||Hard Boiled Haggerty
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Don "Hard Boiled" Haggerty
King of the Wrestlers -self proclaimed-
NWA World Tag Team titles (aka Upper Midwest Tag Team titles) w/Kinji Shibuya (April 22, 1958);
NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Ray Eckert (April 4, 1950);
Pacific Coast (California) Tag Team titles w/Tom Rice (September 5, 1951);
Pacific Coast (California) Tag Team titles w/Tom Rice (January 29, 1954);
NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Stu Gibson (June 3, 1955);
Hawaiian Tag Team titles w/Bill Savage (January 27, 1960);
Hawaiian Tag Team titles w/Butcher Vachon (April 13, 1960).
AWA World Tag Team titles w/Len Montana (October 4, 1960);
AWA World Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski (March 18, 1961);
AWA World Tag Team titles w/Gene Kiniski (July 18, 1961);
AWA World Tag Team titles w/Bob Geigel (September 26, 1961);
WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/The Destroyer (July 30, 1964);
WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/The Destroyer (November 3, 1964);
Hawaiian Heavyweight title (February 24, 1965);
WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/El Shereef (aka Jerry Woods) (October 28, 1966);
WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/El Shereef (Early 1967);
In The Beginning:
Don Stansauk was an ex-pro football player who became an actor after his wrestling days..
~~~~He appeared in Dirty Harry, Paint Your Wagon, Mickey & Maude and The Muppet Movie..
It was the late (promoter) Wally Karbo, that dubbed Don Stansauk as "Hard Boiled Haggerty"..
Hard Boiled Haggerty was a solid main eventer in the upper Midwest and in California and Hawaii..
Hard Boiled Haggerty was a frequent competitor in the WWA promotion in Hawaii..
American Wrestling Association:
September 1960: Hard Boiled Haggerty defeated Gene Kiniski for the AWA United States Heavyweight title..
October 4, 1960: Hard Boiled Haggerty & Len Montana beat Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski to win the AWA Tag Team titles..
October 17, 1960: Mister M (Bill Miller) defeated Hard Boiled Haggerty for the AWA United States Heavyweight title..
March 18, 1961: Hard Boiled Haggerty chose Gene Kiniski as his partner after Len Montana broke his leg during their reign as champions..
May 23, 1961: Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski to capture the AWA Tag Team titles..
July 19, 1961: Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini for the AWA World tag team titles..
~~~Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kiniski split up and had a match to determine who would keep the Tag Team belts..
~~~Hard Boiled Haggerty defeated Gene Kiniski and chose Bob Geigel as his partner..
November 16, 1961: Dale Lewis & Pat Kennedy defeated Hard Boiled Haggerty & Bob Geigel for the AWA Tag Team titles!
June 20, 2003: Don "Hard Boiled" Haggerty was in a car accident in Los Angeles and suffered a broken neck and other injuries..
January 28, 2004: Don "Hard Boiled Haggerty passes away at the at of 78 at his home in Malibu, CA..
"Irish" Pat McClarty used the "Hard Boiled Haggerty" name in California in 1939..
Benny Rosen and Lou Reyhneer also used the "Hard Boiled Haggerty" name during their career..
There was another wrestler named Babe Sharkey who had the similar handle, Hard Boiled HANNIGAN..