65. Bronko Nagurski

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65. Bronko Nagurski
Bronko Nagurski was already an established Back in the National Football League when he got into Professional Wrestling in 1933 and on the gridiron he would take the Chicago Bears to three NFL Championships.  His accomplishments in the squared circle were arguably equal, as he would win multiple titles, among which the coveted National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title twice, and was a major draw while doing it.

The Bullet Points

  • Billed From: U.S.A. (International Falls, Minnesota)
  • Key Championships Held: NWA (Association) (2)
    World Heavyweight (Maryland version)
    World Heavyweight (Los Angeles version)
    World Heavyweight (Minneapolis version)
    NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight (2)
    NWA Tag Team (Minneapolis) w/Verne Gagne
  • Why they will get in: Nagurski is a two sport legend. That is very rare
  • Why they won't get in: Nagurski is not a legend talked about much in wrestling any more (though still in football)
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.   Defeated Lou Thesz for the NWA Title (6/23/36)
    2.   Beat Ray Steele to win the NWA Title a second time (3/11/41)
    3.   Pinned Sandor Szabo for the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title (10/22/46)
    4.   Defeated Szabo again, this time for the Minneapolis version of the Heavyweight Title (3/23/48)
    5.   Won the Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title or a second team by defeating Len Hall (10/1/48)

Should Bronko Nagurski be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 91.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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