Reynolds was considered a legitimate grappler, meaning he was a shooter capable of
wrestling in a straight match of competition, not just scripted performances.
On Tuesday, November 24, 1914 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Reynolds was disqualified in a
match against Owen Daily. He was scheduled to meet Tom Doctor at Mankato, Kansas
on Thanksgiving night. Reynolds was said to be from Idaho.
Reports of a Springfield, IL match between Reynolds and George Roumas on December
28, 1914 stated that the bought "ended in a fist fight." Roumas suffered a broken rib.
In April 1916, Reynolds beat Adam Krueger in Cedar Rapids when the latter failed to beat
him twice in an hour. It was reported that three weeks earlier in Fullerton, Krueger was
able to beat Reynolds with a hammerlock. The Fullerton bout occurred on Tuesday,
March 21, 1916 at the Star Theater and Krueger beat Reynolds in two-straight falls.
Reynolds' manager claimed that Krueger was strangling his wrestler. It was said that
Krueger "out-grappled his opponent and earned a merited victory."
Reynolds was scheduled to wrestle Owen Daily on Friday, June 22, 1917 in Minden.
The United Press, on June 12, 1931, stated that Reynolds announced his marriage to
Alice Dale of Cincinnati, which was to take place at Newport, Kentucky. Last Monday, he
was granted a divorce from his first wife.
The Charleston Daily Mail (4/14/34, Charleston, WV) reported that World Welterweight
Champion Jack Reynolds called promoter Cliff Binckley, telling him that he was going to
have to cancel his scheduled match next Monday at Springfield, Ohio against Everett
"Silent" Rattan of Kansas City. The decision was made on account that Reynolds had
been indicted for second degree murder in Cincinnati, and the wrestling champion was
cancelling all of his appearances.
Around 1937, Lord Lansdowne Finnington was said to be a member of the Reynolds
troupe, and likely trained under Reynolds. In July 1937, Reynolds reportedly drew a
$4,000 house in Amarillo.
Research by Tim Hornbaker
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