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Sedalia, Ohio, United States
|Died||1990 (aged 75–76)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Frank Sexton|
Masked Marvel #2
The Black Panther
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|Billed from||Sedalia, Ohio|
|Debut||February 15, 1933|
|Retired||March 15, 1956|
Frank Sexton (1914–February 1990) was an American professional wrestler in the early to mid-twentieth century. Along with Orville Brown, Bill Longson, and Lou Thesz, he was one of the biggest stars of the 1940s. A multiple-time world champion, his most significant run was as the Boston American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Heavyweight Champion from June 27, 1945 until May 23, 1950, when he lost the championship to Don Eagle in Cleveland, Ohio. Sexton died in 1990.
Championships and accomplishments
- American Wrestling Association (Boston)
- National Wrestling Alliance
- NWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version) (1 time)
- NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version) (4 times)
- Maryland State Athletic Commission
- World Heavyweight Championship (Maryland version) (1 time) - unifies with Boston AWA World Heavyweight Championship
- Montreal Athletic Commission
- World Heavyweight Championship (Montreal version) (1 time)
- Midwest Wrestling Association
- MWA Ohio Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Other titles
- World Heavyweight Championship (Europe version) (1 time)
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
- Hornbaker, Tim. National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling. Toronto: ECW Press, 2007. ISBN 1-55022-741-6
- Yohe, Steve; John Williams (2000). "Frank Sexton, The 'Powerhouse'". The WAWLI Papers. WrestlingClassics.com (803).
- "Frank Sexton Profile". Online World of Wrestling.
- "AWA World Heavyweight Title (Boston)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- Wrestling Museum List
- "British Empire Heavyweight Title (Ontario)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- "NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title (San Francisco)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- "World Heavyweight Title (Maryland)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- "World Heavyweight Title (Québéc)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- "Ohio Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- "World Heavyweight Title (Europe)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- A biography of Orville Brown containing references to Sexton
- Frank Sexton at Cagematch.net
- Frank Sexton at Legacyofwrestling.com
- Frank Sexton at Wrestlingdata.com
- Frank Sexton at Wrestlingheritage.co.uk
- Frank Sexton at WrestlingScout
- Professional wrestling record for Frank Sexton from The Internet Wrestling Database
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