Tag Archives: Lou Newman

Whip Tames Wild Bill Before Mob Of 15,000

Globe & Mail – March 7, 1947
By Allan Nickleson

Whippah Billy Watson retained his newly won world wrestling championship before a jam-packed, roaring multitude of some 15,000 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens last night – and he accomplished the feat fairly easily against the caddish chappie he beat for the bauble. Continue reading

Watson Subdues Rugged O’Donnell In Rough Match

Globe & Mail – February 28, 1947
By Jim Vipond

Whipper Billy Watson, idol of Toronto’s wrestling fandom, took 26 minutes and 21 seconds to successfully defend the initial challenge to his recently won world championship before more than 8,000 rabid supporters at Maple Leaf Gardens last night. Continue reading

Thesz, Lindsey Battle To A Draw

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – March 3, 1966

Former world champion Lou Thesz and Luther Lindsey wrestled to a draw in one of the triple main events last night on the Civic Auditorium mat card.

Thesz took the first fall with a body scissors, but Lindsey was awarded the second with a flying arm lock. Time ran out before either grappler could gain the deciding three-second count. Continue reading

Frank Stojack And Lou Newman Score

Bremerton Sun – September 28, 1945

A tag team match — something decidedly new to Bremerton wrestling fans — caused quite a furore at the Civic Center last night. The team match headlined the Sportsmen’s Club weekly mat card, and it was a battle of brawn and words from start to finish. Continue reading

Jack Pesek Meets Prince

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix – October 25, 1955

Jack Pesek of Lincoln, Nebraska, tackles the job of snapping Prince Maiava’s winning streak in one of the featured bouts on the pro wrestling card at the Exhibition Stadium Wednesday night. Continue reading

Costello: Dutch Flips, Chinese Racks

Southern Cross – May 16, 1950

Al Costello, much-travelled Australian wrestler, arrived in Wellington yesterday in readiness for his first match in New Zealand — against Flash Gordon at Wellington Friday night. Continue reading

Brazil And Schnable Will Meet In Uptown Arena Mat Event

The Modesto Bee – February 20, 1957

Bobo Brazil, the head butting wrestler, will meet veteran villain Hans Schnable on the Uptown Arena’s televised (KOVR) show tomorrow night. Continue reading

Pesek Battles Lou Plummer

The Leader-Post – September 27, 1955

Jack Pesek and John Foti are two fellows who think Texan Lou Plummer is nothing more than a blow-hard.  Pesek will have his chance to prove it Thursday night at the Auditorium when he and Plummer meet in the main event of a pro wrestling card. Continue reading