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1965 was Bruno Sammartino's second full year as WWWF Champion.
Bruno had 4 main challengers that year which included Waldo Von Erich, Gorilla Monsoon, Dr. Bill Miller & Cowboy Bill Watts.
Tarzan Tyler, Johnny Powers, Gene Kiniski & the Golden Terror each had title shots as well.
The big news of the year was Cowboy Bill Watts turning on Bruno Sammartino during a tag match.
The year started with the Graham as Tag Team Champions.
They didn't hold the belts long as Waldo Von Erich & Gene Kiniski defeated them in February.
In April Gorilla Monsoon & Cowboy Bill Watts won the Tag Titles.
In August the Miller Brothers defeated Watts & Monsoon.
Top 10 WWWF Wrestlers of 1965
1. Bruno Sammartino
2. Bobo Brazil
3. Cowboy Bill Watts
4. Gorilla Monsoon
5. Dr. Bill Miller
6. Haystacks Calhoun
7. Waldo Von Erich
8. Wahoo McDaniel
9. Gene Kiniski
10. Argentina Apollo
WWWF Fantasy card from 1965
(All matches did take place but not in the same evening)
Arnold Skaaland vs Golden Terror
Argentina Apollo vs Gino Brito
Mr. Kleen vs Beast
Baron Scicluna vs Chief White Owl
Miguel Perez vs Smasher Sloan
Gene Kiniski vs Pedro Morales
Tarzan Tyler vs Chief Big Heart
Dr. Jerry Graham vs Don McLarity
Haystacks Calhoun vs Gorilla Monsoon
Bruno Sammartino & Bill Watts vs Dr. Bill Miller & Waldo Von Erich
Misc 1965 WWWF
Bill Watts had a tough year, first he turned on Bruno Sammartino and didn't win the Heavyweight Title then he turned on Gorilla Monsoon after they lost the Tag Team Titles.
Watts also wrestled double duty twice in Pittsburgh during 1965.
Wahoo McDaniel makes his WWWF debut.
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