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Illio Dipaolo


[Kayfabe Memories: Illio Dipaolo]

Title History

 

  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Tex McKenzie defeating Al & Tiny Mills (November 2, 1954);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Billy Watson defeating Karl von Schober & Fritz Von Erich (December 8, 1955);
  • MWA Ohio Tag Team titles w/Athol Layton defeating Mike & Doc Gallagher (November 21, 1959);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Billy Watson defeating Don Leo Jonathan & Gene Kiniski (December 31, 1959);
  • MWA Ohio Heavyweight title won a tournament (????, 1960);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Billy Watson defeating Karol & Ivan Kalmikoff (April 21, 1960);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Billy Watson defeating Mike & Doc Gallagher (August 18, 1960);
  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/Billy Red Lyons defeating Stan Kowalski & Tiny Mills (January 26, 1961);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Illio Dipaolo was a top babyface during the 50′s & 60′s mainly in the Northeast..
  • Illio Dipaolo faced Pat O’Conner for the World Title in Buffalo..
  • 1965: Illio Dipaolo retired from wrestling due to a bad knee..
  • Illio Dipaolo had a resturant in Buffalo (Blasdell to be specific) that is run by his son Dennis..
  • Illio Dipaolo died in a car accident several years ago.. 
  • Thank you to Illio Dipaolo’s nephew, Jason E Martinez, for helping to fill in some blanks on this profile..