Bob Sweetan

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Title History

 

  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/The Beast defeating Bobby Christy & Jerry Christy (July 12, 1967);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Fred Sweetan defeating ????? & ????? (1969);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Gil Hayes defeating Bobby Christy & Jerry Christy (July 3, 1970);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Paul Peller defeating Bobby Christy & Jerry Christy (1970);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Seigfried Stanke defeating Bob Kelly & Rocket Monroe (February 21, 1974);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Seigfried Stanke defeating Klondike Bill & Luke Brown (March 1974);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) United States Tag Team titles w/Seigfried Stanke defeating Bob Kelly & Rocket Monroe (April 15, 1974);
  • NWA (Tri State) Brass Knuckles title defeating ????? (1975);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Rip Tyler (December 28, 1975);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Killer Karl Kox defeating Dick Murdoch & Ted Dibiase (May 11, 1976);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Tony Rocco defeating Choi Sun & Skandor Akbar (March 16, 1977);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating ?????? (1977);
  • NWA Central States Television title [The First Ever] (1977);
  • NWA Central States Television title defeating Black Angus Campbell (December 25, 1977);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Ken Lucas (April 27, 1978);
  • NWA (Central States) World Tag Team titles w/Bob Brown defeating Jesse Ventura & Tank Patton (October 14, 1978);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Randy Alls (Randy Rose) (February 22, 1979);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/Mike George by winning a battle royal (September 28, 1979);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States title defeating Ron Starr (October 23, 1979);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States title defeating Ron Starr (October 13, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Mike George defeating Rufus R. Jones & Bob Brown (October 30, 1980);
  • NWA Tri State Heavyweight title defeating Mike George (March 30, 1981);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Terry Gibbs defeating Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy (June 18, 1981);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Buzz Tyler (July 23, 1981);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Tommy Martin (December 10, 1981);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/Dick Slater defeating Tully Blanchard & ? [sub for Gino Hernandez] (October 1982);
  • SCW (San Antonio) Heavyweight title defeating Tully Blanchard (February 27, 1983);
  • SCW (San Antonio) Heavyweight title defeating Adrian Adonis (May 20, 1983);
  • WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight title defeating King Tonga (Haku) (October 23, 1983);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Bob Sweetan (as KO Cox) & Freddie Sweetan (as Killer Cox) were known as The Cox Brothers in some wrestling territories..

 


Peter W. Many (New Orleans, LA) wrote: Some additional info for your profile of Bob Sweetan: Sweetan was born in 1943; he began wrestling in the Kansas City area in 1966. Starting in the early 1970s Sweetan was a frequent competitor in the old Mid-South (Louisiana) promotion, where he feuded with Cowboy Bill Watts and Grizzly Smith. Sweetan teamed with Killer Karl Kox to win the U.S. Tag Team titles in May 1976 ( it was during this infamous no-disqualification match that Dick Murdoch was left blinded and unable to wrestle for some time after Kox threw ink in his eyes.) For several months Kox and Sweetan (under the managership of Buck Robley) were a formidable tag team, but the presures of success eventually caused a rift and the partnership dissolved into a three-way feud. Sweetan held many other titles over the years: The U.S. Tag belts (with Tony Rocco) in March 1977; the NWA Central States Title in 1977, the Central States Tag Titles with Alexis Smirnoff in April 1978, with Bob Brown in October 1978, with Mike George in October 1980, and with terry Gibbs in June 1981. Sweetan held the U.S. title (San Francisco) several times in 1979 and 1980. Starting in the early 1980s Sweetan insisted on being referred to as “Mister Pile Driver”, and he put many wrestlers out of action with that dreaded hold. In 1985 Sweetan once again became a central figure in a tag-team controversy when, after being hired as an “impartial” special referee, he helped Ted DiBiase and Steve “Dr. Death” Williams defeat the popular team of Jake Roberts and the Barbarian in the Louisiana Superdome. (Source for much of the above: Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling by Harris M. Lentz)