Jim Hady

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Title History

 

  • MWA (Ohio) World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Ray Stevens (August 2, 1956);
  • MWA (Ohio) World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Dick Torio (Febuary 27, 1958);
  • NWA (Toronto) International Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valentine defeating Bulldog Brower & Jerry Graham (December 5, 1963);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Red Bastien defeating ????????? (????, 1965);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Don Leo Jonathan defeating Roy Heffernan & Al Costello (May 17, 1965);
  • NWA (Winnipeg) International Tag Team titles w/Don Leo Jonathan defeating Roy Heffernan & Al Costello (June 26, 1965);
  • Michigan Heavyweight title defeating Dick Garza (August 22, 1966);
  • NWA Hawaii Heavyweight title defeating Ripper Collins (March 15, 1967);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Johnny Barend defeating Ripper Collins & Curtis Iaukea (July 25, 1967);
  • NWA Hawaii Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (October 4, 1967);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Missing Link (aka Pamero Firpo) defeating Ripper Collins & Johnny Barend (Febuary 21, 1968);
  • NWA (Hawaii) United States Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Barend (April 24, 1968);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Peter Maivia defeating Ripper Collins & Curtis Iaukea (May 22, 1968);
  • NWA (Hawaii) United States Heavyweight title defeating Ray Stevens (June 12, 1968);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Billy White Wolf defeating Magnificent Maurice & Johnny Barend (October 16, 1968);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • 1951: Jim Hady began his career after several years in the amateur ranks and wrestled mostly for the Detroit promotion..
  • After touring in Australia, Jim Hady went to Hawaii where he enjoyed his greatest success as a consistent main eventer..
  • Jim Hady was the most popular “babyface” to wrestle in Hawaii during the 1960s..
  • January 13, 1969: Jim Hady died in Hawaii of a heart attack after wrestling a match at the age of 38..
  • ~~~One of Jim Hady’s last wrestling matches was against Gene Kiniski for the NWA World Heavyweight title..