Brad Armstrong

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Brad Armstrong passes away at age 51; read more here.

Title History

  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Bob Armstrong defeating Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose (December 1980);
  • NWA (Southeastern) United States Junior Heavyweight title won a Tournament (January 20, 1981);
  • NWA (Southeastern) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Stubbs (February 1981);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Bob Armstrong defeating Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose (April 1981);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/The Shadow (aka Norvell Austin) (May 4, 1981);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Bob Armstrong defeating Mr. Saito and Mr. Fuji [Tournament] (November 25, 1981);
  • NWA (Southeastern) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Scott McGhee (June 27, 1982);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles w/Terry Allen defeating Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent (April 13, 1983);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Scott Armstrong defeating Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose (October 1983);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Heavyweight title defeating Ted DiBiase (February 18, 1984);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Heavyweight title defeating The Spoiler (May 4, 1984);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Tim Horner defeating Ted Oates and Rip Rogers (November 4, 1984);
  • Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Ernie Ladd (December 5, 1984);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Continental Heavyweight title defeating Robert Fuller (March 14, 1986);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Continental Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Stubbs (June 23, 1986);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Continental Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Stubbs (September 8, 1986);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles w/Tim Horner defeating Rick Steiner and Sting (May 17, 1987);
  • CWF (Alabama/Knoxville) Tag Team titles w/Bob Armstrong defeating Jerry Stubbs and Tony Anthony (November 28, 1988);
  • WCW World Six Man Tag Team titles (as Badstreet) w/Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin defeating JYD and Tommy Rich in a Handicap Match (June 3, 1991);
  • WCW World Light Heavyweight title defeating Scotty Flamingo (July 5, 1992);
  • USWA Heavyweight title defeating Billy Jack Haynes (August 4, 1995);
  • SMW (Smoky Mountain Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Landel (August 12, 1995);
  • SMW (Smoky Mountain Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Terry Gordy (November 23, 1995);
  • TMW (Tennessee Mountain Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Scott Armstrong defeating Ric Cannon and Stan Lee (September 19, 2004);
  • Exodus Wrestling Heavyweight title defeating George South Sr. (Febuary 19, 2005);
  • NWA Rocky Top Tag Team titles w/Ricky Morton defeating Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey (August 19, 2005);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

Alabama Wrestling:

Georgia Championship Wrestling:

  • November 1981 – The Omni: Brad and Bob Armstrong team up to win the Thanksgiving Tag Team Tournament.
  • ~~~They defeated Luke Williams/Jonathon Boyd, Kevin Sullivan/Wayne Ferris and Mr. Saito/Mr. Fuji along the way.
  • 1982 – The Omni: Brad Armstrong teamed with Tito Santana for the Thanksgiving Tag Team Tournament.
  • ~~~They beat Hiro Matsuda/The Great Yatsu, then lost to the Moondogs (who eventually won the tournament).
  • February 1984: Brad Armstrong (as the masked Mr. R) defeated Ted DiBiase for the NWA National Heavyweight title!
  • March 1984 – Southeastern Title Tournament: Brad Armstrong and The Spoiler fought to a Draw in the first round.
  • May 1984 – National Tag Team Title Tournament: Jake Roberts and Great Kabuki beat Brad Armstrong and Ronnie Garvin (1st Round).
  • November 1984 – National Tag Team Title Tournament: Brad Armstrong teamed up with Jacques Rougeau for the Tournament.
  • ~~~They beat Bob Roop and Italian Stallion, Rip Rogers and Ted Oates, but lost to Scott and Bill Irwin in the Finals.

Mid-South Wrestling:

  • March 1985 – Superdome Extravaganza: Brad Armstrong/Shawn Michaels/Terry Daniels defeated Edgar Thomas/Jack Victory/Thor.
  • May 1985 – Television Title Tournament: Jake Roberts (who later won the tournament) defeated Brad Armstrong in the 1st round.
  • June 1985 – Superdome Extravanganza: Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts defeated Brad Armstrong and Brickhouse Brown.

Miscellaneous Wrestling:

