Ray Villmer

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Title History

 

  • California State Heavyweight title by winning a Tournament (May 21, 1941);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Don McIntyer (October 16, 1953);
  • Central States Heavyweight title defeating Joe Dusek (December 16, 1954);
  • Central States Heavyweight title defeating Lu Kim (1955);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating ????? (February 13, 1959);
  • Gulf Coast Heavyweight title -as The Mighty Yankee- defeating Papa Pasquale (July 15, 1959);
  • Gulf Coast Heavyweight title -as The Mighty Yankee- awarded (December 9, 1964);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Ray Villmer held the Gulf Coast title twice under the mask as The Mighty Yankee (1959 & 1964)..
  • Ray Villmer had a fairly successful 30+ year career that spanned the 30s until the early 60s..
  • January 9, 2005: Ray Villmer passed away at the age of 92..

    St. Petersburg Times (FL) – January 15, 2005:

    VILLMER, RAY, 92, of Tallahassee, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2005). He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He was a former professional wrestler and was retired from GAF Corp. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Michael; a brother, George, St. Louis; and a granddaughter. Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee.