299. Baron Michele Leone

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299. Baron Michele Leone
So despised that during and after World War II he was booed against Germans, Baron Michele Leone might just be one of the greatest heels of all time.  Leone would sell out arenas for years in Los Angeles and is one of the true forgotten stars in wrestling lore.

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  • Other Aliases: Michele Leone
  • Billed From: Pettorano, Italy
  • Key Championships Held: Pacific Coast Heavyweight (2)
    NWA Junior Heavyweight
  • Why they will get in: He was a hated wrestler and one of the great heels of his day.
  • Why they won't get in: His body of work is barely referenced.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.   Lost the main even to Emile Dusek in a sold out arena (8/26/42)
    2.   Competed against Gorgeous George on the Television main event on WPIX (5/12/49)
    3.   Defeated Enrique Torres for the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (11/22/50)
    4.   Lost to Lou Thesz in a NWA Unification Match but set a record with the first 100,000 dollar gate (5/21/52)
    5.   Regained the Pacific Coast Title this time defeating Rito Romero  (12/17/52)

Should Baron Michele Leone be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 72.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.2%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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