Tony Parisi

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Title History

  • WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Johnny Valentine defeating Bill & Dan Miller (Febaury 21, 1966);
  • WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Spiros Arion defeating Smasher Sloan & Baron Mikel Scicluna (December 8, 1966);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Pedro Morales defeating Freddie Blassie & Buddy Austin (December 1967);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Mario Milano defeating Brute Bernard & Skull Murphy (April 1968);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Dominic DeNucci defeating Killer Karl Kox & Skull Murphy (May 1968);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Wahoo McDaniel (1969);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Don Leo Jonathan defeating Brute Bernard & Skull Murphy (Febuary 21, 1969);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Don Leo Jonathan defeating The Spoiler & Mario Milano (March 1969);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Mark Lewin defeating Swede Hanson & Rip Hawk (May 15, 1970);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) World Tag Team titles w/Dominic DeNucci defeating Johnny & Don Fargo (May 1972);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) World Tag Team titles w/Luis Hernandez (December 1972);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) World Tag Team titles w/Dominic DeNucci defeating Yoshino Sato & Mitsu Arakawa (March 1973);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Dominic DeNucci defeating Toru Tanaka & Dick Slater (January 1975);
  • WWWF Tag Team titles w/Louis Cerdan defeating Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Lanza (November 18, 1975);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Gino Brito defeating Gilles Poisson & Sailor White (1982);
  • WWF International Heavyweight title (1982);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Gino Brito defeating Pierre Lefebvre & Pat Patterson (January 1983);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Gino Brito defeating Pierre Lefebvre & Pat Patterson (December 12, 1983);
  • IWA (Montreal) International Tag Team titles w/Dino Bravo defeating Pierre Lefebvre & Frenchy Martin (Febuary 20, 1984);

Career Highlights

  • Tony Parisi wrestled in the WWWF as “Antonio Pugliese”, billed as a cousin of Bruno Sammartino..
  • 1974: Tony Parisi (as Antonio Pugliese) wrestled Jack Brisco for the NWA World title in Toronto..
  • Tony Parisi (as Antonio Pugliese) teamed with Louis Cerdan (aka Gino Brito) to defeat the Blackjacks for the WWWF Tag Team titles..
  • 1983: Tony Parisi again teamed with Gino Brito to win the International Tag Team titles in Montreal..
  • 1984: Tony Parisi teamed with Dino Bravo to win the International tag titles again..
  • Tony Parisi also formed tag teams with Tony Marino, Dominic Denucci & Bruno Sammartino Jr (David Sammartino)..
  • Tony Parisi was a babyface Italian-Canadian on Toronto & Montreal in the 60s & 70s..
  • Tony Parisi won the Australian version of the world tag title with Dominic Denucci..
  • Tony Parisi won the Australian version of the world tag title twice with Don Leo Jonathan..
  • Tony Parisi operated a motel and restaurant in Niagara Falls until his death from a heart attack on Aug. 19, 2000 at age 58.