1968 saw some new faces in the
WWWF such as Virgil The Kentucky Butcher, Rocky
Fitzpatrick, The Sheik, & Bull Ramos.
Victor Rivera was the top babyface behind Bruno.
Some veterans returned &
had a big year such as Hans Mortier & Killer
The Top Challengers for Bruno's
belt in 1968 were Gorilla Monsoon, Professor Tanaka,
Virgil The Kentucky Butcher, George Steele, Bull
Ramos & Hans Mortier.
The year started
with no Champions in the WWWF for Tag Teams.
& Mitsu Arakawa won the titles in a fictitious
Tanaka & Arakawa had one
title defense in 1968 by defeating Victor Rivera
& Antonio Pugliese.
A couple of good tag matches
happened in 1968 with Carpentier & Rivera vs
Monsoon & Kentucky Butcher. Bruno
Sammartino & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Baron
Scicluna & Bull Ramos.
Top 10 WWWF
Wrestlers of 1968
2. Spiros Arion
3. Victor Rivera
6. Bobo Brazil
9. Dom DeNucci
card from 1968
(All matches did
take place but not in the same evening)
Johnny Rodz vs
& Tony Altimore vs Haystacks Calhoun &
Dr. Bill Miller
vs Gorilla Monsoon
Battman & Johnny DeFazio vs Hans Mortier &
Denucci vs Bull Ramos
Victor Rivera vs
Sheik vs Baron
Kentucky Butcher vs Ed Carpentier
vs Rocky Fitzpatrick
vs George Steele
Misc 1968 WWWF
Dr. Bill Miller
turned babyface during 1968 after a battle with The
Sicilians. Miller was being doubled teamed and
The Battman made the save.
Bob Orton Sr.
came to the WWWF and wrestled as Rocky Fitzpatrick
& Canadian wrestler John Quinn came in as Virgil
The Kentucky Butcher.
The new Madison
Square Garden opened in 1968 and Bruno Sammartino
faced Bull Ramos that first night.