Arnold Skaaland

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Title History

  • WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Spiros Arion [Replaces Antonio Pugliese] (June 1967);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Late 1950s: Arnold Skaaland worked in the Georgia territory as Bobby Weaver….
  • 1962: Rikidozan wrestled the villanous Fred Blassie in Japan with Arnie Skaaland as referee..Wrestler, Arnold Skaaland:
  • August 5, 1950– Arnold Skaaland defeated Rocco Columbo in Brooklyn, New York..
  • August 21, 1950– Gene Stanlee defeated Arnold Skaaland in Brooklyn, New York..
  • December 5, 1950– Arnold Skaaland & Donn Lewin defeated George Harber & Tarzan Hewitt..
  • January 31, 1959– NWA Capital: Bull Curry & The Sheik defeated Arnold Skaaland & Haystacks Calhoun..
  • February 14, 1959– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Tom Bradley & Chris Averoff..
  • March 7, 1959– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Pete Sanchez..
  • March 18, 1959– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Chris Averoff..
  • April 15, 1959– NWA Capital: The Sheik defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • July 1, 1959– NWA Capital: Tokyo Joe defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • August 1, 1959– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Martino Angelo..
  • September 16, 1959– NWA Capital: Mighty Jumbo beat Arnold Skaaland..
  • September 22, 1959– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Fritz von Wallick..
  • October 26, 1959– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Tony Altimore..
  • November 4, 1959– NWA Capital: Bull Curry defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • December 16, 1959– NWA Capital: Bruno Sammartino defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • January 2, 1960– NWA Capital: Luis Martinez defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • January 20, 1960– NWA Capital: Mark Lewin defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • February 3, 1960– NWA Capital: Johnny Valentine defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • February 24, 1960– NWA Capital: Chet Wallick defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • March 9, 1960– NWA Capital: Eddie Graham defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • April 6, 1960– NWA Capital: Pat Kelly & Skull Murphy defeated Arnold Skaaland & Vic Christy..
  • April 27, 1960– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Swede Hanson..
  • May 18, 1960– NWA Capital: Mike DiBiase defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • June 8, 1960– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Ted Lewin..
  • June 29, 1960– NWA Capital: Moose Cholak defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • August 17, 1960– NWA Capital: Tito Carreon defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • September 24, 1960– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Jack Vansky..
  • October 1, 1960– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Johnny Valentine..
  • November 12, 1960– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Ted Lewin..
  • January 24, 1961– NWA Capital: Pat O` Connor defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • May 26, 1961– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Larry Simon..
  • June 14, 1961– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Tony Martinelli..
  • July 3, 1961– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Angelo Savoldi..
  • September 19, 1961– NWA Capital: Buddy Rogers defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • November 25, 1961– NWA Capital: Yoshino Sato & Great Togo defeated Arnold Skaaland & Tony Martinelli..
  • December 9, 1961– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland & Argentina Rocca defeated Bob Orton & Great Scott..
  • June 22, 1962– NWA Capital: Danny McShain defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • August 6, 1962– NWA Capital: Red Bastien defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • November 12, 1962– NWA Capital: Arnold Skaaland defeated Gus Taylor..
  • February 12, 1963– WWWF: John & Chris Tolos defeated Arnold Skaaland & Jack Miller..
  • March 19, 1963– WWWF: The Shadow defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • May 7, 1963– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Miguel Torres..
  • July 2, 1963– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Frank Martinez..
  • September 3, 1963– WWWF: Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard defeated Ted Lewin & Arnold Skaaland..
  • September 23, 1963– Gorilla Monsoon defeated Arnold Skaaland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • October 8, 1963– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Eugenio Marin..
  • December 3, 1963– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Joe Quinones..
  • January 14, 1964– WWWF: Killer Kowalski defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • January 28, 1964– WWWF: Gorilla Monsoon defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • February 4, 1964– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Frank Martinez..
  • March 10, 1964– WWWF: Luke Graham beat Arnold Skaaland..
  • May 18, 1964– Johnny DeFazio defeated Arnold Skaaland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • June 9, 1964– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Jose Quintero..
  • July 3, 1964– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Frank Durso..
  • August 31, 1964– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Ted Lewin..
  • September 21, 1964– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Lou Albano..
  • November 6, 1964– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Boris Malenko..
  • November 20, 1964– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Steve Stanlee..
