Wilhelm Ruska

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Title History

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Wilhelm Ruska was the World Heavyweight Judo Champion in 1967 & 1971 and runner up in 1969 (open weight)..
  • 1972: Wilhelm Ruska won two Gold Medels at the Munich Olympics representing Holland in the “Judo” competion”..
  • March 1978 – WWWF circuit: Wilhelm Ruska defeated Seiji Sakaguchi in a series of “Judo Jacket” matches..
  • March 27, 1978 – WWWF – Boston Garden: Chief Jay Strongbow & Peter Miavia beat Seiji Sakaguchi & Wilhelm Ruska..
  • May 26, 1978 – WWWF/NJPW: Bad News Allen & Kotetsu Yamamoto defeated Wilhelm Ruska & Baron Mikel Scicluna..
  • May 28, 1978 – WWWF/NJPW: Wilhelm Ruska defeated Kotetsu Yamamoto with an Arm-lock Submission..
  • May 29, 1978 – WWWF/NJPW: Wilhelm Ruska defeated Kengo Kimura with an Arm-lock Submission..
  • May 30, 1978 – WWWF/NJPW: Wilhelm Ruska defeated Yoshiaki Fujiwara..
  • May 31, 1978 – WWWF/NJPW: Wilhelm Ruska defeated Makoto Arakawa with an Argentina Back-breaker submission..
  • June 1, 1978 – WWWF/NJPW: Wilhelm Ruska defeated Osamu Kido with an Arm-lock Submission..
  • Wilhelm Ruska still lives in Holland. He has suffered a stroke and isn’t in great shape..