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Though in the twilight of his career, Lou Thesz remained very active through the 1970s.  I am very interested to fill in any missing appearances for this decade.  Any help is most appreciated.

 

1970

01/08     Kansas City, KS                  beat Ernie Ladd

01/09     St. Louis, MO                       w/. Tommy Martin & Ernie Ladd, lost to Bob Geigel, Waldo Von

                                                                Erich & Blackjack Lanza

01/11     St. Louis, MO                       beat K.O. Kox

05/02     Cleveland, OH                     beat Ken Russell

 

1971

10/01     St. Louis, MO                       Guest referee for Dory Funk Jr. – Harley Race

11/19     Houston, TX                         Guest referee for Johnny Valentine – Ernie Ladd

 

1972

02/12     Phoenix, AZ                          vs. Jerry Kozak

02/27     Phoenix, AZ                          beat Jerry Kozak

07/30     Albuquerque, NM                Guest referee for Terry Funk – Dick Murdoch

08/30     Lubbock, TX                        beat Cyclone Negro by DQ

10/04     Tokyo, Japan                       Guest referee for Antonio Inoki – Karl Gotch

10/09     Hiroshima, Japan                                Guest referee for Antonio Inoki – Red Pimpernel (Abe Jacobs)

10/10     Osaka, Japan                       Guest referee for Antonio Inoki – Karl Gotch

12/29     Denver, CO                           beat Jerry Kozak

 

1973

03/08     Augusta, GA                         vs. Butcher Brannigan

03/09     Atlanta, GA                          w/. Bob Armstrong & Bill Dromo, beat Bobby Shane, Yasu Fuji &

                                                                Chatti Yokouchi

03/10     Atlanta, GA                          beat Yasu Fuji

03/15     Augusta, GA                         vs. Mr. Wrestling II

03/16     Atlanta, GA                          beat Bobby Shane

03/23     Atlanta, GA                          beat Mr. Wrestling

03/30     Atlanta, GA                          beat Bobby Shane

05/12     Bombay, India                    beat two opponents

05/19     Bombay, India                    drew Dara Singh

05/26     Bombay, India                    lost to Dara Singh

06/18     Memphis, TN                       w/. Pat O’Connor, lost to Don Greene & Charlie Cook

06/20     Nashville, TN                        Guest referee for Fargo/Yamamoto – Novak Brothers

06/27     Nashville, TN                        w/. Jackie Fargo & Tojo Yamamoto, vs. Jim Kent, Jerry & David

                                                                Novak

06/30     Chattanooga, TN                                beat Dudley Clements

07/04     Miami, FL                             beat Chris Markoff

07/06     Atlanta, GA                          Guest referee for Bill Watts – Tim Woods

07/07     Atlanta, GA                          vs. Bobby Shane

07/09     Birmingham, AL                  drew Lorenzo Parente

07/23     Orlando, FL                          lost to Jack Brisco (NWA World)

07/24     Tampa, FL                            lost to Jack Brisco (NWA World)

07/25     Miami, FL                             beat Johnny Valentine

07/31     Tampa, FL                            vs. Johnny Valentine

08/01     Miami, FL                             w/. Paul Jones, vs. Johnny Valentine & Buddy Colt

08/02     Jacksonville, FL                   beat Buddy Colt

08/13     Memphis, TN                       w/. Jerry Jarrett, beat Jerry & David Novak

08/15     Nashville, TN                        vs. Duke Myers

08/20     Birmingham, AL                  vs. Jerry Jarrett

08/21     Memphis, TN                       beat Bearcat Brown

08/27     Memphis, TN                       lost to Terry Garvin

08/31     Houston, TX                         beat Blackjack Mulligan

09/01     St. Petersburg, FL beat Johnny Valentine

09/04     Tampa, FL                            beat Bobby Shane

09/05     Miami, FL                             w/. Mike Graham, Kevin Sullivan & Jimmy Golden, drew Dick Slater,

                                                                The Saint, Tio & Tapu

09/10     Memphis, TN                       beat Pat Patterson

09/11     Tampa, FL                            lost to Jack Brisco (NWA World)

09/14     Houston, TX                         vs. George Scott

09/28     Houston, TX                         Guest referee for Jack Brisco – Dory Funk Jr.

