Arman Hussian

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[Remembering Arman Hussian]

[The mystery of Arman Hussian]

Title History

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating Mad Russian and Stan Stasiak (August 27, 1965);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Abdullah the Butcher defeating Haystacks Calhoun and Don Leo Jonathan (July 1, 1968);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Spoiler (July 18, 1972);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Spoiler (October 23, 1972);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Wrestling Pro (April 16, 1973);
  • SCW Western States Heavyweight title defeating Eddie Sullivan to become 1st champion (October 22, 1973);
  • NWA (Tri State) North American Heavyweight title defeating Bull Ramos (July 29, 1974);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) Caribbean Heavyweight title defeating Invader I (July 15, 1978);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Killer Brooks defeating Brian Blair and Al Madril (September 1981);

Career Highlights

  • 1960s/70s: Arman Hussian had a lengthy run in Arizona, holding varied tag team titles with Tito Montez and others.
  • Arman Hussian did a stint in Portland teaming with Abdullah The Butcher and he himself as “Hussian The Butcher”.
  • Arman Hussian formed a tag team with Samba Lamumba in California.
  • March 15, 1982 – WCCW Star Wars: Jose Lothario vs Arman Hussein ended in a DRAW.
  • 1982: Arman Hussian formed a faction with Gary Hart known as “HandH Limited” in World Class Championship Wrestling.
  • ~~~Together they managed Kabuki, Magic Dragon, Bill Irwin, Bugsy McGraw, Frank Dusek, Checkmate, The Spoiler, and others.
  • ~~~King Kong Bundy went on strike from HandH and joined Scandar Akbar’s Devestation Inc group.
  • ~~~Arman Hussian recruited The Great Yatsu from Japan who defeated Bundy in a Loser Leaves Town Match.
  • ~~~The Superfly (Ray Candy in a mask) also spent time with HandH Limited.
  • August 15, 1982 – WCCW Star Wars: Bugsy McGraw defeated Gary Hart and Armand Hussein in a “Handicap” match.
  • By late 1982, Gary Hart rarely appeared and Arman Hussein pretty much exclusively managed the group.
  • June 17, 1983 – WCCW Star Wars: Kimala beat Arman Hussein and Tola Yatsu and Mike Bond in a “Loser Leaves Town” match.
  • January ??, 2008: Mike “Arman Hussian” Barber passed away in Dallas, Texas (where he had retired in the Late 80s).