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John Tolos
Competed in the WWWF during the mid 60's and was a co-holder of the Tag Team Title.  Returned in the 70's and challenged Bruno Sammartino.  John Tolos died in 2009.

Crusher Verdu
Was a mid level heel wrestler in the WWWF during the early 1970's.  Verdu had a huge chest and was quite strong.  Challenged Bruno Sammartino & Pedro Morales in the early 70's.

 Dr. Jerry Graham
One of the famous Graham Brothers, was a Tag Team Champ in the 60's and returned in the 70's to challenge Bruno Sammartino.  Dr. Jerry Graham died in 1997.

Dan Miller
Brother of Dr. Bill Miller, wrestled in the 60's as a mid level heel and returned mainly to the Pittsburgh area as a low to mid level babyface.  Held the Tag Title in the 1960's.

Frank Holtz
The fighting cop from Carnegie Pa near Pittsburgh, Frank Holtz was mainly a prelim guy who wrestled as a babyface.  Got a small push in the late 60's & early 70's. Competed from 1964 - 1977 in the WWWF.

Dean Ho
An undersized babyface wrestler with some martial arts skills who competed from 1973 - 1975.  Held the WWWF Tag Team Titles in 1974 with Tony Garea.

Billy White Wolf
Indian wrestler who teamed with Cheif Jay Strongbow in the mid to late 70's in the WWWF.  Held the Tag Team Title for a short time but left the area after his neck was broken by Ken Patera.  His biggest win was a clean pinfall of Bruiser Brody during a tag match.

 Billy Red Lyons
Mid level babyface wrestler who worked mainly Pittsburgh and New York shows.  Got a big win in 1971 defeating North American Champion Stan Stasiak on TV in Pittsburgh with a sleeper hold.  Billy Red Lyons died in 2009.

Smasher Sloan
Mid level heel who worked in the WWWF in the mid 1960's.  Held the Tag Title in 1966 & had a short return to the WWWF in 1972.  Smasher Sloan died sometime in the 1990's.

Magnificent Maurice
A Gorgeous George wannabe, Magnificent Maurice competed in the WWWF from 1963 - 1971.  He worked mainly in the early years with Johnny Barrend as a tag team.  Maurice turned on Barrend and shortly after Maurice started using his real name Gene Dubuque.   Magnificent Maurice died in 1974.

Gene Kiniski
A former NWA champ Gene Kiniski spent a year or two in the WWWF in the mid 60's.  Kiniski was co-holder of the Tag team Titles with Waldo Von Erich.  Gene Kiniski died in 2010.

Brute Bernard
Competed in the WWWF during the early years and was tag partner of  Skull Murphy.  Was the first to hold the WWWF Tag Team Titles.  Brute Bernard died in 1984.

Don McClarity
After Bill Watts turned heel Don McLarity was to be the No. 2 babyface, he was not good enough to be in that level and only stayed 2 years in the WWWF.  He did hold the Tag Team Title in 1965.

Skull Murphy
Tag Team partner of Brute Berard in the early 60's and was the first to hold the WWWF Tag Team titles.  Only competed about 2 years in the WWWF.  Skull Murphy died in 1970.

Pat Barrett
Mid to low level babyface who wrestled in the WWWF in the mid 60's and came back for a short stint in the mid to late 70's.  When Victor Rivera gave up his half of the WWWF Tag Title Dom DeNucci selected Pat Barrett to replace him.

Johnny Powers
Good looking heel wrestler from the mid 1960's, challenged Bruno Sammartino for the title.  Had a hold called the Powerlock which was similar to the figure four leglock.

Stan Hansen
One of the toughest wrestlers in the WWWF in the 1970's.  Known for breaking the neck of Bruno Sammartino in 1976.

The Beast
A really tough heel from the mid 1960's who was managed by Tony Angelo.  The Beast had a feud with Chief White Owl.  The Beast died in 1987.

Chief White Owl
Popular Indian wrestler who competed in the WWWF from 1963-1967 and made a short comeback in 1972.  White Owl had his leg broken in a TV match in 1964 against Frank Pickens.  Chief White Owl died in 2008.

Shoehi Baba
One of Japan's finest wrestlers, competed in the WWWF off and on in the 60's and 70's.  Was brought in as a special attraction.  Shoehi Baba died in 1999.








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