"The Magnificent" Don Muraco

   
     
Don Muraco is one on the greatest ever wrestlers. Muraco pretty much had it all. Ability, size, strength, speed, the look,
charisma, crowd drawing ability, you name it. Muraco enjoyed the most success in the WWF between 1980 - 1987.
 
Muraco was one of the few wrestlers that fans actually believed had a real chance of defeating the great Hulk Hogan.
News:
Don Muraco is the Hawaii Championship Wrestling commissioner - July 2003
Muraco was also quite a surfer.
Best Feuds
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper
Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Hulk Hogan
Paul "Mr Wonderful" Orndorff
Managed by
Captain Lou Albano
Website Links:
Hawaii Championship Wrestling official website
WrestlingClothesline.com HCWH update
Hawaii Championship Wrestling Crowns King (Total Wrestling Magazine) - 2nd July 2003
Article as above but from Highbury House Communications
Titles:
WWF I/C

Career notes:

1980 - feud in Florida in the NWA

1981 - defeats Pedro Morales for the WWF Inter Continental Title in Philadelphia, PA - 20th June 1981. Muraco looses the tile in November of the same year.

22nd January 1983 - Muraco, back in the WWF again, captures the I/C title for the 2nd time from Moralas.

1983 - Muraco battles the best in the WWF including Bob Backlund, and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Muraco's cage matches with Snuka are amongst the greatest of all time, even including today's wrestling. Snuka leaping down onto Muraco has to be seen to be believed.

February 1984 - Muraco looses the title to Tito Santana at the Boston Garden.

1985 - one of the greatest feud of all time with Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.

1986 - teams up with "Cowboy" Bob Orton. Adrian Adonis comes into the picture, and a feud develops.

1987 - Muraco and Orton loose to the Can Am Express (Tom Zenk and Rick Martel) at WrestleMania III. Muraco befriends "Superstar" Billy Graham. Muraco feuds with "The Natural" Butch Reed. Muraco competes in the WrestleMania 4 Championship tournament, but is defeated by Ted DiBiase.

1988 - Muraco's WWF career starts to flattens considerably. Looses to Dino Bravo at SummerSlam 1988. Muraco leaves.

December 1988 - Muraco appears in Stampede Wrestling, in Canada. Muraco defeats Makhan Singh for the Stampede North American title, and holds the title for 4 months.

1992 - 1993 - Muraco signed with Eastern Championship Wrestling, later to be renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). ECW saw Muraco win his first world championship, on the 24th October 1992 when Muraco defeated longtime foe Jimmy Snuka for the ECW title. Muraco would end up a two-time champ after swapping the title with The Sandman before losing to another former rival, Tito Santana in August of 1993.

2003 - Muraco opens Hawaii Championship Wrestling

 

Stats:

Date of Birth: September 10, 1949
From: Sunset Beach, Hawaii
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 270 pounds
Finishing Move: Reverse Piledriver, Asian Spike

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