09/30     Louisville, KY                      w/. Johnny Marlin, vs. Frank Morrell & Charlie Fulton

10/08     Memphis, TN                       lost to Jack Brisco (NWA World)

10/14     Tokyo, Japan                       w/. Karl Gotch, lost to Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi

10/29     Memphis, TN                       w/. Jerry Jarrett, best Ronnie & Terry Garvin

10/31     Miami, FL                             beat Bill Watts by DQ

11/09     Atlanta, GA                          Guest referee for Bobby Shane – Tim Woods

11/13     Macon, GA                           w/. Tim Woods, beat Bobby Shane & Gorgeous George Jr. by DQ

11/14     Miami, FL                             beat Johnny Walker

11/15     Jacksonville, FL                   beat Johnny Walker

11/16     Atlanta, GA                          vs. Bobby Shane

11/19     Memphis, TN                       w/. Jackie Fargo & Cowboy Lang, beat Al Greene, Sam Bass,

                                                                & Billy the Kid

11/21     Atlanta, GA                          beat Luke Graham

11/26     Memphis, TN                       lost to Terry Garvin

12/03     Memphis, TN                       beat Terry Garvin

12/17     West Palm Beach, FL         beat Big Mac

12/18     Tampa, FL                            lost to Dusty Rhodes

12/19     Miami, FL                             beat Les Thornton

12/20     Jacksonville, FL                   lost to Jack Brisco

12/21     Atlanta, GA                          beat Luke Graham

 

1974

01/05     Griffin, GA                            beat Jerry Lawler

01/07     Savannah, GA                     vs. Black Angus

01/09     Columbus, GA                     w/. Mr. Wrestling II, vs. The Samoans

01/11     Atlanta, GA                          w/. Roberto Soto, lost to Terry & Ronnie Garvin

01/16     Columbus, GA                     vs. Mr. Wrestling II

01/18     Atlanta, GA                          w/. Ali Vaziri (Iron Sheik), lost to Terry & Ronnie Garvin

01/21     Memphis, TN                       drew Jackie Fargo

01/30     Columbus, GA                     vs. Mr. Wrestling II

02/01     Atlanta, GA                          drew Ali Vaziri

02/18     Memphis, TN                       beat Jerry Novak

03/14     Cleveland, OH                     beat Mickey Doyle

03/14     Cleveland, OH                     lost in a Battle royal

03/18     Memphis, TN                       beat Tommy Gilbert

                                                                *Won the Southern title

03/25     Memphis, TN                       beat Tommy Gilbert by DQ

03/27     Nashville, TN                        beat Tommy Gilbert

04/01     Memphis, TN                       lost to Tommy Gilbert

                                                                *Lost the Southern title ?

04/01     Memphis, TN                       w/. Jerry Lawler, beat Tommy Gilbert & Mike Jackson

04/08     Memphis, TN                       w/. Jerry Lawler, beat Sonny & Roughhouse Fargo

04/10     Nashville, TN                        lost to Tommy Gilbert

04/15     Memphis, TN                       drew Don Greene

04/22     Memphis, TN                       beat Don Greene

04/29     Memphis, TN                       drew Rick Gibson

05/06     Memphis, TN                       w/. Jerry Lawler & Sam Bass, lost to Tommy Gilbert, Eddie Marlin

                                                                & Rick Gibson

05/13     Memphis, TN                       w/. Jerry Lawler & Sam Bass, lost to Tommy Gilbert, Eddie Marlin

                                                                & Jim Kent

05/20     Memphis, TN                       vs. Tommy Gilbert

05/27     Memphis, TN                       beat Pepe Lopez

06/03     Memphis, TN                       beat Melvin Kimble

06/12     Lubbock, TX                        lost to Dory Funk Jr.

06/14     Houston, TX                         lost to Ken Patera

06/17     Memphis, TN                       vs. Rick Renaldo

06/19     Evansville, IN                       vs. Tommy Gilbert

06/24     Memphis, TN                       vs. Joey Rossi

08/01     Osaka, Japan                       Guest referee for Antonio Inoki – Karl Gotch

08/08     Nichidai, Japan                    Guest referee for Antonio Inoki – Karl Gotch

08/27     Memphis, TN                       lost to Bearcat Brown

09/02     Memphis, TN                       beat Joey Rossi

09/16     Memphis, TN                       drew Don Greene

09/18     Nashville, TN                        vs. Don Greene

10/07     Memphis, TN                       beat Jim Lancaster

11/01     Jacksonville, FL                   Guest referee for Dusty Rhodes/Jerry Brisco – Bill Watts/Dick Slater

11/15     St. Louis, MO                       beat George Steele

11/19     Tampa, FL                            lost to Bill Watts

11/20     Miami, FL                             lost to Bob Armstrong

11/21     Jacksonville, FL                   Guest referee for Rhodes/Brisco – Slater/Watts

11/24     Toronto, ON                         beat Butcher Vachon

11/30     Detroit, MI                            w/. Mighty Igor, beat Angelo & Lanny Poffo by DQ

12/07     Houston, TX                         beat Angelo Mosca by DQ

 

