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.

 

Born in East Saint Louis, Illinois
Raised in Indianapolis, Indiana
Settled in Charlotte, North Carolina