Pepper Gomez

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Title History

 

  • (Vancouver) Northwest Tag Team titles w/Johnny Demchuck defeating David Johns & Danno McDonald (????, 1953);
  • (Vancouver) Northwest Tag Team titles w/Johnny Demchuck defeating Ivan Kameroff & Doc Gallagher (October 28, 1953);
  • (Vancouver) Northwest Tag Team titles w/Ivan Kameroff defeating George & Doc Gallagher (December 30, 1953);
  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/Gory Guerrero defeating Ace Abbott & Doc Gallagher [Tournament] (September 6, 1954);
  • Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight title defeating Kurt Von Poppenheim (February 24, 1955);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Rito Romero defeating Stu Gibson & Hardboiled Haggerty (August ??, 1955);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Moto (August 5, 1955);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Duke Keomuka (January ??, 1956);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Luigi Macera defeating Tiny Mills & Duke Keomuka (February 7, 1956);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Herb Freeman defeating Red & Doug Donovan (June 28, 1956);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rogers (August 3, 1956);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Gene Kelly (September 7, 1956);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating El Medico (February 8, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating El Medico (February 22, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/El Medico defeating Tokyo Tom & Duke Keomuka (June 21, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating El Medico (November 1, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Bill Melby defeating Mr. Moto & Duke Keomuka (November 25, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating El Medico (April 25, 1958);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Larry Chene defeating Eddie Graham & Johnny Valentine (May 23, 1958);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/El Medico defeating John Tolos & Duke Keomuka (August 8, 1958);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/El Medico defeating Ike Eakins & Bill Longson (August 22, 1958);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Tosh Togo (November 7, 1958);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Danny McShain (December ??, 1958);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Rito Romero defeating Roy Heffernan & Al Costello (December 1, 1958);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Cyclone Anaya defeating Duke Keomuka & Mr. Moto (December 8, 1959);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Torbellino Blanco defeating Joe Christie & Danny McShain (May ??, 1960);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating ??????? (September ??, 1960);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Hogan Wharton defeating Jet & Sputnik Monroe (January 20, 1961);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Dan Manoukian (February 10, 1961);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Dory Dixon defeating Dan Manoukian & Tony Borne (February 24, 1961);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Angelo Poffo for vacant title (May 23, 1961);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Dory Dixon defeating Bronko Lubich & Angelo Poffo (June ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Dory Dixon defeating Tony Martin & Duke Keomuka (June 16, 1961);
  • AWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Fred Blassie for vacant title (July ??, 1962);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Bill Watts (June 21, 1963);
  • AWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Jose Lothario defeating Mitsu Arakawa & Kenji Shibuya (September 14, 1963);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Tokyo Tom (July ??, 1964);
  • AWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pedro Morales defeating Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens (April 8, 1967);
  • AWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pedro Morales defeating Great Sasaki & Kenji Shibuya (June 8, 1968);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Black Gordman defeating Nelson Royal & Paul Jones (February 7, 1969);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Ray Stevens defeating Masa Saito & Kenji Shibuya (October ??, 1969);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine (February 18, 1971);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Billy Graham & Pat Patterson (September 18, 1971);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Johnny & Jimmy Valiant (May 4, 1974);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating The Stomper (Archie Gouldie) (May ??, 1975);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (September ??, 1975);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Ox Baker (November 29, 1975);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating Johnny & Jimmy Valiant (February 9, 1977);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Al Madril defeating Alexi Smirnoff & Bob Roop (June 15, 1977);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Johnny & Jimmy Valiant (December 2, 1978);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Pepper Gomez a huge star in the 50s through the 70s, particularly in California and Texas..
  • 1966: Pepper Gomez did a tour in Australia teaming with Dick Steinborn as the “Whiz Kids”..
  • August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: Pepper Gomez defeated Double X (Red Osbourne)..
  • Pepper Gomez was known as the “Man with a Cast Iron Stomach” – Killer Kowalski couldn’t apply his stomach claw during their matches..
  • May 6, 2004: Pepper Gomez passes away after several weeks of increasing health problems at the age of 77..