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Wrestler: Baron Michele Leone
Real Name: Michele Leone
Birthday: June 8, 1909
Hometown: Pettorano, Abruzzi, Italy
Marital Status: Married to Billie (1954)
Height & Weight: 5'10" - 215 lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: Hanging Neckbreaker
Favorite Moves: Kneedrops
Italian Back Kick
Notable Feuds: Gino Garibaldi
Leo Garibaldi
Dave Levin
Black Guzman

  • Pacific Coast Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA Junior Heavyweight title ();

  • May 21, 1952: Baron Michele Leone wrestled Lou Thesz as the main event on a card that is reputed as wrestling’s first $100,000 gate..
  • ~~~Lou Thesz won the match with Baron Michele Leone in three falls to unify the NWA championship..
  • Baron Michele Leone was such an effective heel, he was actually booed by the fans while wrestling a German during World War II..
  • Baron Michele Leone retired and moved into an apartment building which he owned in Santa Monica called “The Baron’s Castle”..
  • November 14, 1988: Baron Michele Leone was hit by a car and died of the injuries twelve days later..