Wrestling Illustrated June 1965

This copy of Wrestling Illustrated from June 1965 is hard enough to find in high grade condition, but the autographs make it one of a kind. The cover story concerned the proposed NWA/WWWF World Title unification match between Lou Thesz and Bruno Sammartino. The match never came about, because Bruno didn't want Thesz' schedule as NWA Champ, and Thesz wanted $100,000 to put the belt on Bruno for a year. Lou autographed it for me at a wrestling banquet in the late 90's, and Bruno signed it for me when I interviewed him for a Ring of Honor release in 2006, making it a one-of-a-kind memento.