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Klon
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I am looking for info on Tank Morgan. Tank Morgan worked lower to mid card in Fla in the late 60's or early 70's.I seem to recall Meltzer putting in a mention that he was shot down as he walked his dog down the street.Anyone have any details? I think he actually got a title shot versus Bruno in Baltimore or somewhere.Thanks!

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Larry
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quote:
Originally posted by Klon:
[BI think he actually got a title shot versus Bruno in Baltimore or somewhere.[/B]

Madison Square Garden December 12, 1966
Bruno Sammartino def. Tank Morgan 2 falls to one to retain the WWWF World title.

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Can't answer the question but will confirm that Morgan did indeed get a program with Bruno in 1966. I know it didn't last long.

When George Steele first came to the WWWF (he had hair and spoke then) a lot of people thought it was Morgan with a new name.

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Long Legged Mackdaddy El Topo
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Here's a George Steele pic from the 60s if anyone is interested:


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MaskedSuperstar99
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Who is he wrestling in the pic?
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Geoff from Melbourne
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I'm pretty sure its Earl Maynard.
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Terry
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Yes, it's Earl Maynard, who mid-carded in the WWF around 1968.

How about Steele with hair (on his head), some muscle definition in the abs and an actual wrestling hold?


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Geoff from Melbourne
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Klon
I also found a result for December 26, 1966 at the Washington Coliseum
that had Sammartino beating Tank Morgan but it didn,t state whether or not it was for the title?

All I could find regarding Tanks death is that his real name was Paul McManus and he died August 15, 1991.


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Geoff from Melbourne
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Klon
I also found a result for December 26, 1966 at the Washington Coliseum
that had Sammartino beating Tank Morgan but it didn,t state whether or not it was for the title?

All I could find regarding Tanks death is that his real name was Paul McManus and he died August 15, 1991.


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mike zim
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A report about his shooting.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15467700/1991_aug_17_tank_morgan_paul_mcmanus/

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