Tag Archives: Dr. Lee Grable

Thesz Defeats Leone For World Mat Crown

Los Angeles Times – May 22, 1952
By Jack Geyer

There was one less heavyweight wrestling champion in this neck of the woods last night after Lou Thesz of St. Louis, Mo., took two of three falls and the bout from Baron Michele Leone of Santa Monica, Pacific Coast pretender to the throne. Continue reading

Leone, Thesz Tangle Tonight At Gilmore

Los Angeles Times – May 21, 1952
By Jack Geyer

One of the nation’s foremost television comedians – oops – wrestlers, Baron Michele Leone, will face Lou Thesz at Gilmore Field tonight in an affair d’cauliflower billed as a world’s heavyweight wrestling championship match. Continue reading

Knox Defeats Berry On Mat

Tacoma News Tribune – August 20, 1954

Buddy (Unmasked Marvel) Knox took two of three falls from Wild Red Berry to win the main event of Thursday’s grappling card at the Crescent Ballroom. Knox came back to register the win after Berry had won the first fall with a “Gillikin twist” and shoulder press. Continue reading