Batten Twins

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Batten

Title History

Together:

  • WWC Caribbean Tag Team titles defeating Kensuke Sasaki & Mr.Pogo (April 2, 1989);
  • WWC Caribbean Tag Team titles defeating Hurricane Castillo Jr. & Miguelito Perez (May 14, 1989);
  • WWC World Tag Team titles defeating Kendo Nagasaki & Mr.Pogo (August 6, 1988);
  • WWC World Tag Team titles defeating Chicky Starr & Ron Starr (November 12, 1988);
  • WWC World Tag Team titles defeating Dan Kroffat & Tama The Islander (March 4, 1989);
  • WWC World Tag Team titles defeating Ray Gonzalez & Ricky Santana (March of 1993);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles defeating Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton (November 21, 1985);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles defeating Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty (May 22, 1986);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles Brad Batten defeated Bobby Jaggers and he picks Bart (August 6, 1987);

Brad Batten:

  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Jaggers awarded vacant titles by NWA (June 1987);

Bart Batten

  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Rick McCord defeated MOD Squad (February 27, 1987);
  • ICW (Poffo) World Tag Team Team titles w/Johnny Wilhoit (1983);

Career Highlights

Angelo Poffo’s International Championship Wrestling:

  • Brad & Bart Batton were trained by the legendary Angel Poffo and his sons Randy Poffo and Lanny Poffo..
  • May 12, 1983: The Batton Twins made their pro debut against Tony Falk & Doug Vines in Prestonsburg, KY..

Central States:

  • August 15, 1985: Bob Brown & Marty Jannetty defeated The Batten Twins..
  • Junyary 5, 1986 – St.Louis, MO: The Batten Twins defeated Sheik Abdullah The Great & Akio Sato..
  • January 2, 1986 – Kansas City, MO: The Batten Twins defeated Sheik Abdullah The Great & Akio Sato..
  • January 9, 1986: Bart Batten defeats Sheik Abdullah The Great..
  • January 12, 1986 – St.Joseph, MO: Sheik Abdullah defeats Bart Batten in an “Iranian Death Match”..
  • January 16, 1986: The Batten Twins defeated Sheik Abdullah The Great and Tarzan Goto..
  • January 21, 1986 – Lincoln, NE: The Batten Twins defeated Mr.Pogo and Tarzan Goto..
  • January 23, 1986 – Kansas City, MO: Sheik Abdullah The Great defeated Bart Batten..
  • February 6, 1986 – Kansas City, MO: The Batten Twins & Rufus R. Jones defeated Tarzan Goto, Sheik Abdullah & Akio Sato..
  • February 13, 1986 – Kansas City, MO: Brad Batten defeated Tarzan Goto..
  • February 20, 1986: The Batten Twins defeated Sheik Abdullah The Great and Akio Sato..
  • February 27, 1986 – Kansas City, MO: The Batten Twins defeated Sheik Abdullah and Akio Sato..
  • March 1, 1986: Bulldog” Bob Brown & Kevin The Magnificent defeated The Batton Twins..
  • March 6, 1986: Bart Batten defeated Sheik Abdullah The Great in a Texas Death Match..
  • May 15, 1986 – Kansas City: Midnight Rockers defeated The Batten Twins for the NWA Central States Tag Team titles..
  • May 29, 1986 – Kansas City: Hacksaw Higgins & JR Hogg defeated The Batton Twins for the NWA Central States Tag Team titles..
  • January 30, 1987 – St.Louis, MO: The MOD Squad defeated The Batten Twins (aired 02/07/87 on TBS).

World Wrestling Council:

  • October 16, 1988 – Puerto Rico: Chicky & Ron Starr defeated The Batton Twins for the WWC Tag Team titles..
  • January 6, 1989 – Puerto Rico: Dan Kroffat & Tama defeated The Batton Twins for the WWC Tag Team titles….
  • March 11, 1989 – Puerto Rico: Steve Strong & Jason The Terrible defeated The Batten Twins for the WWC Tag Team titles..
  • June 9, 1989 – Puerto Rico: Miguelito Perez & Hurricane Castillo Jr beat The Batten Twins for the WWC Caribbean Tag Team titles.

On Tour:

  • November 9, 1987: Rick McCord & Porkchop Cash defeated The Batten Twins for the NWA Central States Tag Team titles..
  • April 23, 1992: Tom Prichard & Stan Lane defeated The Batten Twins in the first round of the SMW Tag Title Tournament..
  • April 2, 1993: The Batten Twins vacate the WWC World Tag Titles when they jump to AWF..
  • 1993: Kevin Sullivan defeated Bart Batten at a Smoky Mountain Wrestling show..
  • The Batten Twins appeared on the trashy hit TV show “The Jerry Springer Show”..
  • March 16, 2004 – Mountain State Pro Wrestling: Bart & Brad Batten wrestled The Memphis Mafia to a NO CONTEST in Oak Hill, WV..
  • April 2005: The Batten Twins announce their retirement tour throughout West Virginia..
  • May 21, 2005: The Batten Twins & Brent Batten (Bart’s son) defeated Steve Madison & Chris Vega & J.V. Insanity in West Virginia..
  • Bart Batten is now doing color commentary for a local promotion in Bluefield, West Virginia called “All Pro Wrestling”..
  • Bart Batten currently hosts the Mountain State Wrestling TV program that airs on Network West Virginia Monday Nights at 8:00 PM.
  • Brad Batten has taken up residence in Cleaveland, Ohio..
  • Special thanks to Bart Batten for emailing us and helping with a portion of the information on this profile.
  • Brad Batten passed away on November 18, 2014.