Dick Slater

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[Dick Slater GALLERY]

[w/Bunkhouse Buck]

Title History

  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Kevin Sullivan & Mike Graham (????, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating ???????????? (November ??, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Stan Vachon defeating Kevin Sullivan & Mike Graham (Febuary ??, 1974);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Toru Tanaka defeating Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown (October ??, 1974);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Johnny Weaver defeating Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci (Febuary ??, 1975);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Bob Orton Jr. defeating Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller (June 27, 1975);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating The Spoiler (August 20, 1976);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II (November 25, 1976);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Paul Jones (June ??, 1977);
  • NWA Missouri Heavyweight title defeating Jack Brisco (August 12, 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II (September ??, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Ole & Gene Anderson (September 23, 1977);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Killer Karl Kox defeating Jack & Jerry Brisco (????, 1978);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (????, 1978);
  • NWA Macon Heavyweight title defeating ?????????? (January ??, 1978);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Pedro Morales (March ??, 1978);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Pedro Morales (April ??, 1978);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Wahoo McDaniel (November 12, 1978);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Jos LeDuc (January 2, 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Jerry Blackwell defeating Bob Roop & Bob Orton Jr. (May 24, 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Ron Garvin (June ??, 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Mongolian Stomper (August 24, 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Paul Orndorff defeating Norvell Austin & Jimmy Golden (October ??, 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Toru Tanaka (November ??, 1979);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating ??????????? (August 3, 1980);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating ??????????? (October ??, 1980);
  • SCW Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Manny Fernandez (August 15, 1981);
  • SCW Southwest World Tag Team titles w/Bruiser Brody defeating Gino Hernandez & Tully Blanchard (????, 1982);
  • SCW Southwest Heavyweight title defeating Mongolian Stomper (September ??, 1982);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/Bob Sweetan defeating ??????????? (October ??, 1982);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Mike Rotundo (Febuary 22, 1983);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Roddy Piper (April 3, 1983);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Rufus R. Jones (December 3, 1983);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) United States Heavyweight title defeating Greg Valentine (December 14, 1983);
  • (Louisiana/Oklahoma) Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Butch Reed (January 1, 1986);
  • (Louisiana/Oklahoma) Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Jake Roberts (Febuary 23, 1986);
  • (Louisiana/Oklahoma) Mid South Television title defeating Jake Roberts (Febuary 28, 1986);
  • USWA (United States Wrestling Association) Southern Heavyweight title Awarded (September 1, 1990);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/The Barbarian defeating Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes (June 25, 1992);
  • IWA (Japan) World Heavyweight title defeating Nobutaka Araya (July 20, 1994);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Bunkhouse Buck defeating Booker T. & Stevie Ray (July 22, 1995);
  • FCW/PWF Florida Heavyweight title;
  • ICWA (Tampa) Florida Heavyweight title (3);
  • SECW (Florida) Heavyweight title (2);

Career History

Mid-West:

  • August 12, 1977: Dick Slater defeated Jack Brisco for the Missouri State Heavyweight title!

Mid-South:

  • March 16, 1986: Dick Slater started the evening with two titles, and left with none, despite not losing a match..
  • ~~~~Dick Slater was the reigning North American Heavyweight champion as well as the UWF Television champion..
  • ~~~~Dick Slater gave the TV title to Buzz Sawyer, and decided to keep the North American belt..
  • ~~~~Buzz Sawyer wrestled “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan that night and lost..
  • ~~~~UWF President Bill Watts said Dick Slater had agreed that Buzz Sawyer would be defending the North American title!
  • ~~~~So, Jim Duggan got the North American title, and Buzz Sawyer still had the TV belt, and Dick Slater was left with nothing!

World Wrestling Federation – “Rebel” Dick Slater:

  • Dick Slater had a brief stint in the WWF as a babyface, a definite miscalculated decision by WWF bookers!
  • August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: Dick Slater pinned “Iron” Mike Sharpe..
  • November 29, 1986 – Saturday Night Main Event: Don Muraco pinned Dick Slater in about 2 minutes..
  • ~~~In a funny moment before the match, Dick Slater blew his nose on Don Muraco’s towel!

