Chicago Tribune – October 15, 1954
A triple feature wrestling show will be presented in Rainbo Arena tonight with six outstanding performers as principals. These are Chief Don Eagle, Ruffy Silverstein, Bill Miller, The Great Karpozilos, Sonny Myers, and Wild Bill Longson. Continue reading
Posted in 1954
Tagged Bill Longson, Bill Miller, Billy McDaniels, Dick Hutton, Don Eagle, Great Karpozilos, Joe Millich, Lou Montana, Ralph Garibaldi, Ruffy Silverstein, Sonny Myers, Stu Gibson
The Victoria Advocate – December 3, 1953
By John Lyons, Advocate Sports Editor
With Cowboy Carlson riding to the rescue to provide a thrilling finish, Bobby Socks Favorite Ricki Starr won the main event of Wednesday night’s wrestling program.
The decision came over the infuriated Stu Gibson and was awarded by groggy Marvin Jones, the referee with no expression. Continue reading
Chicago Tribune – August 18, 1954
Lou Thesz will defend his world heavyweight wrestling championship for the 10th time this year when he faces Stu Gibson of Louisville on promoter Leon Schwartz’s card in Rainbo Arena, 4836 N. Clark St. Gibson has lost only four times in over 400 mat bouts. Continue reading
The Park City Daily News – February 1, 1955
Girl wrestlers will appear on the first half of a double main event wrestling card Wednesday night at the Armory.
Bonnie Watson, an Irish lassie from Charleston, West Virginia, will make her first appearance here. Bonnie could easily become a model or starlet with her beauty. But, with a great athletic background, her first love is wrestling. Continue reading
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 30, 1955
Lou Thesz defends his world’s heavyweight title tonight against Buddy Rogers in a one-fall-to-a-finish bout that headlines the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s five-match wrestling program at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading
St. Louis Post-Dispatch – December 31, 1955
Heavyweight champion Lou Thesz successfully defended his National Wrestling Alliance title against last night when his opponent, Buddy Rogers, was disqualified for failing to break a hold in the main event of the Mississippi Valley Sports Club’s card at Kiel Auditorium. Continue reading
Posted in 1955
Tagged Bob Managoff, Buddy Rogers, Dick Hutton, Don Lee, Ed Gardenia, Ike Eakins, Joe Millich, Johnny Kostas, Lou Thesz, Mighty Atlas, Pat O'Connor, Stu Gibson
Chicago Tribune – August 19, 1954
Lou Thesz retained his world heavyweight wrestling crown last night before 1,500 in Rainbo Arena by defeating Stu Gibson of Louisville in two straight falls. Thesz took the first fall in 15:12 with a flying leg lock and the second with a drop kick and a body press in 3:14.
In the semi-windup, Big Bill Miller beat Nick Roberts with a backbreaker in 16:22. In one-fall matches, Gordon Hessel defeated Charles Carr, and Mitsu Arakawa beat Frank Hurley. Tommy Martindale and Dave Jons wrestled to a 15-minute draw. The tag team of Bobby Nelson and Dutch Hefner scored its 16th straight victory by winning two of three falls from Ivan Rasputin and Rudy Kay.
Posted in 1954
Tagged Bill Miller, Bobby Nelson, Charles Carr, Dave Jons, Dutch Hefner, Frank Hurley, Gordon Hessel, Ivan Rasputin, Lou Thesz, Mitsu Arakawa, Nick Roberts, Rudy Kay, Stu Gibson, Tommy Martindale