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Klondike Bill

Name :- Klondike Bill

Height :- 6' (183cm)

Weight :- 365 lb (166 kg)

Born :- December 1, 1931

From :- Calgary, Alberta

Trained by :- Stu Hart

Debut :- 1958

Retired :- 1987

Died :- October 3, 2000

Also Known As :- Bill Soloweyko, The Kodiak Bear

Finisher :- Big Splash

Toured Australia :- 1969


Began wrestling as Bill "The Brute" Soloweyko in Calgary. Eventually began to tour North America, finding his greatest fame as Klondike Bill and billed from Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Appeared in WWWF in 1964, before settling in the Carolinas. Came to Australia in 1969, scoring a victory over the departing Fred Blassie. Was also victorious in s Russian Roulette held in Australia that year.

Worked with Crockett Promotions as a wrestler and road agent. Also had a storyline in WCW in the late 90s, involving Bill's ring crew work.


Titles held - (Florida) Southern Hwt, Hawaiian Hwt, (Georgia) National TV, All-Asia Tag (w/ Skull Murphy), (Toronto) International Tag (w/ Whipper Watson), (Central States) North American Tag (w/ Ron Etchison), (Tri-States) US Tag (w/ Luke Brown).


Credits - Mark Dalgleish, Libnan Ayoub, Wikipedia, Ed Lock