On November 9, 1939, Nichols was appointed the matchmaker for lighter-weight wrestling
at the Hollywood Legion Stadium.  
Ed "Strangler" Lewis was in control of the heavyweight
grapplers at the facility.

Nichols committed suicide on Saturday, December 15, 1956 at his home in Los Angeles.  
His wife, Betty, found his body in the study of his home (2176 N. Bronson Avenue).  
Reportedly, Nichols pulled the trigger on a shotgun with his toe.  His health had been
failing, according to some friends.  Nichols was 58.  He was survived by his wife and a
daughter, Mrs. Betty June Browne.  He was buried at Hollywood Memorial Park cemetery.

Research by Tim Hornbaker
Hugh Nichols Wrestling Results