Tag Archives: Sky Low Low

Thesz Defeats Leone For World Mat Crown

Los Angeles Times – May 22, 1952
By Jack Geyer

There was one less heavyweight wrestling champion in this neck of the woods last night after Lou Thesz of St. Louis, Mo., took two of three falls and the bout from Baron Michele Leone of Santa Monica, Pacific Coast pretender to the throne. Continue reading

Leone, Thesz Tangle Tonight At Gilmore

Los Angeles Times – May 21, 1952
By Jack Geyer

One of the nation’s foremost television comedians – oops – wrestlers, Baron Michele Leone, will face Lou Thesz at Gilmore Field tonight in an affair d’cauliflower billed as a world’s heavyweight wrestling championship match. Continue reading

Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame Opens On A Shoestring

Albany NY Times Union – May 4, 2002
By Paul Grondahl

For a beleaguered city beset by cop scandals, crime-ridden neighborhoods and economic malaise, perhaps there’s nothing like a little old-school smackdown to revive its faded luster.

At least that’s the hope of the organizers of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in a downtown storefront along a stretch of abandoned buildings in derelict Canal Square. The Hall of Fame’s grand opening events are today and Sunday. Continue reading

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

Great Togo And Bollet Highlight Mat Program

Ottawa Citizen – August 14, 1957

Midget wrestling always seems to attract the attention of grappling-minded fans.  For those people a treat is in store for them at the Auditorium’s weekly wrestling show tomorrow night. 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

Pepper Gomez Girds For Lou Thesz

Houston Chronicle – August 21, 1955

Pepper Gomez, one of the greatest Texas champions wrestling has had, gets a chance at the world’s heavyweight title when he meets Louis Thesz in the most important main event of the year at the City Auditorium on Friday night.

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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

Savage Defeated But It Took Two

Eugene Register-Guard – January 23, 1971

The Avenger defeated Northwest heavyweight champion Dutch Savage at the Lane County Fairgrounds Friday night but the championship belt won’t change hands because of a disqualification when The Avenger got some unwanted help.

Mad Dog Morowski jumped into the ring and aided in the defeat of Savage, but the Eugene Wrestling Commission nullified the victory and allegedly fined Morowski $100.

In other matches, the Von Stieger Brothers defeated Crusher Stasiak and Carlos Belafonte in a non-title tag team match, Joey Russell and Sunny Boy Hayes beat Little Brutus and Sky Low Low, and Morowski whipped Dean Kalani.