Baron Gattoni

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Title History

 

  • Argentine Heavy Weight title ();
  • Pan American Heavy Weight title ();
  • South American Heavy Weight title ();
  • AWA Tag Team titles (1959):

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Baron Gattoni was known as perhaps the most physically powerfull wrestler ever!
  • Friday the 13th! 1959: Baron Gattoni & Gorgeous George vs. Tony Marino & Adrian Baillargeon in Atlanta, Georgia…
  • Baron Gattoni wrestled Lou Thesz, and Bruno Sammartino in Madison Square Garden..
  • ~~~Many oldschool fans have said that the best match ever seen on black and white was BARON GATTONI vs Yukon Eric..
  • ~~~Baron Gattoni thought he had won after pumeling Yukon Eric only to find out that referee Pete Saco disqualified Baron!Match Results:
  • May 11, 1954– Baron Gattoni defeated Camacho Cortez in New York, New York..
  • September 7, 1956– Baron Gattoni defeated Alex Mulko in Buffalo, New York..
  • September 22, 1956– Baron Gattoni defeated Bobby Burns in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 5, 1956– Baron Gattoni defeated Dick Beyer in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 20, 1956– Baron Gattoni defeated Maurice LaPointe in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 3, 1956– Baron Gattoni defeated Frank Thompson in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 21, 1956– Lou Thesz defeated Baron Gattoni to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title in Buffalo, New York..
  • December 15, 1956– Baron Gattoni defeated Maurice LaPointe in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 4, 1957– Baron Gattoni beat Ski Hi Lee in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 12, 1957– Baron Gattoni defeated Steve Stanlee in Dunkirk, New York..
  • February 15, 1957– Baron Gattoni defeated Lou Klein in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 1, 1957– Baron Gattoni defeated Tex McKenzie in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 8, 1957– Baron Gattoni & Gene Kiniski defeated Billy Watson & Pat O` Connor in Buffalo, New York..
  • April 5, 1957– Ed & Bill Miller defeated Baron Gattoni & Lee Henning in Buffalo, New York..
  • April 27, 1957– Pat O` Connor defeated Baron Gattoni in Dunkirk, New York..
  • May 17, 1957– Baron Gattoni beat Steve Stanlee in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 1, 1957– Yukon Eric defeated Baron Gattoni in Dunkirk, New York..
  • September 20, 1957– Georgia Championship Wrestling: Bill Melby & Ray Gunkel defeated Baron Gattoni & Mike Paidousis..
  • October 25, 1957– Georgia Championship Wrestling: Bill Melby & Billy Red Lyons defeated Baron Gattoni & Mike Paidousis..
  • November 15, 1957– GCW: Baron Gattoni defeated Billy Red Lyons..
  • February 7, 1958– Baron Gattoni defeated Dick Derwald in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 6, 1958– Baron Gattoni defeated Tony Simon in Buffalo, New York..
  • September 26, 1958– Bobo Brazil defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 24, 1958– Joe & Guy Brunetti defeated Baron Gattoni & Al Albertino in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 7, 1958– Don Arnold defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 1, 1959– Tony Marino & Bob Leipler defeated Baron Gattoni & Wally Greb in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • January 9, 1959– Yukon Eric defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • February 3, 1959– NWA Capital: Pedro Escobar & Miguel Perez defeated Baron Gattoni & Sandor Fozo..
  • February 10, 1959– NWA Capital: Baron Gattoni defeated Tony Martinelli..
  • February 19, 1959– Guy & Joe Brunetti defeated Baron Gattoni & Jim Wright in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • May 16, 1959– NWA Capital: Riki Starr defeated Baron Gattoni..
  • June 2, 1959– NWA Capital: Bobo Brazil defeated Baron Gattoni..
  • August 4, 1959– NWA Capital: Baron Gattoni defeated Tony Cosenza..
  • August 13, 1959– Don Eagle defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • September 10, 1959– Bobo Brazil defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • October 1, 1959– Fred Atkins defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • October 9, 1959– Georgia Championship Wrestling: Adrian Baillargeon & Jim LaRock defeated Baron Gattoni & Lenny Montana..
  • October 23, 1959– GCW: Tony Marino & Johnny Weaver defeated Baron Gattoni & Ed Sharpe..
  • November 6, 1959– GCW: Baron Gattoni defeated Adrian Baillargeon..
  • December, 11, 1959– Baron Gattoni beat Great Zabio in Buffalo, New York..
  • December 26, 1959– Mike Valentino defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • January 1, 1960– Don Eagle defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • January 13, 1960– Baron Gattoni defeated Howard Martin in Rochester, New York..
