Johnny Powers

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Buffalo) United States Tag Team titles w/Moose Cholak defeating Doc & Mike Gallagher (January 23, 1969);
  • NWA (Ohio/Buffalo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Bulldog Brower (May ??, 1969);
  • NWA (Buffalo) United States Tag Team titles w/Great Igor defeating Doc & Mike Gallagher (November 27, 1969);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) Heavyweight title defeating Freddie Blassie (????, 1970);
  • NWA (Ohio/Buffalo) North American Heavyweight title defeating Bulldog Brower (????, 1970);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating Waldo Von Erich (October ??, 1971);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine (????, 1972);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating J.B Psycho (????, 1973);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation)World Tag Team titles w/Jacques Rougeau Sr. defeating Reginald & Hartford Love [Tournament] (????, 1973);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine (????, 1973);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating Karl Von Krupp (February 3, 1973);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating Eric the Animal (May 16, 1973);
  • NWA (Los Angeles/Japan) North American Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating ?????? (August ??, 1973);
  • NWF (National Wrestling Federation) North American Heavyweight title defeating ????? (January ??, 1979);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Johnny Powers first got involved in pro wrestling at age 17 in Michigan..
  • 1963: Johnny Powers (age 20) formally turned pro in Detroit and wrestled Ivan Kalmikoff..
  • 1965: Johnny Powers briefly turned heel and was managed by Bobby Davis, who once managed Buddy Rogers..
  • Johnny Powers dyed his hair blond and wrestled as Johnny Powers, the Golden Adonis..
  • Early 70s: Johnny Powers was the NWF World champion in the Buffalo-Cleveland territory..
  • Johnny Powers turned heel, betraying The Cat Ernie Ladd..
  • Johnny Powers became well-known in Japan after being brought in by Antonio Inoki in the mid-1970s..
  • 1973: Johnny Powers & Pat Patterson were billed as NWA North American tag champs for the tour of Japan..
  • 1973: Johnny Powers was defeated by Antonio Inoki for the NWF World title on this tour..
  • Late 70s: Johnny Powers wrestled as North American champion in the New Japan promotion..
  • 1982: Johnny Powers retired from wrestling, but returned a year later for a series of matches with the proceeds donated to charity..
  • Johnny Powers’ fighting career included 5,007 fights in 27 countries in which he won over 3,000 of those fights..
  • Johnny Powers is now a businessman in Ontario and heads a media and technology solutions company in Toronto..