1975

01/01     Lubbock, TX                        beat Mr. Okuma

01/02     Amarillo, TX                         beat Karl Kox

01/21     Tampa, FL                            beat Larry Sharpe

01/22     Miami, FL                             no contest vs. Bill Watts

01/28     Fort Myers, FL                     Guest referee for Frank Hester/Boris Malenko – The Patriots

01/29     Miami, FL                             Guest referee for Bill Watts – Mongolian Stomper

01/30     Punta Gorda, FL                  Guest referee for Terry Funk – Bob Armstrong

01/31     Atlanta, GA                          lost to Buddy Colt

02/04     Fort Myers, FL                     beat Beautiful Bruce & Beauregarde              Handicap match

02/16     Memphis, TN                       Battle royal

03/15     Indianapolis, IN                   beat Jim Lancaster

04/11     Terre Haute, IN                    w/. Wilbur Snyder, beat Mitsu Arakawa & Hugo Babich

04/19     Indianapolis, IN                   beat Bill Miller

05/16     Muncie, IN                            vs. Johnny Starr

05/17     Indianapolis, IN                   beat Mitsu Arakawa

05/23     Terre Haute, IN                    w/. Wilbur Snyder, lost to Jacques Goulet & Zarnoff LeBoeuf

05/31     Chicago, IL                           beat Bill Miller by DQ

06/07     Indianapolis, IN                   lost to Ox Baker

06/11     Lafayette, LA                      double count out vs. Chuck O’Connor (aka John Studd)

06/20     St. Louis, MO                       Guest referee for Jack Brisco – Dick the Bruiser

06/21     Indianapolis, IN                   Guest referee for Wilbur Snyder – Ox Baker

06/26     Terre Haute, IN                    lost to Ox Baker

06/29     Toledo, OH                           w/. Pez Whatley, vs. The Invaders

07/05     Detroit, MI                            w/. George Goldberg, lost to Jacques Goulet & Don Fargo

07/10     Jersey City, NJ                      Guest referee for Tex McKenzie – Eric the Red

07/19     Indianapolis, IN                   beat Johnny Starr by DQ

07/26     Mexico City, Mexico          lost to Mil Mascaras

08/07     Jersey City, NJ                      beat Eric the Red by DQ

08/19     Halifax, NS                           vs. Leo Burke

08/26     Halifax, NS                           vs. Johnny Weaver

10/09     Tokyo, Japan                       lost to Antonio Inoki

 

1976

06/06     Toronto, ON                         drew Crusher Cortez

10/15     Miami, FL                             Guest referee on Eddie Graham card

 

1977

03/03     Lexington                              w/. Ed Pues, vs. Bruce Swayze & Great Keamooko

03/31     Japan                                     Guest referee for Antonio Inoki – Johnny Powers

04/01     Japan                                     Guest referee for Inoki/Sakaguchi – Singh/Ueda

05/28     Chattanooga, TN                                vs. The Grappler

06/01     Louisville, KY                      vs. Ox Baker

06/09     Vera Cruz, Mexico              w/. Estrella Blanco & Albert Munos, vs. Angel Blanco, El Bello

                                                                Greco, & Sergio El Hermoso

07/07     Calgary, AB                          Guest referee for Harley Race – Dory Funk Jr.

08/08     Guadalajara, Mexico         beat Angel Blanco

08/15     Thesz is awarded the UWA Heavyweight title in Mexico

09/05     Mexico City, Mexico          w/. Jose Estrada & El Solitario, vs. Baby Face, Rene Guajardo,

                                                                & Cesar Valentino

09/25     Villa Hermosa, Mexico      vs. El Canek

 

1978

01/01     Toledo, OH                           beat Black Jack Coleman

04/10     Birmingham, AL                  beat Ox Baker

04/17     Birmingham, AL                  beat Leroy Rochester

04/22     Chattanooga, TN                                beat Leroy Rochester

04/25     Biloxi, MS                             vs. The Scorpion

04/30     Chattanooga, TN                                beat Ox Baker

05/07     Chattanooga, TN                                beat The Beast

05/10     Jackson, TN                          beat Jim Starr

05/14     Chattanooga, TN                                beat Ron Garfield

05/15     Birmingham, AL                  beat The Beast

05/21     Lexington                              vs. Tojo Yamamoto

05/25     Louisville, KY                      beat The Viking

05/28     Chattanooga, TN                                drew The Grappler

06/03     Birmingham, AL                  beat Bill Smith

06/04     Louisville, KY                      w/. Bobby Eaton, beat Ox Baker & Hans Schroeder

