Former WWWF Tag Team Champ Dan Miller passes away

July 19, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Dan Miller, a pro wrestling star for about 30 years, passed away this morning one day after his 84th birthday.

Miller was the younger brother of Hall of Famer Big Bill Miller. ┬áThe two were often tag team partners including a run in 1965 where they defeated Bill Watts & Gorilla Monsoon to win the WWWF U.S. tag team title, the forerunner of today’s WWE tag team title.

Miller consistently held regional titles throughout North America as well as the All-Asia tag title with Frank Valois in Japan.

He had settled in Florida where he worked for years behind the scenes for the Florida wrestling office.

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Brian Blair sent a letter on Saturday informing a number of his friends that Miller was in hospice care and it wouldn’t be long until he was in a better place.

Miller made the request to go into hospice care a few days earlier.

Miller was best known for a tag team with his older brother, but also held major tag team tiles with Ron Etcihison, Whipper Billy Watson, Nick Kozak, Fred Curry, Jose Lothario and Fritz Von Erich.

During his career he also held the top singles titles in Texas, Florida, the Mid Atlantic region as well as for Leroy McGuirk’s promotion in the days before the Mid South era.