George Cannon

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Title History

 

  • Los Angeles Beat the Champ TV title winning a tournament in 1968;

 

Career Highlights

 

  • George Cannon moved to Windsor and wrestled for Frank Tunney in Toronto from the mid-60s to 1974..
  • George Cannon was a wrestler, manager, and booker for Eddie Einhorn’s short-lived IWA in 1975..
  • George Cannon was a promoter and TV producer/announcer in Southwestern Ontario, Montreal, and Atlantic Canada in 1976..
  • George Cannon is most known as the manager of the Kangaroos (Al Costello & Don Kent) in The Sheik’s Detroit promotion..
  • George Cannon also managed the Mongols (Geeto & Bolo) in the IWA..
  • George Cannon made a deal with Vince McMahon to bring the WWF into Detroit in 1983..
  • ~~~He heard that Ole Anderson’s Georgia Championship Wrestling was planning to invade the territory..
  • ~~~Ended up regretting the deal with McMahon, and was very bitter about the way he was treated by the WWF..
  • George Cannon regularly wrote for wrestling mags and was the editor of the official IWA magazine..
  • George Cannon earned his nickname “crybaby” for an ability to cry on cue when he lost matches..
  • George Cannon died from cancer in 1994 at the age of 62..