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Yukon Eric (Eric Holmback) was born on 16 April, 1916 in Monroe, Washington, United States, is a professional. Discover Yukon Eric's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 49 years old?
|Popular As||Eric Holmback|
|Age||49 years old|
|Born||16 April 1916|
|Birthplace||Monroe, Washington, United States|
|Date of death||(1965-01-16)|
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Yukon Eric Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Yukon Eric worth at the age of 49 years old? Yukon Eric’s income source is mostly from being a successful professional. He is from Washington. We have estimated Yukon Eric's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million - $5 Million|
|Salary in 2023||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Source of Income||professional|
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In 2007, Holmback was one of the honorees of the Cauliflower Alley Club's Posthumous Award, along with Betty Jo Hawkins.
After divorcing his wife and suffering financial problems, on January 16, 1965, Holmback drove to the church in Cartersville, Georgia where he had gotten married, and committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth with a .22 caliber pistol. He was reported missing when he failed to show for matches in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida. His body was found the next day in his car in the church parking lot. He was survived by his three children, two daughters and a son.
He won the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship twice with Whipper Billy Watson, with their first reign beginning on February 13, 1958, when they defeated Fritz Von Erich and Gene Kiniski. They lost the championship just over a month later to Stan and Reggie Lisowski on March 20, 1958. Later that year, he won the championship for the second time when he teamed with Dara Singh to defeat Stan and Reggie Lisowski on August 7, 1958. Three years later, on December 28, 1961, he won the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship for the second time with Watson, and the third time overall, when the pair defeated John and Chris Tolos. Worked in Minnesota for American Wrestling Association from 1961 to 1962. He later moved to Florida, where he wrestled until the time of his death in 1965.
Holmback spent the majority of his career in Southern Ontario, Canada, where he won the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship on two occasions with Whipper Billy Watson in 1955 and 1961 and the Montreal Athletic Commission's International Heavyweight Championship. He also won the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship in 1948.
During a match against Wladek Kowalski in 1952, Kowalski botched a knee drop, and legitimately severed part of Holmback's left ear. Afterward, Kowalski went to visit Holmback in the hospital, but began laughing at the bandages wrapped around Holmback's head. The incident cemented Kowalski as a heel (villainous character) and prompted Kowalski to rename himself Killer Kowalski. A rematch between the two on January 14, 1953 at the Montreal Forum was the first ever televised wrestling match in Canada.
Holmback is best known for his 1952 match and subsequent feud with Killer Kowalski in which he lost his ear as a result of a botched knee drop. A rematch between the two the following year was the first televised wrestling match in Canada. Holmback continued to wrestle in Florida until he committed suicide in 1965.
On January 30, 1948, Yukon Eric defeated Sonny Myers to win his first professional wrestling championship, the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship. He held the championship for a week, before losing it to Miguel Guzmán on February 6. After this, he moved to Southern Ontario, where he spent the majority of his wrestling career. Two years later, on February 15, 1950, he defeated Bobby Managoff to win the Montreal Athletic Commission's International Heavyweight Championship.
After being trained by Man Mountain Dean, Holmback made his professional wrestling debut on January 22, 1942, using the ring name Yukon Eric. Yukon Eric utilised a strongman in-ring persona, and as part of the persona, he was announced as being from Fairbanks, Alaska and always wore plaid wool shirts, worn open to show off his 66 in (170 cm) chest. He also was known for whipping his opponent into the ropes so that they would bounce back into his chest.
Holmback grew up in Aberdeen, Washington, with three sisters. He attended Washington State College, where he played American football, lettering with the varsity team in 1938 as a sophomore.
Eric Holmback (April 16, 1916 – January 16, 1965) was an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Yukon Eric.