Started his career in the WWWF
as Tony Newberry. Became Geeto Mongol in 1969 and formed one of the
best tag teams in the history of the WWWF. Held the WWWF Tag Team
title with partner Beppo Mongol. Turned babyface in 1971 after a
match with Bruno Sammartino. Teamed with Pittsburgh wrestler Johnny
DeFazio and won a form of the WWWF Tag Title in 1972.
Was a mid level heel wrestler in the WWWF during
the 1960's. Held the Tag Title with Crazy Luke Graham in 1971.
Tarzan Tyler died in an auto crash in 1985.
One of the best prelim wrestlers
of all time. Rodz competed in the WWWF almost all 16 years and no
matter who he wrestled the match was exciting to watch.
Started his career as one of the
Fargo Brothers in the early 70's. Made his WWWF debut in Madison
Square Garden 1975. Greg Valentine is the son of Johnny Valentine
but early in his career that said they were brothers. The highlight
of Valentine's career was his breaking the leg of Chief Jay Strongbow in
The Polish strongman made his
debut in 1974 & became an instant fan favorite. Had some great
bouts with Ivan Koloff, Superstar Billy Graham, George Steele & Peter
Mainly a prelim babyface Pete
Sanchez competed on and off for the full 16 years of the WWWF.
Sanchez got a nice push in the early 70's and then again in the mid 70's
teaming with Manuel Soto.
Cowboy Bill Watts
Competed in the WWWF from 1963 -
1966. Gained popularity in WWWF as being the No. 2 babyface behind
Bruno Sammartino. Turned on Bruno Sammartino during a tag match and
some memorable bouts against Bruno Sammartino. Held the WWWF Tag
Team title in the 60's.
Known as the One Man Riot Squad
Bulldog Brower was an upper level heel during the 60's & 70's in the
WWWF. He challenged Bruno Sammartino, Pedro Morales and Bob Backlund. Bulldog
Brower died in 1997.
King Curtis Ieukea
Started his career as Prince
Ieukea and was managed by Bobby Davis in 1966-67 era. Returned to
the WWWF in the early 70's and teamed with Baron Scicluna to win the Tag
Team Titles. Had quite a few matches with Champion Pedro Morales in
the 70's. King Curtis died in 2010.
Hangman Jim Grabmire
Prelim level heel who worked
mainly the Pittsburgh area but was a seasoned veteran who could give you a
good match against anyone. Competed almost all 16 years in the WWWF.
Grabmire was known to use foreign objects a lot including the tag
rope, that's how he became "Hangman" Jim Grabmire. Jim
Grabmire died in 1997.
The man of a 1000 masks spend
just a short time in the WWWF during the 1970's on 2 occasions. In
the late 70's Mascaras had some memorable matches with Superstar Billy
Graham for the WWWF title.
Competed in the WWWF during the early years and
was tag partner of Magnificent Maurice & Buddy Rogers. Barrend
was a solid scientific but rough wrestler who was mainly a heel but was
often cheered. Johnny Barrend died in 2011.
Nature Boy Buddy Rogers was the
first WWWF Champion. He only competed for one year in the WWWF in
1963. Rogers was not in the best of health and went into semi-retirement
after his title run was ended by Bruno Sammartino. Buddy Rogers died
Don Leo Jonathan
Competed in the WWWF in the
early to mid 70's and faced Pedro Morales and Bruno Sammartino for title
shots. Jonathan being a very tall wrestler had a number of bouts
with a young Andre The Giant.
One of the strongest wrestlers
in the world Ken Patera competed in the WWWF from the mid to late
1970's. Patera had some classic bouts with Bruno Sammartino &
Bob Backlund. Patera is also remembered for breaking the neck of
Billy White Wolf.
Mainly a low to mid card
wrestler in the 60's and 70's, Soto got a push in the mid 70's
forming a tag team with Pete Sanchez.
One of the early high flyers of
the WWWF during the 1963-67 time period. Was co-holder of the Tag
Team Titles with Don McClarity. Argentina Apollo died in 1984.
Known as Butcher Vachon, he was a mid level heel
during the 1970's. Competed from the early 70's to the late
70's. By 1978 he was dropped to prelim level.
Started in the WWWF as a babyface around 1972,
Jimmy Valiant gained most of his success as a tag team wrestler and held
the Tag Team Title in the mid-1970's. Made a brief return in
Mid level heel from the 70's who was a co-holder
of the Tag Team Titles in 1976.