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In Memoriam

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Paying respects...

Powerhouse Wrestling could not be where it is today without the individuals who paved the way for the wrestlers, this company and the future of professional wrestling.
 
"Gorgeous George" George Wagner
December 26, 1963
 
"Dory Funk, Sr." Dorrance Wilhelm Funk
(May 4, 1919 - June 3, 1973)
 
"Grand Wizard" Ernie Roth
(June 7, 1929 - October 12, 1983)
 
"David Von Erich" David Adkinson
(son of Fritz Von Erich; brother of Michael, Kevin, Kerry and Chris Von Erich)
(July 22, 1958 - February 10, 1984)
 
Vincent J. McMahon, Sr. (father of Vincent K. McMahon, Jr.)
May 17, 1984
 
"Michael Von Erich" Michael Adkisson
(son of Fritz Von Erich; brother of Kevin, Kerry, David and Chris Von Erich)
(March 2, 1964 - April 12, 1987)
 
"Adorable" Adrian Adonis" Keith Franke
(1954 - July 4, 1988)
 
"Haystacks Calhoun" William Dee Calhoun
(August 3, 1934 - December 7, 1989)
 
"Gory Guerrero" Salvador Guerrero Quesada
(inventor of the Camel Clutch)
(January 11, 1921 - April 18, 1990)
 
Patrick (Pat) O'Connor
(first & only man from New Zealand to be crowned NWA World Heavyweight Champion)
(1924 - August 16, 1990)
 
Vivian Vachon
(1951 - August 25, 1991)
 
"Chris Von Erich" Christopher Adkisson
(son of Fritz Von Erich; brother of Michael, Kevin, Kerry and David Von Erich)
(September 30, 1969 - September 12, 1991)
 
Wilbur Snyder (inventor of the Abdominal Stretch)
(September 15, 1929 - December 27, 1991)
 
"Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers" Herman Rohde
(creator of the Figure Four Leglock)
(February 20, 1921 - June 26, 1992)
 
"Andre The Giant" Andre Rene Rousimoff
(May 19, 1946 - January 27, 1993)
 
"Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich" Kerry Gene Adkisson
(son of Fritz Von Erich; brother of Michael, Kevin, David and Chris Von Erich)
(February 3, 1960 - February 18, 1993)
 
"Dino Bravo" Adolfo Bresciano
(August 6, 1948 - March 11, 1993)
 
Joey Morella (former WWF Referee; son of Gorilla Monsoon)
July 4, 1994
 
"Boris Malenko" Larry Simon (father of Dean Malenko)
(1933 - September 1, 1994)
 
"Love Machine" Arthur (Art) Leon Barr
(former tag team partner of Eddie Guerrero)
(October 8, 1966 - November 23, 1994)
 
"Hot Stuff" Thomas Edward (Eddie) Gilbert (Jr.)
(former booker for Eastern Championship Wrestling; later renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling)
(August 14, 1961 - February 18, 1995)
 
"Big John Studd" John William Minton
(1950 - March 3, 1995)
 
"Junkyard Dog" Sylvester Ritter
(December 13, 1953 - March 20, 1995)
 
"The Crippler" Raymond (Ray) Stevens
(September 5, 1935 - May 5, 1996)
 
"Dick Murdoch" Hoyt R. Murdoch
June 15, 1996
 
"Sapphire" Juanita Wright
(former manager of "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes)
(1935 - September 10, 1996)
 
"Stan "The Man" Stasiak" George E. Stipich
(father of Former WCW, WWF and WWE Superstar Shawn Stasiak)
(April 13, 1937 - June 1997)
 
"Fritz Von Erich" Jack B. Adkisson
(father of Michael, Kevin, Kerry, David and Chris Von Erich)
(August 16, 1929 - September 19, 1997)
 
Brian Pillman
(May 22, 1962 - October 5, 1997)
 
"Bobo Brazil" Houston Harris
(July 10, 1924 - January 20, 1998)
 
"Louie Spicolli" Louis Mucciolo, Jr.
February 15, 1998
 
"Ravishing" Rick Rude" Richard Rood
(1958 - April 20, 1999)
 
Owen Hart
(son of Stu Hart & Helen Hart; brother of Bret "Hit Man" Hart; brother-in-law of "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith)
(May 7, 1965 - May 23, 1999)
 
Brian Hildebrand (former WCW Referee Mark Curtis)
September 8, 1999
 
"Gorilla Monsoon" Robert Morella
(father of former WWF Referee Joey Morella)
(June 4, 1937 - October 6, 1999)
 
"Boston Bad Boy" Tony Rumble" Anthony David Magliaro
(November 6, 1956 - November 14, 1999)
 
