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On This Day In Wrestling History – March 14

Happy Humphrey RIP

Happy Humphrey

On This Day In Wrestling History, the wrestling world lost 2 legends. Let us take a look at their careers.

2. Happy Humphrey – 1989

On This Day In Wrestling History in 1989, the heaviest Pro-Wrestler of all time, Happy Humphrey, passed away. He was 62 years old and suffered a heart attack.

For most of his career, his weight was around 750 lbs, and some times it went over 800 lbs. At one occasion, he weighed in at over 900 lbs!

Humphrey began his wrestling career in 1953 and was usually weighed before matches on meat scales at rendering facilities.

He also wrestler multiple time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race, who at that time was only 17 years old.

Humphrey taught Harley Race how to take bumps properly in the ring. He ended his pro-wrestling career in 1962.

Please press “Next” to read about the next legend who passed away on this day.

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