Hard Boiled Haggerty

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Title History

 

  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Ray Eckert defeating Larry Moquin & Ron Etchison (April 4, 1950);
  • MWA (Ohio) American Tag Team titles w/Dutch Howlett defeating Lucky Simunovich & Jack Kennedy (June 22, 1950);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Tom Rice defeating Hans Hermann & Killer Kowalski (September 5, 1951);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Tom Rice defeating Ron Etchison & Enrique Torres (January 29, 1954);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Stu Gibson defeating Raul Zapata & Larry Chene (June 3, 1955);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Dick Hutton defeating Joe & Guy Brunetti (September 20, 1956);
  • AWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight title defeating Killer Kowalski (October 3, 1956);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Kenji Shibuya defeating Mike & Doc Gallagher (April 22, 1958);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Bill Savage defeating Jerry Gordet & James Blears (January 27, 1960);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Butcher Vachon defeating Herb Freeman & James Blears (April 13, 1960);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Len Montana defeating Stan Kowalski & Tiny Mills (October 4, 1960);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski defeating Leo Nomellini & Wilbur Snyder (July 19, 1961);
  • AWA United States Heavyweight title defeating Gene Kiniski (September ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski defeating Mr. Kleen & Billy Watson (March 26, 1962);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski defeating Bearcat Wright & Billy Watson (August 7, 1962);
  • NWA Hawaii Heavyweight title defeating Neff Maivia (February 6, 1964);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/The Destroyer defeating Ramon & Alberto Torres (July 30, 1964);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/The Destroyer defeating Mr. Moto & Freddie Blassie (November 3, 1964);
  • NWA (Hawaii) United States Heavyweight title defeating Enrique Torres (February 24, 1965);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/El Shereef defeating Luis Hernandez & Pedro Morales (October 28, 1966);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/El Shereef defeating Mark Lewin & Pedro Morales (February ??, 1967);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Don Stansauk was an ex-pro football player who became an actor after his wrestling days..
  • ~~~~He appeared in Dirty Harry, Paint Your Wagon, Mickey & Maude and The Muppet Movie..
  • It was the late (promoter) Wally Karbo, that dubbed Don Stansauk as “Hard Boiled Haggerty”..
  • Hard Boiled Haggerty was a solid main eventer in the upper Midwest and in California and Hawaii..
  • Hard Boiled Haggerty was a frequent competitor in the WWA promotion in Hawaii..American Wrestling Association:
  • September 1960: Hard Boiled Haggerty defeated Gene Kiniski for the AWA United States Heavyweight title..
  • October 4, 1960: Hard Boiled Haggerty & Len Montana beat Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski to win the AWA Tag Team titles..
  • October 17, 1960: Mister M (Bill Miller) defeated Hard Boiled Haggerty for the AWA United States Heavyweight title..
  • March 18, 1961: Hard Boiled Haggerty chose Gene Kiniski as his partner after Len Montana broke his leg during their reign as champions..
  • May 23, 1961: Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski to capture the AWA Tag Team titles..
  • July 19, 1961: Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini for the AWA World tag team titles..
  • ~~~Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski split up and had a match to determine who would keep the Tag Team belts..
  • ~~~Hard Boiled Haggerty defeated Gene Kiniski and chose Bob Geigel as his partner..
  • November 16, 1961: Dale Lewis & Pat Kennedy defeated Hard Boiled Haggerty & Bob Geigel for the AWA Tag Team titles!Retirement:
  • June 20, 2003: Don “Hard Boiled” Haggerty was in a car accident in Los Angeles and suffered a broken neck and other injuries..
  • January 27, 2004: Don “Hard Boiled Haggerty passed away at the at of 78 at his home in Malibu, California..
  • “Irish” Pat McClarty used the “Hard Boiled Haggerty” name in California in 1939..
  • Benny Rosen and Lou Reyhneer also used the “Hard Boiled Haggerty” name during their career..
  • There was another wrestler named Babe Sharkey who had the similar handle, Hard Boiled HANNIGAN..