Tag Archives: Ray Stevens

Lou Thesz Victor In Mat Battle

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – February 17, 1966

Former world’s heavyweight wrestling champion Lou Thesz won by a disqualification over Dick the Bruiser Afflis last night in one of the feature matches at the Honolulu International Center Arena. Continue reading

Ripper Collins Beats Reed For Title

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – January 20, 1966

Ripper Collins lifted Ron Reed’s Hawaiian heavyweight title last night by taking two out of three falls at the Honolulu International Center Arena.

Reed won the first fall with a reverse cradle, but Collins captured the second by applying the boots to his foe’s head and stomach. Reed then missed with a flying dropkick and Collins subdued him with an atomic drop. Continue reading

Bonnie Watson Fights Tonight

St. Petersburg Times – August 10, 1955

Therese Theis, pride of the Minneapolis, Minn., wrestling fans, takes on comely Bonnie Watson in the feature offering at the Armory tonight at 8 o’clock.

Bonnie, noted for her volatile temper and West Virginia feuding qualities, will have to be at her best to handle the Minnesota girl. Continue reading

Women Feature Wrestling Card

St. Petersburg Times – August 17, 1955

Blonde Bonnie Watson goes for her second straight Armory wrestling triumph tonight when she tackles Penny Banner of St. Louis in the feature of three bouts that begin at 8 p.m. Continue reading

Bonnie Watson Beats Miss Theis At Arena

Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal – August 14, 1955

Bonnie Watson defeated Therese Theis, in the distaff match last night at the Beach Arena wrestling show. Continue reading

Bockwinkel, Stevens Win

Milwaukee Sentinel – February 14, 1972

Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens won two of three falls from Red Bastien and Reggie (Crusher) Lisowski to take the main event of the wrestling card before a sellout crowd of 6,112 at the Arena Saturday night. Continue reading

Mat Card Completed

Milwaukee Sentinel – July 29, 1971

The all-star pro wrestling show Saturday night at the air-conditioned Arena was completed Wednesday by promoter Dennis Hilgart with the signing of four more matches. Continue reading

Tag Title On the Line

Milwaukee Sentinel – February 8, 1972

A chance to regain the American Wrestling association’s tag team title will be offered The Crusher and Red Bastien Saturday night at the Auditorium.

The pair that took it away on Jan. 20 in Denver, Colo., Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens, will afford the opposition in a two out of three falls match, with a  one hour time limit.  This attraction headlines five bout program, which starts at 8 o’clock.

In the semi-windup, Ivan Koloff, the 275 pound Russian, takes on Don Muraco, one fall, 45 minutes time limit.  The other bouts will be announced later by matchmaker Dennis Hilgart.