Austin Idol

 

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[Austin Idol Gallery]

Title History

  • NWA Austra Asian Tag Team titles w/ Jimmy Golden defeating Brute Bernard and Bobby Hart [Tournament] (December 2, 1972);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (December 25, 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Television title defeating Ray Candy (1979);
  • NWA (Southern Division) Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating The Hulk (aka Hulk Hogan) (June 13, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/ Masked Superstar defeating Crusher and Tommy Rich (November 25, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Television title defeating Steve Travis (January 12, 1980);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II (March 29, 1980);
  • CWA (Memphis) World Tag Team titles w/ Dutch Mantell defeating Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (August 4, 1980);
  • CWA (Memphis) World Heavyweight title defeating Billy Robinson (October 6, 1980);
  • CWA (Memphis) World Tag Team titles w/ Dutch Mantell defeating Dennis Condrey and Norvell Austin (March 9, 1981);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Jos LeDuc (1982);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating David Schultz (December 1982);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title Awarded (February 1983);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Ken Patera (September 10, 1983);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Stan Hanson (October 3, 1983);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Randy Savage (May 14, 1984);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Vic Rain (August 1984);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Lord Humongous (aka Jeff Van Kamp) (March 4, 1985);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Golden (July 27, 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Jerry Lawler defeating Dutch Mantell and Bill Dundee (December 9, 1985);
  • Texas All Star USA Heavyweight title defeating Fred Ottman (aka Typhoon) (January 27, 1986);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Soul Train Jones (aka Virgil) (Febuary 2, 1987);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (April 27, 1987);
  • PWF (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/ Stan Hanson Awarded (August 1987);

Career Highlights

  • Typical Interview or quote: “Austin Idol, rich, sexy and mean (darlin)..the women’s pet..and the men’s regret”
  • Austin Idol has wrestled in: Mid-Atlantic, AWA, USWA, CWA, Georgia, NWA, Florida, Global.
  • 1975: Austin Idol was involved in a plane crash, along with Gary Hart, Buddy Colt, and Bobby Shane (who died).
  • 1978: Austin Idol first won the AWA Southern Heavyweight title from Jerry Lawler on Christmas night.
  • ~~~They feuded for the first few months of 1979 before Idol lost a “Loser Leaves Town” match to Jerry Lawler.
  • February 18, 1980 WWF: Austin Idol defeated Jose Estrada at Madison Square Garden in New York City..
  • Austin Idol was managed by Jimmy Hart and Paul E. Dangerously at different times during his career.
  • Austin Idol teamed with Tommy Rich to feud with Jerry Lawler and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • April 27, 1987: Austin Idol defeated Jerry “The King” Lawler in a Steel Cage match to win the Southern title.
  • ~~~As a result, forced the King to get his head shaved in the center of the ring!
  • 1980: Austin Idol broke a trophy over Jerry Lawler’s head.
  • Austin Idol challenged for the NWA World title; vs. Harley Race (1980), vs. Ric Flair (1982), vs. Jerry Lawler (1988).