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Wrestler: Hard Boiled Haggerty
Real Name: Don Stansauk
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Hometown: Malibu, California
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Debut: 1952 -Minneapolis-
Previous Gimmicks: Don Sparrow
Don "Hard Boiled" Haggerty
King of the Wrestlers -self proclaimed-
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Notable Feuds: Verne Gagne

  • 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!

    Retirement:
  • 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..