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Summer 1991: Dick Slater formed a team with Dick Murdoch known as “The Hardliners” or “The Hardliners Collection Agency”..
  • June 29, 1991 – Worldwide: The Hardliners (Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater) defeated Mike Jackson & Tim Parker.
  • July 13, 1991 – Worldwide: The Hardliners (Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater) defeated Chris Sullivan & Sonny Trout.
  • July 11, 1992 – Worldwide: Dick Slater & Greg Valentine defeated Flyin’ Brian & The Z-Man to retain the NWA United States tag team titles.
  • August 1, 1992 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman & The Z-Man defeated Dick Slater & Greg Valentine by disqualification.
  • July 14, 1992 – Saturday Night: Brian Pillman & The Z-Man defeated Dick Slater & Greg Valentine by disqualification.
  • August 8, 1992 – Saturday Night: Dick Slater & Greg Valentine defeated Ian Weston & The Italian Stallion.
  • August 8, 1992 – Worldwide: Dustin Rhodes defeated Dick Slater.
  • August 22, 1992 – Worldwide: Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated Dick Slater & Greg Valentine.
  • August 29, 1992 – Worldwide: Dick Slater, Greg Valentine & The Barbarian defeated Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat.
  • September 2, 1992 – Clash of the Champions 20: Arn Anderson & Beautiful Bobby defeated Dick Slater & Greg Valentine.
  • June 5, 1993 – Saturday Night: Jim Neidhart & The Junkyard Dog defeated Dick Slater & Paul Orndorff by disqualification.
  • June 12, 1993 – Saturday Night: Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes & Sting defeated Dick Slater & The Wrecking Crew (Wrecking Crew Fury & Wrecking Crew Rage).
  • June 17, 1993 – Clash of the Champions 23: Ron Simmons defeated Dick Slater.
  • July 17, 1993 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes defeated Dick Slater.
  • August 14, 1993 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson & Paul Roma defeated Bobby Eaton & Dick Slater.
  • September 25, 1995 – Worldwide: 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Big Sky & Dick Slater.
  • May 28, 1994 – Worldwide: Stars And Stripes (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & The Patriot) defeated Chris Sullivan & Dick Slater.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Clash of Champions: Dick Slater stepped up and filled in for the injured Terry Funk..
  • Dick Slater formed a successful tag team with Bunkhouse Buck and won the Tag Team titles..
  • December 3, 1994 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Bobby Baker & Scott Studd.
  • January 14, 1995 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Gary Jackson & Mike Khoury.
  • January 25, 1995 – Clash of the Champions 30: Brad Armstrong & Scott Armstrong defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • January 28, 1995 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Kenny Kendall & Mike Davis.
  • February 4, 1995 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes, Randy Savage & Sting defeated Blacktop Bully, Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater.
  • March 25, 1995 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes, Jim Duggan & Johnny B. Badd defeated The Stud Stable (Blacktop Bully, Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater) in a dark match.
  • April 1, 1995 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Barry Houston & Bobby Knight.
  • May 3, 1995 – Worldwide: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Armando Ayala & Ray Ayala.
  • May 5, 1995 – Worldwide: Sting & The Renegade defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater.
  • June 18, 1995 – The Great American Bash: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater.
  • June 21, 1995 – Saturday Night Tapings: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to win the world ta team titles.
  • July 8, 1995 – Worldwide: Renegade & Sting defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater.
  • August 5, 1995 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated  Brian Wall & Gary Jackson to retain the world tag team titles.
  • August 6, 1995 – Clash of the Champions 31: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) & Sister Sherri defeated Bunkhouse Buck, Col. Robert Parker & Dick Slater.
  • August 12, 1995 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) to retain the world tag team titles.
  • August 19, 1995 – Saturday Night: Alex Wright & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater by disqualification. Buck & Slater retains the world tag team titles.
  • August 26, 1995 – Worldwide: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater vs. Blue Bloods (Earl Robert Eaton & Lord Steven Regal) ended in a no contest to retain the world tag team titles.
  • September 4, 1995 – Nitro: The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • September 11, 1995 – Nitro: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater vs. Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) ended in a double count-out in a dark match to retain the world tag team titles.
  • September 9, 1995 – Saturday Night: Johnny B. Badd defeated Dick Slater.
  • September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater to win the world tag team titles.
  • September 18, 1995 – Nitro: State Patrol (Lt. James Earl Wright & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker) defeated Col. Robert Parker & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • October 7, 1995 – Worldwide: Randy Savage defeated Dick Slater.