  • April 9, 1965– The Sheik defeated Arnold Skaaland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • April 16, 1965– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Johnny Rodz..
  • May 17, 1965– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Tony Newberry..
  • August 23, 1965– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Wild Red Berry..
  • October 4, 1965– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Herb Starr..
  • October 22, 1965– Hans Schmidt defeated Arnold Skaaland in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 10, 1965– WWWF: Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • January 7, 1966– WWWF: Curtis Iaukea defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • January 14, 1966– WWWF: The Beast defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • January 28, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland & Antonio Pugliese defeated Tarzan Tyler & Smasher Sloan..
  • March 5, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland & Antonio Pugliese defeated Angelo Savoldi & Smasher Sloan..
  • April 1, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Johnny Carr..
  • April 24, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Gino Brito..
  • May 5, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Ron Etchison..
  • July 20, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland & Ted Lewin beat Gene Dubuque & Ron Etchison..
  • August 9, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Angelo Savoldi..
  • October 7, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Tony Nero..
  • November 26, 1966– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Ed Valentino..
  • January 2, 1967– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Johnny Rodz..
  • January 27, 1967– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Angelo Savoldi..
  • April 14, 1967– Johnny DeFazio defeated Arnold Skaaland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • April 21, 1967– WWWF: Lou Albano & Tony Altimore defeated Arnold Skaaland & Miguel Perez..
  • May 8, 1967– WWWF: Bull Ortega defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • August 21, 1967– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Tony Altimore..
  • January 13, 1968– Tony Altimore defeated Arnold Skaaland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • May 4, 1968– WWWF: Crybaby Cannon defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • June 3, 1968– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Lou Albano..
  • August 17, 1968– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Frank Hickey..
  • September 23, 1968– WWWF: Lou Albano & Tony Altimore defeated Arnold Skaaland & Pete Sanchez..
  • December 2, 1968– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Johnny Rodz..
  • February 17, 1969– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Bob Harmon..
  • March 31, 1969– WWWF: Toru Tanaka defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • March 6, 1970– WWWF: Karl Kovacs defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • April 3, 1970– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Tito Torres..
  • July 9, 1971– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Luis Torres..
  • July 23, 1971– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Jack Evans..
  • June 24, 1972– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Juan Caruso..
  • August 18, 1972– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Paul Figuero..
  • February 2, 1973– Waldo Von Erich defeated Arnold Skaaland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • February 7, 1974– WWWF: Nicolai Volkoff defeated Arnold Skaaland..
  • May 26, 1976– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland defeated Johnny Rivera..
  • June 8, 1976– WWWF: Arnold Skaaland & Jose Gonzalez defeated Crusher Blackwell & Rocky Tomayo..Manager, Arnold Skaaland:
  • Arnold Skaaland managed Bruno Sammartino and Antonio Pugliese during his time in the WWWF..
  • Arnold Skaaland also managed Bob Backlund during his WWWF World Heavyweight title reign..
  • Arnold Skaaland threw in the towel resulting in Bob Backlund losing the World title to Iron Sheik in controversial fasion..
  • 1994: Arnold Skaaland was inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame by former protege, Bob Backlund..
  • When Bob Backlund turned heel later that year, he viciously attacked his former manager in order to get the maximum heat..
  • March 13, 2007: Arnold Skaaland passed away at the age of 82….
  • March 19, 2007 – RAW: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer, the late “Golden Boy” Arnold Skaaland..
  • March 23, 2007 – SmackDown!: Michael Cole & JBL paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer, the late “Golden Boy” Arnold Skaaland..

    Dave Meltzer (WrestlingObserver.com) wrote: Arnold Skaaland, a fixture on the Northeast wrestling scene dating back to the 1940s, passed away yesterday at the age of 82. A former part owner of Capital Wrestling Corporation, the parent company of the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Skaaland’s public persona during the 70s was as the long-time prelim wrestler who was the public manager of champions Bruno Sammartino and later Bob Backlund. He was also the regular heel manager for Andre the Giant for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he served the role as Andre’s caretaker and Vince McMahon Sr.’s business representative, since McMahon Sr. was Andre’s booker.

    He promoted wrestling in White Plains and worked the box office and was in charge of taking the receipts from the shows and depositing them during the 60s and 70s, among his other jobs. That job shows the level of trust the other owners would have had in him in such a cut-throat business. We remained working behind the scenes with the company up to the present time.