Abdulah The Butcher

Abdullah the Butcher

[Abdulah The Butcher GALLERY]

 

Title History

  • NWA (Vancouver) world tag team titles w/Jerry Graham defeating John and Chris Tolos (October 2, 1967);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian tag team titles w/Jerry Graham defeating John and Chris Tolos (October 23, 1967);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian tag team titles w/Armand Hussein defeating Haystacks Calhoun and Don Leo Jonathan (July 1, 1968);
  • IWA (Montreal) International heavyweight title defeating Ivan Koloff (1969);
  • IWA (Montreal) International heavyweight title defeating Jacques Rougeau Sr. (January 1970);
  • NWA (Calgary) Canadian heavyweight title defeating Dave Ruhl (January 30, 1970);
  • Stampede North American heavyweight title defeating Billy Robinson (Febuary 6, 1970);
  • Stampede North American heavyweight title defeating Billy Robinson (Febuary 27, 1970);
  • Stampede North American heavyweight title defeating Jerry Christy (May 1, 1970);
  • Stampede North American heavyweight title defeating Jerry Christy (May 14, 1970);
  • Stampede North American heavyweight title defeating Sweet Daddy Siki (March 12, 1971);
  • IWA (Montreal) International heavyweight title defeating Tarzan Zorra (October ??, 1971);
  • NWF (Cleveland and Buffalo) world heavyweight title defeating Ernie Ladd (June 24, 1972);
  • Stampede North American heavyweight title defeating Geoff Portz (January 12, 1973);
  • NWA (Detriot) world tag team titles w/Killer Tim Brooks defeating Bobo Brazil and Tony Marino (1974);
  • NWA (New Zealand) British Empire/ Commonwelth heavyweight title defeating John DaSilva (March 12, 1974);
  • NWA (Detriot) United States heavyweight title defeating Bobo Brazil (Febuary 8, 1975);
  • NWA Georgia heavyweight title defeating Rocky Johnson (Febuary 21, 1975);
  • PWF (Japan) United States heavyweight title defeating The Destroyer (October 12, 1975);
  • NWA Macon heavyweight title (May 1978);
  • NWA Columbus heavyweight title (June 1978);
  • PWF (Japan) heavyweight title defeating Billy Robinson (October 18, 1978);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican heavyweight title defeating Carlos Colon (November 18, 1978);
  • NWA (All Japan) International tag team titles w/Ray Candy defeating Jumbo Tsuruta and Giant Baba (October 12, 1979);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican heavyweight title defeating Carlos Colon (December 15, 1979);
  • NWA (All Japan) United National heavyweight title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (October 13, 1980);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican heavyweight title defeating Carlos Colon (August 10, 1981);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) North American heavyweight title defeating Carlos Colon (August 11, 1981);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) world heavyweight title Billed as champion (July 21, 1982);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Caribbean heavyweight title defeating Charlie Cook (August 14, 1982);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Great Kabuki (July 4, 1986);
  • IWA (Montreal) International heavyweight title defeating Hercules Ayala (Febuary 22, 1987);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) North American heavyweight title defeating TNT (January 30, 1988);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Universal heavyweight title defeating TNT (March 24, 1990);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Universal heavyweight title defeating Invader I (September 19, 1992);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Caribbean heavyweight title won a Battle Royal (January 6, 1996);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Universal heavyweight title defeating Mabel (Febuary 10, 1996);
  • BJW (Japan) Death Match heavyweight title defeating Shadow WX (January 10, 1999);
  • NWA Texas Hardcore title defeating Convict 00187 (April 14, 2000);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) Universal heavyweight title defeating Carly Colon (January 3, 2004);

Career Highlights

Canada:

  • Abdullah was born Lawrence Shreeve in The Great White North – Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1958: Abdullah began his career wrestling in various Canadian indy promotions.
  • Abdullah quickly created his evil Arabian gimmick and extremely violet style.
  • Abdullah was never supposed to be able to speak English, so he worked with several managers over the years.
  • ~~~Including Eddie “the Brain” Creatchman, J.J. Dillon, Gary Hart, Bearcat Wright, Rock Hunter, and many others.
  • October 23, 1967: Abdullah won the NWA Canadian Tag Team title with the legendary Dr. Jerry Graham.
  • Abdullah won the IWA International Heavyweight championship three times between 1969-71.
  • Abdullah won the NWA North American Heavyweight (Calgary) title on four separate occassions between 1970-73.
  • July 17, 1972: Abdullah helped set a Montreal record, wrestling against Johnny Rougeau at Jarry Park.
  • ~~~It was the main event of a card that drew over 26,000 fans and a $100,000+ gate.

