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Lucky Simunovich

Name : - Lucky Simunovich

From : - Yugoslavia

Trained by : - Al Karasick

Debut : - 1943

Toured Australia : - 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1963

 

Born in Yugoslavia, but moved to Hawaii in the 1930s. Played professional grid iron in Hawaii before turning to wrestling in 1943. Basing himself in Hawaii, became a world traveller, frequently appearing in Australia, Britain and mainland US. 

Won the Hawaiian title twice, in 1952 and 1955, defeating Al Kashey and Roger Mackay, losing it to the Red Scorpion and the Zebra Kid. Also held the Hawaiian Tag titles on several occasions.

Wrestled in Australia during the 50s, initially as a fan favourite, but later changing his ways and teaming with men such as Dutch Hefner. Defeated Alo Leilani in 1956 for the inaugural South Pacific Hwt title. 

Titles won : - Hawaiian (2), South Pacific Hwt,, American Tag (w/ Jack Kennedy), Hawaiian Tag (4, w/ Bobby Bruns[3], w/ Gino Garibaldi)

Credits - Mark Dalgleish, Wrestling Heritage.com, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling, Gary Will's Wrestling Title Histories.