Danny McShain

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[The Forgotten Danny McShain]

Title History

 

  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Wild Red Berry (October 11, 1937);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Leroy McGurik (December 5, 1938);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Paavo Katonan (August 25, 1941);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Dick Trout (January 22, 1945);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Dick Trout (April 16, 1945);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Ernie Piluso (April 15, 1946);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Martino Angelo (January 27, 1947);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Martino Angelo (May 5, 1947);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Wild Red Berry (September 13, 1947);
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight title defeating Martino Angelo (September 16, 1948);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Miguel Guzman (May 7, 1948);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Antonio Rocca (November 12, 1948);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Miguel Guzman (April 1, 1949);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Vern Gagne (January 13, 1950);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Rito Romero (December 15, 1950);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Danny Savich (January 13, 1951);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Vern Gagne (November 19, 1951);
  • MWA (Ohio) American Tag Team titles w/Oyama Kato defeating Ray Stern & Don Leo Jonathan (????, 1954);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bull Curry (Febuary 10, 1956);
  • NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight title defeating Luis Martinez (March 4, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Casey McShain won a tournament (January 7, 1958);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Pepper Gomez (December ??, 1958);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating ???????? (October ??, 1959);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Bad Boy Hines defeating ???????? (November ??, 1959);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Mr. Moto (December 11, 1959);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Joe Christie defeating Adnon Kaisy & Hogan Wharton (April 1, 1960);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Torbellino Blanco (April 26, 1960);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Tony Borne defeating El Gladiator & Torbellino Blanco (July 15, 1960);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Sputnick Monroe defeating Cyclone Negro & Torbellino Blanco (December ??, 1960);
  • NWA (Amarillo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Sr. (June 22, 1961);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Fields (October 22, 1965);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Dick Dunn (October 27, 1965);

 

Career History

 

  • 1950: Danny McShane married Sallee Lewin (sister of wrestlers Mark, Donn and Ted Lewin)..
  • November 1951: Danny McShane defeated Verne Gagne to capture the Junior Heavyweight Division championship..
  • July 14, 1992: Danny McShane passes away..

    Philip Cmor wrote: Olympic in the 1950s. He was using the “Irish Cannonball” as his finisher — from a standing position, he’d grab one of his opponent’s legs as a lever and then do a jumping seatdrop, holding onto the leg to go right into a cradle. He always set up the move with a double-foot stomp.