Johnny Weaver

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Title History

 

  • NWA (JCP) Southern Tag Team titles w/Bob Ellis (December 1963);
  • NWA (JCP) Southern Tag Team titles w/George Becker (five times between 1965 and 1968);
  • NWA (JCP) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Missouri Mauler (1967);
  • NWA (JCP) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Missouri Mauler (October 25, 1967);
  • NWA (JCP) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Red Bastien (August 1968); [Unrecognized]
  • NWA (JCP) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Hiro Matsuda (December 1968); [Unrecognized]
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/George Becker defeating Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson (May 1, 1969);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/George Becker defeating Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson (March 17, 1970);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/George Becker defeating Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson (December 9, 1970);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/George Becker defeating Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson (September 27, 1971);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/Art Neilson defeating Larry Hamilton & Brute Bernerd (October 12, 1971);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/Art Neilson defeating Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson (November 13, 1972);
  • Florida Tag Team titles w/Dick Slater defeating Dominic Denucci & Tony Parisi (January 1975);
  • (Amarillo) International Heavyweight title defeating Super Destroyer (October 14, 1976);
  • NWA (Mid-Atlantic) Television title defeating Baron Von Raschke (March 5, 1978);
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Dewey Roberston defeating Mr. Fuji & Genichiro Tenryu (1981);
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Jay Youngblood defeating Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff (November 27, 1981);
  • North American Heavyweight title (1983);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Before beoming a professional wrestler, Johnny Weaver raced stock cars..
  • ~~~~Weaver left racing after a friend lost his life in a crash and resulting fire.
  • Johnny Weaver was a tag team specialist who wrestled mostly in the Mid-Atlantic territory for Jim Crockett Promotions..
  • Johnny Weaver was a deputy sheriff with Mecklenburg County in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1989 until his death..
  • Johnny Weaver is considered the inventor of the Sleeper Hold, which he called the “Weaverlock” when he used it..
  • November 5, 2005–CWF: Don & Rocky Kernodle w/Johnny Weaver defeated The Street Sweepers (Jay Sinn & Gregory Vercetti)..
  • February 15, 2007: Johnny Weaver passed away from a heart attack in his sleep at the age of 72 in North Carolina..
  • ~~~He was found by Mecklenburg county sheriff’s deputies when he didn’t come to work or answer his phone.