Wrestlers who Fred Blassie Feuded With: Rikidozan Eduard Carpentier The Destroyer Haystack Calhoun The Sheik Bobo Brazil John Tolos Ray Gunkel Bruno Sammartino Pedro Morales Steve Casey Dick Steinborn Babe Sharkey Bill Longson Killer Kowalski Buddy Rogers Gorgeous George Don McIntyre
Wrestlers who Fred Blassie Managed: The Wolfman Strong Kobayashi The Sheik of Baghdad Waldo von Erich Blackjack Mulligan Ivan Koloff Mohammad Ali Baron Scicluna Skandor Akbar Crusher Blackwell Louis Cyr Hercules Hernandez Baron von Raschke Swede Hanson Bad News Allen Peter Maivia George Steele The Polish Prince Tor Kamata Mr. Saito Peter Maivia Adrian Adonis Ray Stevens Tiger Chung Lee Spiros Arion Victor Rivera Jesse Ventura Killer Khan Mr. Fuji George Steele Nikolai Volkoff The Iron Sheik Dick Murdoch Lou Albano Hulk Hogan Stan Hansen
NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Moto (Febuary 8, 1954);
NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Don McIntyre (September 16, 1955);
NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Don McIntyre (November 25, 1955);
NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/Bill Blassie defeating ??????? (December ??, 1955);
NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/Bill Blassie defeating Jerry Graham & Don McIntyre (December 23, 1955);
February 11, 1972: Killer Kowalski “crippled” Fred Blassie, who took time off for much needed leg surgery..
June 16, 1972: Fred Blassie defeated Killer Kowalski to gain revenge on him..
December 1973: Fred Blassie’s knees, which were in terrible condition, forced him to retire from the ring..The World Wide Wrestling Federation – Manager 1974:
Fred Blassie went on to become one of the premier wrestling managers of all-time..
Fred Blassie was nicknamed “The Hollywood Fashion Plate” for his unique sense of style..
Fred Blassie started a faction of Anti-American wrestlers, including:
~~~Spiros Arion, Victor Rivera, Mr. Saito, Peter Maivia, Killer Khan, Mr. Fuji, Nicolai Volkoff, The Iron Sheik..
Fred Blassie also managed Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Adrian Adonis, Stan Hansen, George Steele, Dick Murdoch, and many others.
1976: Fred Blassie managed Mohammad Ali for his match against Antonio Inoki in Japan..
Fred Blassie is credited for bringing a ‘heel’ Hulk Hogan to the WWWF in 1979..
Fred Blassie managed Iron Sheik to defeat Bob Backlund for the WWF Heavyweight title..
Fred Blassie retired from the business in the Mid-1980s..Retirement:
1994: “Classy” Freddy Blassie was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame after 50 years of involvement in pro wrestling..
Classy Freddy Blassie would remain on WWF payroll to reward him for the decades of loyalty to the McMahon family..
Classy Freddy Blassie occassionally pops up on WWF/E television throughout the 1990s and 2000s, usually in video packages..
Armageddon 2002: Freddy Blassie was featured extensively in the PPV Video Package to hype the event..
May 12, 2003 – RAW: Classy Freddie Blassie appears on RAW to promote his book “Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks!”
May 26, 2003 – RAW: Jim Ross announces that Freddy Blassie is in the hospital and wishes him all the best in his recovery..
~~~Fred Blassie was admitted into a hospital with kidney and heart problems and his conditioned weakened by the day..
June 2, 2003 – RAW: About 20 minutes into the show, Jim Ross informs the television audience that Fred Blassie had passed away..
June 6, 2003: The funeral for Fred Blassie is held at at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY..Credits:
“Classy” Freddie Blassie is one of the true legends of the industry — and will be missed — RIP..
Fred wrestled in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Atlanta, JWA, AJPW, WWWF/WWF, Nashville, Charlotte, Memphis, Florida..
Fred formed teams with Billy McDaniel, Billy Blassie, Mr. Moto, Don Leo Jonathan, Buddy Austin, & Tarzan Tyler..
August 2003: Miyako Blassie is going to be auctioning off much of Freddie’s belongings soon on ebay at www.thisaintjunk.com under seller’s name sweetza..
February 8, 1918
Height and Weight
5' 10" 220 lbs
Fred "Butcher Boy" Blassie Sailor Fred Blassie The Vampire El Rubio Masked Marvel Loverboy Freddy Blassie "The Hollywood Fashion Plate" IATOLA Blassie
The Bite Southern Neckbreaker Multiple Knee Lift To The Neck Nerve Pinch
Rikidozan Eduard Carpentier The Destroyer Haystack Calhoun The Sheik Bobo Brazil John Tolos Ray Gunkel Bruno Sammartino Pedro Morales Steve Casey Dick Steinborn Babe Sharkey Bill Longson Killer Kowalski Buddy Rogers Gorgeous George Don McIntyre