Additional Match Results:

  • Seprember 17, 1983 – World Wrestling Council: Andre the Giant defeated Abdullah the Butcher by count out.
  • November 24, 1983 – Starcade: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Carlos Colon.
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Manny Fernandez and Sam Houston and Buzz Tyler beat Billy Graham and The Barbarian and Abdullah.
  • November 28, 1985 – Starcade: Manny Fernandez defeated Abdullah the Butcher in a pole match.
  • September 20, 1987 – World Wrestling Council: Bruiser Bordy defeated Abdullah the Butcher by DQ in a “dog collar chain” match.
  • December 26, 1988 – Starrcade: Abdullah the Butcher competed in a bunkhouse stampede match which was won by Junk Yard Dog.
  • October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc: Sting’s Team defeated Cactus Jack’s Team in a chamber of horrors match.
  • ~~~Sting’s Team consisted of Sting and El Gigante and The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner).
  • ~~~Cactus Jack’s Team consisted of Cactus Jack and Abdullah the Butcher and The Diamond Stud and Big Van Vader.
  • ~~~The finish saw Abdullah the Butcher put in an electric chair and team captain Cactus Jack accidentally pulled the switch!
  • December 29, 1991 – Starrcade: Sting and Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bobby Eaton and Brian Pillman in a lethal lottery match.
  • ~~~Abdullah The Butcher later competed in a two-ring battle royal which was won by Sting.
  • September 18, 1993 – UltraClash: Terry Funk and Stan Hansen defeated Kevin Sullivan and Abdullah by DQ in a “Bunkhouse” match.
  • October 1, 1993 – NWA Bloodfest Part 1: Abdullah and Terry Funk and JT Smith beat Jimmy Snuka and Kevin Sullivan and Don Muraco.
  • October 2, 1993 – NWA Bloodfest Part 2: Kevin Sullivan defeated Abdullah the Butcher in a “Steel Cage” match.

Hardcore Legend:

  • Abdullah spent a lot of time in the Giant Baba’ All Japan Pro Wrestling promotion.
  • ~~~Abdullah won their biggest annual tournament – the Grand Champion Carnival – in 1976 and 1979.
  • Abdullah won the NWF heavyweight title, twice, by defeating Ernie Ladd and Victor Rivera.
  • Abdullah won the PWF heavyweight title while competing for All Japan Pro Wrestling.
  • Abdullah defeated Billy Robison for the PWF title in 1978.
  • February 10, 1979: Giant Baba defeated Abdullah to take the PWF title away from him (in Chicago!).
  • Abdullah’s bloodiest battles took place in the blood-soaked Puerto Rico.
  • 1980’s: Abdullah won the Puerto Rican heavyweight title.
  • 1980’s: Abdullah won the NWA United National heavyweight title.
  • 1980’s: Abdullah won the the Caribbean heavyweight title (three times).
  • 1982: Abdullah won the WWC Universal Heavyweight championship.
  • 1986: Abdullah defeated The Great Kabuki for the Texas Brass Knuckles championship in World Class Championship Wrestling.
  • February 2, 1986 – MoscaMania: Jimmy Valiant defeated Abdullah the Butcher in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • 1987: Abdullah won the Canadian International heavyweight title.
  • 1996: Abdullah teamed with Benkei Daikokuboh to win the TWA Tag Team championship.
  • Abdullah was sure never to stay in one territory for too long, which turned out to be a successful strategy.
  • Abdullah’s battles with the equally deranged Sheik were bloodbaths from bell to bell.
  • Abdullah was a prime star for promoters in Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, and his home country of Canada.
  • Abdullah is one of the most brutal, bloody, hardcore wrestlers ever.
  • Abdullah has spent five decades inside the bloody squared circle.

The Legend Continues:

  • However, Abdullah just can’t seem to stay out of the ring, he still wrestles in the “new” NWA.
  • October 27, 2002 – AJPW PPV: Abdullah the Butcher and Terry Funk defeated Tarzan Goto and Tomoaki Honma.
  • December 28, 2002 – 3PW: Abdullah the Butcher defeats Bam Bam Bigelow (who was a substitute for Dusty Rhodes).
  • January 3, 2003 – WWC: Abdullah the Butcher defeated mega-rival Carly Colon after a Running Elbow Drop to win the Universal title.
  • July 18, 2003 – Impact Championship Wrestling: Abdullah the Butcher beat “Lowlife” Louie Ramos in a Hardcore Match.
  • June 19, 2004 – IWA Mid South: Mad Man Pondo vs Abdullah the Butcher in a “No DQ” match ended in a NO CONTEST (bloody).
  • October 5, 2004 – IWA East Coast (debut): Abdullah the Butcher defeated Necro Butcher.
  • November 5, 2004 – WWC: Abdullah the Butcher vs Eddie Colon ended in a NO CONTEST.
  • November 6, 2004 – WWC: Abdullah the Butcher vs Mr. Hughes ended in a DOUBLE DQ.
  • November 20, 2004 – World All-Stars: Abdullah the Butcher vs Andy Ellison ended in a DOUBLE COUNT OUT.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: DustyandDustin Rhodes and Mike Graham w/Harley Race b Kevin Sullivan and Abdullah and CM Punk.
  • March 12, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Dusty Rhodes beat Abdullah the Butcher with Mick Foley as referee.
  • June 4, 2005 – GCW: Abdullah the Butcher and Erik Watts (sub for Jerry Oates) defeated The Wrestler and Greg Brown in 2:56.
  • July 16 2005 – WWC Bruiser Brody Memorial: Bronco #1 and Sabu defeated Abdullah the Butcher and Rico Suave in a Hardcore Match.
  • July 23, 2005 – NWA Wisconsin: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Peter B. Beautiful in Brussels, Wisconsin.
  • August 6, 2005 – Far North Wrestling: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Rockin’ Rebel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • October 2, 2005 – WRESTLE-1 GP: Abdullah the Butcher and Giant Kimala defeated Dory Funk Jr. and Katsuhiko Nakajima.
  • November 5 2005 – WWC 32nd Anniversary: Abdullah the Butcher defeated TNT.
  • November 6, 2005 – WWC 32nd Anniversary: Bronco #1 and Eddie Colon beat Abdullah the Butcher and El Diamante.
  • February 3, 2006 – Frank Goodman’s UXW: Abdullah the Butcher defeated “Low Life” Louis Ramos.
  • April 6, 2006 – Women’s Extreme Wrestling: Abdullah The Butcher was spotted sitting in attendance watching the show.
  • April 9, 2006 – CAPW: Abdullah the Butcher beat Michael Hellborn including Butcher using a kendo stick with thumb tacks!
  • May 2006: Abdullah the Butcher started his own independent record label called “Abdullah the Butcher Records”.
  • May 12, 2006 – Stampede Wrestling: Kid Nichols vs Abdullah the Butcher ended in a bloody No Contest.. .. .. ..
  • October 14, 2006 – NWA Championship Wrestling: Abdullah and Nemesis beat Tank and Iceberg in a No DQ Trojan Death Match.
  • January 13, 2007 – Brew City Wrestling: Abdullah the Butcher vs Dinty Moore ended in a No Contest
  • April 27, 2007 – Memphis Wrestling: Abdullah The Butcher vs. Al Greene ended in a No Contest in a bloodbath
  • May 26, 2007 – Prairie Wrestling Association: Abdullah the Butcher and Hannibal defeated Tex Gaines and Slammer..
  • May 27, 2007 – Bad News Allen Tribute Show: Devon Nicholson defeated Abdullah the Butcher in a Steel Cage match.
  • July 13, 2007 – GCW: Abdullah the Butcher vs. Devon “Hannibal” Nicholson ended in a No Contest in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • August 9, 2007 – Prime Time Wrestling: Hannibal vs. Abdullah the Butcher ended in a Double DQ in Hawkesbury, Ontario.
  • August 12, 2007 – JCW Bloodymania: Pogo the Clown beat Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Abdullah the Butcher in a 3-WAY.
  • August 22, 2007 – GCW: Abdullah the Butcher beat Devon “Hannibal” Nicholson in a No-DQ Falls Count Anywhere match
  • August 23, 2007 – SuperEx Showdown: Abdullah the Butcher vs. Hannibal ended in a Double DQ (bloodbath) in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • September 22, 2007 – Powerhouse Wrestling of New England: Abdullah the Butcher vs. Gino Martino ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~This bloodbath of a match featured Broken bottles, a Screw Driver, a Bed of Nails and Abby’s infamous Fork!
  • September 29, 2007 – Big Time Wrestling: Abdullah the Butcher and Sheik of Araby defeated Robby Starr and Jeff Cannon
  • April 3, 2008 – Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: Tommy Rich vs. Abdullah the Butcher ended in a Double DQ.
  • July 4, 2008 – NAWA Ring Champions: Bobby Hayes vs. Abdullah the Butcher ended in a No Contest in Georgia.
  • August 10, 2008 – JCW Bloodymania II: Abdullah the Butcher vs. Mad Man Pondo fought to a no-contest.
  • December 13, 2008 – World Wrestling Council: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Balls Mahoney w/Armando Alejandro Estrada by DQ.
  • April 4, 2009 (Montreal): Hannibal defeated Abdullah the Butcher in what was billed as Abdullah’s Canadian retirement match.
  • August 9, 2009 – JCW Bloodymania III: Abdullah the Butcher vs. The Rude Boy ended a no-contest in Abdullah’s retirement match.
  • June 5, 2010 – Legends of Wrestling: Abdullah the Butcher vs. Tommy Rich ended in a Double DQ in Conyers, Georgia

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