06/05     Birmingham, AL                  beat Mexican Angel

06/21     Jackson, TN                          vs. Nikita Alexeef

06/28     Nashville, TN                        beat Mexican Angel

07/01     Chattanooga, TN                                drew Harley Race (NWA World)

07/05     Nashville, TN                        beat King Kong Gordon

07/05     Nashville, TN                        beat Joe Palardy

07/12     Nashville, TN                        beat Joe Palardy

07/15     Birmingham, AL                  beat The Beast

07/16     Louisville, KY                      beat Mexican Angel

07/22     Chattanooga, TN                                beat Mexican Angel

07/27     Louisville, KY                      vs. Mexican Angel

08/03     Louisville, KY                      beat Tamayo Sato

08/07     Memphis, TN                       beat The Bounty Hunter

08/08     Chattanooga, TN                                vs. Bob Roop

08/13     Chattanooga, TN                                vs. Abdul Zaatar

08/26     Xochimilco, Mexico            w/. Tamba, beat El Mongol & TNT

08/27     Mexico City, Mexico          lost to El Canek

                                                                *Lost the UWA Heavyweight title

09/04     Memphis, TN                       drew Mr. Wrestling (Tim Woods)

09/09     Jonesboro, AR                      beat Don Bass

09/18     Memphis, TN                       drew Tommy Gilbert

09/19     Water Valley                        beat Jimmy Valiant

09/20     Lexington                              w/. Frankie Laine & Nelson Royal, lost to Tommy Gilbert, Bill

                                                                Dundee & Jimmy Valiant

09/21     Tupelo, MS                           vs. Bill Dundee

09/23     Jonesboro, AR                      w/. Jean Louie, lost to Tommy Gilbert & Eddie Marlin

09/25     Memphis, TN                       w/. Bobo Brazil, Jackie Welch, Tommy Gilbert & Steve Kyle, vs. ?

10/04     Evansville, IN                       vs. Terry Sawyer

10/08     Louisville, KY                      drew Tommy Gilbert

10/09     Memphis, TN                       w/. Terry Sawyer, lost to The Bounty Hunters

10/15     Louisville, KY                      vs. Tommy Gilbert

10/16     Memphis, TN                       no contest vs. Terry Sawyer

10/29     Louisville, KY                      beat Inca Peru

10/30     Memphis, TN                       lost to Bill Dromo

11/06     Memphis, TN                       w/. Tommy Gilbert, lost to Mike & Pat Kelly

11/07     Frankfurt, KY                      beat Inca Peru

11/11     Jonesboro, AR                      w/. Koko Ware vs. Mike & Pat Kelly

11/12     Louisville, KY                      drew Bounty Hunter #1

11/13     Memphis, TN                       lost to Terry Sawyer

11/15     Evansville, IN                       vs. Terry Sawyer

11/19     Louisville, KY                      lost to Terry Sawyer

11/20     Memphis, TN                       beat Terry Sawyer by DQ

11/25     Central City                          w/. Tommy Gilbert, beat The Destroyers

11/26     Louisville, KY                      beat Terry Sawyer

11/27     Memphis, TN                       w/. Bearcat Brown, lost to Mike & Pat Kelly

11/29     Evansville, IN                       w/. Bearcat Brown, vs. Mike & Pat Kelly

11/30     Alamo                                    w/. Robert Gibson & Koko Ware, vs. Bill Dromo, Wayne Farris,

                                                                & Terry Sawyer

12/04     Memphis, TN                       w/. Bearcat Brown, lost to Mike & Pat Kelly

12/06     Evansville, IN                       vs. Terry Sawyer

12/07     Lexington                              w/. Jackie Welch, vs. Jerry & David Novak

12/09     Madisonville, TN                 vs. Terry Sawyer

12/11     Memphis, TN                       lost to Terry Sawyer

12/12     Louisville, KY                      w/. Bearcat Brown, beat Jerry & David Novak

12/13     Evansville, IN                       drew Terry Sawyer

 

1979

05/18     Atlanta, GA                          beat Luke Graham                              Billed as Retirement match

09/29     Yokohama, Japan                              Guest referee for Nick Bockwinkel Umanosuke Ueda

10/03     Kuroishi, Japan                    vs. Isamu Teranishi

10/04     Akita, Japan                         vs. Goro Tsurumi

10/05     Tokyo, Japan                       Guest referee for Nick Bockwinkel – Rusher Kimura

10/06     Numazu, Japan                   w/. Nick Bockwinkel, drew Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu

 

 

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11/22/74 Tallahassee, FL @ Sports Stadium
Special Referee Lou Thesz
NWA Champion Jack Brisco vs Bill Watts
Danny Hodge vs Gary Hart
Dusty Rhodes & Jos Leduc vs Professor Toru Tanaka & Mongolian Stomper
Bob Roop vs Bob Backlund
Betty Niccoli vs Jean Antone
Plus Two More Matches



