William Watson, "Whipper Billy," professional wrestler (b at Toronto 25 June 1915; d at Orlando, Fla 4 Feb 1990). It is claimed that he won 99% of his 6300 matches during a 30-year career. He was popular in the Toronto area and frequently drew capacity crowds. He briefly held professional wrestling's world title in 1947 and 1956, and he was the perennial Commonwealth champion.
A 1971 automobile accident forced his retirement from the ring. Pursuing a long-standing interest, he began to work full-time on behalf of disabled children. Watson acted as fund-raising chairman for the Ontario Society for Crippled Children and served on Ontario's Advisory Council for the Disabled between 1976 and 1982.