Pedro Morales

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Title History

  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title defeating The Destroyer (March 12, 1965);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title defeating Luke Graham (October 17, 1965);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Luis Hernandez defeating El Mongol & Buddy Austin (June 24, 1966);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Mark Lewin defeating El Shereef & Hard Boiled Haggerty (December 10, 1966);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Victor Rivera defeating Karl Gotch & Mike DiBiase (1967);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Antonio Pugliese defeating Freddie Blassie & Buddy Austin (February 1967);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Ricky Romero defeating El Shereef & Hard Boiled Haggerty (February 10, 1967);
  • AWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pepper Gomez defeating Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens (April 8, 1967);
  • AWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pepper Gomez defeating Great Sasaki & Kinji Shibuya (June 8, 1968);
  • NWA (Hawaii) North American Heavyweight title defeating Gene Kiniski (June 18, 1969);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Ed Francis defeating Buddy Austin & Ripper Collins (August 13, 1969);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Ed Francis defeating Karl & Kurt Von Steiger (October 1, 1969);
  • NWA (Hawaii) North American Heavyweight title defeating Curtis Iaukea (November 5, 1969);
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles w/Bing Ki Lee defeating Johnny Barend & Ripper Collins (March 4, 1970);
  • NWA (Hawaii) North American Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Barend (August 5, 1970);
  • WWWF United States Heavyweight title defeating Freddie Blassie [Tournament] (January 1971);
  • WWWF Heavyweight title defeating Ivan Koloff (Febuary 8, 1971);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating The Invaders (October 29, 1975);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Ivan Koloff (1977);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Mr. Saito & Ivan Koloff (1977);
  • NWA Florida Televison title defeating Pat Patterson (September 1977);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Bob Backlund defeating Samoans (August 9, 1980):
  • WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Ken Patera (December 8, 1980);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Carlos Colon defeating Medics (April 30, 1983);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) North American Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Landell (June 25, 1983);
  • WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Don Muraco (November 23, 1983);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) North American Heavyweight title defeating Sweet Daddy Siki (March 23, 1984);
  • WWF (World Wrestling Entertainment) Hall of Fame Inductee (1995);

Career Highlights

In the Beginning

  • Pedro Morales was born on Culebra Island, off the coast of Puerto Rico but also spent a lot of his childhood living in Brooklyn, NY..

World (Wide) Wrestling Federation

  • 1959: Pedro debuted at the Sunnyside Gardens beating Buddy Gilbert..
  • 1971: Pedro Morales defeated Ivan Koloff to win the WWWF World Heavyweight title..
  • September 30, 1972 – Showdown at Shae: Pedro Morales went to a 76 minute draw with WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino..
  • August 9, 1980 – Showdown at Shae: Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales defeated The Wild Samoans to win the WWF Tag Titles..
  • September 22, 1980 – WWF/NWA EVENT: Pedro Morales defeated Wild Samoan Afa..
  • December 8, 1981: Pedro Morales defeated Ken Patera to win the Intercontinental title..
  • November 23, 1982: Pedro Morales defeated Don Muraco to recapture the Intercontinental title..
  • April 2, 1986 – Wrestlemania II: Pedro Morales participated in the “Battle Royal” which was won by Andre the Giant..
  • 1986: Pedro Morales started teaming regularly with Tito Santana and had a feud with The Islanders..
  • Pedro Morales took a job as a Spanish Announcer in the WWF for a while before retiring from the business.

Career Achievements

  • Pedro Morales was the first wrestler win the Tag Team, Intercontinental & World titles in the (W)WWF(E)..
  • June 18, 2005: Pedro Morales did what is billed as his first ever autograph session in Cartaret, NJ.