Last updated by Sean Sweeny on April 28, 2014
In the Beginning:
- 1929: Paul Boesch graduated from Long Beach High School..
- 1932: Paul Boesch placed third in the 1932 North Atlantic Coast Lifeguard Competition..
- November 25, 1938: Edmonton’s Pat Meehan and Paul Boesch wrestle to a 90 minute draw in Calgary, Alberta..
- Paul Boesch served in the US ARMY during WWII and eceived many awards, including a purple heart..
- ~And cluster; a silver star and cluster; a bronze star and cluster; a French Croix de Guerre with star;
- ~Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Distinguished Unit Citation, & Distinguished Citizen’s Award from the 121st Infantry Association..Houston Wrestling:
- Paul Boesch was the long-time promoter for the NWA: Houston territory..
- Paul Boesch invented mud wrestling — for a match with Gus Sonnenberg & Harnam Singh (in Seattle)..
- August 28, 1987: The WWE hosted the Paul Boesch Retirement Showin Houston before a sellout 12,000 fans..The Death of Paul Beosch:
- March 7, 1989: Paul Boesch died after suffering a heart attack in Sugarland, Texas at the age of 76..
- Paul Boesch was involved in wrestling for more than 55 years as a wrestler, announcer and promoter..
- Paul Boesch was friends with former President George Bush Sr..
- Paul Beosch wrote three books:
- ~~~~~~one about his time in WWII called “Road To Hurtgen” (1962);
- ~~~~~~one called “Much Of Me In These” (1966), which was a book of poetry;
- ~~~~~~and a history of pro-wrestling book called “Hey Boy – Where’d You Get Them Ears?”