  • July 1986 – AJPW Budokan Hall: Hiro Saito defeated Armstrong to became the first PWF Junior Heavyweight Champion.
  • September 1986 – Alabama Title Tournament: Jerry Stubbs defeated Armstrong in the first round.
  • November 1986 – NWA Central States Title Tournament: Brad Armstrong vs Rick Rude went to a draw in the first round.
  • November 28, 1986 – Starrcade: Brad Armstrong vs “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin ended in a no contest.
  • Brad Armstrong formed a popular tag team with Tim Horner, alling themselves the “Lightning Express”.
  • June 1987 – Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza: The Lightning Express beat Rick Steiner and Sting to retain the UWF Tag Titles.
  • Great American Bash 1987: The Lightning Express defeated Bubba Rogers and Angel of Death to retain the UWF Tag Team titles.
  • August 1987 – Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza: The Lightning Express defeated The Midnight Express by DQ.
  • June 8, 1988 – Clash of the Champions: Barry Windham defeated Armstrong to retain the NWA United States Title.
  • September 7, 1988 – Clash of the Champions: NWA Television champion Mike Rotunda vs. Brad Armstrong ended in a draw.
  • November 1988 – CWF Tag Team Title Tournament: Brad Armstrong teamed with The Bullet (actually his father under a mask).
  • ~~~They defeated Ken Wayne and Alan Martin, but lost to the Dirty White Boy and Jerry Stubbs in the Finals.
  • Brad Armstrong once scored a clean pinfall on the legendary Ric Flair at a house show at some point in the 80s.

NWA: World Championship Wrestling:

  • Brad Armstrong formed a tag team with Tim Horner known as The Lightning Express.
  • September 5, 1990 – Clash of the Champions: The Master Blsters (Iron and Steel) defeated Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner.
  • Halloween Havoc 1990: Brad Armstrong pinned J.W. Storm.
  • November 20, 1990 – Clash of the Champions: Big Cat defeated Brad Armstrong via submission.
  • February 24, 1991 – Wrestle War: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton defeated Armstrong.
  • January 21, 1992 – Clash of the Champions: The Freebirds (Hayes and Garvin) defeated Brad Armstrong and Big Josh.
  • November 1992 – Clash of the Champions XXI: Flyin’ Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • December 1992 – Starrcade: Brad Armstrong defeated Shanghai Pierce in a dark match.
  • January 13, 1993 – Clash of the Champions: Chris Benoit defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • February 1993 – NJPW Sumo Hall: Akiri Nogami defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • Slamboree 1993: Brad Armstrong and Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Ivan Koloff and Baron von Raschke.
  • Oct-Nov 1993 – NJPW Super Grade Tag League III: Brad Armstrong and Sean Royal competed in the League.
  • Slamboree 1994: Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma defeated Brad and Brian Armstrong in a dark match.
  • June 1994 – NJPW Budokan Hall: Wild Pegasus and Black Tiger defeated Brad Armstrong and Dean Malenko.
  • Bash At The Beach 1994: Brad and Brian Armstrong defeated Bobby Eaton and Steve Keirn in a dark match.
  • Fall Brawl 1994: Brad and Brian Armstrong beat Bobby Eaton and Steve Keirn in another dark match.
  • January 25, 1995 – Clash of the Champions: Brad and Scott Armstrong defeated Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck in a dark match.
  • Superbrawl V 1995: Paul Orndorff defeated Brad Armstrong in a dark match.

United States Wrestling Association and Smokey Mountain Wrestling:

  • August 1995 – Superbowl of Wrestling: Brad Armstrong defeated Billy Jack Haynes to win the USWA Title.
  • Fire On The Mountain 1995: Brad Armstrong competed in a “Battle Royal” that was later ruled a No-Contest.
  • ~~~Later, Brad beat Brian Lee, then beat Buddy Landell in a “Lumberjacks with Tennis Rackets” Match to win the SMW Title!
  • Thanksgiving Thunder 1995: Brad Armstrong defeated Terry Gordy in a “Country Whipping” match for the SMW title!

World Championship Wrestling:

