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Tony Garea

Name: - Tony Garea
Height: - 6'1” (185cm)
Weight: - 245lb (111kg)
Born: - September 20, 1946
From: - Auckland, New Zealand
Trained by: - Wild Don Scott
Debut: - 1971
Retired: - 1986
Finisher: - Flying Cross body
Also known as: - Tony Garcia

Toured Australia; 1971, 1978

Debuted in New Zealand early in 1971, wrestled in Australia later in the year (as Tony Garcia) before being scouted by WWWF. Started in WWWF in 1972, primarily as a tag wrestler. Toured California in 1975-6 before returning to New York, where he had a run as a singles wrestler, even wrestling Superstar Billy Graham for the WWWF title. Concentrated on tag wrestling once again, until Vince Jr took over and turned Garea into 'talent enhancement'. Retired in 1986, but still works as a road agent, with occasional on-screen appearances.

Titles held: - WWWF World Tag (5, w/ Rick Martel [2], w/ Haystacks Calhoun, w/ Dean Ho, w/ Larry Zbyszko), NWA World Tag [San Francisco] (w/ Pat Patterson)

Tony Garea v Johnny Rodz, WWF

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling
Photo credit: Notinhalloffame.com

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