Wrestler: Tony Lanza
Real Name:
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Marital Status: Married to Margot Gravel
Had a son and a daughter
Height & Weight: 6' - 250lbs
Trained by: Emile Maupas
Previous Gimmicks: Young Sandor
Lario Lanza
The Black Mask
The Strangler (1950)
The Hooded Terror
The Gorilla (1961)
The Black Devil (1965)
The Caruzo of the Ring
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Notable Feuds:

  • Tony Lanza got his start as the photographer of Ben & Joe Wieder's Magazine..
  • Tony Lanza was the official photographer of the All Star, Grand Prix and International Wrestling promotion in Montreal..
  • Tony Lanza began training in BodyBuilding before making the jump to professional wrestling in 1949..
  • 1973: Tony Lanza retired from in-ring action, at the age of 53, and began training wrestlers..
  • 1982: Tony Lanza had a tumor surgically removed from his head..
  • Tony Lanza was probably the most respected and well known pro wrestling photographer of his era..
  • January 20, 2005: Tony Lanza passes away at the age of 84 after a fall in his bathroom..