Abdulah The Butcher

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Abdullah the Butcher

Title History

  • NWA (Vancouver) World Tag Team titles w/Jerry Graham defeating John & Chris Tolos (October 2, 1967);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Jerry Graham defeating John & Chris Tolos (October 23, 1967);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Armand Hussein defeating Haystacks Calhoun & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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..

More 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 & Sam Houston & Buzz Tyler beat Billy Graham & The Barbarian & 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 & El Gigante & The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner)..
  • ~~~Cactus Jack’s Team consisted of Cactus Jack & Abdullah the Butcher & The Diamond Stud & 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 & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bobby Eaton & 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 & Stan Hansen defeated Kevin Sullivan & Abdullah by DQ in a “Bunkhouse” match.
  • October 1, 1993–NWA Bloodfest Part 1: Abdullah & Terry Funk & JT Smith beat Jimmy Snuka & Kevin Sullivan & 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 & Terry Funk defeated Tarzan Goto & 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: Dusty&Dustin Rhodes & Mike Graham w/Harley Race b Kevin Sullivan & Abdullah & 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 & Erik Watts (sub for Jerry Oates) defeated The Wrestler & Greg Brown in 2:56..
  • July 16 2005–WWC Bruiser Brody Memorial: Bronco #1 & Sabu defeated Abdullah the Butcher & 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 & Giant Kimala defeated Dory Funk Jr. & Katsuhiko Nakajima..
  • November 5 2005–WWC 32nd Anniversary: Abdullah the Butcher defeated TNT..
  • November 6, 2005–WWC 32nd Anniversary: Bronco #1 & Eddie Colon beat Abdullah the Butcher & 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 & Nemesis beat Tank & 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 & Hannibal defeated Tex Gaines & 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 & Sheik of Araby defeated Robby Starr & 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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