National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Inductee: Dick Beyer “The Destroyer”

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Dick Beyer wrestled and played football at Syracuse University in New York , enjoying tremendous success. He was a conference champion in wrestling and an AAU star. He won many regional and state amateur titles and then turned to the pro game.

Wrestling in a white mask, Beyer first competed as Dr. X then as The Destroyer and became one of the biggest attractions around the world, particularly in Japan . He claimed numerous titles, including WWA world champion and AWA world champion.