Match from NWA Chicago 01/25/52

1.NWA World Title, Best 2/3 Falls: Thesz(c) vs Gagne ****


This one saw Thesz and Gagne work a dramatic time limit draw in front of ten thousand fans in Chicago's International Amphitheatre. While I much prefer the match Lou had against the Nature Boy, in no way does that discredit this match which was truly fantastic, too. You really have to appreciate the ebb and flow of these classics. The style at the time made even simple holds like a headlock, these days usually used as simple rest stops, seem as important as the next big blow. Everything landed with purpose and significance and it really made the matches seem like a true sport as much as they were theatrical. 

Check it out.