Bushwhackers

 

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Title History

  • None as The Bushwhackers, but click here to see the Sheepherders title history.

Career Highlights

The Sheepherders

  • Before becoming the lovable Bushwhackers, Luke and Butch were a heel tag team known as The Sheepherders.

World Wrestling Federation

  • December 1988: The Sheepherders joined the WWF, changing their name AND attitude, becoming known as the “Bushwhackers”.
  • December 30, 1988 – MSG: The Bushwhackers defeated The Bolshevics (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov) in their WWF debut.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Butch entered the Royal Rumble as the 10th participant and Luke entered as the 19th participant.
  • The Bushwhackers gained more victories over The Bolshevics, The Rougeaus, The Brain Busters, and the Powers of Pain.
  • January 21, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Jerry Price and Tom Stone.
  • January 29, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Omar Atlas and Tim Horner.
  • February 11, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated The Bolsheviks.
  • February 18, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Black Knight and Tim Patterson.
  • March 11, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Danny Davis and Tim Sawyer.
  • March 19, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Conquistadors.
  • April 2, 1989 – WrestleMania V: The Bushwhackers defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus w/Jimmy Hart in their WrestleMania debut.
  • Aprils 7-9, 1989 – Bushwhackers Home Coming: The Bushwhackers beat Bolshivics in the main event of a New Zealand card.
  • ~~~These shows were cross-promotional events put on by the World Wrestling Federation and Arena Wrestling Alliance.
  • April 15, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Lou Fabbialo and Tom Stone.
  • April 23, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated John Weiss and Max McGiver.
  • May 14, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Invader and Tom Stone.
  • May 20, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Barry Horowitz and Chris Curtis.
  • June 4, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Al Burke and Chris Curtis.
  • June 17, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Butler Stevens and Todd Becker.
  • June 25, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Dusty Wolfe and Jim Merkel.
  • July 15, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Barry Hardy and Sonny Austin.
  • July 30, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Gladiator and Sandy Beach.
  • September 2, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Don Stevens and Pete Ketchum.
  • September 21, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Bushwhackers defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus w/Jimmy Hart.
  • September 23, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Don Champ and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • October 1, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Chris Duffy and Mike Williams.
  • October 14, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated The Brooklyn Brawler and Ray Oakley.
  • October 14, 1989 – King of the Ring: The Warlord defeated Bushwhacker Butch in the 1st Round of the KOTR Tournament.
  • ~~~Luke miraculously defeated Nikolai Volkoff in the 1st Round, but lost to Rick “The Model” Martel in the 2nd Round.
  • October 22, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Dale Wolfe and Boris Zhukov.
  • November 11, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Bob Emory and Craig Brown.
  • November 12, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Ken Arnold and Mike Scarberry.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: Rude’s Brood defeated Roddy’s Rowdies in a Survivor Series Elimination Match.
  • ~~~Rick Rude and Mr.Perfect (Sole Survivor) and The Fabulous Rougeaus beat Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka and The Bushwhackers.
  • December 3, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Barry Horowitz and Dave Wagner.
  • December 9, 1989 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Cleo Reeves and WT Jones.
  • December 31, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Brooklyn Brawler and Conquistador Uno.
  • January 6, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated John Ziegler and Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: The Bushwhackers defeated The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers in the opening match.
  • January 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Mike Justice and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • February 17, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Pat Rose and Spike Jones.
  • March 6, 1990 – Superstars of Wrestling: The Bushwhackers were attacked by Rhythm and Blues with their guitars.
  • April 1, 1990 – WrestleMania VI: The Bushwhackers crashed Rhythm and Blues live musical performance in the ring.
  • April 15, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Bob Bradley and Paul Perez.
  • April 21, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Joe Stolan and Chris Duffy.
  • May 12, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Elmer Johnson and Buddy Rose.
  • May 20, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Mark Mead and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • June 2, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Black Bart and Kent Carlson.
  • June 24, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Bill Garlets and Dale Wolfe.
  • June 30, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Bob Bradley.
  • July 15, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Kent Carlson and Tom Bennett.
  • The Bushwhackers and Rhythm and Blues feuded extensively for about five months until after SummerSlam 1990.
  • August 19, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Pez Whatley.
  • September 1, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Duane Gill and Barry Hardy.
  • September 9, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Dick Woody and Black Bart.
  • September 1990: The Bushwhackers and The Orient Express began feuding swapping victories accross the country.
