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Mainly American & Canadian wrestlers, although international wrestlers who competed at least a moderate amount of time in the United States are eligible. Competing in the Pittsburgh region prior to 1975 does not count as having wrestled in the WWWF.

Obviously wrestlers whose careers were over before the WWWf existed don't qualify and won't be listed. Gorgeous George, among others, doesn't qualify for that reason. Wrestlers whose careers ended shortly after the WWF began also don't qualify. Riikidozan passed away in December 1963, and won't be listed. Neither will former NWA Heavyweight Champion Dick Hutton, and Sandor Szabo, Enrique Torres and Ben & Mike Sharpe Sr, among others.

Wrestling a single match in the WW(W)F/WWE counts as having competed in the WW(W)F/WWE. Wrestling on a card that featured an out of area WW(W)F title match or a joint card in an WW(W)F doesn't count.

The following appeared on a Legend's Battle Royal in 1987 and don't qualify for inclusion:

Lou Thesz
Nick Bockwinkle
Pat O'Connnor

The following wrestled at least one match in the WW(W)F/WWE and don't qualify:

Antonino Rocca-may have wrestled a match on a card in West New York,N.J. in June 1976.
Austin Aries
Bob Armstrong
Brad Armstrong
Buddy Colt-as Ron Reed
Tiger Conway Jr.
Crusher
Christopher Daniels
El Canek
Ron Etchinson
Robert Fuller
Ron Fuller
Dory Funk Sr.
Greg Gagne
Verne Gagne
Mike Graham
Great Kabuki
Gino Hernandez
Bobby Jaggers
Paul Jones
Jose Lothario
Mark Lewin
Don Kent
Sonny Myers
Jerry & Ted Oates
Rip Oliver
Reggie Parks
Thunderbolt Patterson
Tommy Rich
Billy Robinson
Rip Rogers
Bobby/Robert Roode
Samoa Joe
A.J. Styles
Sweet Brown Sugar(Skip Young)
Chris Taylor
David Von Erich
Kevin Von Erich
Ed Wiskowski-Polish Prince in WWF
Ron Wright
Jay Youngblood


*Wrestler competed in CWC- or one of its predecessors.

1. Sting

2. Abdullah the Butcher

3. Magnum T.A.

*4. Dick the Bruiser

5. Destroyer(Dick Beyer)

*6. Whipper Billy Watson

7. Keji Mutoh(Great Muta)

8. El Santo

9. Blue Demon

10. Fritz Von Erich

11. Danny Hodge

12. Nikita Koloff

13. Mighty Igor

14. Killer Karl Kox

*15. Hans Schmidt

*16. Stu Hart

*17. Jackie Fargo

*18 & 19. The Assassins*(Jody or Joe Hamilton) & Tom Renesto

20-22. Gene, Lars & Ole Anderson

23. Wilbur Snyder

24-26. Dennis Condrey, Bobby Earton & Stan Lane

27. Mongolian Stomper

28. Bill Dundee

*29. George Becker

*30. Wild Bull Curry

31. Exotic Adrian Street

32. Pepper Gomez

33. Gory Guerrero

34. Johnny Weaver

35. Dutch Savage

36. Jimmy Garvin

37. Tiger Jeet Singh

38. Chris Adams

39. Hiro Matsuda

*40 Bob Geigel

41. Masa Chono

*42. Cyclone Negro

43. Duke Keomuka

*44. Missouri Mauler/Rocky Hamilton/Larry Hamilton

*45. Ricky Romero

46. Pak Song

47. Rufus R. Jones

48. Jonathan Boyd

49. Manny Fernandez

50. Eric Embry

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Thought it just came out garvin did a tv taping

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Cool list

Whipper Watson could be in the category of 'career over' as he was 48 and semi mobile in 1963 , he barely left Toronto during the formative WWWF years

Lord Layton is another similar to Whipper, don't think he ever worked MSG or WWWF territory but again career winding down in the late 60's

Sure about Fritz Von Erich ? thinking I have seen some results for him spilling over from Cleveland



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Re: Fritz

Sometimes it's really tough to tell what is CWC and what is Buffalo/Cleveland. I think Rob is right. Fritz wrestled in Buffalo and Cleveland. I don't recall seeing any listings for Fritz in Washington DC, MSG or other CWC cities. But there are a ton of listings I have not seen.



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Chrisstlouis wrote:
Thought it just came out garvin did a tv taping

He did an unaired interview predicting Flair & Ramon would win their match at Survivor Series, but he didn't wrestle and I don't think it was intended for him to.

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Robert Fuller was Tennessee Lee. Not sure if he had a match.

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Quattro wrote:
Robert Fuller was Tennessee Lee. Not sure if he had a match.

