Pro Wrestling Since 1997

Menu

Arnold Skaaland



Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Arnold Skaaland
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 238 lbs.
Date of birth: January 21, 1925
Date of death: March 13, 2007
From: White Plains, NY
Pro debut: 1946

Biography

– Skaaland served as referee for the infamous 1962 match between Freddie Blassie and Rikidozan in Japan.
– Skaaland’s most controversial moment occurred in 1983, when he threw in the towel for Bob Backlund after the Iron Sheik trapped the titlist in the camel clutch, ending the clean-living kingpin’s long reign.
– He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994 for managing both Sammartino and Backlund to WWF Championships.

Post Category: Hall of Fame, WWE Talent Roster

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.

Sponsors

Polls

2014 GERWECK.NET Year End Awards: TV Show of the year

Vote View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Should Alberto Del Rio sign with TNA?

Loading ... Loading ...

Should "Mean" Gene Okerlund be inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame?

Loading ... Loading ...