Longtime professional wrestler, Jerry Kozak, passed away recently. Though known mainly for his work in Texas as a tag team with his brother Nick and as a single, he also mad numerous trips to Arizona in the 1960s and 1970s.
One of his finest Arizona matches came in a scientific struggle with the famed Lou Thesz. Though he was beaten, the match held at the then Travel Lodge Theater (Now Celebrity Theatre) was and is considered a classic.
Others Kozak faced in Arizona included Mack Quarry, the Von Steigers, Chuck Karbo, Buck Robley, Goliath and Mr. Wrestling (Gordon Nelson)