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Pedro Morales

Wrestling World Champion + Wwe Hall of Famer + First Man To Win Wwe Triple Crown
Male
Height 5' 10'' (1.8m)
Weight 106596.0 lb (4835...

Pedro Morales is a retired Puerto Rican professional wrestler. He began his wrestling career as a teenager in 1959 and won his first important championship, the WWA World Heavyweight Championship, while wrestling for the World Wrestling Association.

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1942 Birth Born on October 22, 1942.

TEENAGE

1959 16 Years Old 1 More Event
He began his wrestling career as a teenager in 1959 and continued through to the late 1980s. … Read More

TWENTIES

1965 22 Years Old He wrestled on the West Coast during the 1960s, taking on regional stars of the day such as Fred Blassie and The Destroyer, the latter from whom he took the World Wrestling Association's World Heavyweight Championship on March 12, 1965. … Read More
1966 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He held the title for nine months before being defeated by Buddy Austin on August 5, 1966.
1969 26 Years Old During a stint in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Morales held the Hawaiian U.S. title for two months in 1969.
1970 27 Years Old In 1970, Morales joined the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF, now known as WWE) on the East Coast.
1971 28 Years Old He won his first championship in the WWWF in January 1971, when he defeated Freddie Blassie in a tournament final for the WWWF United States Championship. … Read More
1972 29 Years Old On September 1, 1972, however, he wrestled Bruno Sammartino in the main event of Showdown at Shea - it was the first WWWF title match to ever pit two fan favorites against each other. … Read More

THIRTIES

1973 30 Years Old During his reign, Morales worked an angle with the then-villain Larry Hennig. After a title reign of almost three years, Morales dropped the title to Stan Stasiak on December 1, 1973 at the Philadelphia Arena. … Read More
1980 37 Years Old 1 More Event
He added yet another title to his career on August 9 when he teamed with reigning Heavyweight champ Bob Backlund to defeat the tag team titleholders, the Wild Samoans, at the Showdown at Shea 1980. … Read More
1981 38 Years Old Morales feuded with "Magnificent" Don Muraco during 1981, losing the belt to him on June 20 but reclaiming it on November 23. … Read More

FORTIES

1983 - 1984 2 More Events
1985 42 Years Old He competed in the 1985 King of the Ring tournament, defeating Johnny Valiant and receiving a bye to advance to the third round before losing to Don Muraco. … Read More
1986 43 Years Old Morales made his only WrestleMania appearance in 1986 when he was a part of a 20-man invitational battle royal at WrestleMania 2.
1987 44 Years Old He wrestled in a WWF ring for the final time in late 1987.

FIFTIES

1995 52 Years Old After retirement from the squared circle, Morales became a commentator for WWF's Spanish-language TV programming. Pedro Morales was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1995. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2003 60 Years Old From 2003 onwards, the World Wrestling Council has approached Morales and offered holding an Aniversario event in his honor, but he has declined the invitations so far. … Read More
2006 63 Years Old Outside of the WWE, he has received recognition as a Latin American and Hispanic pioneer in other promotions. On August 31, 2006, as part of a Total Nonstop Action Wrestling taping, Morales was mentioned by Konnan along Carlos Colón, Sr., Mil Mascaras and the Guerrero family, being ackowleged as Latinos that paved the way within the wrestling industry as part of an in-character celebratory speech following the Latin American X-Change's coronation as NWA World Tag Team Champions.
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