History of the WWWF
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1964 was Bruno Sammartino's first full year as WWWF Champion.
Bruno had 6 main challengers that year which included Waldo Von Erich, Gorilla Monsoon, Killer Kowalski, Hans Mortier, Fred Blassie & Hans Mortier.
The Fabulous Moolah was the ladies champ and had a number of title defenses in 1964.
Midgets were very popular in 1964 including Sky Lo Lo & Fuzzy Cupid.
The year started with the Tolos Brothers as the Tag Team Champions.
They didn't hold the belts long as Argentina Apollo & Don McLarity defeated them in February.
In June Dr. Jerry Graham & Luke Graham beat Apollo & McLarity.
The Scufflin Hillbillies & The Kentuckians competed in the WWWF in 1964 but neither could win the titles.
Top 10 WWWF Wrestlers of 1964
1. Bruno Sammartino
2. Fred Blassie
3. Gene Kiniski
4. Gorilla Monsoon
5. Cowboy Bill Watts
6. Killer Kowalski
7. Bobo Brazil
8. Hans Mortier
9. Haystacks Calhoun
10. Waldo Von Erich
WWWF Fantasy card from 1964
(All matches did take place but not in the same evening)
Fred Blassie vs Lou Albano
Scufflin Hillbillies vs Hans & Max Mortier
Kentuckians vs Gorilla Monsoon & Klondike Bill
Don McLarity vs Luke Graham
Cowboy Bill Watts vs Killer Kowalski
Ernie Ladd vs Magnificent Maurice
Tolos Brothers vs Argentina Apollo & Tony Marino
Chief White Owl vs Johnny Powers
Haystacks Calhoun vs Dr. Bill Miller
Bruno Sammartino vs Bobo Brazil
Misc 1964 WWWF
Buddy Rogers goes into semi-retirement after his health takes a turn for the worse during 1963.
Chief White Owl gets his leg broken on Pittsburgh TV against Frank Pickens, after it heels there are grudge matches all over the area.
Don McLarity & Cowboy Bill Watts make their WWWF debut.
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