Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1957

By: Karl Stern (@wiwcool)


02-1958: Angelo Savoldi wins the NWA World Junior title over Mike Clancy in Oklahoma City, OK.

03-28-1958: Curt Hennig is born. He is the son of pro wrestler Larry Hennig.

04-18-1958: Gordon McKinley dies following a match with Len Montana in Youngstown, OH.

05-22-1958: Bobo Brazil & Whipper Billy Watson defeat Reggie & Stan Lisowski for the Canadian Open tag team championship.

06-02-1958: Lex Luger (Larry Pfohl) is born.

06-05-1958: Dory Funk, Sr. defeats Angelo Savoldi for the NWA World Junior title in Amarillo, TX.

07-11-1958: Angelo Savoldi recaptures the NWA World Junior title from Dory Funk, Sr. in Oklahoma City, OK.

07-19-1958: Robert Gibson is born.

08-14-1958: Bobby Eaton is born.

08-22-1958: Stevie Ray (Lane Huffman) is born.

08-27-1958: Rikidozan finally defeats Lou Thesz for the NWA International title at the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium.

09-01-1958: Eddie & Jerry Graham win the WWWF U.S. tag team titles from Mark Lewin & Don Curtis in Washington DC.

12-11-1958: Mark Lewin & Don Curtis regain the WWWF U.S. tag team titles from Eddie & Jerry Graham in Washington DC.

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Bobo Brazil

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