Bill Melby

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Chicago/Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Billy Darnell defeating James Blears & Martino Angelo (July 25, 1953);
  • NWA (Chicago/Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Billy Darnell Awarded (????, 1954);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Junior Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (????, 1957);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Billy Goelz for vacant title (March 28, 1957);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Angelo Poffo (June ??, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Crusher Duggan (aka Boris Malenko) (November 15, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Pepper Gomez defeating Mr. Moto & Duke Keomuka (November 25, 1957);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • 1950s: Bill Melby was an accomplished weightlifter and body builder and placed third in one Mr America contest.
  • Bill Melby (not to be confused with Phil Melby — no relation) was also a popular tag team partner with Billy Darnell ..