1967 saw a change in that some
of the older guys were gone and a few new wrestlers
showed up to challenge Bruno.
Wrestlers such as Argentina
Apollo, Chief White Owl, Chief Big Heart, Cowboy
Bill Watts, Wahoo McDaniel, Baron Gattoni &
Klondike Bill were all gone from the WWWF.
Professor Tanaka & George
Steele were the new top notch heels and Dom DeNucci
& Battman (Tony Marino) started to get pushes as
The Top Challengers for Bruno's
belt in 1967 were Gorilla Monsoon, Professor Tanaka,
Luke Graham, Baron Sciluna and Bull Ortega.
The year started
with Spiros Arion & Antonio Pugliese as Tag Team
Pugliese gave up his half of
the Tag team Title and Arion selected Arnold
Skaaland. The titles changed hands when
Altimore & Albano defeated Chuck Richards sub
for Arion & Skaaland. Arion wrestled Dr.
Bill Miller on the card.
Altimore & Albano lost the
titles to Spiros Arion & Bruno Sammartino, Bruno
gave up his half of the tag title and Arion left for
Australia so the Tag Titles were vacant for about a
Top 10 WWWF
Wrestlers of 1967
2. Spiros Arion
4. Bobo Brazil
6. Dr. Bill
8. George Steele
card from 1967
(All matches did
take place but not in the same evening)
vs Smasher Sloan
& Tony Altimore vs Ernie Lassiter & Armand
Dr. Bill Miller
vs Antonio Pugliesse
vs The Battman
Hans Mortier vs
Ray Stevens vs
Spiros Arion vs
vs Ed Carpentier
vs Bobo Brazil
vs Luke Graham
Misc 1967 WWWF
traveled to Japan to face Giant Baba in a series of
defeated Bruno Sammartino in California but the
title change was not recognized by the WWWF.
Pugliesse gave up his half of the Tag Team
Championship and Spiros Arion selected Arnol
Skaaland to replace him.