*The Washington Post on April 29, 1891 stated that there was a series of important
women's matches between May Morgan of Ohio and Alice Williams of Vermont at
Kernan's Theater. Both were "acknowledged champions." Williams won the first match
on Monday, then Morgan took the second "yesterday" afternoon. Williams won the third
bout "last night," giving her a 2-1 advantage. The match was for $300, the newspaper
article reported, and "not a mere exhibition." Morgan and Williams would not "lose the
prize without a struggle."
Dave Brady reported in the Washington Post, Times Herald on January 26, 1960 that
one of the 6,000 fans in attendance dropped a .22 caliber revolver following a wrestling
match between The Sheik and Bearcat Wright the night before (Monday, January 25) at
the Uline Arena. The fan was promptly arrested and identified as Herbert I. Stewart.
Brady indicated that the Sheik's villainous tactics were driving spectators insane at the
time of the incident, and one private officer was hit by a flying whiskey bottle, which had
been targeted for the Sheik.
Boxer Bob Foster told a grand jury in New York on February 3, 1970 that Vincent
McMahon put up $100,000 as a guarantee for Dick Tiger so that the latter would fight
Foster. Foster recently beat Tiger for the Light Heavyweight Boxing championship.
Research by Tim Hornbaker
November 15, 2010
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