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Bill Dromo began wrestling in the amateur ranks in his late teens, after a few years as an amateur boxer. He was taken under the wing
of Dave Piper, and would go on to win all but two of his twenty three matches, culminating in winning a silver medal at the British Empire
games in Manitoba. His only losses came against another famous professional wrestler, Gordon Nelson. â€œHe was the only one
who ever beat me as an amateur. He left back in the 1950â€™s and went to England. He stayed there for awhile, but then I met him
again when he came to Florida while I was down there. It was just like old times. He told me I had made an impression on him.â€�
Billâ€™s professional debut came against Mitsu Arakawa. â€œHe beat the crap out of me.â€� He spent his early years sharing a
residence with Tex McKenzie. After a period of getting used to the business in the upper Midwest, Bill went to work for Jim Barnett in
Indianapolis. â€œI worked there for Jim for a few months. He respected you, and treated you good. He sent me down here to Atlanta. I
also went to Australia for him. He wanted me down there for six weeks and I stayed for about three months.â€�
Once he went to Atlanta, he had found a permanent home, where he still resides with his wife, Karen, also a former professional
wrestler. â€œI settled here. I met my wife in the dentistâ€™s chair having my teeth fixed. Dick Steinborn â€“ one afternoon we were
getting paid. He knew my teeth were giving me some problems so he took me with him down Peachtree Street and into a dentist office.
She was standing at the door â€“ my wife. I asked Dick who she was, and he said she was the assistant. That was the first time I ever
Bill continued to work regularly throughout Georgia for the remainder of his career, and his most success came while working for Fred
Ward as opposed to the Atlanta office. â€œFred always treated me right. He always treated me the way he wanted to be treated. A lot of
the guys wouldnâ€™t go along with him, but for some strange reason he took a liking to me. I was the guy he booked the longest.â€�
He briefly changed his name to work for Vincent McMahon. Going by Bill Zbyszko, he ran into a minor obstacle. â€œStanislaus Zbyszko
called up from St. Louis and told them he didnâ€™t want me using that name. Vince McMahon told him thereâ€™s more than one
Zbyszko in the world. Then he told me to not worry about it.â€�
He also spent some time working for Stu Hart in Calgary, which were used mostly as a way to visit home. However, it was Florida which
became his other home beyond Canada and Georgia.
By the 1970â€™s Bill centered himself mostly in Georgia and Florida, staying close to family and friends. Bob Armstrong was one of
them, and became Billâ€™s most oft used tag team partner. They had a great run in Georgia with the Assassins, as well as Sputnik and
Rocket Monroe. He also found himself in brief programs in Georgia with Bobby Duncum, the Zodiac (Bob Orton, Sr.), and the Mongolian
Billâ€™s career wound down in the early 1980â€™s and he stayed busy running his own restaurant and working in the security field. He
has experienced a few health issues in recent years, but seems to always bounce back and come out stronger than ever â€“ no different
from his competitive spirit as an athlete.