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348. Sandor Szabo
A former World Heavyweight Champion, Hungarian, Sandor Szabo would become a legend in California where he was not just a multi-time champion but a booker and celebrity.

The Bullet Points

  • Billed From: Hungary
  • Key Championships Held: NWA (Los Angeles) Pacific Coast Heavyweight (9)
    California State Heavyweight
    NWA World Heavyweight
    World (Minneapolis) Heavyweight
    MAC (Montreal) International Heavyweight
    NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Heavyweight (6)
    AWA (Boston) World Heavyweight
    NWA Hawaii Heavyweight
    NWA (San Francisco) Pacific Coast Tag Team w/Ron Etchison
    NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team w/Ron Etchison
    NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television (5)
    NWA (Los Angeles) International Television Tag Team (4) 1w/Wilbur Snyder, 1w/Bobo Brazil, 1w/Billy Darnell & 1w/Edouard Carpentier
    Alaska State Heavyweight
  • Why they will get in: Szabo has a great pedigree in a major wrestling town (L.A.).
  • Why they won't get in: There are many other from his era that could be looked at ahead of him
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.   Defeated Bronko Nagurski for the NWA World Title (6/5/41)
    2.   Beat Yvon Robert for the MAC International Heavyweight Title in Montreal (3/22/44)
    3.   Won the Boston version of the World Title by beating Steve Casey (4/25/45)
    4.   Knocked off Nagurski for the NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title in San Francisco (8/29/48)
    5.   Returned to Los Angeles and beat Joe Pazandak for the “Beat the Champ” television Title (4/18/52)

Should Sandor Szabo be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 25%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 25%

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