Bill Miller (wrestler)

Bill Miller
Ring name(s) Big Bill Miller
Dr. Bill Miller
Doctor "X"
Mr. M
The Crimson Knight
Born June 5, 1927
Died March 24, 1997 (Age 69)
Billed from Fremont, Ohio
Debut 1952

William M. Miller (June 5, 1927 - March 24, 1997), better known as Dr. Bill Miller or Mr. M, was a former professional wrestler. He is a one time American Wrestling Association World champion and also wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance, the World Wrestling Association in Indianapolis and the World Wide Wrestling Federation. He was a Nine-letterman at Ohio State University, in Football, Wrestling, and Track. He was an All-American Heavyweight wrestler, a two-time Big Ten heavyweight champion, and Conference MVP his Sr. year. He was an All-American shot-put and discus track star, also. He was voted into the Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997 for both Wrestling and Track. He began his Professional Wrestling Career in Columbus, Ohio, under the promoter, Al Haft. He became a Veterinarian while starting his wrestling career, hence, the "Dr." in his name. He wrestled as "Mr. M" in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area with Verne Gagne in the early 60's, later in the Detroit area with "The Sheik" (Eddie Farhat) through the 60's, and with Dick the Bruiser, in the Chicago area near the end of his career.

He was a #1 challenger to Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF World championship in the mid-1960s.

His Brother, Dan (Dandy Dan Miller), also wrestled, and tagged with Bill many times. They held the WWWF U.S. tagteam championship, winning it from Gorilla Monsoon & Cowboy Bill Watts in Washington, DC; losing it to Johnny Valentine & Antonio Pugliese in Madison Square Garden.

After retiring from the ring, he returned to his first love of veterinarian medicine and opened a practice in Ohio.

On March 24, 1997, Bill Miller died. He suffered a heart attack after a workout, on his way out of the gym.

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