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Johnny Kostas


Name: - John Kostas
Height: - 6'0 (183cm)
Weight: - 245lb (111kg)
Born: - November 22, 1922
From: - Korone, Greece
Debut: - 1940
Died: - August 27, 2004
Finishers: - Airplane spin
Also known as: - Johnny Kostolias

Toured Australia: - 1956, 1965, 1970

Began wrestling in Argentina. Renowned for wrestling in bare feet. Trained as a shootfighter in Greece. Travelled all over the world, but was particularly big in Pacific Northwest and Arizona wrestling. Once wrestled Lou Thesz to a 2 hour draw.

Wrestled in Australia as mid-to-upper-midcard. Retired in the early 70s.

Titles held: - Pacific Northwest Hwt, Arizona Hwt, NWA Southern Tag (w/ Golden Hawk), NWA Canadian Tag (/ Don Leo Jonathan), Pacific Northwest Tag (2, w/ Jim Osborne, w/ Dean Ho)

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling,
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