1976 saw Bruno Sammartino
as the WWWF Champion, this was Bruno's third
full year as champion on his second run.
The main challengers for
Bruno's belt were Superstar Billy Graham, Stan
Hansen, Ivan Koloff, Bruiser Brody & Ernie
In a match with Stan Hansen Bruno Sammartino
had his neck broken as the result of a body
slam. With Sammartino out Haystacks Calhoun,
Gorilla Monsoon, and Ivan putski substitued
started with Tony Parisi & Louis Cerdan as
WWWF Tag Team Champs.
Parisi & Cerdan took
on many different teams including Arion &
Koloff, Bugsy McGraw & Koloff, Superstar
Graham & Ernie Ladd and others.
In the summer of 1976 The
Executioners (Kowalski & Studd) defeated
Parisi & Cerdan.
Chief Jay Strongbow &
Billy White Wolf won the Tag Titles after The
Executioners were stripped of the belts when a
third Executioner showed up.
WWWF Wrestlers of 1976
Superstar Billy Graham
Fantasy card from 1976
matches did take place but not in the same
Miller vs Jose Gonzales
Parisi vs Bugsy McGraw
Rivera vs Baron Scicluna
Strongbow vs Nicolai Volkoff
vs Dom DeNucci
Monsoon vs Bruiser Brody
Koloff vs Billy White Wolf
Brazil vs Crusher Blackwell
Putski vs Superstar Billy Graham
Sammartino vs Stan Hansen
promoter Toots Mondt at the age of 82.
Dr. Bill Miller has his
final match in Pittsburgh against Dom DeNucci.
Miller loses the match and retires.
Muhammad Ali shows up on
WWWF TV and challenges Gorilla Monsoon.
Monsoon easily defeats Muhammad Ali with an