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Billy Goelz

Title History

 

  • (Illinois) Midwest Junior Heavyweight title defeating Al Williams (August 2, 1946);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Marshall Estep (March 16, 1948);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Al Williams (September 5, 1948);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Junior Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Balbo (June 3, 1950);
  • Wisconsin Junior Heavyweight title defeating Gypsy Joe (November 9, 1950);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Junior Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Balbo (July 11, 1952);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Junior Heavyweight title defeating Gypsy Joe (May ??, 1954);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Tag Team titles w/Johnny Gilbert defeating ?????? (????, 1956);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (April ??, 1956);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (April 1, 1958);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Tag Team titles w/Johnny Gilbert defeating ?????? (January ??, 1961);
  • (Illinois) Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Gino Angelo (April 22, 1961);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • In the 1950s, Billy Goelz & Walter Palmer each contended to be the inventor of the spinning toehold.