Tag Archives: Yukon Eric

Gagne Beats McClarity In ‘Sleeper’ Bout

Chicago Tribune – August 7, 1954
By Frank Mastro

Verne Gagne beat Roy McClarity in their wrestling match in International Amphitheater last night, but not before the underdog, McClarity, had put Gagne away once with Verne’s patented sleeper hold. A capacity crowd of 9,891 paid a gross gate of $26,310. Continue reading

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Bruiser Hurls Chair At Eric; Halt Mat Bout

Chicago Tribune – October 18, 1958

Boris and Nicoli Volkoff held Verne Gagne and Edouard Carpentier to a draw in the featured tag match in the wrestling show Friday night in the Amphitheater in the stock yards. But it was a mere warmup for what followed. Continue reading

Mat Decision To McClarity

Des Moines Register – September 30, 1954

Roy McClarity, who wrestled Verne Gagne to a draw here a week ago, had things easy Wednesday night as he defeated Art Neilson before an estimated 2,000 spectators at KRNT Theater. Continue reading

Louis Gains Win In Third

Omaha World – September 28, 1954

Joe Louis, 40, Monday night returned to the ring in the City Auditorium to toss a little leather.

He was matched against rassler Art Nielsen, who also wore boxing gloves for the scheduled six-round exhibition. Continue reading

Dick Hutton Captures Lou Thesz’ Mat Crown

Globe & Mail – November 15, 1957
By Steve York

Dick Hutton became a good guy again to 9,099 wrestling fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night.

All the Oklahoma strong boy did was win over Lou Thesz to become National Wrestling Alliance world’s heavyweight champion.

Hutton forced the veteran to concede when he applied his fearsome abdominal stretch at 35:15 of the one fall, no time limit match. Continue reading

Yukon Beaten By Dick Hutton

Niagara Falls Gazette – July 31, 1956

For the second week in a row Yukon Eric missed out on winning the $1,000 offered by Dick Hutton for a fall in the first 20 minutes of their bout.  Hutton also failed to collect the same amount offered by Yukon on the same basis in their feature clash in the Niagara Falls, Ont., Arena wrestling ring last night. Continue reading

Two Wrestling Crowns At Stake Tuesday Night

St. Petersburg Times – January 20, 1963

Tampa – Southern heavyweight wrestling champion Eddie Graham and world tag team champions Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, the Kangaroos managed by Wild Red Berry, will defend their titles at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tuesday night. Continue reading

Volkoffs, Fargos ‘Scarlet’ Battle Ruled No Contest

Milwaukee Sentinel – December 1, 1958
By Ed Bryl

Red was a mighty distracting color in Saturday night’s wrestling feature at the Arena – for the jousting “bull-y” boys, Don and Jackie Fargo and Boris and Nicoli Volkoff, as well as for many of the 3,876 rabid critics – who saw the big whing-ding come to a messy close as a “no-contest.” Continue reading

Gagne Meets McClarity On Mat Tonight

Chicago Tribune – August 6, 1954
By Frank Mastro

Verne Gagne will put his United States television heavyweight championship on the block against Roy McClarity in the main event of tonight’s wrestling show in International Amphitheater. Continue reading

O’Connor And Rocca Take Team Match

Chicago Tribune – October 23, 1954
By Frank Mastro

It was a happy affair at the International Amphitheater last night when Patrick O’Connor and Argentina Rocca, a pair of wrestlers who grapple strictly according to the mat rules, triumphed over Reggie Lisowski and Art Nielsen, two villainous characters, in the team tag match that headlined a wrestling show for which 7,506 patrons paid $18,129 to witness.

O’Connor and Rocca sent their followers into mild hysterics by flopping the villains in 12 minutes 15 seconds to record the first fall. The match was scheduled with a one-hour time limit and when the clock ran out, Lisowski and Nielsen still were trying to square the match, with the result the popular heroes were returned the victors by virtue of their opening fall.

Missing from his customary seat at ringside was Dr. Mitchell Corbett, 68, veteran physician for the Illinois boxing commission, who underwent a major operation in Mayo Brothers hospital in Rochester, Minn., yesterday and was reported in serious condition last night.

Yukon Eric won the semi-windup, defeating Hans Hermann in 8:50 with a submission hold. Preliminary results:

Billy Goelz beat Benito Gardini (21:25), Don Leo Jonathan beat Tiger Jack Moore (6:10) and Great Karpozilos drew Great Yamato (30:00).