Tag Archives: Sheik of Araby

Mat Men Who Know Best, Go Pressed

Chicago Tribune – April 7, 1956
By Cooper Rollow

With men who know wrestling best, it’s the body press, 4 to 3.

There are many ways of winning on the professional mat, most of them suspect in one way or another. But the true and tried body press – mayhem in a lethal, but legal, dose – won the popularity test last night in the International Amphitheater. Continue reading

Thesz, Snyder Meet Tonight On Mat Card

Chicago Tribune – July 6, 1956
By Frank Mastro

The sixth wrestling show of the year will be held in International Amphitheater tonight, headed by Lou Thesz and Wilbur Snyder, and attended by an expected 8,000. The bout is booked for two of three falls with a one-hour time limit. Continue reading

Lisowskis Win Tag Team Bout At Marigold

Chicago Tribune – July 1, 1956

Reggie and Stan Lisowski beat Nick Bockwinkel and Seymour Koenig two out of three falls in last night’s tag team wrestling bout in Marigold arena. The event headlined a six-bout card. Dick the Bruiser beat Bozo Brown in two falls in the semi-windup. Other results: Continue reading

Snyder, Thesz Battle To Draw Before 8,853

Chicago Tribune – July 7, 1956
By Frank Mastro

Wilbur Snyder, national television wrestling champion, and Lou Thesz, former National Wrestling Alliance titleholder, battled to a one-hour draw last night in the International Amphitheater. Continue reading

Snyder Beats Schmidt, And 7,132 Cheer

Chicago Tribune – June 2, 1956

Wilbur Snyder retained his national television wrestling title last night in International Amphitheater much to the delight of 7,132 spectators who saw him win two of three falls from Hans Schmidt of Montreal. Continue reading

Villains Lose To Right Guys In Mat Match

Chicago Tribune – April 27, 1957

Verne Gagne and Edouard Carpentier, two of the finest straight men in the wrestling business, defeated villains Reggie and Stan Lisowski in an Australian tag team match featuring last night’s show in International Amphitheater.

Carpentier gained the only fall in the encounter, booked for two of three falls, when he pinned Stan with a reverse cradle hold in 56 minutes. When time expired four minutes later, Reggie had Gagne in a most uncomfortable position with a full nelson.

The crowd of 9,130, which contributed to a gross gate of $23,642.44, cheered vociferously when Gagne was saved by the bell. Other results:

Wilbur Snyder won from Dick the Bruiser by disqualification; Angelo Poffo beat Jerry Christy, 9:27; Sheik of Araby and Bill Melby drew, 30:00; Miss Caroline Bennet beat Baby Doe, 7:18; Billy Goelz beat Zack Malkov, 20:04.

Rocca Defeats Hewitt In Straight Falls

Chicago Tribune – July 18, 1954

Argentina Rocca beat Tarzan Hewitt in two straight falls in the main wrestling event before 1,383 last night in Marigold Arena. Juan Hernandez whipped Hans Hermann on a disqualification in 10:15 of the semi-windup. Other results:

Bob Orton beat Harry Lewis, Sheik of Araby and Gypsy Joe beat Jon Arjon and Tommy Martindale (tag match), Dave Jons beat Don Clauss and Milt Olsen drew Jerry Woods.