Curtis Hughes

Title History

  • IWN (Independent Wrestling Network) Heavyweight title defeating Buff Bagwell and Rob Adonis in a 3-WAY (April 4, 2008);
  • PWA Heritage title winning a battle royal (February 18, 2012);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Mr. (Curtis) Hughes was worked in the AWA, WCW, WWF & ECW in basically the same roll, as a bodyguard for upper talent..

NWA: World Championship Wrestling:

  • November 20, 1990 – The Clash: The Big Cat defeated Brad Armstrong by Submission..
  • December 16, 1990 – Starrcade: The Skyscrapers (Dan Spivey & Sid Vicious) defeated Big Cat & Motor City Madman..
  • The Big Cat became “Mr. Hughes”, the head of security of The York Foundation, led by Alexandra York in WCW..
  • Mr. Hughes moved on to become the bodyguard of manager Harley Race and wrestler Lex Luger..
  • January 5, 1991 – Worldwide: The Big Cat defeated Jamie Mikinnon.
  • February 24, 1991 – WrestleWar: WCW world 6 man tag team champions Ricky Morton, The Junkyard Dog & Tommy Rich defeated Big Cat & State Patrol (Lt. James Earl Wright & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker) to retain the titles.
  • March 21, 1991 – NJPW Starrcade: El Gigante defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • July 13, 1991 – Worldwide: Mr. Hughes defeated Scott Allen.
  • September 30, 1991 – Worldwide: Lex Luger & Mr. Hughes defeated Joey Maggs & Larry Santo.
  • December 29, 1991 – Starrcade: Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes defeated The Nightstalker & Rick Steiner (Lethal Lottery)..
  • ~~~Mr. Hughes & Big Van Vader later participated in the 2-ring Battlebowl Battle Royal, which was won by Sting!
  • January 11, 1992 – Saturday Night: Mr. Hughes defeated Larry Santo & Rick Ryder in a handicap match.
  • January 19, 1992 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeats Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • January 21, 1992 – The Clash: The Steiner Brothers defeated Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes w/Harley Race..
  • There was an angle where Junk Yard Dog head-butted Mr. Hughes and his glasses shatters into his eyes..
  • Mr. Hughes turned face and went back to his “Big Cat” name and teamed with Junk Yard Dog as “Cat & Dog”..
  • February 1, 1992 – Power Hour: The Steiner Brothers defeated Mr. Hughes & Big Van Vader.
  • February 14, 1992 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Van Hammer.
  • February 15, 1992 – House Show: The Steiner Brothers defeated Mr. Hughes & Cactus Jack.
  • February 16, 1992 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated The Z-Man.
  • February 24, 1992 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Johnny B. Badd.
  • February 25, 1992 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Big Josh.
  • March 12, 1992 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated PN News.
  • May 9, 1992 – House Show: The Great Muta defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • May 17, 1992 – WrestleWar: Ron Simmons defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • June 13, 1992 – Worlwide: Dustin Rhodes defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • Curtis Hughes claimed in a shoot interview that WCW planned to turn him against Luger and give him the World title..
  • September 14, 1992 – USWA: Jeff Jarrett & Jerry Lawler defeated Mr. Hughes & Tracy Smothers.
  • October 12, 1992 – USWA: Mr. Hughes defeated Randy Rhodes.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Mr. Hughes resurfaced in the World Wrestling Federation managed by Harvey Wippleman and stole The Undertaker’s urn..
  • April 10, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated JD Stryker.
  • April 11, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated JD Stryker.
  • April 24, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Raven Clark.
  • April 26, 1993 – Monday Night RAW: Mr. Hughes defeated Jason Knight..
  • May 2, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated Mark Ming.
  • May 8, 1993 – Superstars: Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster & Ted DiBiase) & Mr. Hughes defeated Kamala & The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags).
  • May 10, 1993 – Monday Night RAW: Mr. Hughes defeated The Cannonball Kid..
  • May 15, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Bobby Young.
  • May 16, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated Dan Farren.
  • May 23, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated Kamala by count-out to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament.
  • May 31, 1993 – Monday Night RAW: Mr. Hughes defeated Bert Centeno..
  • June 5, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Russ Greenberg.
  • June 11-12, 1993 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Virgil.
  • June 13, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Scott Despres.
  • June 13, 1993 – King of the Ring: Mr. Perfect defeated Mr. Hughes by disqualification in the 1st Round of the KotR Tournament..
  • June 21, 1993 – Monday Night RAW: Mr. Hughes defeated Bobby Who..
  • June 26-27, 1993 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Bob Backlund.
  • June 28-30, 1993 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Jim Duggan.
  • July 4, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated Mike Collins.
  • July 5, 1993 – RAW: Bret Hart defeated Mr. Hughes by disqualification in a dark match.
  • July 8-10, 1993 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Kamala.
  • July 12, 1993 – Monday Night RAW: Mr. Hughes defeated Tony DeVito..
  • July 17, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Sonny Rogers.
  • July 18, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated Marty Jannetty..
  • July 18, 1993 – House Show: Mr. Hughes defeated Randy Savage..
  • July 19, 1993 – RAW: Razor Ramon defeated Mr. Hughes in a dark match..
  • July 23, 1993 – House Show: Randy Savage defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • July 26, 1993 – Monday Night RAW: Mr. Hughes defeated Russ Greenberg..
  • July 31, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Jason Headings.
  • August 6, 1993 – WWC: Mr. Hughes vs. Miguelito Perez in the 1st round ended in a double count-out.
  • August 8, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated Dale Thornberg.
  • August 8, 1993 – WWC: The Bushwhackers defeated The Warlord & Mr. Hughes.
  • August 9, 1993 – Monday Night RAW: Tatanka defeated Mr. Hughes by Count Out after Hughes’ glasses shattered in his eyes..
  • August 21, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Mike Bucci.
  • August 29, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Mr. Hughes defeated Dan Dubiel.
  • September 4, 1993 – Superstars: Mr. Hughes defeated Rich Myers in a dark match.