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1/22/74 Louisville , KY
Mighty Yankees vs Don Greene & Bearcat Brown
Al Costello & Don Kent vs Bill Dromo & Sonny King
Eddie Marlin & Tommy Gilbert vs Sam Bass & Ali Baba
Lou Thesz vs the Alaskan
George Gulas vs Steve Clements



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Vance Nevada wrote:
1979
10/03     Kuroishi, Japan                    vs. Isamu Teranishi
10/04     Akita, Japan                         vs. Goro Tsurumi
10/05     Tokyo, Japan                       Guest referee for Nick Bockwinkel – Rusher Kimura
10/06     Numazu, Japan                   w/. Nick Bockwinkel, drew Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu 

Here is some more info on those Oct. 79 bouts in Japan. They were for the IWE promotion. Lou wore his classic NWA Title belt into the ring in those matches.

The 10/3 match was a 10min. "exhibition" or sparring match. Thesz traded holds with Teranishi and gave technique tips during the 10 mins. No pins were attempted.

10/4: Thesz executed a backdrop suplex and got a two count as the bell rang and the 10min. time limit expired.

10/5: The Bockwinkel-Kimura match was AWA Title vs. IWA Title, and ended when Bockwinkel knocked Thesz outside of the ring as he was caught in Kimura's Boston crab, and was DQ'ed.
Thesz also ref'ed the NWA Jr. Heavyweight title match earlier that night that saw champion Nelson Royal and Ashura Hara go to a draw/double count out (both on the mat in the ring and could not get to their feet by the 10 count).

10/6: Thesz & Bockwinkel vs. Kimura & Kusatsu ended when Bockwinkel executed a backdrop suplex on Kimura and both could not get to their feet by the 10 count.

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Thanks to clip corner for these IWA listings.

8/7/75 Jersey City, NJ @ Roosevelt Stadium
IWA Champion Mil Mascaras beat Ernie Ladd 2/3
1. Ladd pinned Mascaras in the first fall with Bruce Swayze’s help, but the decision was reversed and ruled a DQ on Ladd.
2. Ladd won 2nd fall
3. Mascaras beat Ladd by submission with an abdominal stretch
Bulldog Brower beat Mighty Igor
Non Title
Luis Martinez & Argentina Apollo beat IWA Tag Team Champions Geto Mongol & Bolo Mongol
Tex McKenzie & Dino Bravo beat Hartford Love & Reginald Love
Lou Thesz beat Eric the Red dq
Johnny Powers beat Tomas Marin
Kurt von Hess & Lars Anderson beat Bob Ellis & Nelson Royal
Carlos Colon & Miguel Perez beat Bruce Swayze & Rip Hawk
Jerry Lawler beat Danny Sharp
Daisy Mae beat Maria DeLeone
Pez Whatley beat Joe Turco
att: 8,100, gate: $75,000+

9/22/75 Raleigh, NC @ Dorton Arena
Mighty Igor beat North American Champion Bulldog Brower
Dino Bravo & Luis Martinez beat IWA Tag Team Champions Geto Mongol & Bolo Mongol on a reverse decision dq
Johnny Powers beat Eric the Red
Larry Heiniemi beat Pez Whatley
Victor Rivera beat Michel Martel
Lou Thesz beat Paul Figeroa
Nelson Royal (sub Luis Martinez) drew Pierre Martel

9/26/75 Lynchburg, VA @ City Armory
North American Champion Bulldog Brower beat Dino Bravo dq
Mighty Igor & Pez Whatley & Johnny Powers beat Geto Mongol & Bolo Mongol & Eric The Red
Nelson Royal drew Pierre Martel
Victor Rivera beat Michel Martel
Lou Thesz beat Johnny Hunter

10/31/75 Winston-Salem, NC @ Memorial Coliseum
IWA Champion Mil Mascaras vs Lou Thesz
Special Referee: Johnny Powers
North American Champion Bulldog Brower vs Mighty Igor
Dino Bravo & Johnny Powers vs Hartford Love & Reginald Love
plus 4 other great matches including a midget match and a girls match

11/2/75 Collinsville, VA @ Recreation Center
Card Canceled
IWA Champion Mil Mascras vs Lou Thesz
Bulldog Brower vs Johnny Powers
Mighty Igor & Dino Bravo vs Hartford Love & Reginald Love
Plus two other great matches

11/4/75 Lynchburg, VA @ City Armory
Card Canceled
IWA Champion Mil Mascaras vs Lou Thesz
Bulldog Brower vs Johnny Powers
Mighty Igor & Dino Bravo vs Hartford Love & Reginald Love
Plus two other matches

