Billy Jack Haynes

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Title History

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Stan Stasiak defeating Assassin and Rip Oliver (December 12, 1982);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Stan Stasiak defeating Assassin and Rip Oliver (March 10, 1983);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Dynamite Kid (October 7, 1983);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Rip Oliver (December 14, 1983);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Kendo Nagasaki (March 29, 1984);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Rip Oliver (October 13, 1984);
  • WCCW (World Class) Television title defeating Gino Hernandez (sub for Chris Adams) (January 7, 1985);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/ Wahoo McDaniel defeating Jesse Barr and Rick Rude (May 1985);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Ricky Vaughn defeating Kendo Nagasaki and Ed Wiskoski (May 11, 1985);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Jaggers (April 12, 1986);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Steve Doll (August 17, 1991);
  • USWA Heavyweight title defeating Brian Christopher (June 26, 1995);
  • USWA Heavyweight title defeating Brad Armstrong (August 7, 1995);

Career Highlights

Early 1980’s:

  • Billy Jack Haynes started out as just plain “Billy Jack” until the guy who made and starred in the Billy Jack movies threatened to sue.
  • June 10, 1984: Superstar Billy Graham defeated Billy Jack for the Florida State Heavyweight title.
  • June 30, 1984 – Championship Wrestling Florida: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Billy Graham.
  • December 25, 1984 – WCCW Star Wars: Billy Jack Haynes and Mike Von Erich defeated Jake Roberts and Gino Hernandez.
  • January 28, 1985 – WCCW: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Kelly Kiniski.
  • April 18, 1985 – New Japan Pro Wrestling: Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Billy Jack Haynes.
  • July 23, 1985 – Championship Wrestling Florida: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tony Wonder.
  • September 2, 1985 – CWF Battle of the Belts: Rick Rude defeated Billy Jack Haynes.
  • November 28, 1985 – NWA: Arn and Ole Anderson defeated Billy Jack Haynes and Wahoo McDaniel.
  • January 21, 1986 – Pacific Northwest Wrestling: Brady Boone and Billy Jack Haynes defeated Karl Steiner and Moondog Morretti.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • June 24, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Rusty Brooks.
  • July 17, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tiger Chung Lee.
  • August 4, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Iron Sheik.
  • August 28, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Hercules.
  • September 14, 1986 – WWF: King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd defeated Billy Jack Haynes and Paul Roma.
  • September 15, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Terry Gibbs.
  • October 7, 1986 – WWF: Cowboy Bob Orton defeated Billy Jack Haynes.
  • October 11, 1986 – WWF: Bob Orton and Don Muraco defeated Billy Jack Haynes and Siva Afi.
  • November 3, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Mr. X.
  • November 9, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes and Hillbilly Jim defeated Rick Renslow and Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • November 16, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes , Raymond and Jacques Rougeau defeated The Dream Team and Dino Bravo.
  • December 7, 1986 – WWF: Butch Reed and Nikolai Volvo and Iron Sheik defeated Billy Jack Haynes and The British Bulldogs.
  • December 21, 1986 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes and Pedro Morales and Hillbilly Jim beat Tim Patterson and Buddy Ryder and Kevin Collins.
  • January 5, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Harley Race by DQ.
  • January 19, 1987 – WWF: Davey Boy Smith and Billy Jack Haynes defeated Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart.
  • February 1, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Jimmy Jack Funk.
  • February 26, 1987 – WWF: Blackjack Mulligan and Billy Jack Haynes defeated Hercules and King Kong Bundy.
  • March 2, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated The Gladiator.
  • March 15, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Moondog Spot.
  • March 29, 1987 – WWF Wrestlemania III: Billy Jack Haynes vs. Hercules ended in a double countout.
  • April 24, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated “Iron” Mike Sharpe.
  • May 16, 1987 – WWF: Tito Santana and Billy Jack Haynes and Blackjack Mulligan defeated Mike Sharpe and The Shadows.
  • May 31, 1987 – WWF: Hercules Hernandez defeated Billy Jack Haynes.
  • June 6, 1987 – WWF: Tito Santana and Billy Jack Haynes defeated The Raider and Terry Gibbs.
  • June 8, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • June 14, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes and S.D Jones and Hillbilly Jim defeated Mike Sharpe and Bob Orton and Don Muraco.

