Len Denton

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Title History

  • Mid South Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating won a tournament (1980);
  • Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Ted DiBiase (September 19, 1980);
  • Mid South Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Killer Karl Kox (January 31, 1981);
  • Mid South Tag Team titles w/ Super Destroyer defeating Dick Murdock & Junkyard Dog (April 18, 1981);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/ Tony Anthony defeating Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton (January 16,1983);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles w/ Tony Anthony (April 1983);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Tony Anthony defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (August 1, 1983);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/ Tony Anthony defeating Jerry & Ted Oates (April 12, 1984);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/ Tony Anthony defeating Marty Jannetty & Tommy Rogers (July 26, 1984);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Brian Adias (December 9, 1985);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Mike Miller (October 31, 1987);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ The Terminator defeating Steve Doll & Scott Peterson (July 2, 1988);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Scott Peterson (September 8, 1988);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Top Gun (October 10, 1988);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Abbuda Dein defeating Steve Doll & Scott Peterson (October 29, 1988);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Tatsumi Fujinami (December 10, 1988);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Top Gun (January 28, 1989);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Carl Styles (April 15, 1989);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Brian Adams defeating Steve Doll & Rex King (December 14, 1989);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Scotty the Body (August 4, 1990);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ The Equalizer defeating Larry & Rip Oliver (November 3, 1990);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ The Equalizer defeating Scotty the Body & Steve Doll (December 5, 1990);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Don Harris defeating Crush & Steve Doll (September 1, 1991);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Steve Doll defeating Ron & Don Harris (November 10, 1991);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Steve Doll defeating Ron & Don Harris (December 8, 1991);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Steve Doll defeating Ron & Don Harris (February 15, 1992);
  • WING Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title Awarded (April 1992);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/ Steve Doll defeating John Rambo & Col. DeBeers (April 4, 1992);

Career Highlights

  • Len Denton started wresting in 1977.
  • Len Denton wrestled in many territ0ries including Mid-South, St. Louis, the Carolinas, and Portland.
  • Len Denton teamed with Tony Anthony as the Dirty White Boys and later as the masked Grapplers.
  • Len Denton wrestled all the big stars of his era: Ted DiBiase, Junk Yard Dog, Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, and more.
  • There is a famous story that Jake Roberts and Len Denton invented the DDT finisher after a botched move.
  • Len Denton turned down a WWE tryout in 1995 due to outside considerations.
  • May 11, 1998 WCW Nitro: WCW United States Champion Bill Goldberg defeated Len Denton.
  • January 2004: Len Denton put the old Pacific Northwest title belt up on ebay.
  • August 13, 2005 – Portland Wrestling: Jimmy Snuka defeated The Grappler.
  • March 31, 2006 – AWA: Don Yates defeated Len Denton (The Grappler) in Casa Grande, Arizona.