Tag Archives: Pee Wee James

Mat Decision To McClarity

Des Moines Register – September 30, 1954

Roy McClarity, who wrestled Verne Gagne to a draw here a week ago, had things easy Wednesday night as he defeated Art Neilson before an estimated 2,000 spectators at KRNT Theater. Continue reading


Thesz, Rogers Draw On Mat, Also At Gate

Chicago Tribune – January 27, 1951
By Charles Bartlett

Louis Thesz, a St. Louis scientist, and Buddy Rogers, a quarrelsome character from Camden, N.J., last night wrestled 60 minutes to a draw in Promoter Fred Kohler’s mat extravaganza in the International Amphitheater. Each of the artists won a fall, Thesz after 29:45 and Rogers after 41:35, but the end of the prescribed hour found both exhausted athletes unable to pin his opponent a second time, and referee Jack Dempsey was unable to render a decision. Continue reading

Action Provided By Midget Grapplers At Fairgrounds

Kelso Kelsonian-Tribune – November 1, 1951

The mighty midgets put in their appearance Monday night (Oct. 29) at Fairgrounds Arena, giving fans a slam-bang, action-packed show. The colorful, pint-sized athletes staged a tag team match, winners being Sky Low Low and Vito Gonzales. They were pitted against Pee Wee James and Sallie Halassie. Continue reading

Buddy Rogers Seeks Thesz Title Tonight

Chicago Tribune – January 26, 1951

Lou Thesz will defend his National Wrestling Alliance heavyweight wrestling championship against Buddy Rogers of Camden, N.J., in the main event of promoter Fred Kohler’s mat show tonight in International Amphitheater, 42nd and Halsted Sts. Jack Dempsey will referee the event, which is set for two of three falls with a one hour time limit. Ed (Strangler) Lewis will second Thesz. Continue reading

Big Heart Faces Jerry Graham Tonight

Baltimore Sun – April 23, 1957

Chief Big Heart and Dr. Jerry Graham renew their wrestling feud tonight in the top mat attraction at the Coliseum.

The two grapplers have accepted terms to don boxing gloves for ten two-minute rounds, so that a definite winner can be established.

Secondary feature to the main bout will be a midget tag-team match, with the team of Tom Thumb and Pee Wee James matching wits with the duo of Tito Infante and the Brown Panther.

The tag team match will as usual be a two-out-of-three-fall match, with a one-hour time limit.

Two preliminaries are also slated on tonight’s card. Czaya Nandor, a newcomer from Hungary, will meet Rocky Lee, the Texas star, in a one-fall, one-hour limit test, while Lou Klein and Oyama Kato tangle in the first match of the evening.