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Dick Slater

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 – SNME: 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 Murdochknown as “The Hardliners” or “The Hardliners Collection Agency”..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..
  • Dick Slater later formed a tag team with Mike Enosknown as “Rough & Ready”..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 1980s 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 1980s as he had originally begun with the promotion in the late 1970s. Interesting fact about Slater, in the early 1970s while living in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area and training for wrestling he played semi-pro football.