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King Kong


Name: - King Kong

Height: - 6'0” (182cm)

Weight: - 420lb (191kg)

Born: - 1909

From: - Hungary

Debut: - 1937

Died: - 1970 (car accident)

Also known as: - Emile Czaya, King Kong Czaya


Toured Australia: - 1956, 1957, 1958, 1966, 1967


Began amateur wrestling in Europe in 1927. Made his professional debut in India in 1937, and picked up the “King Kong” name after appearing as King Kong in an Indian movie. In 1945, wrestled Hamida Pahelwan in Lahore, Pakistan in front of 200,000 people, the largest crowd in wrestling history.

Toured the world, frequenting in particular Japan, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Europe, and Australia. While on tour in Australia, he met and married an Australia girl, and settled in Sydney. Continued traveling , occasionally returning to Australia to wrestle for Gardiner Promotions. Was a frequent opponent of Sheik Wadi Ayoub. Was killed in a car accident in Singapoer in 1970, en route to wrestle a match.


Titles held: - All-Indian Hwt, JWA All-Asian Tag (w/ Tiger Jokinder)


King Kong v Dara Singh 


Credits: - Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling, Wikipedia, Wrestling Title Histories