Marital Status Married Betty Hanson Adopted 2 Children Children: Carol & Don Divorced Betty (1952) Married to Cherie Divorced Cherie (1962)
Previous Names Almer the Great "The Human Orchid"
Favorite Move(s) Pulling trunks & hair The hidden chokehold Knee to the throat Punches Hip toss Backflip
Notable Feuds The Zaharias Brothers Manuel Garza Dutch Hefner Sandor Szabo War Cloud Ali Baba George Temple Sam Menacker Larry Moquin Reggie Siki Dutch Hefner Tito Montez George Temple Emile Dusek Ernie Dusek Hans Scnabel Tony Martinez Enrique Torres Bruno Sammartino Dick the Bruiser Frankie Tabaler James Brothers The Destroyer Ed Carpentier
Title History Pacific Coast Middleweight title defeating Buck Lipscomb (????, 1938); Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight title defeating Pat O` Dowdy (May 19, 1939); Pacific Cost Junior Heavyweight title defeating Billy McEuin (September ??, 1941); Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight title defeating Jack Kiser (September 4, 1941); California State Light Heavyweight title defeating Wild Red Berry (May 8, 1942); Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight title defeating Jack Lipscomb (May 10, 1943); Pacific Coast Light Heavyweight title defeating Tony Ross (November 1, 1943); (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title defeating Enrique Torres (March 26, 1947); (Illinois) World Heavyweight title defeating Walter Palmer (March 4, 1949); AWA (Boston) World Heavyweight title defeating Don Eagle (May 26, 1950); NWA (Georgia) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Don McIntyre (March 7, 1953); NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Billy Wicks (November 12, 1958)
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