Tex McKenzie

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Title History

  • NWA (Toronto) Canadian Open Tag Team titles w/ Billy Watson defeating Al and Tiny Mills (January 7, 1954);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Tag Team titles w/ Ilio DiPaolo defeating Al and Tiny Mills (November 2, 1954);
  • (Vancouver) Northwest Tag Team titles w/Ken Kenneth (November 9, 1955);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/ Ramon Torres defeating Mike and Ben Sharpe (September 21, 1957);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Killer Kowalski (July 1967);
  • IWA (Australia) World Heavyweight title defeating Toru Tanaka (November 15, 1968);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/ Billy White Wolf defeating Spoiler and Waldo Von Erich (April 25, 1969);
  • NWA Western States Heavyweight title defeating Dory Funk Sr. (November 13, 1969);
  • AWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Tarzan Tyler (October 10, 1970);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Red Bastien (1974);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/ Ken Patera defeating Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza (July 22, 1974);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/ Johnny Valentine defeating Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza (September 23, 1974);

Career Highlights

  • Early 50s: Jack Pfefer launched young Hugh McKenzie’s career as “Goliath” in Texas.
  • Tex McKenzie made significant impressions everywhere he went; Australia, Canada, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Amarillo, Detroit etc.
  • Tex McKenzie was inducted into the Stampede (Calgary) Wrestling Hall of Fame and Northwest Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  • Tex McKenzie designed and built a number of private homes in the Northwestern area of the state of Washington.
  • May 31, 2001: Tex McKenzie passed away at the age of 70.
  • Tex McKenzie is said to have been stricken with an abdominal aortic aneurysm while on his boat in the waters off Vancouver Island.