Black Hand

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Title History

 

  • Southern Heavyweight title defeating Man Mountain Mike (????, 1966);
  • NWA Mississippi Tag Team titles w/Bill Bowman (as Interns) defeating ?????? (????, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Bill Bowman (as Interns) defeating Bobby & Lee Fields (May 25, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Bill Bowman (as Interns) defeating Pepe & Ramon Perez (June 21, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Bill Bowman (as Interns) defeating Mario Galento & Lee Fields (August 14, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Bill Bowman (as Interns) defeating Bob Kelly & Bobby Fields (October 16, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles (as Joe Sky) w/Bill Sky defeating Mighty Yankees (February 27, 1969);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Bill Sky defeating Johnny Long & Tojo Yamamoto (April 24, 1969);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Ken Lucas (July 16, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Frank Dalton defeating Mac MacFarland & Ken Lucas (August 20, 1969);
  • City of Mobile Heavyweight title defeating Rocket Monroe (December 9, 1970);
  • NWA South East title defeating ?????????? (????, 1977);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Late 1965: The Black Hand (Joe Turner) made his debut in Florida in areas not controlled by Cowboy Luttrall..
  • Early 1966: The Black Hand defeated Man Mountain Mike for the Southern Heavyweight Title in Joyland, Florida..
  • June 6, 1969: The Black Hand defeated Ken Lucas to win the Alabama State Heavywieght Title in Mobile, Alabama
  • July 16, 1969: The Black Hand defeated Ken Lucas to win the Gulf Coast Southeastern Heavyweight Title..
  • July 20, 1969: The Black Hands defeated Ken Lucas & Mac MacFarland to win the Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles..
  • September 1969: Rocket Monroe unmasked Black Hand #2 as Frank Dalton — after that Black Hand #2 was played by Frank Martinez..
  • December 8, 1969: The Black Hands defeated Ken Lucas & Billy Boy Hines to win the Gulf Coast Tag Team titles..
  • April 24, 1976: The Black Hand & Mike Webster defeated Ted Oates & Jerry Oates to win the GCW Tag Team titles..
  • Late 1976: The Black Hand feuded with Lonnie Lee & Pegasus in a series of singles and tag team matches..
  • January 20, 1977: The Blackhand dropped the Southeast Heavyweight Championship belt to Lonnie Lee in Seminole, Florida.
  • Early 1977: After Lee refused to defend the belt, The Black Hand was reinstated as the SouthEast Heavyweight Champion!