  • October 23, 1995 – Nitro: The Blue Bloods (Earl Robert Eaton & Lord Steven Regal) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • November 26, 1995 – World War 3: Dick Slater was in the 3 ring battle royal won by Randy Savage.
  • November 27, 1995 – Nitro: The Blue Bloods (Earl Robert Eaton & Lord Steven Regal) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • December 11, 1995 – Nitro: The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal & Squire David Taylor) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • December 18, 1995 – Nitro: The Blue Bloods (Earl Robert Eaton & Lord Steven Regal) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • January 20, 1996 – Saturday Night: Men At Work (Chris Kanyon & Mark Starr) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater.
  • January 22, 1996 – Nitro: The Blue Bloods (Earl Robert Eaton & Lord Steven Regal) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • February 5, 1996 – Nitro: Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater defeated The Barrio Brothers (Fidel Sierra & Ricky Santana) in a dark match.
  • Dick Slater later formed a tag team with Mike Enos known as “Rough & Ready”..
  • February 25, 1996 – Nitro: The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) defeated Dick Slater in a handicap match in a dark match.
  • March 2, 1996 – Saturday Night: The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) defeated Dick Slater in a handicap match.
  • March 30, 1996 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater to retain the world heavyweight title.
  • April 1, 1996 – Nitro: The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) defeated Col. Robert Parker & Dick Slater in a dark match.
  • May 19, 1996 – Slamboree: Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated Alex Wright & Disco Inferno in the 1st round. Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated Jim Duggan & VK Wallstreet in the semi-finals. Diamond Dallas Page defeated Dick Slater and The Barbarian and Earl Robert Eaton and Ice-Train and Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock and Scott Norton to win the Lord of the Ring Final battle royal.
  • June 1, 1996 – Saturday Night: Lex Luger defeated Dick Slater to retain the World Television title.
  • June 14, 1996 – House Show: Dick Slater defeated Disco Inferno.
  • June 29, 1996 – Worldwide: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) defeated Bill Payne & Cobra.
  • July 6, 1996 – Saturday Night: Lex Luger, Randy Savage & Sting defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) & VK Wallstreet.
  • July 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: Dick Slater & Mike Enos defeated Joe Gomez & Todd Morton.
  • July 15, 1996 – Nitro: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) to retain the world tag team titles.
  • July 27, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) defeated Dick Slater & Mike Enos.
  • August 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) to retain the world tag team titles.
  • August 10, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos).
  • August 11, 1996 – Worldwide: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) to retain the world tag team titles.
  • August 12, 1996 – Nitro: The Dungeon Of Doom (Hugh Morrus, Kevin Sullivan, Meng & The Barbarian) defeated High Voltage (Kenny Kaos & Robbie Rage) & Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos).
  • August 15, 1996 – Clash of the Champions: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) defeated Jim Powers & Mark Starr in a dark match.
  • August 17, 1996 – Saturday Night: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) defeated Blue Bloods (Bobby Eaton & Dave Taylor).
  • August 24, 1996 – Saturday Night: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) defeated Mike Winner & The Renegade.
  • September 8, 1996 – Worldwide: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) to retain the world tag team titles.
  • September 28, 1996 – Saturday Night: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) defeated Chris Jericho & Jim Powers.
  • October 12, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos).
  • October 19, 1996 – Saturday Night: Dick Slater defeated Scott Armstrong in a dark match.
  • October 26, 1996 – Saturday Night: Rough ‘n’ Ready (Dick Slater & Mike Enos) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) by disqualification.

Retirement:

  • Dec 27, 2003: Dick Slater was arrested in Largo, FL, on charges of attempted murder when police alleged he stabbed his ex-girlfriend!
  • ~~~His former live-in girlfriend, Theresa Halbert, 41, was hospitalized with stab wounds to the arm, leg and back..
  • ~~~Dick Slater was picked up later by police having overdosed on pain medications and was being held in Pinellas County Jail..
  • June 10, 2004: Dick Slater was sentenced to one year house arrest and two years probation for stabbing his former girlfriend on 12/27..
  • ~~~He was told to stay away from Thesa Halbert, the victim, and pay $1,800 in court costs..

    Jay Ambler wrote: During the early 1980’s Dick Slater and Barry Windham began a legendary feud in Eddie Graham’s CWF (Championship Wrestling from Florida) promotion. The two ran weekly matches and Slater would employ the ‘swinging neckbreaker’, which was considered his finishing move. Slater continued to wrestle on and off for the promotion up to the mid 1980’s as he had originally begun with the promotion in the late 1970’s. Interesting fact about Slater, in the early 1970’s while living in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area and training for wrestling he played semi-pro football.