Extreme Championship Wrestling:

  • November 12, 1993–ECW Terror At Tabor: Mr. Hughes defeated Keith Scherer. Pat Tanaka and Paul Diamond defeated Don E. Allen and Mr. Hughes.
  • November 13, 1993–November to Remember: Mr. Hughes defeated Johnny Gunn..
  • December 7, 1993–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Mike Norman.
  • December 14, 1993–ECW Hardcore TV: Chad Austin vs. Mr. Hughes ended in a no contest.
  • December 26, 1993–Holiday Hell: Mr. Hughes defeated Sandman by knock out..
  • January 25, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Mikey Wellbody.
  • February 5, 1994–The Night the Line was Crossed: Mr. Hughes defeated Sal Bellomo..
  • February 15, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Hack Myers.
  • March 2, 1994–WAR: King Haku defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • March 15, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Billy Firehawk.
  • March 26, 1994–ECW Ultimate Jeopardy: Shane Douglas’ Team defeated Terry Funk’s Team in a War Games match..
  • ~~~Shane Douglas & Mr. Hughes & Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge beat Hawk & Kevin Sullivan & The Tazmaniac & Terry Funk..
  • April 12, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes & Shane Douglas defeated Chad Austin & Johnny Hot Body.
  • May 14, 1994–When Worlds Collide: The Bruise Brothers & J.T. Smith defeated Shane Douglas & Mr. Hughes & Public Enemy..
  • May 17, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Salvatore Bellomo.
  • May 24, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes, Shane Douglas & The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated JT Smith, The Bruise Brothers (Don Harris & Ron Harris) & Tommy Dreamer.
  • June 21, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Chad Austin.
  • June 24, 1994–Hostile City Showdown: The Bruise Brothers defeated Shane Douglas & Mr. Hughes..
  • June 28, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: Mr. Hughes and Shane Douglas defeated Ron and Don Harris.
  • July 16, 1994–Heat Wave: Mr. Hughes defeated Tommy Dreamer..
  • July 22, 1994–ECW: Mr. Hughes defeated Tommy Cairo.
  • August 4, 1994–WWC: Invader #1 defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • August 5, 1994–WWC: Carlos Colon defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • August 7, 1994–WWC: Mr. Hughes defeated Pulgarcito.
  • August 13, 1994–Hardcore Heaven: 911 defeated Mr. Hughes..
  • September 1, 1994–ECW Hardcore TV: 911 defeated Mr. Hughes in a dark match.
  • September 24, 1994–ECW: Dory Funk Jr. defeated Mr. Hughes..
  • October 4, 1994–ECW: Cactus Jack defeated Mr. Hughes..
  • October 15, 1994–ECW: Ron Simmons defeated Mr. Hughes..
  • October 22, 1994–ECW: 911 & Sabu defeated Mr. Hughes & Shane Douglas.
  • November 4, 1994–ECW: Mr. Hughes defeated Chris Kanyon.. Chris Benoit, Ron Simmons & Too Cold Scorpio defeated Hack Myers, Mr. Hughes & Shane Douglas.
  • November 5, 1994–November to Remember: Too Cold Scorpio defeated Mr. Hughes..
  • April 14, 1995–NWC: Mr. Hughes defeated Little Haystacks.
  • June 24, 1995–NWC: NWC heavyweight champion Sabu defeated Mr. Hughes, Virgil and Cactus Jack in a 4-way steel cage match to retain the title.
  • January 26, 1996–ECW: ECW world heavyweight champion The Sandman defeated Mr. Hughes to retain the title.
  • January 27, 1996–ECW: Hack Myers defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • February 2, 1996–ECW: Mr. Hughes & The Bad Crew (Dog & Rose) defeated Axl Rotten, El Puerto Ricano & Hack Myers.
  • February 3, 1996–Big Apple Blizzard Blast: Sabu defeated Mr. Hughes..
  • February 17, 1996–CyberSlam: Buh Buh Ray Dudley defeated Mr. Hughes..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1997: Mr. Hughes was very briefly the bodyguard for Hunter Hearst Helmsley in the WWF..
  • November 21, 1998–ECW: Spike Dudley defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • September 1999: Curtis Hughes, with a drastically modified image, returned to the WWF as the bodyguard for Chris Jericho..
  • Jim Ross mentioned on RAW that Curtis Hughes played football for the Kansas City Jayhawks..
  • Curtis Hughes mostly aided Chris Jericho in his feud with Ken Shamrock..
  • September 13, 1999 – RAW: Chris Jericho defeated Gotch Gracie in a steel cage match.
  • September 16, 1999 – SD!: Curtis Hughes defeated Ken Shamrock by DQ with a masked referee named El Dopo (Howard Finkel)..
  • September 23, 1999 – Smackdown!: Chris Jericho beat Ken Shamrock in a First Blood Match with help from Curtis Hughes..
  • October 10, 1999 – HEAT: The Dudley Boyz defeated Chris Jericho & Mr. Hughes.
  • October 11, 1999 – RAW: The Headbangers defeated Chris Jericho & Curtis Hughes when Y2J turned on Hughes..
  • October 14, 1999 – Smackdown!: Chris Jericho defeated Curtis Hughes with help from Howard Finkel..
  • After the match, Chris Jericho “gave” Curtis Hughes the services of Howard Finkel..
  • October 18, 1999 – RAW: Curtis Hughes lost everything, including Howard Finkel, to the Acolytes in a game of poker..

