Utica Observer-Dispatch – September 12, 1957
By Bob Wilbur
Clinton – Yukon Eric won the first fall, but Pat O’Connor rallied to take the next two to gain a popular decision over Yukon in last night’s wrestling feature at the Arena.
Only 750 fans turned out for the card which also saw Fritz Von Erich of Germany and Joe Blanchard of Vancouver winning their bouts. As a result of last night’s victory, Von Erich plans to challenge O’Connor. Continue reading
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – February 6, 1958
They unmasked ‘The Masked Marvel” last night at the War Memorial before an assemblage of about 1,000 fans but his identity was not divulged. After unmasking, the loser covered his face with his hands and ran into the dressing room. Continue reading
Posted in 1958
Tagged Baron Gattoni, Farmer Boy Townsend, Fred Atkins, Irish Jackie, Ivan the Terrible, Joe Blanchard, Lord Littlebrook, Martino Angelo, Masked Marvel, Roy McClarity, Tiny Tim Girard, Yukon Eric
The Milwaukee Journal – January 19, 1957
Ready and waiting for Yukon Eric is Angelo Poffo. Poffo will wrestle Eric in a penalty belt match at the Auditorium Saturday night in the preliminary to the tag match between the Volkoff brothers and Verne Gagne and Argentine Rocca.
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
Posted in 1954
Tagged Al Warshawsky, Art Nielsen, Benito Gardini, Little Beaver, Mitsu Arakawa, Pat O'Connor, Reggie Lisowski, Roy McClarity, Tom Thumb, Tommy Martindale, Verne Gagne, Yukon Eric
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
Posted in 1958
Tagged Bobo Brazil, Boris Volkoff, Dick the Bruiser, Don Fargo, Edouard Carpentier, Ivan the Terrible, Jack Fargo, Legs Langevin, Ned Taylor, Nikolai Volkoff, Ray Schaefer, Ricki Starr, Roy McClarity, Verne Gagne, Wilbur Snyder, Yukon Eric
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
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
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
Posted in 1957
Tagged Al Costello, Dick Hutton, Fabulous Kangaroos, Farmer Boy, Fred Atkins, Fritz Von Erich, Gene Kiniski, Jim Bernard, Joe Blanchard, Lou Thesz, Mighty Ursus, Pat O'Connor, Pierre LaSalle, Roy Heffernan, Roy McClarity, Tiger Tasker, Whipper Watson, Yukon Eric
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
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
Posted in 1963
Tagged Al Costello, Bob Ellis, Don Curtis, Eddie Graham, Fabulous Kangaroos, Hiro Matsuda, Joe Scarpa, Karl Von Brauner, Kurt Von Brauner, Pedro Godoy, Red Berry, Roy Heffernan, Russian Crusher, Tony Baillargeon, Yukon Eric, Zorro