Lou Thesz - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Lou Thesz, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Aloysius Martin Thesz (born Lajos Tiza) was born in Banat, Michigan on April 24, 1916.

He died on April 28, 2002 at the age of 86.

Lou Thesz was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 as part of the Legacy wing, in the NJPW Hall of Fame in 1990 as part of the NJPW Greatest 18 Club wing, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2005 and in the WCW Hall of Fame in 1993.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Aloysius Martin Thesz (born Lajos Tiza)
  • Ring Names
    • Lou Thesz ( January 1, 1932 - December 26, 1990)
    • Don Louis Thesz ( January 1, 1940 - May 1, 1942)
  • Born April 24, 1916
  • Died April 28, 2002 (aged 86)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Banat, Michigan
  • Billed From
    • Banat, Michigan
  • Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Weight
    • 225 lbs (102 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( November 16, 1987 - December 26, 1990)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1948 - December 31, 1989)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1932 - April 22, 1982)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW April 17, 1982 April 22, 1982
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 20, 1949 September 14, 1981
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA August 7, 1978 December 11, 1978
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE January 3, 1968 January 29, 1968
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 11, 1967 August 1, 1967
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL March 5, 1965 March 12, 1965
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA April 27, 1962 May 25, 1962
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE April 7, 1952 February 10, 1961
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA August 6, 1935 November 12, 1957
    Promotion Japanese Wrestling AssociationJWA October 7, 1957 October 25, 1957
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 1, 1932 December 26, 1990
  • Images
    Dec 1962
    Dec 1962
    Apr 1952
    Apr 1952
    Jan 1940
    Jan 1940
    Aug 1935
    Aug 1935

  • Finishers
    • Lou Thesz press - Body Press ( January 1, 1932 - December 26, 1990)
    • STF ( January 1, 1932 - December 26, 1990)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016, Legacy
    • NJPW Hall of Fame - Year 1990, NJPW Greatest 18 Club
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2005, Individual
    • WCW Hall of Fame - Year 1993, Individual
  • Titles Won

    National Wrestling Alliance

    • 3 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

    American Wrestling Association (Boston)

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship

    International Wrestling Enterprise

    • 1 TWWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Japan Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA International Heavyweight Championship

    Joint Promotions

    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship (Great Britain version)

    Midwest Wrestling Association (Ohio)

    • 1 MWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Montreal Athletic Commission

    • 4 MAC World Heavyweight Championship

    National Wrestling Association

    • 3 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

    NWA All-Star Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (with The Outlaw)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 2 NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (with Jackie Fargo)

    Southwest Sports, Inc.

    • 4 Texas Heavyweight Championship

    Universal Wrestling Association

    • 1 UWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Worldwide Wrestling Associates

    • 1 WWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WWA International Television Tag Team Championship (with Sailor Art Thomas)

    Other titles

    • 2 World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship
    • 2 World Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WCW Hall of Fame induction (class of 1993)
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
    • St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2007)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1999)
    • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2002 - Pioneer Era)
    • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame induction (class of 2002)
    • WWF Legends Battle Royal Winner (1987)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Iron Mike Mazurki Award (1998)
    • PWI Stanley Weston Award (1982)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

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