Feds worked for: NWA
Abdominal Stretch, Knee Lift
-NWA (Los Angeles) World Champion
-NWA (Los Angeles) World Light Heavyweight Champion (3x)
-NWA (Midwest) World Champion
-NWA (Tennessee/Georgia) World Junior Heavyweight Champion
-National Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Champion
-NWA World Light Heavyweight Champion (2x)
-Born in Garvin, OK
-Graduated from Central High School in Tulsa. He was captain of Central's 1st state championship team in 1928.
-Wrestled collegiately at Oklahoma
A&M (now known as Oklahoma State University). He won the National Intercollegiate Title in 1931 while he was there.
-Husband of pro wrestling co-promoter Dorothy McGuirk
-Father of wrestling announcer Mike McGuirk
-Grandfather of pro wrestler Max
-Promoter for the Tri-State and Mid-South territories from January 6, 1958 until 1982.
-Was a former Tulsa Police Officer
-Lost eyesight in one eye as a result of a swimming pool accident. Lost his eyesight in the other eye as a result of a car accident yet continued as play-by-play announcer. His driver, Bob Clay
, locked the car’s brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision, causing McGuirk’s head to hit the front windscreen. McGuirk’s glasses shattered into his eye, causing irreparable damage.
-Named Second Vice President of the NWA in September 1950 just six months after his career was cut short by a car accident in Muskogee.
-Named Lucha Libre Luchador Del Ano in 1935.
-Inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977.
mentions Leroy McGuirk
as one of his mentors
-Passed away on September 9, 1988 at the age of 78 at his home in Claremore. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
-Posthumously inducted into the International Wrestling Institute and Museum Hall of Fame in 2004
-Postuhmously inducted into the MWA
Hall of Honour on May 7, 2010