  • October 14, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Tom Stone and The Black Demon.
  • November 3, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Bob Bradley and Spike Jones.
  • November 4, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Greg Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man defeated The Bushwackers by disqualification.
  • November 25, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Orient Express by disqualification.
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: The All-Americans defeated The Mercenaries in a Survivor Series Elimination match.
  • ~~~Nikolai Volkoff and Tito Santana and The Bushwhackers defeated Sgt. Slaughter and Boris Zhukov and The Orient Express.
  • December 8, 1990 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Tony Ulysses and Troy Durham.
  • December 16, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Black Bart and Chris Duffy.
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Luke entered the Rumble at #27 but was eliminated by Earthquake after only 4 seconds!
  • January 20, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Joel Cocker and Black Bart.
  • January 27, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Dale Wolfe and Pat Rose.
  • February 24, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Jesse Knight and Max Nelson.
  • March 30, 1991 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Bob Holly and Mike Samples.
  • March 31, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Black Bart and Joe Mirto.
  • April 15, 1991 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Nasty Boys defeated The Bushwhackers to retain the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • May 5, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Dan Johnson and Tony Skrivins.
  • May 11, 1991 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Brian Costello and Doug Wallen.
  • July 27, 1991 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Bob Bradley and Mike Starr.
  • August 4, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Jim Peterson and Ronny Starr.
  • August 18, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Kerry Davis and Brian Donahue.
  • August 26, 1991 – SummerSlam: Andre the Giant accompanied The Bushwhackers for their match against The Natural Disasters.
  • September 7, 1991 – King of The Ring: The Beverly Brothers defeated The Bushwackers.
  • September 7, 1991 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Barry Hardy and Duane Gill.
  • September 15, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Tom Sons and Ray Garcia.
  • October 20, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Peter Weeks and Bruce Mitchell.
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: The Nasty Boys and The Beverly Brothers defeated The Bushwhackers and The Rockers.
  • November 2, 1991 – House Show: The Bushwhackers vs. The Beverly Brothers resulted in some embarassing controversy.
  • ~~~The Bushwhackers initiated a “faggot” chant during the match offended some of the Vancouver spectators.
  • The Bushwhackers gained the managing services of Jamison, for an “added” humor factor.
  • November 17, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Irwin R. Schyster and Ted DiBiase defeated The Bushwackers.
  • December 14, 1991 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Brian Donahue and Barry Hardy.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake Beverly) defeated The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch).
  • ~~~Around this time, Jamison disappeared from WWF Televisin programming.
  • April 5, 1992 – WrestleMania VIII: The Bushwhackers defeated The Beverly Brothers in the non televised dark match.
  • May 17, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Beverly Brothers defeated The Bushwackers.
  • May 23, 1992 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated The Dublin Destroyer and Vince Sola.
  • August 9, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Nasty Boys by disqualification.
  • August 22, 1992 – Superstars: Repo Man and The Beverly Brothers defeated The Bushwackers and Jim Duggan.
  • August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: Jim Duggan and The Bushwhackers defeated The Mountie and The Nasty Boys in a dark match.
  • September 13, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Frankie Lancanster and Wendell Cooley.
  • October 11, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Butch Banks and Dale Hutchinson.
  • February 28, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Casey Cleric and The Intruder.
  • March 22, 1993 – Monday Night Raw: The Bushwackers defeated Repo Man and Damien DeManto.
  • July 25, 1993 – Monday Night Raw: The Bushwackers and Macho Midget defeated Blake Beverly, Little Louie and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • July 28-31, 1993 – House Show: The Bushwackers and Tiger Jackson defeated Blake Beverly, Little Louie and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • August 6, 1993 – WWC: The Bushwackers defeated Doink and John Savage.
  • August 7-8, 1993 – WWC: The Bushwackers defeated Mr. Hughes and The Warlord.
  • August 15, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Blake Beverly and Barry Horowitz.
  • October 28-31, 1993 – House Show: The Bushwackers and Tiger Jackson defeated David Heath, Little Louie and The Cuban Assassin.
  • November 24, 1993 – Survivor Series: The Bushwhackers & Men on a Mission (dressed as Doinks) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow, Bastion Booger & The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) in a Survivor Series tag team elimination match.
  • February 12, 1994 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Barry Horowitz and Reno Riggins.
  • February 13, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated George South and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • March 5, 1994 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Cory Student and Mike Khoury.
  • March 20, 1994 – WrestleMania X: The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Bushwhackers in the non televised dark match.
  • March 21, 1994 – Monday Night Raw: Tag team champions The Quebecers defeated The Bushwackers to retain the titles.
  • Soon after leaving the World Wrestling Federation, the two grapplers opened up a restaraunt in Tampa, Florida.