11/5/75 Mount Airy, NC @ Recreation Center
IWA Champion Mil Mascaras vs Lou Thesz
North American Champion Bulldog Brower vs Johnny Powers
Mighty Igor & Dino Bravo vs Hartford Love & Reginald Love
Plus two other great matches

11/14/75 Winston-Salem, NC @ Memorial Coliseum
Two Referees
Bulldog Brower & Lou Thesz vs Mighty Igor & Johnny Powers
6 other great matches including Larry Heiniemi and Pez Whatley

11/30/75 Collinsville, VA @ Recreation Center 3PM Start Time
IWA Champion Mil Mascaras vs Lou Thesz
North American Champion Bulldog Brower vs Johnny Powers
Mighty Igor vs Jim Lancaster
Plus other outstanding IWA matches
Note: Lancaster did not appear.

12/1/75 Danville, VA @ City Armory
Referee Phil Watson
North American Champion Bulldog Brower no contest Mighty Igor
IWA Champion Mil Mascaras beat Lou Thesz via pin in 5:34
Johnny Powers beat Frank Marconi (sub Jim Lancaster) in 5:37
Eric The Red beat Randy Johnson via pin after a big splash
Nelson Royal beat Joe Turco
att: 1,903




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All of these are from Newspaper Archive. I've only been through half of the search results so far. I'll try to get the other half later tonight.

I don't know much about Arizona, so the the names are copied right off the ads exactly as they appear.

Jan 11 1972 Tucson AZ Tuscon Community Center
14 man over the top battle royal ($3000 to winner)*
Featuring: Mr. Okuma, Terry Funk, M. Koma, J. Kostas, Inferno #1, E. Rommel, Stan the Moose, N. Ortega, E. Lopez, Mr. Wrestling, Ricky Romero, Dory Funk Sr., Ciclon Negro
Dory Funk Sr. vs. Ciclon Negro (special referee Lou Thesz)
Mr. Wrestling vs. Bad Ben (660 lb. live bear)
Ricky Romero vs. Mr. Okuma
Terry Funk vs. Jodie Arnold
Stan the Moose vs. E. Lopez

* Of course, they just list 13 names.

Feb 8 1972 Tucson AZ Tuscon Community Center
Ciclon Negro vs. Terry Funk
Lou Thesz vs. Stan the Moose
Ricky Romero vs. Pak Song
Tona Tomah vs. Marie LaVern
Suni War Cloud/E. Rommel vs. Apache Gringo/Bill Graham
Jodie Arnold vs. J. Kostas

Aug 31 1972 Amarillo TX Amarillo Sports Arena
Cyclone Negro beat Dory Funk Sr. (Texas Death; special referee Lou Thesz)
Ricki Starr/Lord Alfred Hayes (Western States tag) beat Mr. Okumo/Masio Koma, 2-1
Karl Von Steiger won by default over Rufus R. Jones (Jones' plane grounded in Kansas City; Von Steiger refuses to accept challenge of Nick Kozak)
Ricky Romero beat Dick Murdoch
Marie Lavern drew Betty Nicoli
Pak Song drew Bobby Duncum
Moose Morowski beat Suni War Cloud

Sept 8 1973 Vero Beach FL
Mentioned as being on the card in the Sept 9 Fort Pierce News Tribune. The mention was to mock his age.

Nov 26 1974 Cincinnati OH Cincinnati Gardens
Bobo Brazil vs. Sheik (US champ)
Baron Von Krupp vs. Hank James
Karl Von Hess vs. Fred Curry
Lou Thesz/Leo Burke vs. Angelo Poffo/Lanny Poffo
Rick Hamilton vs. Blackwell (Jerry Blackwelll, I presume)

Jan 3 1975 Abilene TX Taylor County Coliseum
Terry Funk beat Lou Thesz (for title shot against Jack Brisco)
Goliath beat Nick Kozak
Moose Morowski beat Mr. Okuma
Ray Stevens beat Mr. Wrestling
Blackjack Mulligan (International champ) beat Ricky Romero

Jan 6 1975 El Paso TX
Dick Murdoch beat Blackjack Mulligan (International champ), 2-1; special referee Lou Thesz new champ
Don Leo Jonathan beat (DQ) Moose Morowski
Ricky Romero/Nick Kozak beat Goliath/Mr. Okuma
Akio Sato beat Mr. Wrestling
Killer Karl Kox beat Alex Perez

Jan 9 1975 Amarillo TX Amarillo Sports Arena
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Dick Murdoch (Texas Death; special referee Lou Thesz)
Don Leo Jonathan vs. Moore Morowski
Karl Von Steiger vs. Killer Karl Kox (Texas Brass Knuckles champ)
Ricky Romero vs. Mr. Okuma
Mr. Wrestling/Goliath vs. Akio Sato/Gorgeous George Jr.

