Bob Ellis

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Title History

  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Bob Geigal (November 28, 1958);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Kenji Shibuya (March 10, 1960);
  • AWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (June 2, 1960);
  • AWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Ray Stevens (November 11, 1960);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Lee Henning (May 1961);
  • NWA (Capitol) United States Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valentine defeating Roy Heffernan & Al Costello (January 11, 1962);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Ray Gunkel defeating Assassins (May 4, 1962);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) Southern Tag Team titles w/Johnny Weaver defeating Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson (December 2, 1963);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles w/Don Curtis (March 1964);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Bob Orton Sr. (March 3, 1964);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title defeating The Destroyer (September 10, 1964);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Edouard Carpentier defeating Hardboiled Haggerty & Destroyer (Dec 9, 1964);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/The Stomper defeating Bob Brown & Bob Geigal (May 19, 1966);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Viking defeating Sonny Myers & Ron Etchison (October 5, 1967);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Mike DiBiase (July 1968);
  • AWA Midwest Tag Team titles w/Stan Pulaski defeating The Viking & Bob Geigal (July 12, 1969);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Mike DiBiase (August 1968);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Skull Murphy (February 7, 1969);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Beautiful Brutus (May 2, 1970);
  • AWA Midwest Tag Team titles w/Alberto Torres defeating Ox Baker & Rock Rogowski (May 1971);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Baron Von Raschke (March 31, 1973);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Carlos Colon defeating Ali Baba & Bull Gregory (December 25, 1975);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) North American Heavyweight title defeating Carlos Colon (February 21, 1976);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Jim Garvin defeating Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey (July 4, 1977);

Career Highlights

  • Bob Ellis was a legitimate “Cowboy” and raised race horses..
  • November 28, 1958: Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Bob Geigel for the Central States title in St Joesph, MO..
  • March 10, 1960: Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Kenji Shibuya for Central States title in Kansas City, KS..
  • September 10, 1964: Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated The Destroyer to capture the WWA World Title in Los Angeles..
  • December 9, 1964: Bob Ellis & Edouard Carpentier beat The Destroyer & Hard Boiled Hagerty for the World Tag Titles in LA..
  • May 19, 1966: Bob Ellis & The Stomper (Archie Gouldie) beat Bob Geigel & Bob Brown for Central States Tag Team titles..
  • October 5, 1967: Bob Ellis & The Viking (Bob Morse) defeated Bob Geigel & Bob Brown for Central States Tag Team titles..
  • Early 1968: Cowboy Bob Ellis engaged in a vicious feud with The Hangman (Roy Staggs)..
  • ~~~The Hangman defeated Cowboy Bob Ellis by Disqualification in a “Loser Leaves Town” match..
  • ~~~Since the loss was due to a disqualification, the promotion decided the result didn’t count..
  • ~~~NWA Champion Gene Kiniski was quoted saying he considered Bob Ellis as one of the few men capable of winning his title..
  • March 31, 1973: Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Baron Von Raschke to capture the WWA World Title in Indiana..
  • Bob Ellis once defeated Buddy Rogers, who complained afterwards about Ellis reversing the Rogers Figure Four..