Don Carson

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Title History

  •  NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Ken Lucas (August 31, 1965);
  • NWA (Georgia) United States Junior Heavyweight title (November 1965);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Southern Tag Team titles w/Maxie York defeating Chris & Ken Lucas (February 11, 1966);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Fields (July 12, 1966);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Fields (August 2, 1966);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Ramon Torres (September 16, 1966);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Southern Tag Team titles w/Maxie York defeating Chris & Ken Lucas (September 27, 1966);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Ron Carson (aka Dick Murdoch) defeating Dennis Hall & Roger Kirby (March 21, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Ron Carson defeating Dennis Hall & Roger Kirby (March 30, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Ron Carson defeating Dennis Hall & Roger Kirby (May 19, 1967);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Ron Carson defeating Len Rossi & Jackie Fargo (August 9, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Fields (November 10, 1967);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Bobby Fields (December 12, 1967);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Red Shadow (aka Dick Dunn) won tournament (April ??, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Red Shadow defeating Dennis Hall & Ken Lucas (May 2, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Red Shadow defeating Dennis Hall & Ken Lucas (May 13, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Red Shadow defeating Dennis Hall & Ken Lucas (June 24, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Red Shadow defeating Lou Thesz & Jackie Fargo (August 20, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Red Shadow defeating Buddy Fuller & Lester Welch (September 30, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Dick Dunn defeating Interns (November 8, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Jose Villa (December 11, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Dick Dunn defeating Flash & Rocket Monroe (January 15, 1969);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Len Rossi defeating Johnny Long & Tojo Yamamoto (March 13, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Ken Lucas defeating Flash & Rocket Monroe (July 4, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Ken Lucas defeating Black Hand & Frank Dalton (September 17, 1969);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Great Kojika defeating Medicos (October ??, 1969);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Fred Blassie defeating Pepe Lopez & El Medico (January 16, 1970);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Rocket Monroe defeating Randy & Rip Tyler (May 21, 1970);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating John Tolos (July 16, 1971);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title defeating Masa Saito (March 25, 1972);
  • NWA Austra Asian Tag Team titles w/Dick Dunn Awarded (January 1973);
  • NWA Austra Asian Tag Team titles w/Dick Dunn defeating Medics (March 9, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Jackie Fargo defeating Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson (October 27, 1975);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Ron Wright (February 13, 1976);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Sweet Daddy Banks (November 9, 1976);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Assassin defeating Bob Orton Jr. & Ron Garvin (January 1978);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Dennis Condrey defeating Toru Tanaka & Robert Fuller via forfeit (February 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Dennis Condrey (October 1980);
  • (Alabama) Southeastern Tag Team titles -as The Big C #1- w/The Big C #2 -aka Jerry Brown- (1980);

Career History

  • 1964: Don Carson debuted in the Gulf Coast territory..
  • 1966: Don Carson formed a tag team with his “brother” Ron Carson, who would later become a legend under the name Dick Murdoch..
  • 1968: Don Carson formed another successful team with “Dynamite” Dick Dunn in Alabama, Tennessee and six months in Australia..
  • 1970: Don Carson popped up in Roy Shire’s Los Angeles territory and formed a tag team with Fred Blassie..
  • ~~~Fred Blassie turned on his partner and they engaged in a bloody feud throughout California..
  • Early 70s: Don Carson cut back on his wrestling schedule and spent much of this time serving as a deputy sheriff in Cleveland, Tenn..
  • Don Carson occassionally wrestled in Florida (teamed with Bobby Shane), and back in the Gulf Coast territory..
  • 1979: Don Carson returned to Alabama working for Fuller’s Southeastern territory, and lost a ‘loser leaves town’ match to Jos Leduc..
  • ~~~Don Carson returned under a mask as “The Big C #1″ and teamed with “The Big C #2″ (aka Jerry Brown)
  • ~~~Don Carson (as The Big C) managed the “Dream Team” of Randy Rose & Ron Bass when they held they Southeastern Tag titles..
  • ~~~The Big C was eventually unmasked and Don Carson made the transition into a managerial roll..
  • Don Carson managed a wrestler named Ninja (aka Mr. Pogo) and also The Mongolian Stomper..
  • 1983: Don Carson showed up in Southwestern Championship Wrestling managing the Grapplers (Len Denton & Tony Anthony)..
  • Don Carson moved to San Antonion and retired from wrestling.
  • Don Carson passed away in 2012.