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Mighty Atlas

Title History


  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title;
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title;
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles;
  • NWA (Mid America) Tag Team titles;
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title;


Career Highlights


  • Morris Shapiro was a stunt man for an Abbott and Costello movie called “Here Come the Coeds”..
  • 1962: The Mighty Atlas served as “counselor” or “advisor” for the team of Don Curtis & Mark Lewin..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In that role, The Mighty Atlas detested the term of “manager”.
  • October 28, 1999: Morris “Mighty Atlas” Shapiro passed away in Arizona..A Letter from Vicky O’Donnell (Morris Shapiro’s grand-daughter): I am one of the grandchildren of Morris Shapiro and just wanted to thank you for acknowledging our Grandfather. Even though he has been gone for quite some time, his memory lives on…… He was a facinating man. He will never be forgotten. Our broad shoulders and body strength will always be a reminder of the family heritage we have thru him.

    I also wanted to let you know that he died peacefully in Henderson, Nevada in an assisted living facility. Although dimensia left him a bit confused in his last few years and severe arthritis left him in a wheel chair, he was pleasant and still interesting to be around. Cauliflower ears and all, his story is forever a part of our lives and we are proud to have called him Grandpa.

    He left behind
    [1 son]
    ~Macey Irving Shapiro
    [1 grand-son]
    ~Master Sergeant Macey Fredrick Shapiro, United States Army
    [5 great-grand-sons]
    ~Dustin Phillip Shapiro
    ~John Michael Glomski
    ~Steven Philip Glomski
    ~Kevin Matthew O’Donnell
    ~Matthew Michael O’Donnell
    [3 grand-daughters]
    ~Ritalee Shapiro
    ~Gina Marie Glomski
    ~Victoria Jean O’Donnell
    [5 great-grand-daughters]
    ~Alicia Marie Stenzel
    ~Andrea Lynn Lewis
    ~Lindsay Lee Shapiro
    ~Nicole Marie Linville
    ~Amanda Lee Linville
    [8 -Great-Great-Grandchildren]
    ~Kendall Shapiro
    ~Jessiah Camara
    ~Mikayla Stenzel
    ~Dakota Stenzel
    ~Hailey Marie and MaceyJo Lewis (Identical twin sisters)
    ~Aubrey and Lexy Lewis




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April 1, 1914


Brooklyn, New York




220 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

The Full Nelson (Atlas Lock)

Favorite Move(s)

Notable Feuds

Primo Carnera
Jan Blears
Rudy Valentine
Pete Sauer
Antone Leone