|Born||November 4, 1905|
|Died||February 10, 1973(aged 67)|
|Professional wrestling career|
Everett MarshallThe Blonde Bear
Everett Marshall (November 4, 1905 - February 10, 1973) was an American professional wrestler who was best known for his work in the late 1930s with what is now National Wrestling Alliance.His ring name was the Blonde Bear.
Everett Marshall was born on November 4, 1905 in La Junta, Colorado . His finisher was The Airplane Spin and he liked to use Armlocks and Armpulls. He had a wonderful career of 22 years. He is best known for his work with National Wrestling Alliance. He started his first stint with Midwest Wrestling Association where he won his first title which was the MWA Heavyweight Championship on August 14, 1932.
National Wrestling Association stint
Everett Marshall joined National Wrestling Association in 1934. It was a subsidiary of the National Boxing Association. On June 26, 1936, he beat Ali Baba for the National Wrestling Association World Championship in Columbus, Ohio. His title was vacated in September 1936 because NBA and NWA recommended at their annual meeting that a tournament would be held.
Texas Heavyweight Champion
In 1938, Marshall continued to tour Texas. In March 1938, he defeated Chief Little Beaver to win the Texas Heavyweight Championship. His title is believed to have been vacated in September 1938 because he went on to win two world titles during that time.
Dual World Champion
On September 14, 1938, Marshall was awarded the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship and National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Championship (both of them were called NWA World Heavyweight Championship). This marked his second National Wrestling Association title reign. He was awarded the title when Steve Casey was stripped of the title for refusal to defend the titles. Marshall lost his titles to Lou Thesz on February 23, 1939. After that, he continued to wrestle for National Wrestling Alliance until 1949 when he fell into full-retirement.
- Finishing moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Other titles
- World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)3
1This title is not the same championship nor does it have any connection to the world championship recognized and owned by the National Wrestling Alliance.
2His reign with the title occurred before the NWA took control of the championship and, actually, took place before the NWA was created.
3His reign occurred prior to the formation of the NWA and the title being renamed the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
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