Bearcat Wright

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Title History

 

  • MWA Ohio Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (May ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacfic Coast Tag Team titles w/Whipper Billy Watson defeating Hardboiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski (July 9, 1962);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) International Televison Tag Team titles w/Mr. Moto defeating Dan Manoukian & The Destroyer (July 19, 1963);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title defeating Freddie Blassie via countout (August 23, 1963);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating Don Leo Jonathan & Kinji Shibuya (April 13, 1964);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Luther Lindsay defeating Enrique & Alberto Torres (July 28, 1965);
  • NWA Pacfic Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating Mighty Ursus & Stan Stasiak (October 28, 1965);
  • NWA Pacfic Northwest Tag Team titles w/Billy White Wolf defeating Jay York & Tony Borne (March 20, 1966);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Mark Lewin defeating Brute Bernard & Skull Murphy (July 29, 1966);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Skull Murphy (August 19, 1966);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Skull Murphy (August 19, 1967);
  • AWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Ray Stevens (December 2, 1967);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Kinji Shibuya (April 13, 1968);
  • Arizona Heavyweight title defeating ?????????? (????, 1969);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Sam Steamboat defeating Mad Dog Mayne & Ripper Collins (July 21, 1971):
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Bobby Shane defeating Ron Miller & Larry O` Day (March 9, 1972);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Boris Malenko (March 28, 1972);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Bearcat Wright teammed with Sweet Daddy Siki in Al Haft’s Ohio promotion for a time in the late 1950s.

 

 

