- Wolverine Wrestling Michigan Heavyweight title defeating Jim Hady (October 25, 1967);
- Wolverine Wrestling Michigan Heavyweight title defeating Dick Garza (October 22, 1970);
- MCW Michigan Heavyweight title defeating Dick Garza (March 18, 1981);
- Ricky “Crusher” Cortez was a mainstay in Detroit and could have been a bigger star if he travelled some more..
- July 26, 1961: NWA World champion Buddy Rogers defeated Ricky Cortez in San Antonio, Texas..
- February 19, 2005: Ricky Cortez was inducted into the Midwest Championship Wrestling Hall of Fame..
- May 16, 2008: Ricky Cortez (77) passed away from a sudden heart attack at the age of 77.. [www.wrestlingfigs.com]
Resides in Garden City, Michigan