The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has a limited collection of issues of Wrestling FactsWrestling Facts was available at the Friday night fights, in the case of this issue, at the National Guard Armory on 6th and Exchange.

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If you are curious, partial data about wrestling shows at the St. Paul Armory has been collected here:

Wrestling Data on the Armory

It is a small venue;  even at the height of the regional promotions, this was a small venue.  But reading Wrestling Facts connected two thousand fans to an international community of fans.  For example, Wally Karbo writes the below:

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St. Paul holds somewhere around 10% of the attendance of these shows in Montreal, Chicago, Houston — but those Minnesotans are connected to the enthusiasm in those numbers.  12,500 people watched Vern Gagne in Milwaukee — you won’t want to miss him at the Armory.

After all, the purpose of Wrestling Facts was to sell future shows to the audience who had already purchased tonight’s ticket.

 

 

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