Leo Nomellini

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Title History

  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Hombre Montana defeating Mike & Ben Sharpe (March 14, 1952);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Gino Garibaldi (July 1952);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating Fred & Ray Atkins (April 1953):
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating Mike & Ben Sharpe (May 6, 1953);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Rocky Brown defeating Mike & Ben Sharpe (May 11, 1954);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating James Blears & Ben Sharpe (1957);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Vern Gagne defeating Mike & Doc Gallagher (May 15, 1958);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Butch Levy defeating Karol & Ivan Kalmikoff (July 14, 1959);
  • NWA (Minneapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Vern Gagne defeating Stan Kowalski & Tiny Mills (July 19, 1960);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Gene Kiniski & Hard Boiled Haggerty (May 23, 1961);

Career Highlights

  • June 19, 1924: Leo Nomellini was born in Italy and moved to Chicago at a very young age..
  • Late 1940s: Leo Nomellini was an All-American on the Minnesota football team..
  • 1950-63: Leo Nomellini was a Hall of Fame offensive tackle for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers..
  • 1969: Leo Nomellini was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Check out Leo Nomellini’s football stats here: http://www.footballcardgallery.com/player/Leo+Nomellini/
  • Leo Nomellini scored a 2/3 Falls victory over Lou Thesz but was denied the NWA title because the first fall was a DQ..
  • Leo Nomellini won the World Tag Team title with different partners in both the NWA and AWA..
  • October 17, 2000: Leo Nomellini passed away after suffering a stroke.