Frankie Caine

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Tennessee) Southern Junior Heavyweight title defeating Len Rossi (May ??, 1963);
  • Arizona Heavyweight title defeating Don Kent (????, 1964);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mike Clancy defeating Mitsu Hirai & Tojo Yamamoto (July 13, 1965);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles (as Infernos) w/Rocky Smith won a Tournament (October 6, 1966);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles (as Infernos) w/Rocky Smith defeating Eddie Graham & Jose Lothario (November 3, 1966);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles (as Infernos) w/Rocky Smith defeating Sam Steamboat & Jose Lothario (December 13, 1966);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles (as Infernos) w/Rocky Smith defeating Lorenzo Parente & Paul DeMarco (February 13, 1968);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles (as Infernos) w/Inferno defeating Terry & Dory Funk Jr. (September 26, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Dennis Hall defeating Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart (June 6, 1970);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title (as Great Mephisto) defeating Hiro Matsuda (August 13, 1970);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title (as Great Mephisto) defeating Hiro Matsuda (November 5, 1970);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles (as Infernos) w/Inferno defeating Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente (????, 1971);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles (as Infernos) w/Rocky Smith defeating Ron Miller & Larry O` Day (January 10, 1972);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title (as Great Mephisto) defeating Pat Patterson (February 17, 1973);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles (Great Mephisto) w/Kinji Shibuya beat Rocky Johnson & Pat Patterson (April 25, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Television title (as Great Mephisto) defeating Paul Jones (August 16, 1973);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title (as Great Mephisto) defeating Jose Lothario (January 15, 1974);
  • NWA Austra Asian Heavyweight title (as Great Mephisto) defeating George Gouliovas (February 28, 1975);
  • NWA Austra Asian Heavyweight title (as Great Mephisto) defeating Skandor Akbar (October 11, 1975);
  • NWA Mid America Heavyweight title (as Great Mephisto) defeating ??????? (September ??, 1980);

 

Career History

 

  • 1966-1969: Frankie Cain wrestled as a babyface for Nick Gulas in Tennessee/Alabama..
  • 1968-1969: Frankie Cain worked in Amarillo as one half of the Infernos, managed by JC Dykes..
  • 1969 & 1970: Frankie Cain worked in Tennessee & Florida as the masked “Mephisto” with the masked Dante (Bobby Hart) as his partner..
  • ~~~In Tenn. (’69), they used Saul Weingeroff as their manager & in Florida (1969-’70) they used Sir Roger Mitchell as their manager..
  • 1980: Frankie Caine (drastically made over) worked as a referee in Championship Wrestling from Florida..
  • May 2010: The Great Mephisto (Frankie Cain) suffered a massive heart attack – He is convelesing at home in Florida.

    Tom wrote: The Great Mephisto had quite a good feud with Pat Petterson in the San Francisco/Sacramento area. He used a loaded boot (not listed in your gimmicks list currently). At the end of the feud Patterson knocked Mephisto out and stole the boot (on TV no less!) then used it at their last house show meeting to run him out of town. As a side note to great writing back then, Patterson resurrected the boot in a match about a year later but did not mention Mephisto by name.