Los Angeles Times – September 11, 1952
By Don Snyder
Nobody would have guessed it, but last night’s rhapsody in black and blue at jam-packed Olympic Auditorium wound up in a one-all draw. However, it was Argentine Rocca who emerged the hero and the champ; Lou Thesz, the chump.
A bellowing gathering of 10,400 and some odd fans, some very odd, made more noise than inside a popcorn popper as they chunked in a gross gate of $33,434.75 to jeer and cheer and modern he-men of wrestling to their tie. Continue reading
Los Angeles Times – September 10, 1952
By Don Snyder
King Louis Thesz, heavyweight champion of the wrestling world, puts all but his title on the block tonight at Olympic Auditorium where he risks his reputation, his health, his pride and other vital valuables against Argentine Rocca.
And the house will be as crammed as sardines in the can. Continue reading
Washington Post – October 22, 1937
The creation of a new grip won the feature match for Cliff (Swede) Olson last night at Joe Turner’s weekly wrestling show when he hurled Kansas Joe Cox from the ring with such force that his leg was trapped in a folding stationary seat of Turner’s Arena. Continue reading
Posted in 1937
Tagged Chief Thunderbird, Clara Mortensen, Hans Steinke, Jack Hader, Jake Patterson, Jim Morris, Joe Cox, Karl Davis, Leo Mortensen, Maria Gardina, Swede Olson, Walter Podolak