Chuck Karbo

Title History


  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Chati Yokouchi defeating Skandor Akbar & Danny Hodge (December ??, 1967);
  • NWA (Tri State) North American Heavyweight title by winning a tournament (????, 1969);
  • NWA (Tri State) North American Heavyweight title defeating Danny Hodge (????, 1969);


Career Highlights


  • Chuck Karbo was a mainstay in the Leroy McGuirk’s Tri-State Wrestling territory based in Oklahoma..
  • Chuck Karbo wrestled in many places throughout the 60s & 70s, including the Midwest, Southwest, Southeast, Mex, Can & Jap.
  • Chuck Karbo’s name was sometimes erroneously spelled as Carbo on the cards and in magazine results.
  • 1965: Chuck Karbo & Kentucky Butcher had a main event feud with The Kentuckians at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.
  • Though often on the move, Chuck Karbo always seemed to return to Arizona for love of the winter climate..
  • ~~~He took to working in one of the copper mines, where he lost an eye and ended his wretsling career..
  • ~~~~A freak accident occured one day when an electric mine cart hit him in the face and he lost an eye..
  • Chuck Karbo later opened a bar in Casa Grande, Arizona, where he almost died at the hands of a knife-toting drunken customer.
  • While an exact death date has never been confirmed, rumors of his passing have existed since the early 1990s..