Most widely known for his amount of time in the NWA and WWWF, he was forced to retire in 1975 because of injuries sustained inside a aircraft crash. He produced his professional debut in 1947, inside a match in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2006 he was inducted in to the Professional Wrestling Hall of Popularity. He was wedded to Sharon Wisniski until his loss of life. He previously a significant feud with Bobo Brazil.