Johnny Rich

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Southeastern) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Bill Ash (March ??, 1983);
  • NWA (Southeastern) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Rip Rogers (March 26, 1984);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Steve Armstrong defeating Jerry Stubbs & Arn Anderson (June 4, 1984);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Steve Armstrong defeating Jerry Stubbs & Arn Anderson (August 6, 1984);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Steve Armstrong defeating Pat Rose & Arn Anderson (October ??, 1984);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Lord Humongous (aka Jeff Van Kamp) (????, 1985);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Tommy Rich defeating Ken Wayne & Dan Davis (February 17, 1986);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Steve Armstrong defeating Ken Wayne & Dan Davis (????, 1988);
  • CWF (Tennessee) Tag Team titles w/Davey Rich defeating Jerry Stubbs & Dirty White Boy (February 17, 1989);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Johnny Rich is the legitimate cousin of Tommy Rich..
  • Johnny Rich started out in Tennessee under the name “Roy Rogers”..
  • Johnny Rich had pretty good runs in Georgia and Southeastern/Continental territory..
  • Late 1985: Johnny Rich formed a tag team with Scott Armstrong & Steve Armstrong & The Tonga Kid called The R.A.T. Patrol..
  • Early 1986: Johnny Rich formed a tag team with his cousin Tommy Rich and feuded with The Nightmares (Ken Wayne/Danny Davis)..
  • ~~~The Nightmares poured Kayo Syrup on Johnny, dumped feathers on him and dubbed him “The Birmingham Bird”!
  • Johnny Rich lost a “loser-leaves-town” to Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden, but came back under a mask as “The Intern”..
  • Summer 1986: The Intern, Tommy Rich & Steve Armstrong feuded with Robert Fuller, Jimmy Golden & Dr. Tom Prichard..
  • September 1986: Both Tommy & Johnny Rich left the Alabama wrestling circuit..
  • Johnny Rich showed up in the AWA for a while, then came back to Continental in mid 1987..
  • 1988: Johnny Rich & David Haskins formed the “Party Patrol” and were the primary team in Ron Fuller’s USA Wrestling in Knoxville..
  • ~~Continental bought USA Wrestling, changed it’s name to CWF, Johnny & David feuded with Jerry Stubbs & Dirty White Boy..
  • October 27, 1991 – WCW Halloween Havoc: Big Josh & PN News defeated The Creatures (Joey Maggs & Johnny Rich)..
  • Early-Mid 1990s: Johnny Rich made several appearances on WCW Saturday Night..
  • June 6, 2008–Southern States Wrestling: Beau James inducted Johnny Rich into the East Tennessee Hall of Fame..