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
Posted in 1956
Tagged Babs Wingo, Betty White, Bobby Nelson, Charles Howard, Ed Gardenia, Ethel Johnson, Finas Hall, Gene Pridemore, Ike Eakins, Jack Smith, Kathleen Wimbley, Louise Green, Mighty Atom, Ray Villmer, Thomas Aherns
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
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
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
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
Posted in 1956
Tagged Angelo Poffo, Billy Crist, Billy Goelz, Ike Eakins, Jim Hady, Johnny Gilbert, Lou Papineau, Lou Thesz, Mike Sipich, Mitch Lassen, Red O’Shocker, Tony Ross, Wally Steele, Zack Malkov
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
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
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
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
Posted in 1955
Tagged Bob Managoff, Buddy Rogers, Dick Hutton, Don Lee, Ed Gardenia, Ike Eakins, Joe Millich, Johnny Kostas, Lou Thesz, Mighty Atlas, Pat O'Connor, Stu Gibson
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.