Semi-retirement:

  • March 4, 2000–MCW TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Tomahawk.
  • March 18, 2000–MCW TV: Mr. Hughes defeated Half-A-Mask in the 1st round.
  • March 25, 2000–MCW TV: Jerry Lawler defeated Mr. Hughes in the 2nd round.
  • April 12, 2000–MCW: Mr. Hughes vs. Joey Abs ended in a no contest. Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler defeated K-Krush and Mr. Hughes.
  • April 29, 2000–MCW: Mr. Hughes defeated Dr. Bud Ganja.
  • August 31, 2002–WWC: The Reggaetones (Reggaetone 1 & Reggaetone 2) defeated Mr. Hughes & Superstar.
  • 2003: Mr. Hughes appeared on shows for the AWWL Detroit Big Time Wrestling and looks very good physically..
  • May 3, 2003–AWWL: Big Jake & Chris Sabin defeated Mr. Hughes & The Great Mongo.
  • June 6, 2003–AWWL: Mr. Hughes defeated Truth Martini.
  • June 7, 2003–AWWL: Mr. Hughes defeated Gutter. Mr. Hughes defeated Blackjack Phoenix.
  • July 18, 2003–AWWL: Mr. Hughes defeated Soulman Carter.
  • July 19, 2003–AWWL: Kevin Sullivan & Mr. Hughes defeated Chris Sabin & Soulman Carter.
  • July 20, 2003–AWWL: Kevin Sullivan & Mr. Hughes defeated Buddy Hanlon & Soulman Carter.
  • September 7, 2003–AWWL: Gorilla Barone & Mr. Hughes defeated Big Jake & Soulman Carter.
  • October 25, 2003–FC !BANG!: Marcus Dillon and Samson defeated Big Cat and Bonecrusher to win the tag team titles.
  • November 23, 2003–AWWL: Mr. Hughes defeated Monty Brown by DQ.
  • December 13, 2003–AWWL: Sabu defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • 2004: Curtis Hughes has worked independent shows in Puerto Rico and in Georgia..
  • November 5, 2004–WWC: Bronco defeated Mr. Hughes..
  • November 6, 2004–WWC: Abdullah the Butcher vs Mr. Hughes ended in a double disqualification..
  • February 12, 2005–Carolina Championship Wrestling: Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson beat Mr. Hughes & The Barbarian by DQ..
  • February 26, 2005–ACPW: Mr. Hughes defeated Brad Morton..
  • March 19, 2005–CIW: Chainsaw, Greg Valentine, Nitro, Pal Guerrero and The Milwaukee Mauler defeated Dave Duponte, Jayson Yang, Mr. Hughes, nWo Sting and The Bounty Hunter.
  • January 14, 2006–Global Championship Wrestling: Mr. Curtis Hughes defeated Theodore Tuttweiler III..
  • March 25, 2006–ACPW: Mr. Hughes defeated Amie Radick..
  • April 22, 2006–Global Championship Wrestling: Mr. Hughes defeated Chrisjen Hayme..
  • July 7, 2006–Legends Show: Kamala defeated Mr. Hughes by disqualification..
  • April 27, 2007–Memphis Wrestling: Greg “The Hammer” Valentine defeated Mr. Hughes)..
  • August 17, 2007–Memphis Wrestling: Mr. Hughes & Kevin White defeated Bill Dundee & Koko Ware..
  • March 22, 2008–Independent Wrestling Network: Mr. Hughes defeated Reese in Fort Valley, Georgia..
  • April 4, 2008–IWN: Mr. Hughes defeated Buff Bagwell and Rob Adonis in a 3-WAY to become the IWN Heavyweight title..