  • March 19, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Larry Kasaboski in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 27, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Art Stanley in Bradford, Pennsylvania..
  • May 7, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Joe Christy in Buffalo, New York..
  • May 28, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Sky Hi Lee in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 11, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Tarzan Hewitt in Buffalo, New York..
  • July 16, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Hombre Montana in Buffalo, New York..
  • September 3, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Danny McShain in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 5, 1954– Great Togo & Tosh Togo defeated Bearcat Wright & Jackie Nichols in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 26, 1954– Bearcat Wright defeated Donn Lewin in Buffalo, New York..
  • December 10, 1954– Bearcat Wright & Jackie Nichols defeated Lee Henning & Donn Lewin in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 14, 1955– Don Lee defeated Bearcat Wright in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 28, 1955– Don Lee & John Tolos defeated Bearcat Wright & Suni War Cloud in Buffalo, New York..
  • February 25, 1955– Bearcat Wright defeated Frank Marconi in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 4, 1955– Karol & Ivan Kalmikoff defeated Sandor Kovacs & Bearcat Wright in Buffalo, New York..
  • April 8, 1955– Karol & Ivan Kalmikoff defeated Prince Maivia & Bearcat Wright in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 9, 1955– Bob Wagner defeated Bearcat Wright in Buffalo, New York..
  • August 19, 1959– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Francois Valois..
  • August 26, 1959– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Fritz Von Wallick..
  • September 15, 1959– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright beat Mighty Jumbo..
  • October 7, 1959– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Swede Hanson..
  • November 4, 1959– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Chet Wallick..
  • November 21, 1959– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Skull Murphy..
  • December 15, 1959– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Jack Terry..
  • January 19, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Miguel Torres..
  • February 3, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Tony Altimore..
  • February 17, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Swede Hanson..
  • April 2, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Johnny Valentine..
  • May 4, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Al Smith..
  • July 6, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright & Sweet Daddy Siki defeated Lou Albano & Tony Altimore..
  • July 29, 1960– Buddy Rogers defeated Bearcat Wright in Chicago, Illinois..
  • August 3, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright beat Angelo Savoldi..
  • August 31, 1960– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright & Sweet Daddy Siki defeated Angelo Savoldi & Jack Terry..
  • January 6, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Ramon Lopez in Buffalo, New York..
  • January 11, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Joe Christy in Rochester, New York..
  • January 20, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Ray Shire in Buffalo, New York..
  • February 10, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Mike Valentino in Buffalo, New York..
  • February 22, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Mike Valentino in Rochester, New York..
  • March 3, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated John Tolos in Buffalo, New York..
  • March 31, 1961– Bearcat Wright & Bobo Brazil defeated Mike & Doc Gallagher in Buffalo, New York..
  • April 5, 1961– Mike & Doc Gallagher defeated Bearcat Wright & Hercules Romero in Rochester, New York..
  • April 7, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Gorgeous George in Buffalo, New York..
  • May 12, 1961– Sato Keomuka defeated Bearcat Wright in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 9, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Crusher Verdu in Buffalo, New York..
  • June 30, 1961– Bearcat Wright & Ilio DiPaolo defeated Chris & John Tolos in Buffalo, New York..
  • September 29, 1961– The Sheik defeated Bearcat Wright in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 6, 1961– The Sheik defeated Bearcat Wright in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 20, 1961– Bearcat Wright beat Crusher Verdu in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 7, 1961– Bearcat Wright & Sweet Daddy Siki defeated Ron & Don Fargo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • November 13, 1961– NWA Capital: Bearcat Wright defeated Eddie Graham..
  • December 4, 1961– Bearcat Wright defeated Skull Murphy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • January 8, 1962– Roy Heffernan & Al Costello defeated Bearcat Wright & Sweet Daddy Siki in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..
  • January 22, 1962– NWA Capital: Buddy Rogers & Bob Orton defeated Bearcat Wright & Johnny Valentine..
  • April 13, 1963– Bearcat Wright defeated Bob Geigal in St. Paul, Minnesota..
  • January 21, 1964– Bearcat Wright defeated Rocky Montero in El Paso, Texas..
  • October 18, 1966– Bearcat Wright defeated Swede Karlsen in Dallas, Texas..
  • October 25, 1966– Bearcat Wright defeated Ken Yates in Dallas, Texas..
  • November 15, 1966– Bearcat Wright defeated Al Costello in Dallas, Texas..
  • December 6, 1966– Bearcat Wright & Ricky Romero defeated Waldo Von Erich & Killer Karl Kox in Dallas, Texas..
  • April 4, 1967– Bearcat Wright, Dominic DeNucci & Joe Scarpa defeated The Stomper, Kenji Shibuya & Cyclone Negro in San Francisco, California..
  • September 14, 1968– Bearcat Wright defeated Haru Sasaki in San Francisco, California..
  • June 24, 1972– WCCW Parade of Champions: Bearcat Wright won a 7 Man Roulette Match..
  • November 18, 1972– Bearcat Wright & Luis Martinez defeated Eric the Red & Bruce Swayze in Akron, Ohio..
  • November 22, 1972– Bearcat Wright defeated Abdullah the Butcher in Buffalo, New York..
  • November 30, 1972– Bearcat Wright beat Mitsu Arakawa in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • August 25, 1973– Bearcat Wright defeated The Alien in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • August 29, 1973– Bearcat Wright defeated Mike Loren in Buffalo, New York..
  • September 8, 1973– Bearcat Wright defeated Bob Durkos & Tommy Young in a Handicap Match in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • September 19, 1973– Bearcat Wright defeated Sputnik Monroe in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 10, 1973– Killer Brooks & Ben Justice defeated Bearcat Wright & The Stomper in Buffalo, New York..
  • October 13, 1973– Bearcat Wright defeated Rick O` Toole in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • November 10, 1973– Karl von Shotz & Kurt von Hess defeated Bearcat Wright & Magnificent Zulu in Detroit, Michigan..
  • December 15, 1973– Pampero Firpo & Frankie Laine defeated Bearcat Wright & Tex McKenzie in Cleveland, Ohio..
  • May 13, 1974: Bearcat Wright defeated Johnny Valentine in a Boxing match by ref stoppage when JV was cut over the eye..
  • August 28, 1982: Bearcat Wright died of Sickle Cell Anemia..

    Derek Nicely wrote: I’m not sure how far back you were going on some of the histories but I was visiting Bearcat Wright’s Wiki page today and noticed some important events —- Edward “Bearcat” Wright declared before an audience in Gary, Indiana, that he would no longer participate in segregated wrestling. Although suspended for a short time by the Indiana State Athletic Commission for his stand, shortly afterwards professional boxing desegregated. Bearcat Wright defeated Killer Kowalski in April 1961 to win the Big Time Pro Wrestling title and become, in effect, the world heavyweight wrestling champion.