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Ricki Starr On Dual Main Event At YMCA Saturday

The Dispatch – November 5, 1956

Mills Boys Disqualified

A Veterans’ Day special that packs plenty of wallop and offers two main events is slated in wrestling action at the Lexington YMCA Saturday night.

Ricki Starr, one of the rapid-rising young stars of the ring today and a fellow fans have been asking to see, makes his debut this week.  The former Purdue University amateur great who once aspired to ballet dancing and who has been seen time after time on television, takes on the “Denver Destroyer” Tom Bradley in one of two main events. Continue reading

Gibson Faces Thesz Tonight For Mat Title

Chicago Tribune – August 18, 1954

Lou Thesz will defend his world heavyweight wrestling championship for the 10th time this year when he faces Stu Gibson of Louisville on promoter Leon Schwartz’s card in Rainbo Arena, 4836 N. Clark St. Gibson has lost only four times in over 400 mat bouts. Continue reading

Viann-LaClaire Duo Cop Wrestle Feature Event

St. Petersburg Times – December 25, 1953
By Mae Barber

In the best girl wrestling match this reporter has ever been privileged to witness, the team of Violet Viann and Le Chona LaClaire turned back Bonnie Watson and Judy Glovers at the armory last night.  It was an Australian tag match. Continue reading

Three Bouts At Beach Arena Tonight

Daytona Beach Morning Journal – January 12, 1954

Bonnie Watson, a girl whose ambition is to win the World’s girl tag team championship once she finds the right partner, will team up with Donna Marie Dieckman against the champions at the Beach Arena tonight. Continue reading

Tag Wrestling Scheduled Here

The Miami News – December 22, 1951

An Australian tag match will be one of the features on next Friday night’s wrestling show at Miami Beach Auditorium on which Don Eagle, the sensational Indian grappler from Quebec, meets Fred Von Schacht of Milwaukee and Buddy Rogers (Nature Boy) of Camden, N. J., locks horns with Nick Roberts of Athens, Ga. In a double windup, each match to a positive finish. Continue reading

Indian Don Eagle Stand-Out Athlete

The Miami News – December 23, 1951

Taught Wrestling By Dad; Meets Von Schacht At Beach

Don Eagle, who meets Fred Von Schacht, 235 pound Milwaukean, in one of the two finish wrestling matches on the same program on which Buddy Rogers tangles with Nick Roberts at Miami Beach Auditorium Friday night, was born 25 years ago on the Caughawaga Indian reservation in Canada.

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Gibson Loses To Thesz On Rainbo Mat

Chicago Tribune – August 19, 1954

Lou Thesz retained his world heavyweight wrestling crown last night before 1,500 in Rainbo Arena by defeating Stu Gibson of Louisville in two straight falls. Thesz took the first fall in 15:12 with a flying leg lock and the second with a drop kick and a body press in 3:14.

In the semi-windup, Big Bill Miller beat Nick Roberts with a backbreaker in 16:22. In one-fall matches, Gordon Hessel defeated Charles Carr, and Mitsu Arakawa beat Frank Hurley. Tommy Martindale and Dave Jons wrestled to a 15-minute draw. The tag team of Bobby Nelson and Dutch Hefner scored its 16th straight victory by winning two of three falls from Ivan Rasputin and Rudy Kay.