Professional Wrestling in America

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Title

Professional Wrestling in America

Subject

Professional Wrestling
Southern History
Sports Entertainment

Description

Collection consists of research materials gathered by Keith S. Hebert, Department of History, Auburn University. Hebert is writing a history of professional wrestling in the American South.

Creator

Keith S. Hebert

Collection Items

Jack Wade's Sports Parade
Article discusses opposition to professional wrestling matches in North Carolina. Questions the legitimacy and violence of the exhibitions.

Sam Siegel Kayoed By Jumpin' Joe
Detailed description of 1935 wrestling match in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Moffett Plans Big Mat Fights
Knoxville Sentinel, July 28, 1921

Wrestling Game Will Find Revival Here This Evening
Knoxville Sentinel, November 17, 1921

Success Story
Birmingham News (Alabama), August 5, 1936

Wrestling
Advertisement appeared in Charlotte News (North Carolina) on September 24, 1947. "Jim Crockett your sports promoter since 1933."

Jake Wade's Sports Parade
Article appears in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on December 3, 1935. Reporter documents the rising popularity of professional wrestling and the decline in popularity locally of professional boxing bouts.

Jim Crockett--Mixes Music, Laughter, Tears
Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on August 22, 1955. Reporter featured Crockett's promotional business.

Swedish Angel Tough Nut For Tom O'Toole Monday
Article appeared in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on August 20, 1941. Describes upcoming Jim Crockett promotions wrestling match between Tommy O'Toole, "a sturdy young Irishman," and the Swedish Angel.

Wagner Predicts Savoldi Will Unmask Black Secret
Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on February 7, 1941. Reporter describes an upcoming Jim Crockett wrestling match where a masked heal is expected to be revealed by a hero.

Crockett, The Brute Are Sued
Article appeared in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on September 21, 1967. Jim Crockett is being sued by a wrestling fan, Henry Allen of Pageland, South Carolina, for injuries suffered when hit by a pipe during a wrestling match.

Jim Crockett Presents The Biggest Stars of Rock 'N Roll
Advertisement appeared in Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on March 27, 1957. Crockett's promotions were racially segregated.

Mayes McLain Grapples George Widchecki On Monday Mat Program
Article appears in the Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on January 3, 1935. The reporters describes the types of wrestling matches that appeal to local fans.

Mayes McLain Grapples George Widchecki On Monday Mat Program
Article appears in the Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on January 3, 1935. The reporters describes the types of wrestling matches that appeal to local fans.

Benefactor
Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on December 17, 1941. Describes wrestling promoter Jim Crockett's foundation's support for Charlotte's Empty Stocking charity.

The Carolina Blimp
Article appeared in Charlotte Observer on September 6, 1936.

Re-Elect Mat Officers
Article appeared in The Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on September 6, 1936.

Light Punch-Heavy Punch
This article appeared in The Charlotte News (North Carolina) on March 27, 1941. The article reports on a recent exhibition boxing match promoted by Jim Crockett. Fans complained about the quality of the bout and threw coins into the ring to express…

He Gambles on the Public--And Wins
This article appeared in The Charlotte Observer on April 2, 1967. The article includes an interview with wrestling promoter Jim Crockett.

The Skinny Big Man
This article appeared in The Charlotte News (North Carolina) on July 27, 1967. The article provides includes selections from an interview with wrestling promoter Jim Crockett.

Referee Stars in Wrestling Show
This article appeared in The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina) on February 9, 1934.

The Sportview
This article appeared in the Charlotte News (North Carolina) on August 10, 1934. The editorial suggests that local wrestling promoters should employ African American performers to elevate tensions with White wrestlers to draw larger crowds and…

New Wrestling Promoters To Ask For Permit
This article appeared in the Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina) on April 23, 1934. Jim Crockett appears before the Charlotte boxing commission requesting permission to organize professional wrestling matches locally.

Boxing and Wrestling
This advertisement appeared in the Bristol News Bulletin on August 22, 1932. The wrestling and boxing event was promoted by Jim Crockett.

Hopes To Put On Wrestling Shows Here
This article appeared in the Charlotte Observer on June 12, 1934. Wrestling promoters Jim Crockett, Greensboro, and Bill Lewis, Richmond, Virginia, plan to apply to the Charlotte boxing commission for a permit to organize professional wrestling…

This article appeared in the Charlotte Observer on 25 May 1934. A wrestling fan defends the entertainment value of professional wrestling.

Joe Savoldi Shows on Twin City Card
This article appeared in The Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina) on 23 May 1934. The article promotes an upcoming wrestling match between "two former college grid stars": Joe Savoldi of Notre Dame and Bill Middlekauff of University of…
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