Tag Archives: Stu Gibson

Eagle Meets Longson On Mat Tonight

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

Cowboy Helps Ricki Starr Win

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

Gibson Faces Thesz Tonight For Mat Title

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

Bonnie Watson To Make Local Debut At Armory

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

Thesz Tackles Rogers In Valley Headliner

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

Thesz Winner When Rogers Is Disqualified

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

Gibson Loses To Thesz On Rainbo Mat

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.