Jan 10 1975 Abilene TX Taylor County Coliseum
Jack Brisco (NWA world champ) vs. Terry Funk (Texas Death rules, 6 foot fence surrounding ring; special referee Lou Thesz)
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Dick Murdoch
Don Leo Jonathan vs. Moose Morowski
Scott Casey vs. Nick Kozak
Goliath vs. Misuo Momota
Mr. Okuma vs. Akio Sato

Jan 13 1975 El Paso TX
Jack Brisco (NWA world champ) vs. Dick Murdoch (International champ); special referee Lou Thesz
Blackjack Mulligan vs. Don Leo Jonathan
Ricky Romero/Nick Kozak vs. Goliath/Alex Perez
Scott Casey vs. Motoji Okuma
Akio Sato vs. Killer Karl Kox
Momota vs. Mando Guerrero

June 27 1975 Anderson IN Local 662 Union Hall
Advertised: Lou Thesz, Wilbur Snyder, Legionnaires, Moose Cholak, Bobby Bold Eagle, The Ox, Chuck O'Connor, Ben Justice, Mark Manson

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And the rest of Newspaper Archive...

Nov 18 1971 Corpus Christi TX Memorial Coliseum
Johnny Valentine (Texas champ) vs. Jose Lothario (special referee Lou Thesz), 2/3 falls
Spoiler No. 1/Buddy Wolff vs. Wahoo McDaniel/El Santo, 2/3 falls
Dean Ho vs. Joe Dusek
Luke Brown vs. George Hultz
Gori Guerrero vs. Toru Tanaka

July 28 1973 Naples FL Naples High School Gymnasium
Lou Thesz vs. Gorgeous George Jr.
Samoans (Florida tag champs) vs. Ron Fuller/Robert Fuller
Little Bruiser vs. Wee Willie Wilson
Stan Hansen vs. The Mongol
Ronnie Paul vs. Frank Martinez

Sept 8 1973 Vero Beach FL Vero Beach High School Gym
Don Carson vs. Tim Woods (Florida champ)
Lou Thesz vs. Gorgeous George Jr.
Jimmy Golden/Bob Fuller vs. Dale Lewis/Gene Lewis
Vivian Vachon vs. Lilly Thomas
Frank Hester vs. Steve Keirn

June 13 1974 Amarillo TX Amarillo Sports Arena
Dory Funk Jr./Ricky Romero (Western State tag) vs. Patriots
Dick Murdoch vs. Jim Dillon (cage; special referee Lou Thesz; winner gets a shot at Jack Brisco on June 27)
Nick Kozak vs. Akio Sato
Kung Fu Lee vs. Bob Backlund
Gorgeous George Jr. vs. Karl Von Steiger

Nov 26 1974 Traverse City MI St. Francis High School
Bobo Brazil vs. Kurt Von Hess
Also advertised: Hank James, Lou Thesz, Baron Von Krupp, Lou Burke, and four midgets

Dec 5 1974 Corpus Christi TX Memorial Coliseum
Jose Lothario vs. Blackjack Mulligan (for Brass Knuckles title; Mexican Death rules)
Gran Markus vs. Alberto Madril
Red Bastein vs. Black Gordman
Lou Thesz vs. Angelo Mosca
Don Muraco vs. Don Serrano

June 11 1975 Kokomo IN Haworth Gym
Ox Baker/Legionnaires vs. Dick the Bruiser/Moose Cholak/Lou Thesz
Chuck O'Connor vs. Chief Bold Eagle
Mark Mason vs. Ben Justice
Ron Martinelli vs. Jose Martino

June 27 1975 Anderson IN UAW 662 Union Hall
Legionnaires vs. Lou Thesz/Wilbur Snyder
The Ox vs. Moose Cholak
Chuck O'Connor vs. Bobby Bold Eagle
Ben Justice vs. Mark Manson



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January 20, 1977  Georgetown, KY
Lou Thesz vs Mr. Wrestling

February 10, 1977  Georgetown, KY
Lou Thesz vs Bruce Swayze

March 3, 1977  Georgetown, KY
Lou Thesz, Ed Pues vs Bruce Swayze, Great Kea  Mooka

April 14, 1977  Georgetown, KY
Lou Thesz vs Mask Assasin

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Does anyone know why Georgetown would be featureing Lou's picture on their promo adds in the paper, when he was not even on some of the cards being held?  Was he the promoter or something for that town?

I'll scan a few clips and upload them a little later today to show what I mean.