World Wrestling Federation – Ken Patera and Billy Jack Haynes:

  • Billy Jack teamed briefly with Ken Patera, due to their Portland, Oregon connection.
  • June 22, 1987 – WWF: Ken Patera and Billy Jack Haynes defeated Hercules and Harley Race.
  • August 21, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated King Kong Bundy.
  • October 16, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Nikolai Volkoff.
  • November 16, 1987 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Smash.
  • December 13, 1987 – WWF: Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated Billy Jack Haynes and Brady Boone.
  • January 11, 1988 – WWF: Demolition (Ax and Smash) defeated Billy Jack Haynes and Ken Patera.
  • January 23, 1988 – WWF: Billy Jack Haynes and Ken Patera defeated Mike Sharpe and Joe Mirto.

Universal Wrestling Federation:

  • April 21, 1990 – Pacific Northwest Wrestling: Larry Oliver defeated Billy Jack Haynes.
  • September 24, 1990 – UWF (Abrams): Billy Jack Haynes defeated Spitball Patterson.
  • October 11, 1990 – UWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Gary Keyes.
  • November 11, 1990 – UWF: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Col. DeBeers by DQ.

World Championship Wrestling – Black Blood:

  • July 14, 1991 – WCW Great American Bash: Big Josh (Matt Bourne) defeated Black Blood.

United States Wrestling Association:

  • June 5, 1995 – USWA: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Brickhouse Brown.
  • July 3, 1995 – USWA: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Brian Christopher by DQ.
  • July 17, 1995 – USWA: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Steven Dunn.
  • August 28, 1995 – USWA: Brian Christopher defeated Billy Jack Haynes.
  • September 18, 1995: Brian Christopher and Sid Vicious defeated BJH and Jesse James Armstrong in a Loser Leaves Town Match.
  • October 16, 1995 – USWA: Brian Christopher and Doug Gilbert and Billy Jack Haynes defeated Steve and Bob and Jesse James Armstrong.
  • October 23, 1995 – USWA: Billy Jack Haynes defeated Tracy Smothers.
  • Billy Jack Haynes does commercials on Portland, mainly for Tan Down Under tanning salons.

    January 2006: The following comes from the Portland Tribune and Phil Stanford’s column: Best wishes for a speedy recovery to former pro wrestler Billy Jack Haynes, who ended up in the hospital last week after someone worked him over with brass knuckles outside a body shop out on Southeast Foster Road. .. According to owner Jimmy Longoria, who called the ambulance, he and Haynes were carrying on a pleasant conversation in the yard when this crankster he’d never seen before happened by, took offense at something or other, and attacked the 6-4, 250-pound Haynes. .. Other eyewitnesses, who also can’t provide a positive ID, say there were two of them. Portland police are investigating the possibility that there might be more to the story than meets the eye.

 


Jay Ambler wrote: When he was still known as Billy Jack, Haynes made a spectactular debut in Eddie Graham’s Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF) beginning in either the Winter of 1982 or January 1983. He had a strong push by none other than Dusty Rhodes and Mike Graham. With Haynes case it was unique because the Graham promotion openly acknowledged Haynes’ prior success in the Pacfic Northwest promotion. In fact for weeks on CWF’s Saturday evening program, hosted by the great Gordon Solie, ran commercials indicating that Haynes was coming and going to make a huge debut, quickly becoming a fan favorite. He would do promotions where he would implore kids to stay away from drugs and stay in school.

Haynes often tagged with the likes of Rhodes, Graham, Blackjack Mulligan and Barry Windham. Haynes then began a series of matches against Kendo Nagaski (JP), who was known to carry and at times use a kendo stick. The series of matches were known as the the ‘Full Nelson’ (Haynes’ finish move) versus the kendo stick. The series climax when Haynes won the CWF Florida belt in March 1984.

At the same time Superstar Billy Graham was making a run in Florida pairing up with Kevin Sullivan. Haynes and Graham began a series of matches to determine who was the true strong man. These matches were also centered around arm wrestling contests. This culminated in Graham defeating Haynes in June 1984 for the Florida belt. In my opinion the feud between Haynes and Graham was legendary, on par with Rhodes-Graham matches in the late 1970s.