  • February 19, 1996 – Nitro: Belfast Bruiser defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • May 20, 1996 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • May 27, 1996 – Nitro: Bobby Walker defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • September 2, 1996 – Nitro: The Giant defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • September 16, 1996 – Nitro: Brad Armstrong defeated Hugh Morris.
  • September 23, 1996 – Nitro: Kevin Sullivan and Konnan defeated Juventud Guerrera and Armstrong.
  • October 14, 1996 – Nitro: Dean Malenko defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • November 4, 1996 – Nitro: Marcus Bagwell defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • August 23, 1997 – Saturday Night: Brad Armstrong defeated Prince Iaukea.
  • September 8, 1997 – Nitro: World Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Brad Armstrong by DQ.
  • October 4, 1997 – Saturday Night: Brad Armstrong defeated Lenny Lane.
  • November 24, 1997 – Nitro: Dean Malenko defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • World War III 1997: Brad Armstrong competed in the “3 Ring Battle Royal”, which was won by Scott Hall.
  • January 3, 1998 – Saturday Night: Disco Inferno defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • January 5, 1998 – Nitro: Rick Martel defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • January 10, 1998 – Saturday Night: Brad Armstrong defeated Joey Maggs.
  • January 26, 1998 – Nitro: Bill Goldberg defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • February 23, 1998 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • June 30, 1998 – Nitro: El Vampiro defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • September 5, 1998 – Saturday Night: Lodi defeated Armstrong.
  • Superbrawl VIII 1998: Bill Goldberg defeated Armstrong.
  • July 1999: Brad Armstrong joined Master P’s No Limit Soldiers group, and was given a different gimmick.
  • July 1, 1999 – Thunder: Brad Armstrong and Swoll defeated Disorderly Conduct.
  • July 14, 1999 – Thunder: Brad Armstrong and Chase Tatum and Swoll defeated Fit Finlay and Dave Taylor and Steve Regal.
  • July 17, 1999 – Saturday Night: Brad Armstrong defeated Chip Minton.
  • July 31, 1999 – Saturday Night: Rey Mysterio Jr. and Brad Armstrong defeated Kendall Windham and Bobby Duncum Jr. by DQ.
  • Bash at the Beach 1999: Brad Armstrong/Konnan/Rey Mysterio/Swoll vs Curt Hennig/Bobby Duncum/Barry and Kendall Windham.
  • ~~~Elimination match – Brad Armstrong was eliminated by Curt Hennig. Rey Mysterio earned the win for his team.
  • August 5, 1999 – Thunder: Brad Armstrong and Swoll defeated Lenny Lane and Lodi.
  • August 7, 1999 – Saturday Night: Barry and Kendall Windham defeated Armstrong and Swoll.
  • August 28, 1999 – Saturday Night: Brad Armstrong and Swoll defeated Jerry Flynn and Hugh Morris by DQ.
  • September 18, 1999 – Saturday Night: Brad Armstrong defeated The Barbarian by DQ.
  • September 30, 1999 – Thunder: Brad Armstrong defeated Horace Hogan.
  • October 7, 1999 – Thunder: Brad Armstrong defeated Chris Adams.
  • October 21, 1999 – Thunder: Brad Armstrong defeated Kendall Windham.
  • Halloween Havoc 1999: Brad Armstrong defeated Berlyn (Alex Wright).
  • Brad Armstrong dropped from WCW storylines and had a brief stint as “Buzzkill” which was a Vince Russo creation.

The Era of Nostalgia:

  • May 18, 2004 – Georgia Championship Wrestling: Masked Superstar and Sonny Siaki defeated Armstrong and Greg Brown.
  • July 10, 2004 – Knoxville (Nostalgia Show): Bob and Brad and Scott Armstrong beat The Nightmare and Robert Fuller and Bob Orton Jr.
  • August 7, 2004 – Continental Championship Wrestling Reunion: Jimmy Golden and Steve Armstrong defeated Brad and Scott Armstrong.
  • September 19, 2004 – Tennessee Mountain Wrestling: Brad and Scott Armstrong beat Stan Lee and Ric Cannon to win Tag Team titles.
  • November 6, 2004 – Georgia Championship Wrestling: Erik Watts defeated Armstrong to retain the Georgia Heavyweight Title.
  • November 26, 2004 – Unknown Promotion: Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Prichard.
  • November 27, 2004 – Continental Championship Wrestling: Tom Prichard defeated Brad Armstrong by Disqualification.
  • January 8, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: George South Sr. defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Armstrong participated in a Legends Battle Royal which was won by Greg Valentine.
  • February 12, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Brad Armstrong defeated George South.
  • February 19, 2005- Exodus Wrestling: Brad Armstrong defeated George South Sr. to win EWA Heavyweight title.
  • May 7, 2005 – Carolina Championship Wrestling: Ricky Morton and Brad Armstrong beat Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton in 2/3 falls.
  • May 12, 2005 – Global Championship Wrestling: Theodore Tutweiler III and Night Prowler beat “Bullet” Bob and Brad Armstrong.
  • June 11, 2005 – NWA Wrestle Birmingham: Ricky Morton and Brad Armstrong defeated Elix Skipper and River D’Angelo.
  • August 6, 2005 – Georgia Championship Wrestling: Brad and Bob Armstrong vs Lee Thomas and John Bogie ended in a draw.
  • August 12, 2005 – Wrestle Inc.: Bob and Brad and Scott Armstrong beat Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden and Elix Skipper.
  • August 13, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Evolution: Rainman beat Brad Armstrong and Ranger Ross and Simon Sermon in a 4-WAY.
  • August 19, 2005 – NWA Rocky Top: Ricky Morton and Brad Armstrong beat The Midnight Express to win the Tag Team titles.
  • August 20, 2005 – NWA Legends Convention: Brad Armstrong defeated Brad Anderson.
  • August 27, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Don and Joe Muraco defeated Bob and Brad Armstrong.
  • November 6, 2005 – Iron Ring Wrestling: The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) beat Brad and Bob Armstrong.
  • November 19, 2005 – Tribute to Starrcade: Brad Armstrong/Jeff Hardy/Jerry Lawler beat Dennis Condrey/Bobby Eaton/Jim Cornette.
  • February 17, 2006 – New Generation Wrestling: Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong defeated Tom Prichard and Terry Taylor in 20 seconds
  • February 18, 2006 – New Generation Wrestling: The Midnight Express (Eaton/Condrey) defeated Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner.
  • March 5, 2006 – Legends PPV: Bob and Scott and Brad Armstrong w/Bobby Heenan beat The Midnight Express w/Jim Cornette.
  • April 7, 2006 – NWA Wrestle-Birmingham: Brad Armstrong defeated Butcher Hayes..
  • May 4, 2006 – Carolina Classic Wrestling: Brad Armstrong defeated George South Sr..
  • June 17, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Evolution: Brad Armstrong and Darin Childs beat Murder One and Jacob Ladder.
  • July 14, 2006 – NWA Wrestle Birmingham: David Young and Elix Skipper defeated Brad Armstrong and Scott Armstrong by DQ
  • August 26, 2006 – IWA-Deep South: “Sweet and Sour” Larry Sweeny defeated Brad Armstrong..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Scrub and Brad Armstrong defeated Larry Sweeney and Hallowicked in a tag team match.
  • September 16, 2006 – Rock-N-Shock Benefit Show: Brad Armstrong vs Sergeant Buddy Parker ended in a No Contest.
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Brad Armstrong and Sergeant Buddy Parker beat Diamonds in the Rough (David Young and Elix Skipper).

