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.
  • Royal Rumble 1989: 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.
  • April 2, 1989 – WrestleMania V: The Bushwhackers defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus w/Jimmy Hart in their WrestleMania debut.
  • Aprils 7, 8, 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.
  • September 21, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Bushwhackers defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus w/Jimmy Hart.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: The Bushwhackers defeated The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers in the opening match.
  • 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.
  • The Bushwhackers and Rhythm and Blues feuded extensively for about five months until after SummerSlam 1990.
  • September 1990: The Bushwhackers and The Orient Express began feuding swapping victories accross the country.
  • 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.
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Luke entered the Rumble at #27 but was eliminated by Earthquake after only 4 seconds!
  • April 15, 1991 – Saturday Night Main Event: The Nasty Boys defeated The Bushwhackers to retain the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • August 26, 1991 – SummerSlam: Andre the Giant accompanied The Bushwhackers for their match against The Natural Disasters.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: Jim Duggan and The Bushwhackers defeated The Mountie and The Nasty Boys in a dark match.
  • Survivor Series 1993: The Bushwhackers and Men on a Mission (dressed as Doinks) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow’s Team of 4.
  • March 20, 1994 – WrestleMania X: The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Bushwhackers in the non-televised dark match.
  • 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.
  • October 21, 1994 – Jacques Rougeau Retirement Show: The Bushwhackers defeated Well Dunn (Steven Dunn and Timothy Well).
  • Late 1994 – WWF Tag Team Title Tournament: The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Bushwhackers in the 1st round of the tournament.
  • Royal Rumble 1995: Bushwhacker Luke entered the Rumble at #13 and Bushwhacker Butch entered the Rumble at #18.
  • November 19, 1999: The Bushwhackers made a special appearance in the EWF to wrestle Love Bug and Chad Austin.
  • 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.