Billy Red Cloud

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Title History

 

  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team titles (as Bill Wright) w/Utica Panther defeating Hans Schnabel & Shoulders Newman (September 28, 1960);
  • Nebraska Heavyweight title defeating Mad Dog Vachon (October 9, 1964);
  • ESA (Maritimes) North American Heavyweight title (as Bobby Red Cloud) defeating Bobo Brazil (May 19, 1970);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Baron Von Raschke (March 21, 1972);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Billy Red Cloud started out wrestling under his real name (Bill Wright), and later became Billy Red Cloud in 1964..
  • Billy Red Cloud wrestled as “Killer Kane” in Arizona — derived from the villain in the old Flash Gordon comic strip..
  • Killer Kane entered the Arizona circuit as a heel, but turned into a babyface after a falling out with Chuck Karbo..
  • March 21, 1972: Billy Red Cloud defeated Baron Von Raschke for the WWA World title in Muncie, Indiana..
  • Billy Red Cloud worked the Minneapolis territory before the AWA was formed, and then became a regular in the AWA..
  • ~~~Billy Red Cloud was involved in the first chain match in the AWA territory with “Mad Dog” Maurice Vachon
  • Billy Red Cloud teamed in Dick the Bruiser’s World Wrestling Association with Bobby Bold Eagle (Bob Boyer)..
  • October 1981: Billy Red Cloud passed away from what was described as a “leaky heart valve”..