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Bobby Hart


Title History

 

  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles (Dante & Mephisto) defeating ??????????? (June ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Len Rossi & Tex Riley (July ??, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Len Rossi & Tex Riley (September 5, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Len Rossi & Tex Riley (September 23, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Lester Welch & Jackie Fargo (November 28, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Lester Welch & Jackie Fargo (Febuary ??, 1962);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Lester Welch & Jackie Fargo (March 31, 1962);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Lester Welch & Mike Clancy (July ??, 1962);
    Notes: Bobby Hart wasn’t Dante at this point. Mephisto & Dante at that time was Louis Papineau and Red Donnan (Red Donovan, aka Eric von Brauner). – special thanks to Scot Teal for this!
  • NWA (Georgia) Junior Heavyweight title defeating Louie Tillet (January 10, 1967);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Johnny Walker & Len Rossi (????, 1969);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Don Carson & Len Rossi (April 26, 1969);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Mephisto defeating Bearcat Brown & Johnny Walker (June 28, 1969);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles (as Dante) w/Mephisto defeating Bob Roop & Buddy Fuller (Febuary 10, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Interns (April ??, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Walker (May 30, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Oni Maivia & Johnny Walker (September 23, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Dennis Hall & Len Rossi (October 1, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Walker (November 25, 1970);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Mighty Atlas & Oni Wiki Wiki (Febuary ??, 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Jimmy Golden & Dennis Hall (March 20, 1971);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Woody Farmer & Bobby Duncum (May 27, 1971);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones (March 21, 1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Jerry Lawler & Jim White [Tournament] (November 10, 1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Frankie Laine & Ken Lucas (December ??, 1972);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Tojo Yamamoto & Tommy Gilbert (January ??, 1973);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/Lorenzo Parente defeating Don & Ron Wright (May ??, 1973);
  • NWA (Australia) World Light Heavyweight title defeating Ken Mantell (April ??, 1975);
  • NWA Austra Asian Tag Team titles w/Larry O` Day defeating Steve Rackman & Missouri Mauler (June 1, 1975);
  • NWA (Australia) World Light Heavyweight title defeating Ron Miller (July 18, 1975);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Bobby Hart formed a tag team with Lorenzo Parente known as “The Continental Warriors” managed by Saul Weingeroff..

    Jim Daughtrey wrote: Mephisto (Lorenzo Parente) & Dante (Bobby Hart) were a great masked team in the 1960s. Bobby had a piece of metal in one of his boots and would kick the mat and it would slide to the front of his boot & he put out the lights of many a wrestler here in the Chattanooga area. Lorenzo was the first wrestler I can remember that would finish his opponent by using a devastating “Backbreaker” hold. I don’t know who unmasked them but later on Lorenzo & Bill Dromo tagged up & on a special Sunday afternoon wrestling card, unmasked the Mighty Yankees who were found to be Charlie Fulton & Frank Morrell.