Mighty Igor Vodik

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Title History

 

  • Wolverine Wrestling Mid- West Heavyweight title (as Dick Garza) defeating ????????? (February 14, 1957);
  • WWA (L.A.) International TV Tag Team titles (as Dick Garza) w/Eric Rommel defeating Maro LaPaentero & Billy Varga (July 4, 1962);
  • Wolverine Wrestling Michigan Heavyweight title (as Dick Garza) defeating Jim Bernard (February 11, 1964);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Mad Dog Vachon (May 15, 1965);
  • Nebraska Heavyweight title defeating ????????? (October ??, 1965);
  • Nebraska Heavyweight title defeating Don Jardine (February 16, 1966);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Bob Orton Sr. (December 9, 1967);
  • Wolverine Wrestling Michigan Heavyweight title (as Dick Garza) defeating Ricky Cortez (June 17, 1970);
  • Wolverine Wrestling Michigan Heavyweight title (as Dick Garza) defeating Ricky Cortez (March 12, 1974);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Hank James defeating Lanny & Angelo Poffo (????, 1975);
  • MCW Michigan Heavyweight title defeating Juan Sebastian (May 23, 1979);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) Puerto Rican Heavyweight title defeating Al Perez (November 29, 1986);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Dick Garza competed in weightlifting & bodybuilding contests prior to becoming a professional wrestler..
  • ~~~Dick Garza once earned the title of “Mr. Michigan” by winning a body-building competition in Michigan..
  • June 1967: Dick Garza debuted against Mr. X (Mike Loren) in Dayton, Ohio..
  • Dick Garza got the “Mighty Igor” gimmick from Verne Gagne, and originally worked the AWA under that name..
  • Mighty Igor spent most of his career working for The Sheik in Detriot managed by Ivan Kalmikoff..
  • Mighty Igor (managed by Miguel Perez Sr.) defeating Al Perez for the WWC Puerto Rican title and lost it to Kareem Mohammed..
  • Dick Garza owned a farm north of Detroit that he spent a lot of time at during his time off from wrestling..
  • January 7, 2002: Dick Garza died of a heart attack at the age of 70 in Detroit, Michigan..