Dick Murdoch

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Dick Murdoch

Title History

  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Don Carson defeating Roger Kirby & Dennis Hall (March 21, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Don Carson defeating Roger Kirby & Dennis Hall (April 7, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Don Carson defeating Roger Kirby & Dennis Hall (May 19, 1967);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Don Carson defeating Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi (August 9, 1967);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Terry & Tommy Martin (November 7, 1968);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/K.O. Kox defeating Bob Geigel & The Viking (May 8, 1969);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating “Bulldog” Don Kent (February 28, 1969);
  • NWA (Central States) North American Tag Team titles w/K.O. Kox defeating Luke Brown & Tor Kamata (June 12, 1969);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Lars Anderson [Awarded] (October 1969);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title defeating Lawman Don Slatton (January 1, 1970);
  • NWA (WCCW) American Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating (1970);
  • NWF World Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Ben Justice & The Stomper in a Tournament (March 12, 1970);
  • NWA (Detriot) World Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Ben Justice & The Stomper (March 21, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Argentina Apollo & Jose Lothario (September 17, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Bobby Duncum Sr. defeating Ron Miller & Larry O’Dae;
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Mario Milano & Mark Lewin (January 21, 1971);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Terry Funk (April 21, 1971);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title (February 1972);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Western States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Duncum defeating Mr. Okuma & Masio Koma (July 9, 1972);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Western States Heavyweight title defeating Karl Von Steiger (May 10, 1974);
  • (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title defeating Ciclon Negro (1974);
  • (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Mulligan (January 22, 1975);
  • NWA (Tri-State) Brass Knuckles title defeating Bob Sweetan (1975);
  • NWA (Tri-State) North American Heavyweight title defeating Danny Miller (June 5, 1975);
  • NWA (Tri-State) United States Tag Team titles w/Killer Karl Kox defeating Danny Hodge & Jay Clayton (October 1975);
  • NWA (Tri State) United States Tag Team titles w/Ted Dibiase defeating Bob Slaughter & Buck Robley (April 28, 1976);
  • Mid South North American title defeating The Great Zimm (Waldo Von Erich) (March 1, 1977);
  • Mid South North American title defeating Wild Bill Watts (August 4, 1977);
  • Mid South North American title defeating Jerry Oates (November 6, 1977);
  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Ted DiBiase (February 26, 1978);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Western States Tag Team titles w/Blackjack Mulligan (November 1978);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Buck Robley (December 30, 1978);
  • (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title defeating James J. Dillon (January 26, 1979);
  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (March 17, 1979);
  • (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Mulligan (May 7, 1979);
  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Dick the Bruiser (July 13, 1979);
  • NWA United National title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (February 23, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Bob Brown defeating Ernie Ladd & Bruiser Brody (March 20, 1980);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Bruiser Brody (May 22, 1980);
  • Mid South Tag Team team titles w/Junk Yard Dog defeating Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown (March 30, 1981 – Unrecognized);
  • All Japan United National Heavyweight title defeating Jumbo Tsuruta (February 23, 1980);
  • Mid South Tag Team team titles w/Junk Yard Dog defeating The Grappler & Super Destroyer (April 27, 1981);
  • Mid South Tag Team team titles w/Junk Yard Dog defeating The Samoans (Afa & Sika) (July 1981);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Adrian Adonis defeating Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson (April 17, 1984)
  • Mid South North American title defeating The Masked Champion (Randy Culley) (August 10, 1985);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Ivan Kolloff defeating Ron Garvin & Barry Windham (March 14, 1987);
  • WWC Television title defeating TNT (Savio Vega) (November 23, 1991);
  • WWC Television title defeating Invader I (January 6, 1992);
  • WWC Universal Heavyweight title defeating Invader I (October 25, 1992);

Career History

In The Beginning:

  • Dick Murdoch was the son (adopted, according to Terry Funk) of wrestling legend Frankie Murdoch..
  • 1966: Dick Murdoch (as Ron Carson) got started by forming a ‘brother’ tag team with Don Carson ..
  • Dick Murdoch was taught the brain buster by Killer Karl Kox..

