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Giacomo Costa (14 December 1919 – 22 January 2000) was an Italian Australian professional wrestler best known by his ring name, Al Costello. Costello was the first professional wrestler to be nicknamed "The Man of a Thousand Holds" because of his innovative and very technical style.
Arizona (Hoozdo Hahoodzo; Alĭ ṣonak) is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States.
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northwest Calhoun County, at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers.
Big Time Wrestling (also known as NWA Detroit) was a professional wrestling promotion headquartered in Detroit, Michigan in the United States.
A boomerang is a thrown tool, typically constructed as a flat airfoil, that is designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight.
The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Brian Ashby is a retired New Zealand professional wrestler and trainer, known by his ring name Bruno Bekkar, who competed for Steve Rickard's All Star-Pro Wrestling and for other promoters in New Zealand and Australia from the early 1960s until his retirement in 1992.
Carlos Edwin Colón González Sr. (born July 18, 1948) is a Puerto Rican professional wrestler and wrestling promoter, better known as Carlitos Colón or simply Carlos Colón.
Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF) was the corporate and brand name of the Tampa, Florida wrestling office existing from 1961, when Eddie Graham first bought into the promotion, until 1987, when it closed down.
Cincinnati Gardens was an indoor arena located in Cincinnati, Ohio that opened in 1949.
Dorrance Earnest "Dory" Funk Jr. (born February 3, 1941) is an American professional wrestler and wrestling trainer.
Jerry Martin Graham (December 16, 1921 – January 24, 1997) was an American professional wrestler.
The Eastern Sports Association, often referred to in the business simply as "the Maritimes," was a Canadian professional wrestling promotion based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Edward George Farhat (June 9, 1926 – January 18, 2003) was an American professional wrestler best known by his ring name The Sheik (sometimes called The Original Sheik to distinguish him from The Iron Sheik, a wrestler who debuted in 1972).
Eastern Sports Association's International Tag Team Title was represented by a Trophy, and was defended in the Maritimes from 1969-75.
In professional wrestling, a face (babyface) is a heroic or a "good guy" wrestler, booked (scripted) by the promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans.
A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations.
Fort Benjamin Harrison was a U.S. Army post located in suburban Lawrence Township, Marion County, Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis.
Gerald Floyd Brisco (born January 24, 1946) is an American retired professional wrestler, currently employed by the professional wrestling promotion WWE as a talent scout.
Charles Eugene Wolfe Jr. (August 14, 1957 – February 2, 1986) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Gino Hernandez.
Heart of America Sports Attractions, also known as the Midwest Wrestling Association, Central States Wrestling and the World Wrestling Alliance, was an American professional wrestling promotion that ran shows mainly in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.
In professional wrestling, a heel (also known as a rudo in lucha libre) is a wrestler who portrays a villain or a "bad guy" and acts as an antagonist.
International Wrestling Enterprise (国際プロレス興行;, Kokusai Puroresu Kogyō) was a professional wrestling promotion in Japan from 1966 to 1981.
James Morrison (born June 26, 1942) is an American retired professional wrestler and manager, better known by his ring name, J.J. Dillon.
Freddie Joe "Jack" Brisco (September 21, 1941 – February 1, 2010) was an American professional wrestler.
Henry Faggart (June 26, 1930 – June 24, 2013) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jackie Fargo.
José Estrada Jr. is a Puerto Rican former professional wrestler.
José Estrada Sr. is a retired Puerto Rican professional wrestler who was a longtime mainstay of the World Wrestling Council as well as having stints in North American promotions, most notably two separate periods of time for the World Wide Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Federation (WWWF/WWF).
José Huertas González (born March 18, 1946) better known as Invader 1, is a Puerto Rican retired professional wrestler who wrestled in the United States and around the world, especially in Puerto Rico.
Lanny Mark Poffo (born December 28, 1954), better known by his ring names "Leaping" Lanny and The Genius is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, motivational speaker, poet and actor.
Leukemia, also spelled leukaemia, is a group of cancers that usually begin in the bone marrow and result in high numbers of abnormal white blood cells.
James Grady Johnson (February 5, 1940 – June 23, 2006) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, "Crazy" Luke Graham.
In professional wrestling, a manager is a supporting character paired with a wrestler (or wrestlers) for a variety of reasons.
Mark Lewin (born March 16, 1937) is an American retired professional wrestler.
Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an American professional wrestling organization.
Nick Gulas (September 3, 1914 – January 21, 1991) was an American professional wrestling promoter in the Southern United States, partnered with Tennessee promoter Roy Welch for decades.
The NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship that currently serves as the main title for the National Wrestling Alliance promotion, NWA Central-States Championship Wrestling. For most of its existence, however, the title was defended in the NWA affiliate Central States Wrestling from 1950 to 1989.
The NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship was a major tag team title in Florida Championship Wrestling from 1982 until fall 1983, when it was replaced by the NWA Florida United States Tag Team Championship.
NWA Mid-America was a professional wrestling promotion territory under the umbrella of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) that promoted shows in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama from the 1940s until 1981.
The NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title defended in the US states of Tennessee and Alabama.
The NWA Mid-America tag-team championship was a tag-team title promoted by the NWA Mid-America promotion that ran more or less exclusively in Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky, United States, from the 1940s until 1980.
The NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Puerto Rico/WWC version) was a major tag team championship that was used and defended in Capitol Sports Promotions.
The NWA Detroit United States Heavyweight Championship was a version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship contested in Big Time Wrestling from 1959 until 1980.
The Detroit version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship was the top ranked professional wrestling championship for tag teams in the Detroit, Michigan-based promotion Big Time Wrestling, sometimes referred to as NWA Detroit, between 1965 and 1980. As a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), All-Star Wrestling was entitled to promote their own local version of the championship as the NWA bylaws did not restrict its use in the way they restricted the NWA World Heavyweight Championship to one nationally recognized championship. Because individual NWA members, referred to as NWA territories, were allowed to create their own version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship, at least 22 different versions existed between 1949 and 1991. As it is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively, but instead is determined by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The title is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport. The first championship team recognized in Detroit was that of the Tolos brothers (Chris and John Tolos), who were introduced as champions around February 1965 as having "recently won" the championship, though no records of a tournament exists. Kurt Von Hess and Karl Von Shotz held the championship five times as a team, the record for the 25-year history of this version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship, while Fred Curry holds the record for most overall reigns (9) with different partners. The shortest reign belongs to Lou Klein and Ed George, as Klein announced his retirement right after the match, making their reign only minutes long. The longest reign lasted at least 196 days as The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Don Kent) won the championship on December 18, 1971, and held it until May 1972.
The Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship was a regional professional wrestling championship for tag teams that was used in the National Wrestling Alliance's (NWA) NWA Mid-America professional wrestling promotion from 1957 until 1977.
Juan Kachmanian (born April 6, 1930), better known as Pampero Firpo, is a retired Argentine professional wrestler of Armenian descent.
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico.
Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of sports entertainment which combines athletics with theatrical performance.
Randall Mario Poffo (November 15, 1952 – May 20, 2011), better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and later World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Laurence Roy Heffernan (12 July 1925 – 24 September 1992) was an Australian professional wrestler.
Terry Michael Brunk (born December 12, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Sabu.
A slouch hat is a wide-brimmed felt or cloth hat most commonly worn as part of a military uniform, often, although not always, with a chinstrap.
Terrence Funk (born June 30, 1944) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and actor.
The Fabulous Kangaroos was a professional wrestling tag team that existed in various forms from 1957 until 1983.
Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita (born 3 February 1959) is a Tongan semi-retired professional wrestler, known for his appearances in both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
"Waltzing Matilda" is Australia's best-known bush ballad, and has been described as the country's "unofficial national anthem".
The World Wrestling Association was an Indianapolis-based professional wrestling promotion which was operated by Dick "The Bruiser" Afflis and his business partner Wilbur Snyder.
The World Wrestling Council (WWC) is a professional wrestling promotion based in Puerto Rico.
The WWA World Tag Team Championship was the primary tag team title in the Indianapolis-based World Wrestling Association from the promotion's formation in 1964 until the late 1980s when the promotion closed.
The WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship is a secondary title contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council (WWC).
WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship was a third-string Tag Team title that was defended in the World Wrestling Council.
The WWC North American Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship defended in the Puerto Rican promotion, the World Wrestling Council.
The WWC Junior Heavyweight Championship, is a tertiary championship contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council.
The WWC World Tag Team Championship is the tag team title contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., d/b/a WWE, is an American integrated media and entertainment company that primarily is known for professional wrestling.