Category Archives: 1963

A Million Groans, A Million Dollars

Associated Press – May 2, 1963
By Charles Chamberlain

CHICAGO — No Matter how you look at professional wrestling – if you look at all – there’s big money in human beings making pretzels out of each other.

“A million groans, a million dollars,” says Fred Kohler. Continue reading

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Lou Holds ‘World’ From Dick Bruiser

Atlanta Journal – June 2, 1963
By Wayne Thompson

When Lou Thesz, like Liberty Valance, comes into town – more aptly the wrestling arena – most men step aside.

The 48-year-old St. Louis native has been wrestling for almost 30 years, a champion. In fact, he still is the champion – of the world, in fact. Continue reading

Thesz Shows Old Speed Beating Buddy Rogers

Globe & Mail – February 8, 1963
By Steve York

There’s life in the old dog yet as Old Dog Trey of the old song might say.

Meaning that Lou Thesz had enough speed and agility to take care of younger opponent Buddy Rogers in the main wrestling match last night at Maple Leaf Gardens. Thesz retained the National Wrestling Alliance world’s heavyweight championship he won from Rogers two weeks ago at the Gardens by taking the match, two falls to one. Continue reading

Tripping Helps Masked Terror

Indianapolis Star – July 24, 1963

The Masked Terror beat The Sheik in the feature event of the Armory’s pro wrestling program last night.

The Terror’s manager, Tony Angelo, tripped the Sheik, enabling The Terror to pin him. Continue reading

Terror, Sheik In Mat Feature

Indianapolis Star – July 22, 1963

The Masked Terror, who in many of his past victories has been aided by his manager, Tony Angelo, may have to face the Sheik in the feature event of Tuesday’s pro wrestling program at the Armory without Angelo in his corner. Continue reading

Eaton Suit Dismissed

Los Angeles Times – December 17, 1963

Cal Eaton and his wife, Aileen, promoters of wrestling shows at the Olympic Auditorium, Monday won a suit for $105,000 damages brought against them by Luchadores, Inc. Continue reading

Rassle Royal Slated Here Thursday Night

The Park City Daily News – December 16, 1963

A seven-man rassle royal will be presented on Thursday night’s big all-star wrestling card at the Bowling Green high school gymnasium. Continue reading

Two Wrestling Crowns At Stake Tuesday Night

St. Petersburg Times – January 20, 1963

Tampa – Southern heavyweight wrestling champion Eddie Graham and world tag team champions Roy Heffernan and Al Costello, the Kangaroos managed by Wild Red Berry, will defend their titles at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory Tuesday night. Continue reading

Tag Team Duel To Highlight Thursday Card

The Park City Daily News – December 22, 1963

Ladies will be admitted free Thursday night when the weekly wrestling card is held at the Bowling Green High gymnasium. Continue reading

Newest Mat Rage Bows At Olympic

The California Eagle – June 13, 1963

Freddie Blassie and The Destroyer, two of wrestling biggest attractions, will have to share honors with the sensational Bearcat Wright night at the Olympic Auditorium. Continue reading