Dr. B. F. Roller

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Name: Dr B F Roller
Alias: Benjamin Franklin Roller
Hometown: Seattle, Washington, USA
Birthplace: Illinois, USA
Pro Boxer: Record

Managers: Joe Carroll; Jack Curley [1]
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Dr. B. F. Roller was a well-known Seattle physician and professional wrestler of his day. He traveled throughout the United States engaging in wrestling matches. He wrestled Victor McLaglen in 1908 immediately before McLaglen decided to become a boxer. (Reports of Roller's wrestling exploits were mentioned in many Tacoma papers throughout the years. For example, he was wrestling in Richmond, VA, per the Oct. 26, 1909 Tacoma Daily Ledger; and at Montreal, QC, Nov. 19, 1914 Tacoma Daily News.)

Roller was also an ex-football player, per the July 30, 1909 Tacoma Daily News.

External Links

  • November 29, 1909 Newark Evening Star [2]
  • December 31, 1909 Evening Statesman [3]
  • January 25, 1910 Tacoma Times article
  • January 29, 1910 Spokane Press [4]