Zehentner's reputation as a wrestler soared after becoming friends with Charles "Midget" Fischer, a world champion light heavyweight. Fischer often insisted through his contracts that Zehentner wrestle the same evenings at such locations as Dubuque's MELODY MILL. Zehentner became famous for his “Indian Death Lock” from which there was said to be no escape.
In 1942 at the start of WORLD WAR II, Zehentner was a member of the Bridge Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local 498 and worked in the ship yard in National City, California until 1946.ZEHENTNER'S SPORTING GOODS COMPANY for thirty-five years. He also served as vice-president of Dubuque's first municipal airport. Zehentner retired from business in the early 1970s.
Obituaries. Telegraph Herald, November 18, 1997, p. 10B. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=aEyKTaVlRPYC&dat=19971118&printsec=frontpage&hl=en