Edward "Wahoo" McDaniel (June 19, 1938 – April 18, 2002) was a Choctaw-Chickasaw Native American who achieved fame as a professional American football player and later as a professional wrestler. He is notable for having held the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship five times. McDaniel was a major star in prominent National Wrestling Alliance affiliated promotions such as Championship Wrestling from Florida, Georgia Championship Wrestling NWA Big Time Wrestling, which would eventually be renamed World Class Championship Wrestling and Jim Crockett Promotions, which would ultimately become WCW after being purchased by media mogul Ted Turner in 1988.
By Dean Hanley
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