387. Count Billy Varga

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387. Count Billy Varga

In terms of actual fame, “Count” Billy Varga eclipsed many of his contemporaries as he appeared on many television shows and movies in the 50’s and 60’s often playing…what else? A wrestler!  In the ring however Varga was a draw in the California and Hawaii area and held his fair share of championship belts.  This would include the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship and singles championships in Hawaii, Texas and Los Angeles.

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases:

    Billy Varga

  • Billed From: Northridge, California, U.S.A.
  • Key Championships Held:

    NWA World Light Heavyweight (2)

    MWA (Ohio) World Junior Heavyweight

    NWA Hawaii Heavyweight

    NWA Hawaii Tag Team w/Sam Steamboat

    NWA Texas American Heavyweight

    WWA (Los Angeles) American Heavyweight (2)

    WWA (Los Angeles) International Tag Team w/Maro LaPentero

  • Why they will get in: He was a precursor to many of the wrestlers who would become actors.
  • Why they won't get in: Varga is nowhere on the WWE radar.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1. Defeated “Wild” Red Berry to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title (12/1/41)
    2. Beat Al Lolotai for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship (3/18/56)
    3. Arrives in Texas and wins the American Heavyweight Title by beating Ray Gunkel. (??/??/57)
    4. Beats Edouard Carpentier for the WWA (Los Angeles) American Heavyweight Title (1/??/61)
    5. Regained the American Heavyweight Championship in L.A. by defeating Enrique Torres (11/??/63)

Should Count Billy Varga be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 100%
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