Wednesday, March 14, 2007

RIP:"GOLDEN BOY" Arnold Skaaland

"Golden Boy" Arnold Skaaland was a professional wrestler for many years, before retiring from in ring competition. Skaaland owned shares in the World Wide Wrestling Federation, and helped with the daily running of the company. Skaaland's only title came during 1967, when he captured the WWWF US Tag Team Titles with Spiros Arion.

Arnold Skaaland would occasionally make his way out of retirement to substitute for a no-show wrestler or to lose to up and coming wrestlers. Skaaland moved into the managerial role in the 1970s, where he managed Bruno Sammartino during his WWWF title reign. He would later manage Bob Backlund during his WWWF Title run.

The CAC sends our condolences to the friends and family of Arnold "GOLDEN BOY" Skaaland.