Tag Archives: National Wrestling Alliance

Pro Wrestling Invades Wildwood Gym Tonight

Orlando Sentinel – June 6, 1985
By Creig Ewing

Wildwood High School will play host to a National Wrestling Alliance professional wrestling card tonight at 8 in the school gym. The featured match is between Chief Wahoo McDaniel and Bruiser Brody. Also on the card are Hector Guerrero vs. Wild Bill Irwin and a tag-team match pitting Jesse Barr and Rick Rude against Bugsy McGraw and Tiger Conway Jr. Tickets are $7 for ringside seats and $5 for general admission. They are available at the school office and the door. Proceeds will benefit the school basketball program.

Around Our Town

Humboldt Standard – November 2, 1954
By Scoop Beal

With the announcement that world’s wrestling champion Lou Thesz would come to Eureka next Monday for a match at Municipal Auditorium, there came about much talk of wrestling champions through the ages – there are still a few oldtimers around that remember Frank Gotch as the greatest of them all – and there are the oldtimers who claim that “Strangler” Ed Lewis, champion during the “Golden Age” of sports, was the greatest matman that ever lived – the ruling body of wrestling in the U.S.A. is known as the National Wrestling Alliance – this organization recorded the champions of wrestling from 1905 to the present day, as follows: Continue reading

Lou Thesz Designated World Wrestling King

United Press International – August 29, 1964

ST. LOUIS – The men who promoted the sport of grunts and groans convened Saturday and designated Lou Thesz as the world’s heavyweight wrestling champion.

It was pointed out that Thesz won back the title for the sixth time in Toronto in 1963. Continue reading

There’s New Mat Champ – Or Did You Know?

The Spokesman-Review – March 23, 1956
By Bill Boni

Somehow I seem to have missed this. But back east in Toronto just a week ago last night, one Whipper Billy Watson won (that’s what it says in three different newspapers) the world heavyweight wrestling championship by beating Lou Thesz. Continue reading

Thesz And Gagne Fail To Decide Championship

Milwaukee Journal – January 26, 1952

Chicago, Ill (AP) – Lou Thesz, 233, St. Louis, and Verne Gagne, 218, former University of Minnesota gridder, wrestled to a draw Friday night in their “championship” match before a sellout crowd of 10,974 in the International Amphitheatre. The gate was $25,136. Continue reading

Kirby, Hayes Meet McGuire Twins

St. Joseph Gazette – October 19, 1973

Natureboy Kirby and Lord Alfred Hayes will be at the defense of their National Wrestling Alliance world tag team championship again tonight in the Auditorium ring. Continue reading