Heavyweight wrestler El Pulpo grappling with an opponent at the Olympic Auditorium. A nearby referee watches closely. He became known as the "Octopus Man" due to his ability to entangle his adversaries.
Wrestler and Chicago Bears fullback Bronko Nagurski in the wrestling ring before his match against Vincent Lopez at Wrigley Field. Nagurski won the match in front of 20,000 fans to defend his title as world heavyweight champion
Wrestler Dean Detton about to slam his opponent Kiman Kudo into the mat at Olympic Auditorium. The match was mixed-style. Kudo was awarded the first round after Detton was so enraged by Kudo's jiu jitsu skills that he ripped off Kudo's jacket. The second round was catch-as-catch-can style. Detton won this with the move shown in the picture and Kudo was unable to return for a third round, so Detton was declared the winner.