"Hiro Matsuda" Yasuhiro Kojima
November 27, 1999
 
Bobby Duncum, Jr.
(August 26, 1965 - January 27, 2000)
 
"Gordon Solie" Francis Jonard Labiak
(January 29, 1929 - July 27, 2000)
 
"Yokozuna" Rodney Anoa'i
(October 2, 1966 - October 23, 2000)
 
"Johnny Valentine" John Wisniski, Sr.
(father of Greg "The Hammer" Valentine)
(September 22, 1929 - April 23, 2001)
 
Terry "Bam Bam" Gordy (member of the Fabulous Freebirds)
(April 23, 1961 - July 16, 2001)
 
"Gentleman" Chris Adams
(October 10, 1955 - October 7, 2001)
 
Helen Hart
(mother of Bret "Hit Man" Hart & Owen Hart; mother-in-law of "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith; wife of Stu Hart)
November 4, 2001
 
"Wahoo McDaniel" Ed McDaniel
(June 19, 1938 - April 19, 2002)
 
"Lou Thesz" Alouysius Martin Thesz
(April 26, 1916 - April 28, 2002)
 
Randy Anderson (former WCW Referee)
May 7, 2002
 
"Big Dick Dudley" Alex Ruzzo
May 16, 2002
 
"British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith
(brother-in-law of Owen Hart & Bret "Hit Man" Hart; son-in law of Stu Hart & Helen Hart)
(November 27, 1962 - May 18, 2002)
 
"Flyboy Rocco Rock" Theodore (Ted) Petty (member of Public Enemy)
(August 5, 1963 - September 18, 2002)
 
"Mr. Wrestling" Tim Woods" George Woodin
(1934 - November 30, 2002)
 
"The Original Sheik" Edward George Farhat (uncle of Sabu)
(June 9, 1926 - January 17, 2003)
 
"Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig (son of Larry "The Ax" Hennig)
(March 28, 1958 - February 10, 2003)
 
"Miss Elizabeth" Elizabeth Heulette
(former manager of Macho Man Randy Savage)
(November 19, 1960 - May 1, 2003)
 
"Classy" Freddie Blassie" Frederick Blassman
(February 8, 1918 - June 2, 2003)
 
"Pitbull #2" Anthony Durante
(1967 - September 24, 2003)
 
Stuart (Stu) Edward Hart
(husband of Helen Hart; father of Owen Hart & Bret "Hit Man" Hart; father-in-law of "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith)
(May 3, 1915 - October 16, 2003)
 
"Road Warrior Hawk" Michael Hegstrand
(January 26, 1958 - October 19, 2003)
 
"Crash Holly" Michael John Lockwood
(August 25, 1971 - November 6, 2003)
 
John (Jack) Tunney (former "President" of the World Wrestling Federation)
January 24, 2004
 
"Hercules" Raymond Hernandez
(May 7, 1956 - March 6, 2004)
 
"Big Boss Man" Raymond Traylor
(May 2, 1962 - Saptember 22, 2004)
 
"Chris Candido" Chris Candito
(March 21, 1972 - April 28, 2005)
 
Daniel "Spider" Quirk
May 28, 2005
 
Lord Alfred Hayes
(August 1928 - July 21, 2005)
 
"Latino Heat" Eddie Guerrero
(October 9, 1967 - November 13, 2005)
 
"Johnny Grunge" Michael Dunham (former member of Public Enemy)
February 16, 2006
 
"Earthquake" John Tenta
June 22, 1963 - June 7, 2006
 
Robert (Bob) Dale Orton, Sr.
(father of Cowboy Bob Orton; grandfather of Randy Orton)
July 14, 2006
 
Scott Charles "Bam Bam" Bigelow
January 19, 2007
 
"Mike Awesome" Michael Lee Alfonso
February 17, 2007
 
"Bad News Allen/Brown" Allen James Coage
March 6, 2007
 
"Big Cat" Ernest (Ernie) Ladd
March 10, 2007
 
"Golden Boy" Arnold Skaaland
March 13, 2007
 
"Sensational" Sherri Martel
June 15, 2007
 
"Wonan" Nancy Elizabeth Daus-Sullivan-Benoit
June 23, 2007
 
Christopher (Chris) Michael Benoit
June 25, 2007
 
"John Kronus" George Caiazo (former member of The Eliminators)
July 19, 2007
 
"Crush" Brian Adams
August 13, 2007
 
"Missing Link" Byron Robertson
August 16, 2007
 
"Fabulous Moolah" Lillian Ellison
November 2, 2007
 
And to all the other individuals who sacrificed everything to entertain all of the Professional Wrestling fans all over the world.
The World Thanks You.
We Will Miss You.
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