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

 

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1968

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 Kowalski.

The Top Challengers for Bruno's belt in 1968 were Gorilla Monsoon, Professor Tanaka, Virgil The Kentucky Butcher, George Steele, Bull Ramos & Hans Mortier. 

Tag Teams

The year started with no Champions in the WWWF for Tag Teams.

Professor Tanaka & Mitsu Arakawa won the titles in a fictitious tournament.

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

1. Bruno Sammartino

2. Spiros Arion

3. Victor Rivera

4. Gorilla Monsoon

5. Killer Kowalski

6. Bobo Brazil

7. Edouard Carpentier

8. Professor Tanaka

9. Dom DeNucci

10. George Steele

 

WWWF Fantasy card from 1968

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

Johnny Rodz vs Miguel Perez

 Lou Albano & Tony Altimore vs Haystacks Calhoun & Spiros Arion

Dr. Bill Miller vs Gorilla Monsoon

 The Battman & Johnny DeFazio vs Hans Mortier & Professor Tanaka

 Dom Denucci vs Bull Ramos

Victor Rivera vs Luke Graham

Sheik vs Baron Scicluna

Virgil The Kentucky Butcher vs Ed Carpentier

Killer Kowalski vs Rocky Fitzpatrick

Bruno Sammartino 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.

 

 

 

 

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