Ivan Putski

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Ivan Putski

Title History

  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Ivan Putski defeating Brute Bernard & Missouri Mauler (February 9, 1970);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Jose Lothario [Ivan Putski replaces Mil Mascaras] (1973);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Jose Lothario defeating Black Gordman & Great Goliath (July 1973);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Tito Santana defeating Johnny Valiant & Jerry Valiant (October 22, 1979);
  • SCW World Tag Team titles w/Wahoo McDaniel defeating Dory Funk Jr. & Larry Lane [sub for Terry Funk] (May 1981);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Ivan Putski’s son, Scott Putski, is also a Professional Wrestler..

Getting into the Business:

  • September 7, 1974–AWA: Ivan Putski & Larry Hennig & The Crusher defeated Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel & Billy Graham..
  • Ivan Putski formed a tag team with his “cousin” Igor Putski working for Leroy McGuirk & Bill Watts in Oklahoma Tri-State Wrestling.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • June 25, 1976–WWWF Showdown at Shea: Ivan Putski defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna..
  • August 9, 1980–WWWF Showdown at Shea: Ivan Putski defeated “Unpredictable” Johnny Rodz.
  • August 28, 1985–Michigan State Fair: Ivan Putski defeated The Missing Link..
  • November 7, 1985–Wrestling Classic: Randy Savage defeated Ivan Putski in the opening round..
  • November 16, 1987–WWF Legends Battle Royal: Danny Spivey defeated Ivan Putsky.

Retirement:

  • Ivan Putski now lives in Austin Texas. He works at Jack Hays High School as a Security Guard..
  • March 24, 2007–Int’l Wrestling Cartel: Tito Santana w/Ivan Putski defeated Greg “Hammer” Valentine w/Larry Sweeney.