Bill White (wrestler)
|Born||February 27, 1945|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S
|Died||September 7, 2021(aged 76)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Bill White|
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Billed weight||250 lb (110 kg)|
Professional wrestling careerEdit
In 1964, while assisting an amateur wrestling coach at a Catholic high school in Florida, in Tampa, he helped professional wrestler Eddie Graham put on a wrestling demonstration at a youth camp. After viewing a professional wrestling event, he tried out for the sport because he was told he might have potential. He then began wrestling in Nashville, Tennessee under the tutelage of promoter Nick Gulas. He wrestled in Tennessee for approximately a year.
He then traveled to Southern California, where he worked for Roy Shire from 1965 to 1967. While in the territory, he wrestled Pat Patterson, Ray Stevens, and Mr. Fuji. White then began to wrestle for Vincent J. McMahon's World Wide Wrestling Federation where he faced opponents such as Johnny Rodz, Chief Jay Strongbow (Joe Scarpa), Jimmy Valiant, Victor Rivera and Don Muraco.
White toured for both All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling and had a successful run in World Class Championship Wrestling winning the Texas Tag Team title with El Gran Goliath on February 26, 1979 before moving on to the Eastern territories.
In 1981, White wrestled for Eddie Graham in Georgia Championship Wrestling. Here, he worked with "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and the following year, he began a stint in Jim Crockett Promotions, working alongside wrestling legends such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
After retiring from wrestling in 1987, White began a career in private enterprise. He later settled in South Carolina, working as an insurance adjuster. In addition, he was a truck driver, certified scuba diver, and professional wrestling trainer. White died on September 7, 2021 at the age of 76.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- "Bill White Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- Nation, Ryan (July 12, 2006). "Bill White: Solid blue-collar worker". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- Bill White, dead at 76, was journeyman wrestler, cribbage champ