[Lou Thesz Gallery]
||Alouysius Martin Thesz
||April 26, 1916
||St. Louis, Missouri
Moved to Norfolk, Virginia
|Height & Weight:
||6'2" - 225 lbs
||The Lou Thesz Press
||Stepover Toehold Faclock (STF)
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NWA World Heavyweight title;
Obsessedwithwrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2002);
Lou Thesz started wrestling as a professional at age 17 in and around his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri..
Lou Thesz was Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion on six different occassions..
Lou Thesz won the prestigious World title as recognized in Montreal..
Lou Thesz held a variety of "International" championships that he defended from Europe to Japan..
Lou Thesz remained UNDEFEATED AS CHAMPION for nearly eight years! (July/1948 - March/1956)..
Lou Thesz, even with an artificial hip replacement, was able to take part in a match in Japan at age 73..
Lou Thesz is the only wrestler EVER to compete in 7 different decades (BESIDES Mae Young)...
Lou Thesz's biography, "Hooker," crafted in association with Kit Bauman, is available in a 260 page manuscript form..
Lou Thesz, with his wife Charlie, resides in Norfolk, Virginia, on the shores of Chesapeake Bay..
Lou Thesz remained active in a handful of charities, is president of the influential oldtimers' Cauliflower Alley Club..
Lou Thesz made appearances at serious projects and/or promotions with regard to what he prefers to call "the truer forms of wrestling."
Lou Thesz religiously found time to visit the gymnasium several times a week to keep the physical edge..
April 9, 2002 - Lou Thesz had triple bypass surgery and an aoertic valve replacement..
April 28, 2002 - Lou Thesz passes away -- The greatest professional wrestler of all time will be sorely missed..
Upon death, Lou Thesz's body was cremated and ashes spread on a riverbank in Missouri..