Bugsy McGraw

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Title History

 

  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Boris Malenko (September 3, 1969);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles (as The Skull) w/Tony Borne defeating Moondog Mayne & Dutch Savage (September 2, 1972);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as The Brute) w/Mike Webster defeating Steven Little Bear & Dutch Savage (January 22, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title (as The Brute) defeating Gene Kiniski (March 29, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title (as The Brute) defeating Mike Webster (August 6, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as The Brute) w/Gene Kiniski defeating Gerry Romano & John Quinn (August 20, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as The Brute) w/Mr. X (Guy Mitchell) defeating Dan Kroffat & Leo Madril (May 27, 1974);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title (as The Brute) defeating Peter Maivia (January 15, 1975);
  • NWA (Tri State) North American Heavyweight title (as The Brute) Awarded (November 23, 1976);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles (as The Brute) w/Dr. X defeating ????????? (????, 1977);
  • NWA Austra Asian Tag Team titles w/Butcher Brannigan defeating Rick Martel & Larry O` Day (????, 1977);
  • NWA Austra Asian Tag Team titles w/Mario Milano defeating Killer Karl Krupp & Butcher Brannigan (October 2, 1977);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating ??????????? (September ??, 1978);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Thor the Viking (aka Scott Irwin) defeating Steve Keirn & Mike Graham (May 12, 1979);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Dusty Rhodes (October ??, 1979);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Terry & Dory Funk Jr. [Tournament] (July 4, 1980);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Don Muraco (August 7, 1980);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Bruiser Brody (December 12, 1980);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Barry Windham (December 17, 1980);
  • CWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Steve Keirn (August 24, 1981);
  • NWA (World Class) American Heavyweight title defeating Great Kabuki (December 26, 1981);
  • WCCW (World Class) Television title defeating Bill Irwin (????, 1982);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Jose Lothario (March 29, 1982);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Bill Irwin defeating Al Madril & Kerry Von Erich (April ??, 1982);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/King Kong Bundy defeating Al Madril & Kerry Von Erich (April 11, 1982);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating ????????? (September ??, 1982);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Rufus R. Jones defeating Kelly Kiniski & One Man Gang (July 20, 1983);
  • SWF World Tag Team titles w/Jumpin Jack Flash defeating Infernos (June 13, 1993);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Late 1967: Bugsy McGraw started his career as the Big “O” in the Ohio, Indiana, Detroit area..
  • Late 1967: The “Big O” had several altercations with rival promotion wrestlers Chico Garcia and Tony Christie
  • 1969: Bugsy McGraw relocated to Florida where be continued to wrestle under a mask as “The Big O”..
  • ~~~Joe Scarpa (later known as Jay Strongbow) defeated The Big O in a “Mask vs Hair” match..
  • ~~~He was then identified as “Brutus” but The Great Malenko proclaimed him to be Beautiful Brutus!
  • ~~~Beautiful Brutus fired The Great Malenko as a manager and they feuded all over Florida..
  • ~~~Beautiful Brutus defeated The Great Malenko in a bloody “Russian Chain” match..
  • September 3, 1969: Bugsy McGraw defeated Boris Malenko to win the Florida Brass Knuckles Trophy in Miami, Florida..
  • December 5, 1969: The Spoiler (Davis) returned to Georgia squashing the young Salvadore Domingues in Atlanta.
  • 1971: Bugsy McGraw also wrestled in Australia as “Beautiful Brutus”..
  • December 20, 1978–Championship Wrestling: Bugsy McGraw defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the Florida Television title..
  • May 12, 1979: Bugsy McGraw & Thor the Viking defeated Mike Graham & Steve Keirn for the Florida Tag Team titles..
  • October 12, 1979: Bugsy McGraw defeated Dusty Rhodes to win his second Florida Television title..
  • August 7, 1980: Bugsy McGraw defeated “Maniac” Don Muraco to win the Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa..
  • December 17, 1980: Bugsy McGraw defeated Barry Windham to win his third Florida Television title..
  • December 21, 1981: Bugsy McGraw defeated The Great Kabuki to win the American Heavyweight title..
  • June 13, 1993: Bugsy McGraw & Jumpin Jack Flash beat The Infernos w/The Wizard (Bill France) for the SWF World Tag Team titles..
  • July 27, 1993: The Infernos w/The Alchemist (Lonnie Lee) beat Bugsy McGraw & Jumpin Jack Flash to win back the SWF titles..
  • 2003: Michael Davis now lives in Central Florida and is a nurse..
  • October 30, 2004–U of Virginia Children’s Medical Center Benefit Show: Bugsy McGraw beat Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie)..
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Brad Armstrong participated in a Legends Battle Royal which was won by Greg Valentine..
  • September 10, 2005–Wrestle Reunion: Bugsy McGraw defeated Warlord..Total Nonstop Action – Head of Security:
  • July 2, 2009 – TNA iMPACT: Bugsy McGraw (as Mike Davis) debuted as the new TNA Head of Security with no explanation..