Tag Archives: Dutch Hefner

McCune Meets Thesz Tonight On Rainbo Mat

Chicago Tribune – July 7, 1954

Bob McCune of Des Moines will meet Lou Thesz, world champion, in one of six bouts comprising Leonard Schwartz’ wrestling program tonight in Rainbo Arena, 4836 N. Clark St. Continue reading

Thesz Unveils The Red Mask And Finds Hefner

Globe & Mail – June 12, 1953
By Steve York

If that don’t beat the Dutch!

Champion Lou Thesz defeated the Red Mask last night at Maple Leaf Gardens and he turned out to be Dutch Hefner. Continue reading

Thesz Defeats Rainbo Foe In 1-Fall Match

Chicago Tribune – July 8, 1954

Lou Thesz defeated Bob McCune of Des Moines, Ia., in one fall in the main wrestling bout before 1,800 in Rainbo Arena last night. Thesz won the first fall in 19:47. McCune, due to a neck injury, was unable to answer the bell for the second fall. Continue reading

Gibson Loses To Thesz On Rainbo Mat

Chicago Tribune – August 19, 1954

Lou Thesz retained his world heavyweight wrestling crown last night before 1,500 in Rainbo Arena by defeating Stu Gibson of Louisville in two straight falls. Thesz took the first fall in 15:12 with a flying leg lock and the second with a drop kick and a body press in 3:14.

In the semi-windup, Big Bill Miller beat Nick Roberts with a backbreaker in 16:22. In one-fall matches, Gordon Hessel defeated Charles Carr, and Mitsu Arakawa beat Frank Hurley. Tommy Martindale and Dave Jons wrestled to a 15-minute draw. The tag team of Bobby Nelson and Dutch Hefner scored its 16th straight victory by winning two of three falls from Ivan Rasputin and Rudy Kay.