History

Freaks of Wrestling Physiques – Strength Magazine – April, 1927

It was closing time at the club gym and a few of us had lingered to listen to some of the interesting conversation of the physical director. ‘vV e had been discussing various sports and finally the subject drifted from boxing to wrestling. “Spike,” as the physical director was known, gave a very interesting description of his impression of the wrestling game. “Spike” had lived a life of varied experiences in athletic work. He hailed from somewhere in the Antipodes and had made his debut to the public as an iron jaw performer. He featured the breaking of spikes with his teeth at that time and hence his sobriquet of “Spike.”