Tag Archives: Ike Eakins

Wrestling Cards To Help In Polio Drive In Girardeau

The Southeast Missourian – January 16, 1956

The march of Dimes Polio Fund will receive a financial lift Friday night at the Arena when the Odd Fellows turn over their share of gate receipts of the wrestling matches to this worthy cause.  Leonard Thomas, local wrestling promoter said that this polio benefit card has the greatest array of wrestling talent that he has ever been able to assemble for a single night’s wrestling. Continue reading

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Negro Girls Will Wrestle

The Southeast Missourian – September 22, 1955

An amateur match will open the bill Friday night when the wrestling clan gathers at the Arena, with the doors to swing open at 7:15, the matches to get underway at 8:15. Continue reading

Viann-LaClaire Duo Cop Wrestle Feature Event

St. Petersburg Times – December 25, 1953
By Mae Barber

In the best girl wrestling match this reporter has ever been privileged to witness, the team of Violet Viann and Le Chona LaClaire turned back Bonnie Watson and Judy Glovers at the armory last night.  It was an Australian tag match. Continue reading

Three Bouts At Beach Arena Tonight

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – January 12, 1954

Bonnie Watson, a girl whose ambition is to win the World’s girl tag team championship once she finds the right partner, will team up with Donna Marie Dieckman against the champions at the Beach Arena tonight. Continue reading

Thesz’s Aerial Maneuvers Whip Eakins

Chicago Tribune – January 8, 1956

Lou Thesz, world heavyweight wrestling champion, and Ike Eakins spent half of their Marigold Arena match being propelled thru the air by one another last night. When they came down, Eakins was on the bottom the two decisive times. Continue reading

The Great Togo Bows To Clancy In Mat Feature

St. Petersburg Times – May 29, 1952

The Great Togo bowed to Mike Clancy last night in the feature event on the FNG mat card at N. Worth Gable Armory. Continue reading

Clancy, Great Togo Top Tonight’s Mat Program

St. Petersburg Times – May 28, 1952

With the white flag of virtue waving gaily in his corner, Mike Clancy will use the American way of wrestling against the inroads of the Great Togo in tonight’s feature event of the Gable Armory wrestling card. Continue reading

Thesz Tackles Rogers In Valley Headliner

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 30, 1955

Lou Thesz defends his world’s heavyweight title tonight against Buddy Rogers in a one-fall-to-a-finish bout that headlines the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s five-match wrestling program at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading

Thesz Winner When Rogers Is Disqualified

St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 31, 1955

Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz successfully defended his National Wrestling Alliance title against last night when his opponent, Buddy Rogers, was disqualified for failing to break a hold in the main event of the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s card at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading

Brazil And War Cloud Will Appear In Mat Program Feature

The Modesto Bee – May 29, 1957

Two new combinations will appear in Saturday night’s tag match wrestling show in the Uptown Arena.

Bobo Brazil and Chief Zuni War Cloud will go against villains Mike Mazurki and Big Ike Eakins.

This will be Brazil’s first local showing in three months and the debut of the Indian matman.

A regulation bout will share the program.