Pedro Morales Defeats Ivan Koloff for the WWWF Heavyweight Title

by Mark Long

Pedro Morales - historyofwrestling.comBefore a sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd of 21,812, Pedro Morales defeats Ivan Koloff for the World Wide Wrestling Federation Heavyweight title, solidifying his status as the babyface successor to the extremely popular former champion Bruno Sammartino. Morales would go on to hold the WWWF championship for 1,027 days, the 4th longest title reign in WWE history.