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Encyclopedia > Arnold Skaaland
Arnold Skaaland
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Ring name(s) Arnold Skaaland
Bobby Weaver
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Billed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Born January 21, 1925
White Plains, New York
Died March 13, 2007
Debut 1946
Retired 1978

Arnold Skaaland (Pronounced Skoland) (January 21, 1925March 13, 2007) was an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... White Plains (New York) White Plains is a city in south-central Westchester County, New York, about 4 miles (6 km) east of the Hudson River and 2. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ...

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Career

Skaaland served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. After a short-lived attempt to make a living through boxing, he became a professional wrestler and debuted in 1946 as Arnold Skaaland. Though competing under his real name, he was billed early in his career as hailing from Norway. Skaaland gained the nickname "The Golden Boy" and was known as a small, agile wrestler who relied on speed, wits and toughness in the ring rather than size and strength. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called pugilism (from Latin), prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a...


In the late 1950s, he wrestled in Georgia under the ring name Bobby Weaver. In the early 1960s, Skaaland unsuccessfully challenged both Pat O'Connor and "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. In 1962, he refereed a match between Freddie Blassie and Rikidozan in Japan. // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Pat OConnor was a Formula One driver (Indy 500 only) from the United States. ... Nature Boy Buddy Rogers (born Herman C. Rohde Jr. ... NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1973 – 1986, 1993 – Present) The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the NWA. Its lineage has been traced from the first World Heavyweight Championship, which tracks its lineage to Georg Hackenschmidts 1905 title and Frank Gotchs... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Classy Freddie Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003) was an American professional wrestler and manager born in St. ... Rikidōzan (Kanji: 力道山) was a professional wrestler, known as the Father of Puroresu and one of the most influential men in wrestling history. ...


In 1963, Skaaland was a part of the newly created, New York City-based World Wide Wrestling Federation. On June 1, 1967 he collected his only title as one half of the WWWF United States Tag Team Champions, when Tony Parisi gave his half of the title to Skaaland. Skaaland and his partner, Spiros Arion, soon lost the titles to The Sicilians (Lou Albano and Tony Altimore) on July 10, 1967 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The WWWF United States Tag Team Championship was a major tag team title in the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1963 until 1967. ... Antonio Pugliese, (born 1941-19 August 2000) in Cosenza, Italy was a professional wrestler. ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854  - Mayor Bob Levy Area    - City 44. ...


In addition to wrestling, Skaaland was a shareholder of the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the parent company of the WWWF, and a business partner of WWWF Chairman Vince McMahon Sr.. Skaaland was responsible for producing WWWF shows in the Westchester County Center in Westchester County, New York and serving as an agent for André the Giant. A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. ... Vincent J. McMahon Vincent James McMahon (July 6, 1914 – May 24, 1984) was a U.S. professional wrestling promoter. ... Westchester County Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in White Plains, New York. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... André the Giant (May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993) was a professional wrestler and actor, born André René Roussimoff. ...


Skaaland managed Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund, with both men winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship under his tutelage. Around the time Backlund won the title in 1978, Skaaland retired from regular wrestling, though he occasionally appeared as a late substitute for wrestlers that couldn't make a show. Pro Wrestling Illustrated named Skaaland Manager of the Year for 1978 and 1979. Backlund's lengthy reign ended on December 26, 1983 when Skaaland threw in the towel while Backlund was trapped in the camel clutch, the finishing move of challenger The Iron Sheik. In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6, 1935), is a former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding the title across two reigns for over 12 years in total, as well as the longest world championship reign in professional... Robert Louis Backlund (born August 14, 1949) is a former American professional wrestler and minor politician. ... The WWE Championship belt, April 11 2005 – August 20, 2006; September 18, 2006 – present The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling title. ... Hulk Hogan on the cover of the November 1994 issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. ... The PWI Manager of the Year Award, given yearly from 1972 through 1999 by professional wrestling magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated, recognizes the best manager of the year as voted by readers of the magazine. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri (born March 15, 1943) is a retired Iranian-American professional wrestler better known by his stage name The Iron Sheik. ...


Skaaland appeared in the 1987 music video for Piledriver - The Wrestling Album 2 as the foreman of a construction site. In 1994, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame for managing both Sammartino and Backlund to the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. He appeared on WWF television later that year, with Backlund attacking him in order to consolidate his heel turn. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Piledriver:The Wrestling Album 2 was an album released by the World Wrestling Federation in 1987. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... WWE Hall of Fame logo, 2004-present. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humorously referred to as evil. In non-wrestling jargon, heels are often bad guys in pro wrestling storylines. ... In professional wrestling, a turn occurs most frequently when a wrestler develops a new gimmick (persona) and changes, frequently from face to heel or sometimes vice versa. ...


Skaaland died on March 13, 2007, with his wife Betty by his side. He also was the father of three sons and the grandfather of 4.


Wrestling facts

  • Nicknames
  • The Golden Boy
  • Wrestlers managed by Skaaland

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Championships and accomplishments

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Arnold Skaaland (247 words)
Arnold Skaaland (born January 21 1925) in White Plains, New York is a retired professional wrestler and manager.
Skaaland’s most controversial moment occurred in 1983, when he threw in the towel for Backlund after the Iron Sheik trapped the titlist in the camel clutch – ending the clean-living kingpin’s long reign.
Although Backlund and Skaaland seemed to be still on good terms in June 1994 (when Backlund inducted Skaaland into the WWE Hall of Fame), Backlund later turned against him as part of his heel turn later in the year.
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