1963 – Lou Thesz takes the NWA World title from Nature Boy Buddy Rogers, and northeast promoters break away to form what would eventually become the modern WWE
Buddy Rogers defeats Pat O’Connor 2-1 in a best of three falls match in front of a record crowd at Chicago’s Comiskey Park to capture the Ten Pounds of Gold
The legendary Buddy Rogers takes his final bow.
Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling is renamed the Universal Wrestling Federation, and crowns Terry Gordy as the first UWF heavyweight champion
Bruno Sammartino defeats Buddy Rogers in under a minute to win the WWWF Championship, and dominates the title until 1971
Buddy Rogers becomes the inaugural World Champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation, after supposedly winning a ‘mysterious’ tournament in Brazil