Tarzan Tyler

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Title History

  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Sonny Myers (November 10, 1961);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/The Alaskan defeating Jerry & Nick Kozak (August 17, 1962);
  • NWA (Georgia) International Tag Team titles w/Len Montana (April 1963);
  • (Georgia) World Heavyweight title defeating Eddie Graham (April 19, 1963);
  • (Georgia) World Heavyweight title defeating Dick Steinborn (May 10, 1963);
  • NWA (Georgia) International Tag Team titles w/Len Montana defeating Chief Little Eagle & Dick Steinborn (June 1963);
  • NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/Len Montana defeating Karl & Kurt Von Brauner (October 1963);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Tim Tyler defeating Sam Steamboat & Eddie Graham (November 3, 1964);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Bob Orton Sr. (December 29, 1964);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Fred Blassie defeating Sam Steamboat & Eddie Graham (January 27, 1965);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Bob Orton Sr. (February 24, 1966);
  • NWA (Japan) International Tag Team titles w/Bill Watts defeating Michiaki Yoshimura & Giant Baba (October 6, 1967);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Big O (Johnny Valentine) (June 14, 1968);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles w/Louie Tillet defeating Joe Scarpa & Jose Lothario (October 29, 1968);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Stan Pulaski (October 18, 1969);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title (October 3, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Jack Brisco [Tournament] (October 29, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Jack Brisco (December 15, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title (December 22, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Jack Brisco (January 19, 1971);
  • WWWF Tag Team titles w/Luke Graham won a tournament (June 1971);
  • WWWF International Tag Team titles w/Luke Graham defeating The Mongols (November 12, 1971);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title won a tournament (December 22, 1972);

Career Highlights

  • Tarzan Tyler began wrestling in the 50s in Montreal and was known as Tarzan Tourville for a few years..
  • Tarzan Tyler was the master of the loaded boot, he tapped his boot three times on the mat, and lay a series of kicks into his opponent..
  • Early 1960s: Tarzan Tyler was the booker in Florida..
  • June 4, 1971: Crazy Luke Graham & Tarzan Tyler defeated Dick the Bruiser & The Sheik for the WWWF Tag Team title..
  • ~~~The doctor told him he will never wrestle again. He was in a wheel chair for almost 9 month..
  • 1973: Tarzan Tyler had his back broken when he took a bad fall in a match with Andre the Giant..
  • 1980s: Tarzan Tyler worked as a manager for Dino Bravo’s promotion..
  • December 24, 1985: Tarzan Tyler was killed in an automobile accident in Quebec around the age of 58.