Bill Miller (wrestler)
Bill Miller Ring name(s) Big Bill Miller
Dr. Bill Miller
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.
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.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
Championships and accomplishments
- American Wrestling Association
- World Championship Wrestling (Australia)
- IWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Killer Kowalski
- World Wrestling Association (Indianapolis)
- ^ "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame (1948-1990)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/canada/ab/hof.html.
- ^ "W.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Indianapolis)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/in/wwa/in-wwa-t.html.
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