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • September 12, 2006: Brad Armstrong signed a contract with WWE and will be assigned to the ECW brand which was on Sci-Fi.
  • September 22, 2006 – NWA Wrestle Birmingham: Brad Armstrong w/Bob Armstrong defeated McNasty w/Robert Fuller by DQ
  • October 7 and 8, 2006 – WWE/ECW House Show: Brad Armstrong defeated Eric Perez.
  • October 27, 2006 – WWE/ECW House Show: Brad Armstrong beat Eric Perez.
  • October 28, 2006 – WWE/ECW House Show: Stevie Richards beat Brad Armstrong.
  • November 4 and 5 and 6, 2006 – WWE/ECW House Show: Brad Armstrong defeated Eric Perez..
  • December 19, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Brad Armstrong joined Joey Styles and Tazz on commentary for one match on the show.
  • January 2, 2007 – ECW on Sci Fi: Brad Armstrong once again joined Joey Styles and Tazz on commentary for one match.
  • February 9, 2007 – NWA Wrestle Birmingham: Dennis Condrey vs Brad Armstrong ended in a No Contest.
  • March 16, 2007 – DSW House Show: Fit Finlay defeated Brad Armstrong in a special main event match.
  • March 17, 2007 – DSW Park Slam: Fit Finlay and William Regal and David Taylor beat Brad Armstrong and The Majors Brothers.
  • June 11, 2007 – RAW: The Mr. McMahon “character” was tragically killed when his private limousine exploded into a ball of flames.
  • July 4, 2007 – Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: Brad Armstrong defeated Nightmare by DQ.
  • July 7, 2007 – IWA Deep South: Mitch Ryder defeated Brad Armstrong after hitting him with the Tennessee chain
  • July 17, 2007 – All-Star Championship Wrestling: Brad Armstrong and Brad Thomas defeated Chick Donovan and Nightmare.
  • July 22, 2007 – Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: Bob and Brad Armstrong defeated Big Wood and Nightmare.
  • September 1, 2007 – IWA Deep South: “Bullet” Bob and Brad Armstrong defeated Larry Sweeney and Mitch Ryder.
  • September 22, 2007 – All-Star Championship Wrestling: Brad Armstrong beat Frankie Valentine his signature Russian Legsweep
  • ~~~Bobby Eaton and Scotty Lebevre w/Dillon Eaton defeated Brad Armstrong and The Bullet (sub for Ricky Morton).
  • October 21, 2007 – SECW: Brad Armstrong defeated Cru Jones in Villa Rica, Georgia..
  • December 23, 2007 – Georgia Wrestling Promotions: Bob and Brad Armstrong defeated The Hollywood Brunettes.
  • January 20, 2008 – SECW: Tommy Rich and Brad Armstrong beat Bulldog Raines and Rowdy Matiz in a West Georgia Tornado match
  • January 27, 2008 – Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: Ricky Morton and Brad Armstrong beat Will Owens and Sal Rinauro
  • September 20, 2008 – SECW: Colt Derringer and Josh Stone vs. Brad Armstrong and Bulldog Raines went to a double countout.
  • October 11, 2008 – SECW: Brad Armstrong and Bulldog Raines defeated Josh Stone and SECW champion Colt Derringer.
  • November 1, 2012 – Brad Armstrong passes away at the age of 51.