Tag Archives: National Wrestling Association

Lou Thesz Grapples To Draw But Bronko Still Champ

St. Paul Pioneer Press – March 22, 1941

Bronko Nagurski is still the National Wrestling Association champion. In the defense of his title against Lou Thesz of St. Louis, at the St. Paul Auditorium theater, Friday night, he wrestled to a one-hour draw. Only a defeat could have stripped him of his championship. Continue reading

Nagurski Regains Title

St. Paul Pioneer Press – March 12, 1941

Bronko Nagurski, International Falls, Minn., dethroned Ray Steele, Lincoln, Neb., as holder of the National Wrestling Association’s heavyweight championship before 8,000 fans in the Minneapolis Armory Tuesday night. Continue reading

Rick Flair’s Dirty Tricks Nearly Cost Him His Title

Evening Independent – April 11, 1984
By Gene Taylor

TAMPA – Rick Flair’s penchant for dirty tricks nearly lost him his National Wrestling Association (NWA) Heavyweight title last night at the Sun Dome against Billy Jack.  But as far as the fans were concerned, he was soundly trounced. Continue reading

Everett Marshall Is New Heavyweight King

Associated Press – September 14, 1938

MONTREAL—Everett Marshall of La Junta, Colo., was designed today as the “defending heavyweight wrestling champion” by the National Wrestling Association. Continue reading