Jimmy Banks

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Career Highlights

  • Jimmy Banks did occasional undercard work for the World Wrestling Federation and was also seen on some house shows..
  • Jimmy Banks wrestled as “Kasavubu” for Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling – billed from Ugana – managed by J.R. Foley..
  • July 27, 1982: Jimmy Banks died on the operating table from heart failure. He was only in his late 20s..
  • Summer 1982: A memorial fundraiser card was held in Akron, to raise money for the family..
  • ~~~Wrestlers from five states worked for free and paid their own expenses to the event, including:
  • ~~~~~Tom Lynch, Brady Howard, Larry Winters, Marcial Bovee (The Time Traveler), The North American Madman;
  • ~~~~~The Convicts, Zebra Boy, Gentleman Jim, Ed Bonzo, Malcolm Monroe, Zoltan the Great, and several others;