[ 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);
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).