If Joseph Stecher, Nebraska wrestler, wraps his legs around a pig, he can break its ribs; his weapon, like the boa-constrictor’s, is the squeeze; famed is his scissors hold. Last week, in St. Louis, he wrestled Stanislaus Zbyszko, known as “The Old Man.”* Zbyszko curled his legs and arms underneath his body so that the scissors was ineffectual, wriggled, writhed; but, after 1 hr. 23 min., he groaned, admitted defeat. Stecher took the next fall in 5 min., earned the right to meet Edward (“Strangler”) Lewis, world’s champion.