Waldo Von Erich

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) Southern Tag Team titles w/Fritz Von Erich defeating Mike Clancy & George Becker (October 13, 1958);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Pepper Gomez (June 23, 1961);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Stu Gibson (August ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian Heavyweight title defeating ????????? (July 6, 1964);
  • WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski defeating Luke & Jerry Graham (Febuary 4, 1965);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Tony Borne (August 8, 1966);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Fritz Von Erich defeating Kurt Von Brauner & Al Costello (Febuary 21, 1967);
  • NWA (Texas) American Tag Team titles w/Fritz Von Erich defeating Mike Paidousis & Brute Bernard (September 11, 1967);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Ox Baker (March 15, 1968);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Mario Milano defeating Don Leo Jonathan & Antonio Pugliese (April 4, 1969);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/The Spoiler defeating Tex McKenzie & Billy White Wolf (May 24, 1969);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Karl Von Brauner defeating Billy Red Lyons & Bill Watts (March ??, 1971);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) North American Heavyweight title defeating ?????????? (June ??, 1971);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) World Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Powers (November 20, 1971);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) World Heavyweight title defeating Dominic DeNucci (January 5, 1972);
  • NWA Australasian Tag Team titles w/Hiro Tojo defeating Ron Miller & Larry O` Day (May 13, 1973);
  • NWA Ausra Asian Heavyweight title defeating Spiros Arion (Febuary ??, 1974);
  • NWA (Tri State) North American Heavyweight title (as Great Zimm) defeating Ted DiBiase (????, 1977);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • Walter Sieber learned how to wrestle at the Western YMCA under Red Garner..
  • ~~~One of his fellow trainees was the future wrestler/promoter “Bearman” Dave McKigney..The Wrestler
  • 1957: Walter Sieber began wrestling for Frank Tunney in Toronto’s Maple Leaf Wrestling as “Waldo Von Sieber”..
  • 1962: Walter Sieber wrestled as the masked “Mr. M” in Dick the Bruiser’s Indianapolis until getting unmasked by Bill Melby..
  • 1963: Walter Sieber again wrestled under a mask as “The Great Zim” in Al Tomko’s Vancouver (All-Star Wrestling) promotion..
  • ~~~The Great Zimm held the North American title | The Great Zimm was unmasked after losing a match to Gene Kiniski..
  • 1966: Walter Sieber wrestled under a mask again as “The Green Hornet”..
  • ~~~The Green Hornet was unmasked by Bruno Sammartino & Antonio Pugliese..
  • Walter Sieber wrestled in Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta, Canada..
  • Walter Sieber met the legendary Fritz von Erich (Jack Adkisson), and they became instant “brothers”..Waldo von Erich
  • 1967: Waldo “von Erich” & Fritz von Erich won the NWA American Tag Team titles..
  • Early 1970s: Waldo von Erich held the NWF (Buffalo-Cleveland) World title defeating Johnny Powers..
  • Waldo von Erich peaked in matches against Bruno Sammartino at Madison Square Garden for the WWWF World title..Retired from the Ring
  • 1973: Waldo von Erich first tried to retire, but stuck around until 1979..
  • Waldo von Erich became president of the Cambridge, Ontario based ICW and helps to train wrestlers..
  • Waldo von Erich owned a lake in Northern Ontario for a while, and was building a castle in Belize..
  • Waldo von Erich has lived in Elmira, Ontario since 1972..Legend
  • September 18, 2004–Twin Wrestling: Legends Ceremony for Sweet Daddy Siki, Waldo von Erich, Missing Link & Baron Scicluna..
  • July 5, 2009: Wally Seiber (Waldo Von Erich) passed away at the age of 76 in Kitchener, Ontario at Grand River Hospital.