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History Of The WWWF
The 1970's

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Ivan Koloff 
 Tony Angelo & 
Waldo Von Erich
Superstar
Billy Graham
Bruno Sammartino
vs
Ivan Koloff
The Mongols Pedro Morales

 

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1970

1970 was the final full year for Bruno Sammartino as WWWF Champion.

 

The main challengers for Bruno's title in 1970 were Ivan Koloff, Killer Kowalski, Waldo Von Erich, Karl Kovacs & Crusher Verdu.

 

Bruno also had title defenses against George Steele, Baron Scicluna, Bepo Mongol, Geeto Mongol, Joe LeDuc, Bulldog Brower, Professor Tanaka & Ernie Ladd.

 

The big news of the year was that Gorilla Monsoon was now a total babyface after Bruno Sammartino saved him from a brutal attack by The Sheik.
 
Tag Teams
 
The year started with Victor Rivera & Tony Marino as the Tag Team Champions in the WWWF.

 

One of the best tag teams of all team The Mongols defeated Rivera & Marino in June of 1970. Bepo & Geeto Mongol had tremendous team work, Geeto wrestled as Tony Newberry in the WWWF in the 60's, Bepo later became Nicolai Volkoff.

 

The Mongols defeated top teams like Gorilla Monsoon & Dr. Bill Miller, Bruno Sammartino & Chief Jay Strongbow, & Victor Rivera & Manuel Soto,

 

Other tag teams who were successful were Killer Kowalski & Waldo Von Erich, Crusher Verdu & Lou Albano, George Steele & Baron Scicluna & Dom Denucci & Johnny DeFazio.

 

 
Top 10 WWWF Wrestlers of 1970

1. Bruno Sammartino
2. Ivan Koloff
3. Victor Rivera
4. Killer Kowalski
5. Gorilla Monsoon
6. Waldo Von Erich
7. Chief Jay Strongbow
8. George Steele
9. Mario Milano
10. Crusher Verdu 

 
WWWF Fantasy card from 1970
(All matches did take place but not in the same evening)

Mario Milano vs Eric The Red

Tony Parisi vs George Steele

Battman vs Baron Scicluna

Cowboy Bob Ellis vs Professor Tanaka

Killer Kowalski vs Ernie Ladd

Gorilla Monsoon vs Waldo Von Erich

Bobo Brazil vs Crusher Verdu

Ivan Koloff vs Victor Rivera

The Mongols vs Pedro Morales & Chief Jay Strongbow

Bruno Sammartino vs Bulldog Brower

 

 
Misc 1970 WWWF
 
Former WWWF Tag Team Champ Skull Murphy dies at age 39. 
Dr. Bill Miller wrestles his last match at Madison Square Garden. 
Lou Albano starts his manager career taking on Crusher Verdu as his first wrestler.

 

 

 

 

 

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