Real name: Albert Olsen
From Manitoba, where Olsen played football for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the
mid-1940s. As an amateur wrestler, he was a successful middleweight and
light heavyweight from 1946-49. Olsen trained with Tony Stecher in Minneapolis
and turned pro in Winnipeg for promoter Alex Turk in October 1950. Billed at
5'10", 205 pounds.
Was sometimes called the "fighting fireman" as he also worked for the Winnipeg
In the late 50s, after his relationship with Turk soured, Olsen ran shows in
Winnipeg under the banner of the Norland Wrestling Club. He went back to being
a full-time wrestler with the Madison Wrestling Club in 1959 and retired in the
[Thank you to Vern May for his contributions to this profile.]
"A comparative newcomer to the professional mat world, Ole Olson of Western Canada
is advancing by leaps and bounds and is definitely one of the brightest prospects
in wrestling at the present time. The husky, sandy haired Ole hails from the wrestling
conscious city of Winnipeg, Canada.
(From THE RING, October 1952)