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
Posted in 1952
Tagged Baron Michele Leone, Ben Sharpe, Cowboy Cassidy, Danny McShain, Dr. Lee Grable, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Lou Thesz, Mike Sharpe, Ray Piret, Rito Romero, Sandor Szabo, Sky Low Low, Vic Christy
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
Posted in 1952
Tagged Baron Michele Leone, Ben Sharpe, Billy Varga, Cowboy Cassidy, Danny McShain, Dr. Lee Grable, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Lou Thesz, Mike Sharpe, Ray Piret, Red Berry, Rito Romero, Sandor Szabo, Sky Low Low, Vic Christy
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
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
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
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
Posted in 1951
Tagged Art Saxon, Buddy Rogers, Cyclone Anaya, Hombre Montana, Lou Thesz, Mighty Atlas, Mighty Fritz, Pee Wee James, Ramon Cernades, Sky Low Low, Tom Thumb, Walter Palmer
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.
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
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
Posted in 1951
Tagged Arthur Van Saxon, Buddy Rogers, Cyclone Anaya, Hombre Montana, Lou Thesz, Mighty Fritz, Morris Shapiro, Pee Wee James, Ramon Cernades, Sky Low Low, Tom Thumb, Walter Palmer
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.
Posted in 1971
Tagged Carlos Belafonte, Crusher Stasiak, Dean Kalani, Dutch Savage, Joey Russell, Little Brutus, Mad Dog Morowski, Sky Low Low, Sunny Boy Hayes, The Avenger, Von Stieger Brothers