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Wrestler: Don Eagle
Real Name: Carl Donald Bell
Birthday:
Hometown: Originally from Khanawake, Quebec
Moved to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Moved to Columbus, Ohio
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 222 lbs
Trained by: Joe War Eagle (his father)
Debut: 1945
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves: Tomahawk chop
Notable Feuds: Gorgeous George
Hans Schmidt
Frank Sexton

  • AWA (Boston) Heavyweight title;

  • Don Eagle is widely considered the most popular "Indian" wrestler of all time..
  • Don Eagle was a major draw in Ohio, appearing regularly at the old Akron Armory and other areas throughout the state..
  • Don Eagle would travel by road from show to show driving a massive Cadillac with a canoe straped to the top..
  • March 17, 1966: Don Eagle died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 41..
  • ~~~Don Leo Jonathan, Billy Two Rivers & other wrestlers who knew him well maintained Eagle did NOT commit suicide..
  • ~~~~~~They believed that he was the victim of an "accident" for years after the popular grappler's death.