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Ad for September 1, 1976 show in Kingsport, TN.



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Ok that explains it.  Thanks.  ^^

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Some stuff clip corner recently sent me.

2/20/72 Albuquerque, NM @ Civic Auditorium
Special Referee: Lou Thesz
Ricky Romero vs Dick Murdoch
Moose Morowski & Duke Myers vs Lord Alfred Hayes & Eric Rommel
Bobby Duncum vs Bill Cody
Pak Song vs Mr Wrestling

2/27/72 Phoenix, AZ @ Travelodge Theatre
Texas Death Match
Dory Funk Sr vs Ciclon Negro
Lou Thesz vs Jerry Kozak
Ricky Romero vs Moose Morowski
Lord Littlebrook vs Wee Willie Wilson
Princess Tora Tomah vs Belle Starr
Kiko Torres vs Johnny Kostas

7/30/72 Albuquerque, NM @ Civic Auditorium
Special Referee: Lou Thesz
Brass Knuckles Champion Terry Funk vs Dick Murdoch
Red Devil & Karl Von Steiger vs Ricky Romero & Pak Song
Eric Rommel vs Lord Alfred Hayes
Moose Morowski vs Mr Wrestling
Mr Wrestling must pin JC Dykes in 5 minutes or lose $500
JC Dykes vs Mr Wrestling

8/31/72 Amarillo, TX @ Sports Arena
Texas Death Match, Special Referee: Lou Thesz
Ciclon Negro beat Dory Funk Sr in 48:10
Western States Tag Team Champions Lord Alfred Hayes & Ricky Starr beat Mr Okuma & Masio Koma when Starr pinned Koma in the 3rd fall
Karl Von Steiger beat Rufus R Jones by default when Rufus failed to appear
Ricky Romero beat Dick Murdoch via pin in 11:10 after a body slam
US Women's Champion Betty Niccoli drew Texas Women's Champion Marie Laverne
Pak Song drew Bobby Duncum
Moose Morowski beat Suni war Cloud via pin in 5:38 after a knee lift



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11/10/73 Griffin, GA @ Sports Palace
Tim Woods & Mr. Wrestling II beat Super Infernos
Bob Armstrong beat Bobby Duncum
Robert Fuller beat Stan Vachon
Lou Thesz beat Hiro Matsuda
Gorgeous George Jr beat Don Kernodle
Roy Lee Welch beat Ali Vaziri

11/17/73 Griffin, GA @ Sports Palace
Bill Watts beat Lou Thesz
Mr. Wrestling II beat Hiro Matsuda
Bob Armstrong beat El Gaucho
Roberto Soto beat Tony Romano

1/8/74 Macon, GA @ Coliseum
Southeastern Champion Bob Armstrong beat Bobby Shane
Robert Fuller & Lou Thesz & Mr Wrestling II beat Rasputin & the Samoans
Tim Woods & Roberto Soto beat Ronnie Garvin & Terry Garvin dq
Jerry Lawler beat Bobby Cash
Ten Round Boxing Match
Leon Ogle beat Frank Cochran KO
Rufus R Jones beat Zebra Kid
Little Louie beat Billy The Kid

1/15/74 Macon, GA @ Coliseum
NWA Champion Jack Brisco beat Lou Thesz
Robert Fuller no contest Mr Wrestling II
Ronnie Garvin & Terry Garvin beat Bobby Cash & Rufus R Jones
Bob Armstrong & Roberto Soto beat the Samoans
Bobby Cash drew Jerry Lawler 15:00

1/29/74 Macon, GA @ Coliseum
Special Referee: Lou Thesz
Mr Wrestling II beat Robert Fuller
Ronnie Garvin & Terry Garvin beat Tim Woods & Roberto Soto
Bob Armstrong & Ricky Gibson beat Bobby Duncum & Gary Hart
Rufus R Jones no contest Gorgeous George Jr
Bobby Cash beat Bill Costello in 8:00



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11/22/74 Tallahassee, FL @ Sports Stadium
Special Referee Lou Thesz
NWA Champion Jack Brisco vs Bill Watts
Danny Hodge vs Gary Hart
Dusty Rhodes & Jos Leduc vs Professor Toru Tanaka & Mongolian Stomper
Bob Roop vs Bob Backlund
Betty Niccoli vs Jean Antone
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6/27/75 Anderson, IN @ UAW #662 Union Hall
WWA Champion Ox Baker vs Moose Cholak
WWA Tag Team Champion The Legionairres Jacques Goulet & Soldier LeBeouf vs Lou Thesz & Wilbur Snyder
Chuck O'Connor vs Bobby Bold Eagle
Ben Justice vs Mark Manson



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