He hailed from St. Louis, and what a great
competitor Ray Vilmer was. Scientific wrestler with smooth moves
for a big man.
Roy teamed up with Eddie Graham for some classic
showdowns with the Von Brauners in the early 1960s, selling out
the Armory in Tampa. Ray also teamed up with Pat OConnor
on his many visits to Tampa Bay.
Ray held many titles in his day, including
the NWA World Tag Team title with Graham.
Rays son Mike was a tremendous baseball
player, a pitcher who could hum the ole potato.
Ray retired from wrestling and settled down
in the Tampa Bay area where he and his wife Virginia still live.