Buffalo Evening News – January 30, 1940
Sporting Club Completes 5-Match Program For Friday
Ben Shalom, Jewish heavyweight, is paired against Jerry Monahan and Rudy Strongberg, German powerhouse, is pitted against Rebel Russell in two matches added today to Friday night’s wrestling card in Broadway auditorium. The complete program follows: Continue reading
Posted in 1940
Tagged Ben Shalom, Bronko Nagurski, Frank Sexton, Jerry Monahan, Joe Savoldi, King Kong Cox, Lou Thesz, Mark Mosely, Rebel Russell, Rudy Stromberg, Rudy Strongberg
Bremerton Sun – September 7, 1945
Ed (Strangler) Lewis, one of the all-time greats of the wrestling game, will be the headliner of the newly organized Sportsmen’s Club grappling program next Thursday night at the Civic Center here.
This card will mark the resumption of the mat game in Bremerton after a six-week layoff. The new Sportsmen’s Club, with Vic Sinkunas as the promoter, has taken over the local wrestling enterprise from the Globe A.C. Continue reading
Buffalo Courier-Express – January 27, 1940
By Ray Ryan
Elmer Slagel squared accounts with his hirsute nemesis, Ivan Rasputin, by virtue of an ancient but effective wrestling dodge last night in Broadway Auditorium. His triumph, achieved in 29 minutes 56 seconds, proved entirely to the liking of 5,018 Buffalo Sporting Club customers. Continue reading
The Hartford, Ct., Times – January 15, 1938
By Bill Shea
That famous cheer which, according to history, was first sounded in the Bronx received a tremendous workout at Foot Guard Hall last night.
The recipients were Danno O’Mahoney, who at one time wore the crown designating him world’s heavyweight wrestling champion, and Smiler Livingstone, Hartford’s own “popular” referee. Continue reading
Orlando Sentinel – May 12, 2000
By Ric Russo
Back in the early days of professional wrestling, competitors needed a strong amateur background to survive. If you didn’t know how to execute the most basic moves, you were in trouble.
“It wasn’t hard to figure out which guys had [amateur wrestling) knowledge and which guys were faking it,” says Lou Thesz, a six-time World Heavyweight Champion. “If you didn’t know what you were doing, you were found out and you didn’t last long.” Continue reading
Posted in 2000
Tagged Lou Thesz
The Evening Independent – July 29, 1937
By The Associated Press
Hartford, Conn. – Danno O’Mahoney, Ireland, drew with George Clark, Scotland, bout stopped by 11:30 curfew. Continue reading
Posted in 1937
Tagged Ali Baba, Dan O'Mahoney, Freddie Meyers, George Clark, George Zaharias, Jules Strongbow, Lou Thesz, Nick Campofreda, Rube Wright, Steve Casey, Wally Rusek, Yvon Robert
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
San Francisco Chronicle – April 3, 1955
By Bill Leiser
Leo Nomellini, who believes he has something of a right to claim some sort of a world wrestling championship, is challenged by an Oklahoma citizen whose offer should be attractive at least in one sense. He guarantees not to kick Leo in the face. Not even if Leo dives out of the ring. In fact, he says he wouldn’t let Leo get out of the ring. Continue reading
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