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Ronnie Etchison

Title History

 

  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Sonny Myers (October 17, 1947);
  • Montana State Heavyweight title defeating Albert Mills (January 31, 1948);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title defeating Ray Eckert (June 6, 1950);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Sandor Szabo defeating Tom Rice & Hard Boiled Haggerty (October 2, 1951);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Sandor Szabo defeating Mike & Ben Sharpe (February 22, 1952);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating Chris & John Tolos (December 12, 1953);
  • NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating James Blears & Anthol Layton (May 12, 1954);
  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (January ??, 1955);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Ray Stern defeating James Blears & Gene Kiniski (October 25, 1955);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Enrique Torres defeating Mike & Ben Sharpe (December 22, 1956);
  • NWA (Georgia) International Tag Team titles w/Ray Gunkel defeating Don Lee & Jack Dillon (June 13, 1958);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Buddy Rogers defeating Mike Valentino & Gene Dubuque (October 23, 1958);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Alberto Torres defeating Mike & Ben Sharpe (December ??, 1959);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Lee Henning (March 31, 1961);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Dominic Bravo defeating Jerry Graham & Jim Wright (????, 1963);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Dominic Bravo defeating Mike Sharpe & Jim Wright (January 18, 1963);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Dan Miller defeating Kenji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa (July 22, 1963);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Sam Steamboat defeating Swede Hanson & Rip Hawk (October 2, 1965);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Sonny Myers defeating Bob Brown & Bob Geigal (June 16, 1967);
  • NWA (Central States) United States Heavyweight title defeating Jack Donovan (September 9, 1967);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Klondike Bill defeating Bob Brown & Bob Geigal (January 11, 1968);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Harley Race (May 3, 1968);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Sonny Myers defeating Bob Brown & Bob Geigal (May 9, 1968);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Ronnie Etchison was a star in California in the 1950s, billed as “The Wonder Boy”..
  • Ronnie Etchison enjoyed a nearly forty year career in the wrestling business…
  • Ronnie Etchinson held the Central States title so many times he was awarded the belt for his own possession..
  • Ronnie Etchison was a regular referee in the Central States area after his wrestling career was over..
  • Ronnie Etchison trained Bruce Reed (Butch Reed), Ed Wiskowski (Col Debeers), Mike George and David Peterson..
  • After retiring from the business, Ronnie Etchison worked as a bartender in a bar in St. Joe, Missouri..
  • March 4, 1994: Ronnie Etchison (age 73) died several years ago from the ravaging effects of Alzeimer’s..