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Lou Thesz (I) (1916–2002)

Lou Thesz is one of wrestling's living legends. Thesz started wrestling in the 1930s, and from the 1930s to the 1960s, he was one of the most dominant figures in the business. Thesz won his first World Heavyweight Title in the 1930s, and went on to become a 6-time World Heavyweight Champion, many of those reigns as the NWA (National Wrestling ... See full bio »

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 1985 Roddy Piper's Greatest Hits (Video)
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 1999 The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 WWF in Your House: Badd Blood (TV Special)
 1995 Eastern Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
- Episode #3.26 (1995) ... Himself
 1994 WCW Slamboree 1994 (TV Special)
 1993 WCW Slamboree 1993 (TV Special)
 1989 WCW/NWA WrestleWar (TV Special)
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Ex Wrestling Champ
- Episode #9.39 (1969) ... Himself - Ex Wrestling Champ
 1968 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 14 May 1968 (1968) ... Himself - Guest
 1959 Wrestling at the Chase (TV Series)
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 2013 WWE Raw (TV Series)
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- Episode #21.26 (2013) ... Lou Thesz
 2010 WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time (Video)
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 2009 WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship (Video documentary)
 2006 Brian Pillman: Loose Cannon (Video documentary)
 2006 The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA (Video documentary)
 2003 The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection (Video)
 2002 WWE Triple H: The Game (Video)
 2001 Wrestling Gold Vol.1: Busted Open! (Video)
Himself - referee

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

The reality, or substance, of professional wrestling is the ability to perpetuate a fantasy. I never distinguished between fantasy and reality. I made my fantasy reality for over 60 years.


His father Martin, a shoemaker, had been an amateur wrestling champion in his native Hungary. See more »


Always maintained outstanding physical condition and never used any ouytrageous costuming; appearing in wrestling trunks, wrestling shoes and waem-up robe.

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