Wilbur Snyder

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Title History

  •  NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Verne Gagne (April 7, 1956);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Hans Schmidt (February 19, 1957);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Verne Gagne (November 15, 1958);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Angelo Poffo (May 2, 1959);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Fritz Von Erich ();
  • AWA (Indiana) World Tag Team titles w/Dick the Bruiser defeating Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff (November 5, 1963);
  • AWA (Indiana) World Tag Team titles w/Dick the Bruiser defeating Ciclon Negro & Masked Terror (December 10, 1963);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder [First Ever Champions] (April 25, 1964);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Nicoli Volkoff & Angelo Poffo (September 4, 1964);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Moose Cholak (December 25, 1965);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating The Assassins (Mitchell & Tomasso) (June 11, 1966);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Luis Martinez (July 23, 1966);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Pat O’Connor (September 24, 1968);
  • NWA (Ohio) United States Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Reginald Love & Hartford Love (April 3, 1969);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Moose Cholak (December 26, 1970);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Paul Christy (August 21, 1971);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Pepper Gomez (May 4, 1974);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Dominic Denucci (March 4, 1978);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Pepper Gomez (December 2, 1978);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Spike Huber (August 16, 1980);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Spike Huber (February 1982);

Career Highlights

  • Wilbur Snyder graduated from Van Nuys High School, where he won four letters in football, as well as being a gymnast..
  • Wilbur Snyder married his high school sweetheart Shirlee..
  • Wilbur Snyder headed to the University of Utah in 1948-49 to play football..
  • Wilbur Snyder joined the wrestling team in College to keep in shape for football..
  • Wilbur Snyder was trained for the pro ranks by Warren Bockwinkel and Sandor Szazbo..
  • July 19, 1961: Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini for the AWA World tag team titles..
  • August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: Wilbur Snyder defeated Mitsu Arakawa..
  • December 25, 1991: Wilbur Snyder passes away due to Lymphatic leukemia/heart failure at age 62..