Tag Archives: Tom Rice

Thesz Keeps Mat Title Versus Haggerty

Sacramento Union – September 10, 1951

Lou Thesz defended his world’s wrestling championship last night in Memorial Auditorium by throwing Hard Boiled Haggerty with a flying scissors after taking the first fall on a foul. Continue reading

Leo Disqualified, And Then Throws Lou

San Francisco Chronicle – June 17, 1953
By Will Connolly

Leo Nomellini, the 49er football player, held champion Lou Thesz to a draw last night at the Cow Palace, but Thesz retained his National Wrestling Alliance title, although he was a mighty sick man at the end. Continue reading