Don Kent

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Title History

 

  • TWWA (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello Awarded (????, 1967);
  • (Arizona) Western States Tag Team titles w/Luis Hernandez defeating The Duprees (June 2, 1967);
  • NWA Central States Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (January 10, 1969);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello defeating Dick the Bruiser & Bill Miller (July 17, 1970);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello defeating Moose Cholak & Wilbur Snyder (June 18, 1971);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello defeating The Stomper & Ben Justice [Tournament] (December 18, 1971);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello defeating Don & Al Greene (Febuary ??, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello defeating Ben Justice & Tojo Yamamoto (April ??, 1973);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello defeating Don & Ron Wright (April ??, 1973);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Chris Gallagher defeating Nick DeCarlo & Frank Monte (August ??, 1974);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Chris Gallagher defeating Ricky Gibson & Steve Kovacs (August ??, 1974);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Tony Charles (October ??, 1974);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Count Drummer defeating George Gulas & Jackie Fargo (November 6, 1974);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Jackie Fargo (January ??, 1975);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Luke Graham (April ??, 1975);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Mark Lewin (November 1, 1975);
  • NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title defeating Pamero Firpo (October 16, 1976);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Al Costello Awarded (Febuary 26, 1977);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Lanny Poffo (December 10, 1977);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) Caribbean Heavyweight title defeating Chief War Cloud (January 6, 1979);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) North American Heavyweight title defeating Carlos Colon (August 3, 1979);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Bruno Bekkar defeating Jack & Jerry Brisco (October 22, 1981);
  • WWC Caribbean Tag Team titles w/Bruno Bekkar defeating ???????? & ???????? (December ??, 1981);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Bruno Bekkar defeating Super Gladiator & Invader I (December 5, 1981);
  • WWC World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Heffernan defeating Terry & Dory Funk Jr. (May 1, 1982);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Johnny Heffernan defeating Eddie & Tommy Gilbert (August 14, 1982);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles w/Johnny Heffernan defeating Barry Windham & Ron Bass (January 5, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles w/Johnny Heffernan defeating Scott McGhee & Terry Allen (March 8, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles w/Johnny Heffernan defeating Scott McGhee & Terry Allen (April ??, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) Global Tag Team titles w/Johnny Heffernan defeating Scott McGhee & Terry Allen (January 25, 1984);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Jerry Graham Jr. defeating Stormy Granzig & Chris Carter (July ??, 1985);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Invader III (October 25, 1986);
  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Tag Team titles w/Chris Carter defeating Jerry Graham Jr. & Scott Rechsteiner (December 6, 1987);

 

Career History

 

  • Don Kent began his career in Detroit, wrestling under his real name “Joe Smith”..
  • 1960s: Don Kent feuded with Tito Montez and filled the Phoenix Madison Square Garden for nine weeks straight – standing room only!
  • 1968-74: Don Kent was a member of the Fabulous Kangaroos with tag team partner Al Costello in Toronto, Detroit and others..
  • Don Kent had success as a singles wrestler in Tennessee before heading back to Detroit to take up the “Bulldog” gimmick..
  • 1976: “Bulldog” Don Kent was the top heel (besides The Sheik) in the Detroit promotion..
  • Don Kent was featured along with The Sheik, Andre the Giant and others in the video documentary I Like to Hurt People..
  • “Bulldog” Don Kent also wrestled for Dick the Bruiser’s World Wrestling Association in Indiana..
  • 1980s: Don Kent wrestled for George Cannon and the Canadian Wildman Dave McKigney in Ontario..
  • June 7, 1993: Don Kent passed away as a result of Leukemia at the age of 59 (buried in Battlecreek, Michigan)..