Friday, March 25, 2011

Jimmy Szikszay: Classic Photo

Thanks to Mike Norris for the photo above of Oshawa native Jimmy Szikszay circa mid 50's in the Gulf Coast region where he also served as Southern Jr Heavyweight Champ. 

Szikszay or Siksay as he was often billed, was a part of the Oshawa Wrestling Club that promoted cards in Oshawa, ON prior to Pat Milosh taking over in 1947. He also worked as a road agent with the midget wrestlers booked by Jack Britton  and Bert Ruby. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Big Angie 1960

An article from the Newspaper Archives (Ottawa Citizen) on Angelo Mosca's 'debut' as a pro wrestler while he was a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL. Mosca is indeed a legend on and off the field and still can be an intimidating persona even at 73 years of age! 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Toronto News 1954

A cool publication titled Wrestling Publicity Ink out of Dayton Ohio, Feb 1954 issue. 

Here are a few Toronto related items including a recap of the largest crowd of 1953 at MLG to see the tag rivalry of Whipper and Robert vs The Mills Brothers. Referee Joe Golub whom I have learned took a lot of bumps in his day from both the wrestlers and the fans takes some more!

The author mistakenly refers to the tag Trophy as the 'Calder' (given to the NHL Rookie of the year) instead of the 'Calvert' Trophy. Further confusing is that there was also a Calvert Trophy awarded in Canadian hockey around this time (may be only interesting to myself as it's my family surname -unfortunately not affiliated with the liquor giants). 

Anyways the Mills brothers would end up destroying that trophy after losing to Whipper and Hombre Montana in Feb 1954 and after the Mills destroyed the Calvert trophy they would present the 'George Richards Trophy' which also has a family connection - my Dad worked for Richards clothing business at one point. Enough rambling hope you enjoy the articles !