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Ray Gordon

Title History


  • Iowa Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (December 16, 1961);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Austin (February 9, 1962);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Six Man Tag Team titles w/Mike Riker & Bull Ramos defeating ??????? (September ??, 1969);


Career Highlights


  • Ray Gordon is credited for training 8-time NWA World Heavyweight champion, the legendary Harley Race..
  • Ray Gordon also helped train Arizona star Jody Arnold (billed as the nephew of Don Arnold)..
  • ~~~Jody Arnold often commented on how Gordon was a “freak of nature” who was amazingly strong for his size..
  • Ray Gordon often traveled with Lou Thesz and teamed with him in tag team main events..



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Trained By




Originally: Drasnice, Croatia
Billed: Budapest, Hungary




Finishing Move(s)

The Airplane Spin

Favorite Move(s)

Boston Crab
Stomping Headlock
Various Leglocks

Notable Feuds

Buddy Austin
Don Arnold
Fred Williams
Bulldog Lee Hennig
Spike Jones
The Comancharos
Kangaroo Bob Karson
Matt Gilmore
George Drake
The Assassins
Walter Steele
Chuck Karbo
Henry Piluso
Spike Jones
Killer Kane
Don Jardine
Spike Jones
Enrique Torres
Mark Toba
Terry Garvin