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55. Wild Red Berry
One of the few wrestling personalities who can legitimately say that he had equal success as a wrestler and as a manager, Wild Red Berry infuriated audiences for more than four decades.

As a wrestler he was a staple of the Light Heavyweight scene, winning the championship nine times and putting on classic encounters with Danny McShain and Billy Varga in the process. As successful as he was in the ring, he was better known outside of it as a heel manager with a stable of top wrestlers (including Gorilla Monsoon), and did so in the WWWF in the 60’s thus giving him a link to the organization. The man with the jacket with “I am Right” emblazoned on the back would be a great early manager for the WWE Hall and would also provide a nice homage to great Light Heavyweights in the early days.

Should Wild Red Berry be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 99.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.2%
No opinion. - 0.1%
No way! - 0.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Ralph Berry (Real Name)
  • Billed From: Pittsburg, Kansas, U.S.A.
  • Key Championships Held: NWA World Light Heavyweight (9)
    NWA Central States Heavyweight (2)
    NWA World Tag Team (Los Angeles) w/Tosh Togo
    NWA Texas Heavyweight (2)
  • Why they will get in: He was a great heel wrestler and manager and had a stint in the WWE in the 60’s.
  • Why they won't get in: When great managers are discussed in the WWE’s past, Berry is often forgotten.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.   Won his first NWA Light Heavyweight Championship (5/31/37)
    2.   Regained the Light Heavyweight Belt against long-time rival, Danny McShain (9/10/45)
    3.   Won his first Heavyweight Championship (NWA Texas Heavyweight) (1/28/49)
    4.   Captured the NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (9/15/57)
    5.   Transitioned into managing and began a brilliant second career (1958)

Should Wild Red Berry be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 99.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0.2%
No opinion. - 0.1%
No way! - 0.1%

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