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Wrestler: Frank Scarpa
Real Name: Manuel Cortez
Birthday:
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Height & Weight: 6'0" - 250 lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Manuel Cortez
Manuel Garza
Gino Martinelli
Ricardo Cortez
Finishing Move: The Knockout Punch
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Pepper Gomez
Killer Kowalski
Bull Curry
Johnny Valentine
The Duseks
Antonio Rocca
Gene Stanlee
Hans Schmidt
Gypsy Joe Gonzalas
Yukon Eric
Don Eagle
Adrian Baillargion
Jackie Fargo

  • Big Time Wrestling United States Heavyweight title ();
  • Big Time Wrestling World Heavyweight title by winning a Tournament (April 27,1967);

  • Frank Scarpa appeared from coast to coast as well as Canada and Mexico throuought the 1940's and 1950's..
  • Pepper Gomez claimed to have stomach hard enough to handle Scarpa's punch, but he tricked him with punch to the jaw!
  • Frank Scarpa sold out the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles for eighteen straight weeks...
  • Frank Scarpa was the top babyface draw for Tony Santo's Big Time Wrestling
  • Frank Scarpa was a box office sensation throughout New England in the 1960's.
  • ~~~His bloody feuds with Bull Curry often caused riots at the Boston Arena..
  • April 27, 1967: Frank Scarpa won the Tournement for the vacated Big Time Wrestling World title in Boston..
  • January 25, 1969: Frank Scarpa died from a heart attack in the ring at the age of 53 ..

  • Special thanks to Mark M for hunting down some of the content and photos for the Frank Scarpa profile...