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Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz (born Lajos Tiza April 24, 1916 – April 28, 2002) was an American professional wrestler and six-time world champion, most notably holding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times. Combined, he held the NWA Championship for 10 years, three months and nine days (3,749 days total), longer than anyone else in history. Among his many accomplishments, he is credited with inventing a number of professional wrestling techniques such as the belly to back waistlock suplex (later known as the German suplex due to its association with Karl Gotch), the Lou Thesz press, STF and the original powerbomb. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. On April 2, 2016 Thesz was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as an inaugural member of the "Legacy" wing.

See Also

WWE Hall of Fame, WCW Hall of Fame

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