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Thesz, Rocca In Nontitle Tilt Tonight

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

Garibaldi, Lewin To Wrestle

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – February 2, 1954

IDA MAE MARTINEZ... her first bout here

IDA MAE MARTINEZ… her first bout here

Matchmaker Saul Weingeroff last night completed the card for tomorrow night’s all star wrestling show at the Beach Arena by signing up Chick Garibaldi and Don Lewin for the opener. Continue reading

Blassie Takes Wrestling Title Before 13,200

Los Angeles Times – June 13, 1961
By John De La Vega

Blond Freddie Blassie won the world’s wrestling title (honest!) at the Sports Arena Monday night by putting France’s Edouard Carpentier out of commission, and the howling mob of 13,200 wanted to crown him personally. Continue reading

Sellout Expected For Wrestling Bout

Los Angeles Times – June 12, 1961
By John De La Vega

This is it, he-man fans and little old ladies. For the world’s rassling champeenship, Edouard Carpentier of France against Freddie Blassie, the Georgia peach. Continue reading

Mat Title Match May Set Record

Los Angeles Times – June 11, 1961

A gate record for an indoor wrestling show is a cinch to be set Monday night at the Sports Arena when France’s Edouard Carpentier defends his world heavyweight mat crown against Freddie Blassie. Continue reading

Wild Red Berry Invades YMCA Arena Saturday

The Dispatch – November 22, 1954

Japs Beaten In Feature

Wild Red Berry, one of wrestling’s most colorful stars and a man who has a vocabulary that would put many college professors to shame, will be at the Lexington YMCA Saturday night. Continue reading

Hild, Wright Take Girls’ Wrestle Royal

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – February 4, 1958

Miss Helen Hild and Miss Jerri Wright won last night’s five girl wrestle royal which topped the four-bout mat card at the American Legion Coliseum. Continue reading

Dusek Brothers To Wrestle Tonight

The Miami News – January 31, 1958

The famous Dusek Brothers, Emil and Ernie, will take on Tony Martinelli and Sandor Kovac in an Australian tag team match during tonight’s wrestling show at the Miami Beach Auditorium.  The contest is scheduled for two out of three falls with a one hour time limit. Continue reading

Girls’ Wrestle Royal Slated Next Monday

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – January 31, 1958

A five girl wrestle royal is the main attraction of next Monday’s wrestling card at the American Legion Coliseum.  Taking part in this event will be Miss Judy Glover, Miss Dot Dotson, Miss Ruth Waters, Miss Helen Hild and Miss Jerrie Wright. Continue reading

Pepper Gomez Girds For Lou Thesz

Houston Chronicle – August 21, 1955

Pepper Gomez, one of the greatest Texas champions wrestling has had, gets a chance at the world’s heavyweight title when he meets Louis Thesz in the most important main event of the year at the City Auditorium on Friday night.

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