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The Tiger Man of Wrestling – Strength Magazine – January, 1927

Geddout, wot yer givin’ Dat guy’s too little fer de oder big stiff.” “Yer all wet, Jim, de light kid’s a streak. Just you keep yer lamps on him or yer’ll never see him.” “‘Ats all baloney,” the first speaker replied. Thus two rough-spoken, whole-hearted followers of wrestling spoke their thoughts as John Pesek entered the arena to come to grips with Waldek Zbyszko, at Gorder:, Nebraska, in 19~9, in his first big match. As far as size goes, the Polish grappler loomed over the young Nebraskan as though he were the Woolworth Building.

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