Moose Cholak

Title History


  • IWA (Chicago) World Heavyweight title defeating Fred Blassie (June 17, 1963);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Assassins (December 25, 1965);
  • NWF (Cleveland/Buffalo) North American Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (October ??, 1968);
  • NWA (Ohio) United States Tag Team titles w/Johnny Powers defeating Mike & Doc Gallagher (????, 1969);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Wilbur Snyder defeating Don Kent & Al Costello (December 26, 1970);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Paul Christy defeating David & Jerry Novak (Febuary 12, 1977);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Ed George defeating ???????? (April ??, 1978);


Career Highlights


  • Edward Cholak played football at the University of Wisconsin..
  • Edward Cholak went on to the Navy, where he was a Seabee during the Korean Conflict..
  • Edward Cholak was the Navy Wrestling and Boxing Champion during his tenure in the service..
  • Mid 1950s: Moose Cholak began to appear in action all over the Midwest and Northeast..
  • Moose Cholak wore a rack of antlers that had to be at least three feet on each side and weighed around 125 pounds..
  • ~~~It would then take two ring attendants to take the huge Moose head back to the dressing room..
  • Moose Cholak would come to the ring and stop on the ring apron and let out a very loud MMMMOOOOOOOO..
  • Edward Cholak owned a bar called the Calumet Beach Inn which was literally under the Chicago Skyway (I-90) – sold bar in 80s..
  • Edward Cholak was also an engineer with the City of Chicago and ran his father’s bar as often as time would permit..
  • October 31, 2002: Edward Cholak died of pneumonia (developed after suffering a stroke) in Hammond, Indiana..
  • June 1, 2005: Mary “Arlene” Cholak (wife of Edward Cholak) passed away at the age of 70..
  • ~~~Moose Cholak has often been described as the Midwest’s version of Gorilla Monsoon..