Robert Fuller wrestled on a Madison Square Garden card on April 29, 1974, that's why he was listed with the other wrestlers who had at least one WWWF/WWF/WWE match:


WWWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - April 29, 1974
Televised on HBO - included Vince McMahon on commentary:
Jose Gonzalez fought Larry Zbyzsko to a draw
Robert Fuller defeated Ed Sullivan at 10:39
Tony Garea defeated Mike Conrad at 17:09
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Dean Ho at 5:22
Pedro Morales pinned Mr. Fuji at 10:29 with two bodyslams after Fuji failed a splash off the top
Chief Jay Strongbow & Andre the Giant defeated Otto Von Heller & Don Leo Jonathan in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino (w/ Arnold Skaaland) fought Killer Kowalski to a no contest at 24:15 when the two men began brawling around the ring after the champion began bleeding from the face; after the bout, Chief Jay Strongbow, Pedro Morales, and another wrestler pulled the two men apart (Bruno Sammartino: Wrestling's Living Legend, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship)

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carlton st wrote:
Cool list

Whipper Watson could be in the category of 'career over' as he was 48 and semi mobile in 1963 , he barely left Toronto during the formative WWWF years

Lord Layton is another similar to Whipper, don't think he ever worked MSG or WWWF territory but again career winding down in the late 60's

Sure about Fritz Von Erich ? thinking I have seen some results for him spilling over from Cleveland




Watson was a big name, being a former NWA Heavyweight Champion. I also considered listing either Lord Athol Layton or Lord James Blears.

Fritz Von Erich appeared on a few Buffalo/Cleveland promotion cards at the Sunnyside Garden, but that was in 1959, before the WWWF existed.

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clawmaster wrote:
Re: Fritz

Sometimes it's really tough to tell what is CWC and what is Buffalo/Cleveland. I think Rob is right. Fritz wrestled in Buffalo and Cleveland. I don't recall seeing any listings for Fritz in Washington DC, MSG or other CWC cities. But there are a ton of listings I have not seen.



Von Erich did appear in NYC, but not in CWC.

Here's a few NYC results for Von Erich., although they actually were Cleveland/Buffalo cards in New York City, listed incorrectly as CWC cards. Yhe Buffalo/Cleveland territory attempting to expand into New York City. or least the Sunnyside Garden:

05/19/1959 CWC - Sunnyside, NY - Sunnyside Garden
Guy Brunetti & Dick Beyer def Baron Gattoni & Steve Stanlee
Fritz Von Erich def Bobby Brown
Hans Schmidt def Tony Marino
Hard Boiled Haggerty def Chief War Cloud


06/16/1959 CWC - Sunnyside, NY - Sunnyside Garden
Amazing Zuma def Dan Miller
Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher def Frank Townsend & Bobby Brown
Hans Schmidt def Aldo Venturi
Fritz Von Erich def Mark Tendler
Eugenio Marin def Frank Fozo

06/30/1959 CWC - Sunnyside, NY - Sunnyside Garden
Reggie Lisowski & Stan Lisowski def Mark Tendler & Aldo Venturi
Amazing Zuma def Ramon Lopez
Fritz Von Erich def Guy Brunetti
Frank Townsend drew Joe Brunetti


Here's confirmation that it was actually the Buffalo/Cleveland promotion that had been holding cards at the Sunnyside Garden;

08/11/1959 CWC - Sunnyside, NY - Sunnyside Garden
Ricki Starr def Al Smith
Chris Tolos & John Tolos def Luis Martinez & Greg Jarque
Rito Romero & Luis Torres def Chris Averoff & Angelo Savoldi
Miguel Perez def Jack Vansky
Moishe Benmergui vs Miguel Torres
Note: Pedro Martinez's Buffalo booking office is gone




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Did Tim Woods or Johnny Walker ever perform in the WWWF?



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Hymie Itsu wrote:
Did Tim Woods or Johnny Walker ever perform in the WWWF?


Wrestling II was there around '85.

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Hymie Itsu wrote: Did Tim Woods or Johnny Walker ever perform in the WWWF?

Woods was there in 1964.



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not sure this is in your rules section, but Stan Lane I believe wrestled a match with Tom Prichard in WWF before getting hurt and replaced by Jimmy Del Rey.  Maybe that was WCW though, not sure, but it was a "Cornette Invasion" angle



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Superstar wrote: not sure this is in your rules section, but Stan Lane I believe wrestled a match with Tom Prichard in WWF before getting hurt and replaced by Jimmy Del Rey.  Maybe that was WCW though, not sure, but it was a "Cornette Invasion" angle
That was WCW



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think Jay Youngblood would make the 'one bout' list

know its just a 50 list but not sure about these post CWC anyways
Sweet Daddy Siki
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Luis Martinez
Tex Mckenzie



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