In The Meantime

  • 1994: They were allegedly contacted by Jimmy Hart to join WCW to help create familiar environment for the arrival of Hulk Hogan.
  • May 8, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Bushwackers.
  • May 29-31, 1994 – House Show: The Bushwackers defeated Adam Bomb and Kwang.
  • August 15, 1994 – Monday Night Raw: The Bushwackers defeated Bert Centeno and Barry Hardy.
  • September 11, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Iron Mike Sharpe and Ray Roy.
  • September 17, 1994 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Well Dunn.
  • October 1, 1994 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Rock Warner and Tom Stone.
  • October 2, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Brian Scott and George South.
  • October 21, 1994 – Jacques Rougeau Retirement Show: The Bushwhackers defeated Well Dunn (Steven Dunn and Timothy Well).
  • November 10-13, 1994 – House Show: The Bushwackers defeated Well Dunn.
  • November 27, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Ray Hudson and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • December 19, 1994 – RAW: The Bushwackers defeated Well Dunn.
  • December 24, 1994 – Superstars: The Heavenly Brothers defeated The Bushwackers in the quarter-finals of the tag titles tournament.
  • January 22, 1995 – Royal Rumble: Bushwhacker Luke entered the Rumble at #13 and Bushwhacker Butch entered the Rumble at #18..
  • January 29, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Bill Payne and The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • February 4, 1995 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Adam Croom and Reno Riggins.
  • March 12, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated Robby Backer and Sonny Pruitt.
  • May 21, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: The Bushwackers defeated The Brooklyn Brawler and Barry Horowitz.
  • June 16-17, 1995 – House Show: Tag team champions Owen Hart and Yokozuna defeated The Bushwackers to retain the titles.
  • September 10-14, 1995 – House Show: The Blu Twins defeated The Bushwackers.
  • March 30, 1996 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Johnny Blade and Joseph White.
  • April 13, 1996 – House Show: The Bushwackers defeated The 1-2-3 Kid and Leif Cassidy.
  • April 27, 1996 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Dave Starr and Tim Patterson.
  • May 4, 1996 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated The Bodydonnas w Sunny.
  • May 17-19, 1996 – House Show: The Bushwackers defeated The New Rockers.
  • May 25, 1996 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Tony Roy and Brian Walsh.
  • June 13-16, 1996 – House Show: The New Rockers defeaetd The Bushwackers.
  • June 26-30, 1996 – House Show: The Bushwackers defeated The New Rockers.
  • July 20, 1996 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Rod Bell and RT Williams.
  • August 10, 1996 – Superstars: The Bushwackers defeated Timothy Flowers and Mark Starr.
  • August 19, 1996 – Monday Night Raw: The Bushwackers defeated Thunder Morgan and TL Hopper in a dark match.
  • September 5-8, 1996 – House Show: The Bushwackers defeated Zebekiah and Justin Bradshaw.
  • September 12-14, 1996 – House Show: The Bushwackers defeated Zebekiah and Justin Bradshaw.
  • November 9, 1996 – NWA: The Bushwackers defeated Destroy and Seek.
  • December 7, 1996 – USA Pro: The Bushwackers defeated The Masked Assassins.
  • December 21, 1996 – CWA: The Bushwackers defeated Christian Eckstein and Ulf Hermann.
  • August 15, 1997 – WWC: The Bushwackers vs. Invader #1 and Invader #2 ended in a no contest.
  • September 11, 1997 – Wrestlefest: Chris and Mark Youngblood defeated The Buschwackers.
  • April 9, 1998 – ECW: The Bushwackers vs. Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman ended in a no contest.
  • April 11, 1998 – ECW: Jerry Lynn and Chris Chetti vs. The Bushwackers ended in a no contest.
  • November 19, 1999: The Bushwhackers made a special appearance in the EWF to wrestle Love Bug and Chad Austin.
  • November 27-28, 2009–ECCW: The Sheepherders defeated Chance Beckett and Steve Rizzono.
  • April 1, 2001 – WrestleMania XVII: The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch) competed in the gimmick battle royal.

In The Meantime

  • 2002: Luke Williams began doing bookings for IWA Puerto Rico.
  • Luke Williams was responsible for handling the contract negotiations between the WWF and Vader.
  • Butch Miller is now retired and living back in Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Butch Miller contracted a Staph infection, but recovered.
  • Butch Miller is also a columnist for New Zealand’s official wrestling website nzpwi.co.nz.
  • March 28, 2015–The Bushwackers were inducted into the WWE hall of fame.