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Happy Humphrey

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Career Highlights


  • After Happy Humphrey retired from the ring, he lost so much weight that he made the Guinness Book of World Records..
  • Happy Humphrey was billed at 750 lbs. once fought Haystacks Calhoun in a match (pictured above)..
  • ~~~Haystacks Calhoun won when Happy Humphrey couldn’t get back into the ring by the count of 20..
  • June 30, 1960–New Orleans LA: Happy Humphrey defeated Billy Cox & Black Panther (unmasked as Tony Neopolitan)..
  • July 7, 1960–New Orleans LA: Happy Humphrey & Adrian Baillargeon beat Tony Neopolitan & Jesse Jiminez & Tony Jiminez..
  • Happy Humphrey played the part of “Tiny” in the 1975 motion picture “Moonrunner”..
  • March 14, 1989: Happy Humphrey passed away…

    Tom Wrote: His total weight loss was about 600 lbs. I read that he gained most of it back prior to his death. Also Harley Race’s first job in the wrestling business was as a driver for Happy as he was too large to drive.



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July 16, 1926





750 lbs

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