Major League Baseball player Donald "Don" Newcombe appeared on the professional
diamond from 1949 until 1960.

During the early 1950s, he was courted as a wrestling referee in the Washington, D.C.
area.

The January 17, 1961 edition of the Elyria (OH) Chronicle Telegram reported that
Newcombe was potentially turning to pro wrestling as a career.  Matchmaker Joe "Toots"
Mondt of New York City and Paul Bowser of Boston were involved in his career.  
Newcombe was said to have trained to be a wrestler in a Woodside, Long Island
basement, schooled by Sandor Kovacs.  He was said to have worked Washington, North
Adams, and planned a tour of New England and into Canada.  There was also talk of him
venturing to Honolulu on a tour along with Jim Londos and Primo Carnera.  Newcombe's
agent was Irving Rudd.


















Research by Tim Hornbaker
January 15, 2011
Don Newcombe Wrestling History