Rikidozan Defeats Lou Thesz in Tokyo Tournament

by Mark Long

Rikidozan - historyofwrestling.comJapanese star Rikidozan defeated former NWA World champion Lou Thesz in the finals of the fourth annual Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance World League Tournament. Rikidozan had won the tournament the previous three years, but defeating an International star like Thesz solidified Rikidozan as an International star in his own right.