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Ken Mantell

Title History


  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Tom Jones defeating Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente (August 21, 1972);
  • NWA (Pacific Northwest) Tag Team titles w/Bull Ramos defeating Steven Little Bear & Dutch Savage (June 1, 1973);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Danny Hodge (December 19, 1973);
  • NWA (Central States) World Tag Team titles w/Ron Bass defeating ??????? (November ??, 1975);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Dean Ho defeating Goliath & Black Gordman (July 2, 1976);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Chavo Guerrero (October 15, 1976);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating The Wrestling Pro (March 22, 1977);
  • Mid South Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDaniel [Tournament] (July 25, 1980);


Career Highlights

Championship Wrestling From Florida:

  • Ken Mantell is the brother of fellow wrestler Johnny Mantell
  • 1970: Ken Mantell debut in Florida as Ken Lusk..
  • 1971 – Championship Wrestling From Florida: Inferno #2 defeated Ken Lusk ..
  • 1971 – Championship Wrestling From Florida: The Masked Champion (Tarzan Tyler) & Inferno #1 beat Ken Lusk & Bob Roop..
  • 1975: Ken Mantell made history by defeating Danny Hodge for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight title ending Hodges final reign..World Class Championship Wrestling:
  • 1984: Checkmate (Les Thornton) defeated Ken Mantell…
  • 1984: Ken Mantell defeated Cocoa Samoa in an excellent match..Wild West Wrestling:
  • Ken Mantell ran a promotion called “Wild West Wrestling” that was rivals with Fritz von Erich’s WCCW in Texas..



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1970 (Florida)






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