Dirty Dick Murdoch in Australia

  • September 5, 1969 –  Frankie Lane defeated Dick Murdoch DQ.
  • September 12, 1969 – Dory Dixon defeated Dick Murdoch.
  • September 26, 1969 – Dick Murdoch and Lars Anderson defeated Frankie Lane and Jack Brisco.
  • October 3, 1969 – Dick Murdoch and Lars Anderson defeated Dory Dixon and Jack Brisco 2 falls to 1
  • October 10, 1969 – Billy Robinson, Jack Brisco, and Mario Milano defeated Dick Murdoch, Lars Anderson, and Killer Karl Kox 2 falls to 1.
  • October 17, 1969 – Spiros Arion defeated Dick Murdoch.
  • October 24, 1969 – Spiros Arion, Mario Milano, and Jack Brisco defeated Dick Murdoch, Lars Anderson, and Fred Blassie 2 falls to 1.
  • October 31, 1969 – Lars Anderson and Dick Murdoch defeated Spiros Arion and Mario Milano 2 falls to 1.
  • November 7, 1969 – Spiros Arion and Jack Brisco defeated Dick Murdoch and Lars Anderson.
  • November 14, 1969 – Dick Murdoch and Lars Anderson defeated Spiros Arion and Jack Brisco in a lumberjack match.
  • November 28, 1969 – Lars Anderson and Dick Murdoch defeated Spiros Arion and Mario Milano in a Texas death match.
  • December 5, 1969 – Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard defeated Dick Murdoch and Lars Anderson 2 falls to 0.
  • December 17, 1970 – Black Ace (Dick Murdoch under a mask) was unmasked by Chief Little Eagle in Amarillo, Texas..
  • April 27, 1973: The Invader (Dick Murdoch under a mask) was unmasked by Bruno Sammartino in St. Louis Missouri..

The Texas Outlaws:

Mid South Wrestling / And other promotions….:

  • July 17, 1976–Mid South: Dick Murdoch defeated Killer Karl Kox in a “Jim Bowie Death Match” (Both men wore hoods)..
  • August 3, 1980–The Last Tangle in Tampa: Dick Murdoch & Bugsy McGraw defeated Ivan Koloff & Nikolia Volkoff..
  • April 18, 1981–Mid South: Junk Yard Dog & Dick Murdoch defeated The Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy)..
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND: Junk Yard Dog & Dick Murdoch defeated Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown..
  • ~~~FINALS: The Grappler & Super Destroyer defeated Junk Yard Dog & Dick Murdoch to win the vacant Tag Team titles!
  • July 4, 1981–Mid South: Dick Murdoch & Junk Yard Dog defeated The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • May 1, 1982–Mid South: One Man Gang & Harley Race defeated Andre the Giant & Dick Murdoch by Disqualification..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Dick Murdoch formed a tag team with Adrian Adonis known as the North/South Connection in the WWF..
  • April 17, 1984: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch defeated Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas to win the Tag Team titles!
  • July 23, 1984 – Brawl to End it All: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch defeated Sgt. Slaughter & Terry Daniels to retain..
  • January 21, 1985: Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham defeated Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch to win the Tag Team titles!

Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation:

  • August 10, 1985–UWF: Dick Murdoch defeated The Masked Champion (Randy Culley) to win the North American title..
  • June 13, 1987–UWF: Steve Williams defeated Dick Murdoch..
  • August 1, 1987–UWF: Dusty Rhodes & Steve Williams beat Eddie Gilbert & Dick Murdoch in a “Double Bullrope” match..

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: Steve Williams defeated Dick Murdoch in a Texas death match..
  • April 22-23, 1988 – Crockett Cup: Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch defeated Jimmy Valiant & Mighty Wilbur..
  • ~~~Sting & Lex Luger (who eventually won the Cup) defeated Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch in the Second Round..
  • July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash: Rick Steiner & Dick Murdoch defeated Tim Horner & Kendall Windham..
  • December 26, 1988 – Starrcade: Dick Murdoch participated in a Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal won by Junk Yard Dog..
  • April 2, 1989 – NWA Clash: “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr. defeated Dick Murdoch..
  • May 7, 1989 – WrestleWar: Dick Murdoch vs Bob Orton Jr went to a NO CONTEST in a Bull Rope Match..

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Summer 1991: Dick Murdoch formed a heel tag team with Dick Slaterknown as “The Hardliners” or “The Hardliners Collection Agency”..

Semi-Retirement:

  • May 23, 1993 – Slamboree: Jimmy Snuka/Don Muraco/Dick Murdoch vs Blackjack Mulligan/Wahoo McDaniel/Jim Brunzel..
  • June 4, 1993 – Global Wrestling Federation: Angel vs Dick Murdoch ended in a draw..
  • June 19, 1993–ECW Super Summer Sizzler: Dick Murdoch defeated Dark Patriot II..
  • Dick Murdoch made an appearance participating in the 1995 Royal Rumble, entering at #27, and being tossed out by Henry Godwin.
  • June 15, 1996: Dick Murdoch passed away from a heart attack at the age of 49.