  • January 29, 1960– Don Eagle defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • February 19, 1960– Baron Gattoni defeated Emile Dupree in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 24, 1960– Tony Marino defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • April 8, 1960– Baron Gattoni defeated Herb Gerwig in Buffalo, New York..
  • April 28, 1960– Reggie Parks defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • May 6, 1960– Reggie Parks defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 3, 1960– Don Eagle defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 24, 1960– Baron Gattoni defeated Frank Morgan in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 29, 1960– Danno O` Shocker & Tony Marino defeated Baron Gattoni & Waldo von Erich in Rochester, New York..
  • July 21, 1960– Baron Gattoni defeated Tony Marino in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • August 11, 1960– Billy Red Lyons defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • October 7, 1960– Baron Gattoni defeated Steve Bolus in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 11, 1960– Baron Gattoni beat Gregory Jarque in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 15, 1960– Baron Gattoni defeated Ramon Lopez in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 20, 1960– Waldo von Erich defeated Baron Gattoni in New Castle, Pennsylvania..
  • December 15, 1960– Hercules Romero defeated Baron Gattoni in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • February 3, 1961– Miguel Perez defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 3, 1961– Baron Gattoni defeated Frank Valois in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 17, 1961– Baron Gattoni defeated Larry Moquin in Buffalo, New York..
  • December 15, 1961– Baron Gattoni beat Don Sherman in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 30, 1962– Baron Gattoni defeated Joe Danikowski in Buffalo, New York..
  • February 9, 1963– Johnny Foti defeated Baron Gattoni by DQ in Utica, New York..
  • June 3, 1963– Baron Gattoni defeated Jerry Dorsey & Ivan Zukoff in a Handicap Match in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • July 16, 1963– Bruno Sammartino defeated Baron Gattoni in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • July 30, 1963– Baron Gattoni defeated Duke Hoffman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 6, 1963– Art Thomas defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • September 23, 1963– Edouard Carpentier defeated Baron Gattoni in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • October 18, 1963– Baron Gattoni defeated Frank Holtz in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • November 4, 1963– Baron Gattoni defeated Norman Rasp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • November 29, 1963– Moose Cholak defeated Baron Gattoni in Buffalo, New York..
  • December 10, 1963– Baron Gattoni & Klondike Bill beat Roy Heffernan & Al Costello in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • January 17, 1964– Bob Leipler defeated Baron Gattoni by DQ in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 31, 1964– Baron Gattoni & Klondike Bill defeated Chief White Owl & Bobo Brazil in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • February 28, 1964– Baron Gattoni & Klondike Bill defeated Bobo Brazil & Bobby Hunt in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • April 3, 1964– Jake Smith & Luke Brown beat Baron Gattoni & Klondike Bill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • August 24, 1964– Baron Gattoni defeated John McMurray in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 18, 1964– Baron Gattoni defeated Andy Martin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • November 13, 1964– Baron Gattoni defeated Arnold Skaaland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • December 11, 1964– Bobo Brazil & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Baron Gattoni & Gorilla Monsoon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • February 12, 1965– Chief White Owl & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Baron Gattoni & Smasher Sloan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • June 18, 1965– JWA (Japan): Giant Baba & Toyonobori defeated Baron Gattoni & Sweet Daddy Siki..
  • July 5, 1965– JWA: Giant Baba defeated Baron Gattoni..
  • August 20, 1966– Antonio Puglisi & Johnny DeFazio defeated Baron Gattoni & Jim Grabmire in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • September 10, 1966– Mr. Kleen defeated Baron Gattoni in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..RIP Baron Gattoni:
  • June 13, 1982: Baron Gattoni passed away at the age of 63 as a result of Heart Complications..
  • ~~~Baron Gattoni is remembered to this day for many civic, charitable, and political, community involvements..
  • ~~~Baron Gattoni loved classic literiture, classical music, opera, and all forms of art..
  • ~~~Baron was also a very skilled artist himself, having literally drawn (free hand) the cover of a wrestling magazine..