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Former NWA & AWA world champion Gene Kiniski passed away this morning at the age of 81.
He had been battling cancer for years and was hospitalized due to heart failure earlier this year.
How come the Million Dollar Championship is not mentioned here? If Ted Dibiase just wore the belt and claimed to be the Million Dollar CHampion and never defended it what-so-ever, I would understand no mention, but the fact that he had defended it on a few occasions, and lost it to Virgil, then regained it again suggests that not only did the Championship exist, it has a history.
Your lineage for SmackDown's Tag Team Championship ends at the unification, where in truth it has never stopped.
Former world heavyweight champion Jack Brisco passed away on 2010/02/01 at the age of 68.
In Japan, he is most rememberd as the world champion whom Giant Baba defeated to become the first Asian to hold the prestigeous title.
Found out that John Swenski defeated Bob Kenaston on 39/03/27 in Tulsa, OK for the NWA (Association) World Junior Heavyweight Title.
The 39/04/02 issue of The Oklahoman says that Swenski defeated Kenaston "in Tulsa last Monday."
Hugh Nichols has two potential dates listed for him winning the championship. It loooks like April 28, 1937 might be the real one as he was referred to as champion in Lima, Ohio, on May 11, 1937. The belt was not on the line, though, when he beat Tiger Moore.
Takashi Matsunaga, the founder and former chairman of All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, passed away on 2009/07/11 due to pneumonia at the age of 73.
He is one of those who should be included in any "hall of fame" of pro-wrestling.
Just the day after Mitsuharu Misawa died, Tetsuo "Ted" Tanabe passed out after an Osaka Pro card. He remained to be unconscious at hospital and passed away at 12:23pm on 2009/06/15.
Tanabe (no relation to me, by the way) debuted as a referee in 1987 with the old Japan Women's Pro Wrestling. When Gran Hamada and he Shinmas started the Universal Pro-Wrestling, the first "lucharesu" organization, in 1990, Tanabe joined them. Between 1992 and 2006, ...
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