Hans Schmidt

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Hans

Title History

  •  NWA (Chicago) United States Heavyweight title defeating Wilbur Snyder (October 19, 1956);
  • NWA (Florida) World Televison title (November 1956);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Hans Herman (October 1957);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title (1959);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Frank Scarpa (1961);
  • MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Edouard Carpentier (July 20, 1961);
  • NWA (Chicago) United States Heavyweight title defeating Pat O` Connor (July 5, 1962);
  • BTW (Big Time Wrestling) United States Heavyweight title defeating Frank Scarpa (March 1963);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight title won a tournament (October 1, 1965);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Edouard Carpentier (July 6, 1966);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Edouard Carpentier (November 16, 1966);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Tag Team titles w/El Mongol defeating Alberto & Enrique Torres (April 26, 1968);

Career Highlights

  • Guy Larose (A canadian) started wrestling after the war in the 1950s using a german heel gimmick..
  • Hans Schmidt was one the most hated wrestlers alive, playing an evil German..
  • Hans Schmidt formed tag teams with Dick ‘The Bulldog’ Brower, Hans Hermann and Fritz von Erich..
  • Hans Schmidt would often use his World War II helmet, which he wore to the ring, as a weapon against his opponents..
  • One of the 1950s wrestling magazines refused to list Schmidt in their top ten..
  • ~~~They claimed he was “too rough for ratings” they listed him in “a catagory of his own”..
  • October 1954: Hans Schmidt squared off with Buddy Rogers at the Akron Armory in Ohio..
  • ~~~Schmidt was so hated he actuially turned Rogers into a babyface with no corresponding angle..
  • ~~~This encounter saw them trading falls and in the third fall, the ring broke!
  • Hans Schmidt was still wrestling in Montreal in the 70s — billed from Chicago, ironically where he had the most success..
  • Guy Larose is now rumored to be somewhat of a hermit, living in the woods somewhere in the province of Quebec..