The Wolfman (wrestler)

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The Wolfman
Birth name Willie Farkas[1]
Born Hungary
Resides Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bill Farkas
The Canadian Wolfman
Farkas the Wolfman
The Hungarian Wolfman[1]
Willie Farkas
The Wolfman[1]
Wolfman Farkas
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Billed weight 250 lb (110 kg)[1]
Billed from "The Great White North"
"The wilds of Canada"[1]
Trained by Steve Dugalin

Willie Faraks is a Hungarian/Canadian retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Wolfman. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the early 1970s.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Hungary. Emigrated to Canada in 1956. Farkas played soccer and was looking for a career in the sport.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Farkas was trained by Steve Duglain.

World Wide Wrestling Federation[edit]

In 1970 Farkas joined the WWWF New York Territory. He fought as his real name being a jobber to low card status. Later that year he became The Wolfman as he was escorted to the ring with a chain around his neck by his manager Captain Lou Albano. He won many squash matches which he eventually had WWWF Heavyweight championship matches against Bruno Sammartino and Pedro Morales. He feuded with Pedro Morales and Gorilla Monsoon though out his stint. By 1972 he went back to Canada. In 1975 he returned, this time being managed by Freddie Blassie. He had matches with Johnny Rodz and Tony Garera. Farkas didn't last long and returned to Canada. It was claimed that he was raised by wolves and wore fur trunks and boots.

Canada[edit]

Farkas was a big name in Canada mainly at Maple Leaf Wrestling in Toronto. He started at Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling in Calgary in the early 1960s. Lots of times he teamed with Dave McKigney known as the Bearman. He fought in Ontario though out the 70's until the 80's.

Retired[edit]

Currently Farkas is retired and resides in Toronto.

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing moves
    • Hanging neckbreaker[1]

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