Monday, January 28, 2013

The Death Of Don Arnold

Don Arnold has passed away from the effect of Alzheimer.

From the early 1950s to 1970, Arnold was a mainstay in Phoenix and one of the greatest heels the area ever saw. He held various belts in the area and had many feuds though in most other territories, he appeared as a fan favorite.

Wrestlers Arnold feuded with in his eternal Arizona run included Charro Azteca, Tito Montez, Luis  Martinez, Gory Guerrero, Phil Melby, Cowboy Bob Ellis, Pancho Pico, Roberto Pico, Armon Hussein, Brute Bemis, the Torres brothers, Les Thatcher, Count Billy Varga, Kangaroo Karson, Ray Gordon, Eddie Lopez, Omar Atlas, Broadway Venus and Al Pago Pago, just to name a few.

Jody Arnold, who came on the scene in 1968 claiemd to be Don"s nephew and Don helped get him off the ground though they were not really related.

A few of Arnold's matches from the Midwest apepar on You Tube. Sadly, nothing seems to survive from Arizona as promoters usually taped over the shows, using the same tpa again and again to save money


1 comment:

  1. So sad to read this news. I always thought Don was a true gentleman, when I would see him being interviewed by Commentator Sandy Gibbons or later by I believe it was, Chuck Haynes. RIP