Bill Miller

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Title History

  • AWA (Ohio) World Heavyweight title defeating Don Eagle (May 1, 1952);
  • NWA (Ohio) Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rogers (October 22, 1953);
  • NWA (Ohio) Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rogers (September 18, 1954);
  • MWA Ohio Tag Team titles w/Stan Holek defeating Great Scott & Buddy Rogers (January 1955);
  • MWA (Ohio) Eastern States Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rogers (July 26, 1955);
  • MWA Ohio Heavyweight title defeating Dick Hutton (Febuary ??, 1956);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Ed Miller defeating Sandor Kovacs & Enrique Torres (July 1956);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Ed Miller defeating Bobo Brazil & Enrique Torres (August 14, 1956);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Ed Miller defeating Joe & Guy Brunetti (Febuary 12, 1957);
  • MWA Ohio Heavyweight title (March 1957);
  • AWA (Omaha) World Heavyweight title defeating Wilbur Snyder (October 3, 1959);
  • AWA (Omaha) World Heavyweight title defeating Don Leo Jonathan (Febuary 4, 1961);
  • AWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Hard Boiled Haggerty (October 17, 1961);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title (as Mr. M) defeating Verne Gagne (January 9, 1962);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title (September ??, 1963);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Bob Geigal defeating Sonny Myers & Pat O` Connor (Febuary 20, 1964);
  • WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Dan Miller defeating Bill Watts & Gorilla Monsoon (August 7, 1965);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Killer Kowalski defeating Antonio Pugliese & Dominic DeNucci (June 1968);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Dick the Bruiser defeating Jim & Jack Dillinger (June 26, 1970);
  • IWA (Japan) World Heavyweight title defeating Thunder Sujiyama (March 4, 1971);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Bill Miller played on the Ohio State University Buckeyes football 1950 Rose Bowl team..
  • Bill Miller was a licensed veterinarian in the State of Ohio..

Getting into the Business:

  • August 21, 1962: Mr. M (Bill Miller) was unmasked by Verne Gagne in Minneapolis MN..
  • Sept 3 1962: Gotch & Bill Miller turn themselves in to Franklin County, OH Sheriff’s dept on assault charges filed by Buddy Rogers..
  • ~~~Karl Gotch & Bill Miller each post a $25 bond and are released..

World Wide Wrestling Federation:

  • July 12, 1965 – WWWF Madison Square Garden: Bruno Sammartino v Dr. Bill Miller..
  • August 2, 1965 – WWWF Madison Square Garden: Bruno Sammartino v Dr. Bill Miller..
  • August 7, 1965: Dan Miller & Dr. Bill Miller defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Bill Watts for the WWWF United States Tag Team titles..
  • December 13, 1965 – WWWF Madison Square Garden: Bruno Sammartino & Johnny Valentine v Dan & Bill Miller..

More Wrestling:

  • June 26, 1970: Dick the Bruiser & Bill Miller defeats Jack & Jim Dillenger (Chris Colt) to win the WWA tag team titles in Indianapolis..
  • July 10, 1970: The Mongols defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Dr. Bill Miller..
  • July 17, 1970: The Fabulous Kangaroos (Costello & Kent) defeated Dick the Bruiser & Bill Miller for the WWA tag team titles..
  • August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: Bobo Brazil wrestled Bill Miller to a 20-minute time limit draw..
  • NWA World Champion, Dory Funk, defeated Dr Bill Miller..
  • Bill Miller later showed up under a mask, wrestling as The Crimson Knight..
  • November 20, 1970: Crimson Knight (Bill Miller under mask) was unmasked by NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr. in St. Louis MO..
  • November 20, 1970: The Crimson Knight unmasks himself in St. Louis revealing himself to be Dr. Bill Miller..
  • March 24, 1997: Bill Miller (69) died of a heart attacked after a workout at the gym as he left the building..

    Greg Kelly wrote: Here’s Bill Miller’s Sydney results from 1968, his only run here: 5/17-Dr Bill Miller d Larry O’Dea 5/24-Reg Parks d B.Miller DQ 5/31-Miller d Jack Brisco 6/7-Spiros Arion d Miller rev dec 6/14-Arion/Domenic DeNucci d Miller/Killer Kowalski 2-1 6/21-Arion d Miller then in Brisbane Miller & Kowalski won the tag titles from DeNucci & Antonio Pugliese 7/5-Miller drew Jack Brisco then on TV Miller & Kowalski lost titles to Cyclone Negro & Baron Scicluna 7/20-Roy Heffernan d Miller DQ 7/26-Miller d Kowalski DQ after falling out 8/2-Kowalski d Miller in a cage match with the loser not to appear in Sydney again 8/16-following the death of Oklahoma Kid in Melbourne Miller was “allowed back” to sub for the Kid & defeated Kowalski


Robert Louis Howell wrote: May 22, 1970: Doug Gilbert and Dr Bill Miller drew —- May 23, 1970: Dr Bill Miller destroyed Pedro Valdez in 45 second flat. (He endeared himself to the fans by kicking Valdez in the stomach while shaking hands) ——— May 27 (circa) 1970 Columbus GA. Bill Dromo beat Dr Bill Miller. Doug Gilbert wan a shot a Nick Bockwinkels GA Heavyweight title beat Dr. Bill Miller (Miller was brought in by Bockwinkel as an obstruction to Gilbert) — (Side note until this tour of GA there had ben some speculation among fans that the Assassins were the Miller brothers)