Assassin

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Title History

  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/Nick Roberts defeating Mr. X & Mike DiBiase (July 28, 1960);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southern Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre (December 1, 1961);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Dick Steinborn & Eddie Graham (January 26, 1962);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Bob Ellis & Ray Gunkel (May ??, 1962);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Karl & Kurt Von Brauner (July 5, 1962);
  • NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating ??????? (September 11, 1962);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Karl & Kurt Von Brauner (November ??, 1963);
  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Luke Brown & Grizzly Smith (May 13, 1965);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Stan Kowalski & Great Matsuda [Tournament] (May 10, 1966);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Skandor Akbar & Swede Karlson (March 10, 1967);
  • NWA (Vancouver) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Jerry Graham & Abdullah the Butcher (December 4, 1967);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Jerry Graham & Abdullah the Butcher (December 4, 1967);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Ski Hi Jones & Don Leo Jonathan (April 15, 1968);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Baron Mikel Scicluna & Cyclone Negro (August 30, 1968);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Alberto & Ramon Torres (November 22, 1968);
  • NWA (Georgia) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Buddy Fuller & Ray Gunkel (December 20, 1968);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Louie Tillet & El Mongol [Tournament] (April 4, 1969);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Mr. Ito & Chati Yokouchi (August ??, 1969);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Buddy Fuller & Ray Gunkel in a 6 Man Tag Team match (December 19, 1969);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating ????? (January 27, 1970);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating The Professional & Bobby Shane (August 28, 1970);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin won tournament (October 16, 1970);
  • NWA Macon Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Paul DeMarco & Bob Armstrong (December 15, 1970);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Dick Steinborn & Argentina Apollo for vacant titles (????, 1971);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Assassin billed as champions (May 11, 1971);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating El Mongol & Ray Gunkel (June 11, 1971);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating El Mongol & Bob Armstrong (November 17, 1971);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Bob Armstrong & Bill Dromo via forfeit [Tournament] (November 26, 1971);
  • NWA (Georgia) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Bob Armstrong & Bill Dromo (December 21, 1971);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Buddy Fuller & Ray Gunkel (March ??, 1972);
  • NWA Macon Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Bob Armstrong & Bill Dromo (May 9, 1972);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Bob Armstrong & Dick Steinborn (September ??, 1972);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Toru Tanaka defeating Jerry Brisco & Rocky Johnson (March ??, 1975);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/Ron Fuller defeating ????????? (July ??, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Tommy Seiglar (????, 1976);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Billy Robinson (????, 1976);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating ???????? (July ??, 1976);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Don Carson defeating Bob Orton Jr. & Ron Garvin (January ??, 1978);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Ernie Ladd defeating Steven Little Bear & Ray Candy (April 5, 1978);
  • NWA (Tri State) Louisiana Heavyweight title won a tournament (April 27, 1978);
  • NWA (Tri State) Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Jose Lothario (October 14, 1978);
  • NWA Louisiana Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Ricky Fields & Terry Lathan (December ??, 1978);
  • NWA Louisiana Tag Team titles w/The Angel defeating Ricky Fields & Terry Lathan [Tournament] (January 6, 1979);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/The Angel defeating The Spoiler & Dusty Rhodes (January 25, 1979);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating The Avenger (January 24, 1980);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Lars & Ole Anderson (June 16, 1980);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Steve Keirn & Mr. Wrestling I (August 6, 1980);
  • NWA (Florida) North American Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Mike Graham & Barry Windham (April 22, 1981);
  • NWA (Florida) North American Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Tommy Gilbert & Coco Somoa [Tournament] (June 16, 1981);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Tom Jones (March ??, 1983);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Golden (July ??, 1983);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Continental Heavyweight title defeating Bob Armstrong (????, 1985);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Continental Heavyweight title defeating Lord Humongous (aka Jeff Van Kamp) (July ??, 1985);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Continental Heavyweight title defeating Bob Armstrong (July 9, 1985);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Continental Heavyweight title defeating Tommy Rich (September 23, 1985);

 

Career Highlights

  • The Assassin (Joe Hamilton) and The Missouri Mauler (Larry Hamilton) are brothers..
  • May 24, 1958: Argentina Rocca & Miguel Perez defeated Joe Hamiliton & Larry Hamilton in New York City..
  • ~~~Jody Hamilton, at age 19, becomes the youngest wrestler ever to appear in a Madison Square Garden main event!
  • The Assassin is legendary for his partnership with Assassin #2 (Tom Renesto) in a masked heel tag team known as The Assassins..
  • The Assassin had a few partners with the Assassin gimmick including Randy Colley, Roger Smith, Barry Horrowitz & Ray Hernandez..
  • 1990s: Jody Hamilton headed up the World Championship Championship PowerPlant training facility..
  • Jody Hamilton announced formation of Deep South Wrestling as a WWE developmental territory, based out of McDonogh, GA..
  • Mike Aldren wrote (On January 25, 2010): The lawsuit Jody Hamilton brought against WWE was settled out of court for an undisclosed fee, according to Hamilton’s attorney out of Atlanta.Hamilton, 72, who was a wrestler in the 60s, 70s and 80s as The Assassin, reopened his Deep South Wrestling promotion in 2005 as an affiliate of WWE, to train talents signed to developmental contracts. In 2007, WWE abruptly ended their contract with Hamilton and DSW with no notice. In April 2009, Hamilton sued for breach of contract and intentional interference with contractual and business relations. His attorney claimed that, WWE “fraudulently contrived a reason to end the agreement” without giving 90-days notice as laid out in the contract between Hamilton, DSW, and WWE. A key-paragraph in the suit read: “WWE unlawfully entered the premises occupied by Hamilton and DSW and removed property that belonged to DSW and Hamilton. Contemporaneously with its clandestine operation to dismantle DSW’s operation and cripple its ability to operate at all, John Laurentis [sic], WWE’s VP of Promotions and a member of the Board of Directors [Laurinaitis is actually WWE EVP of Talent Relations], assembled all the independent contractor wrestlers who were committed to DSW’s upcoming events and issued an ominous warning. He cautioned them that, ‘if they ever set foot in this building again or had anything to do with Hamilton or DSW their relationship with WWE would end and they would never work again in the wrestling industry.'” Apparently there were two former WWE talents willing to come forward and testify that Laurinaitis gave that speech. WWE were unsuccessful in a motion to dismiss so settled with Hamilton before the case went to trial.