Gary Apollo was trained by Walter "Killer" Kowalski and turned pro in February, 1984. He wrestled for many independents. Apollo was a good tag team wrestler. Gary would challenged for the International Wrestling Federation tag team titles with Phil Apollo. He wrestled Harley Race, Larry Zbyszko, Butcher Vachon, David Sammartino, and Charlie Fullton. Apollo had an ongoing feud with Bob Vanwinkle and the Universal Soldier. He did a TV dark match for WWF (E) . His toughest matches were against Harley Race and Larry Zbyszko.