  • April 11, 2008–Independent Wrestling Network: Mr. Hughes defeated A.J. Steele to retain the IWN Heavyweight title..
  • April 18, 2008–Independent Wrestling Network: Mr. Hughes defeated Mr. Columbus to retain the IWN Heavyweight title..
  • April 24, 2008–Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling: Mr. Hughes defeated Pretty Boy Floyd by Disqualification..
  • May 16, 2008–Independent Wrestling Network: Mr. Hughes defeated Chris Stevens in Columbus, Georgia..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Jason Cross vs. A.J. Steele was ruled a no contest when Mr. Hughes interfered on Steel’s behalf..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~A.J. Steele & Mr. Hughes threw Jason Cross into a table, resulting in a reportedly legit broken elbow..
  • May 17, 2008–Prime Time Pro Wrestling: Chris Stevens vs. Mr. Hughes ended in a Double DQ in Georgia..
  • May 31, 2008–Prime Time Pro Wrestling: Mr. Hughes defeated Chris Stevens with the help of brass knuckles..
  • June 21, 2008–Prime Time Pro Wrestling: Mr. Hughes defeated Big Rod Simmons in Manchester, Georgia..
  • June 28, 2008–Prime Time Pro Wrestling: Chris Stevens defeated Mr. Hughes with an impromptu No DQ stip..
  • July 19, 2008–Prime Time Pro Wrestling: Mr. Hughes defeated Ampliflyer in Manchester, Georgia..
  • August 8, 2008–Prime Time Pro Wrestling: Chris Stevens defeated Mr. Hughes in Columbus, Georgia..
  • August 23, 2008–Peachstate Wrestling Alliance: Mr. Hughes defeated American Rex (sub for Rob Adonis)..
  • September 20, 2008–Rome Georgia Wrestling: Bobby Eaton defeated Ricky Morton after interference by Mr. Hughes..
  • March 28, 2009–IWC: Mr. Hughes defeated Chest Flexor.
  • August 8, 2009–NWA Wrestling: Mr. Hughes defeated Jason Jones.
  • August 9, 2009–NWA Wrestling: Myke Quest defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • September 6, 2009–Memphis Wrestling: Buddy Landel defeated Mr. Hughes by disqualification.
  • September 26, 2009–GCW: Orion Bishop defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • December 26, 2009–GCW: AR Fox, Mr. Hughes & Super Shinobi defeated The Nasty Critters (??? & Nasty Critter Scum) & Thunderhorse.
  • February 18, 2012–PWA: Billy Knight and Mr. Hughes defeated Eric Knocks and John O’Brien. Mr. Hughes won the PWA Heritage title by winning a battle royal.
  • March 24, 2012–PWA: PWA Heritage champion Mr. Hughes defeated Mike Jackson to retain the title.
  • April 14, 2012–PWA: Cru Jones defeated Mr. Hughes to win the Heritage title.
  • March 2, 2013–PWA: Ace Haven and Mr. Hughes defeated Dat Alien and James Hardy.
  • May 18, 2013–PWA: Mr. Hughes defeated Rick Michaels.
  • June 1, 2013–PWA: Johnny Swinger defeated Mr. Hughes.
  • May 30, 2015–GCW: Odinson defeated Mr. Hughes by disqualification.