Mighty Igor Vodik
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);
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..