Ron Hill

An Interview with
Ron “The Golden Gladiator” Hill

Title History


Career Highlights


  • Ron “The Golden Gladiator” Hill was Kevin Sullivan’s original trainer in Massachusetts..
  • August 27, 2008: Ron Hill passed away at the age of 73 from complications after hip replacement surgery..

    Rick Hill (Ron’s son) wrote: [My father] picked up gimmick of Cowboy because he worked at a wild west show and they started calling him “Cowboy” when he would show up to wrestle. Finishing moves: He had a variety of them not to be pinned down to only one (pun intended) Favorite moves: Front facelock…..Feuds: Everyone he wrestled… also a lot of promoters…. Title history: World’s Light Heavyweight Champion….. Career highlights: Wrestling the old timers was the greatest time in his career. My father also has a book “When Professional Wrestlers had Cauliflower Ears”