Classic Catch Wrestling Case Studies: Lou Thesz VS Rikidozan

These old vintage pro wrestling matches contain a lot of gems from way back when, since so many of the athletes had a base in catch-as-catch-can wrestling techniques that actually worked on resisting opponents.

Lou Thesz in particular is famous as one of the all-time great legitimate grapplers in this tradition, who could nonetheless put on a fantastic scripted show to entertain crowds who were totally invested in the action.

Check out the video playlist below, where I isolate a lot of these gems and add my own analysis and commentary.