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Ray Morgan Tony Altimore & Angelo Savoldi Crusher Lisowski  Chief White Owl Professor Tanaka

 

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1966

1966 in the WWWF was an exciting year because the lineup of wrestlers was large and there was new talent plus some older favorites.  

Dr. Bill Miller & Prince Iaukea along with Baron Scicluna challenged Bruno the most.  Others who had title shots included The Beast, Smasher Sloan, Bulldog Brower, Waldo Von Erich & Johnny Valentine.

 Tag Teams

The year started with the Miller Brothers as Tag Team Champions.

Johnny Valentine and Antonio Pugliese quickly defeated the Miller Brothers and were quite a team until Johnny Valentine turned heel.

Smasher Sloan & Baron Scicluna defeated Valentine & Pugliese when Pugliese got injured and could not continue.

Pugliese then teamed with Spiros Arion to win the titles back late in the year.

 

Top 10 WWWF Wrestlers of 1966

1. Bruno Sammartino

2. Bobo Brazil

3. Johnny Valentine

4. Dr. Bill Miller

5. Baron Scicluna

6. Argentina Apollo

7. Antonio Pugliese

8. Waldo Von Erich

9. Prince Iaukea

10. The Beast

 

WWWF Fantasy card from 1966

(All matches did take place but not in the same evening)

Johnny Defazio vs Paul DeGalles

 Antonio Pugliese vs Smasher Sloan

Battman vs Beast

 Argentina Apollo vs Chief Big Heart

 Prince Iaukea vs Chief White Owl

Tony Altimore vs Magnificent Maurice

Miguel Perez vs Tarzan Tyler

Johnny Valentine vs Waldo Von Erich

Bobo Brazil vs Dr. Bill Miller

Bruno Sammartino vs Baron Scicluna

 

Misc 1969 WWWF

Johnny Valentine turns heel and has some classic bouts with Bruno Sammartino.

In Pittsburgh Johnny DeFazio defeats Paul DeGalles for the WWWF Junior Title.  Tony Marino dons a mask in Pittsburgh as "Battman".

Ronnie Etchison couldn't make up his mind if he was babyface or heel.   He must have switched 20 times during the year.

In Pittsburgh Mr. Kleen & Crusher Lisouski appeared for a few cards.

 

 

 

 

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