George Gordienko

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ International Television title defeating ???????? (March ??, 1951);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Heavyweight title defeating Lou Newman (April 11, 1956);
  • Manitoba Tag Team titles w/Masked Mauler defeating Tiny & Al Mills (October 25, 1957);
  • NWA (New Zealand) British Empire/Commonwealth Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (????, 1968);
  • British Empire/Commonwealth Heavyweight title defeating Count Bartelli (????, 1971);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Super Hawk defeating Danny Babich & Michel Martel (December 16, 1972);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Leo Madril defeating Buck Ram stead & Mr. X (January 28, 1974);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title defeating The Brute (February 14, 1974);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • George Gordienko’s career in the U.S. was prematurely ended when he was accused of being a communist..
  • George Gordienko became a huge star in Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede promotion and teamed with Luther Lindsay ..
  • Late 70s: George Gordienko retired from wrestling and became a painter for various art galleries..
  • May 14, 2002: George Gordienko passed away at the age of 74 in Victoria, British Columbia due to melanoma cancer..