Angelo Savoldi passes away at 99 years of age



April 21, 1914 – September 20, 2013

Angelo Savoldi, an honored guest at a number of CAC reunions, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013.  By all accounts the oldest living wrestler at 99 years of age, this grand old gentleman occupied a special place in the hearts of all who knew him.  He began wrestling in 1937, and had a long career that saw him hold the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship on three different occasions.  Nearing ring retirement, he became an agent and promoter with Capital Sports, the parent company of the WWWF, and remained involved in promotion with his sons for many years beyond the normal retirement age.

We’ll have a larger story in the next few days, in recognition of Angelo’s long association with our sport.

Rest in peace Angelo…

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2 Responses to “Angelo Savoldi passes away at 99 years of age”

  1. Angelo was not only a gentleman, in and out of the ring, a mentor to many, and inspiration to his family and friends but even more important a true example to follow in both the wrestling business and life. I enjoyed the many hours visiting with him and his sons during the PWHF times in NY, for sure he will be listed in history as one of the true founders of pro wrestling, will be missed by all who ever knew him .

  2. I remember Angelo fondly in my days with the WWF. He was extremely nice to me. I remember our discussions on health, which I always enjoyed. My condolences to the family, he was a great man.

    Rest in Peace, Earl Maynard