Les Thornton

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Title History

  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Abdullah the Butcher (April 23, 1971);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating John Quinn (December 6, 1974);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Frankie Laine defeating Mike & Pat Kelly (January ??, 1975);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Don Muraco (May 16, 1975);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Tony Charles defeating Bob Backlund & Jerry Brisco (December ??, 1975);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Tony Charles defeating Rocky Johnson & Jose Lothario (????, 1977);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating Buddy Rose & Jesse Ventura (June 4, 1977);
  • NWA (New Zealand) British Empire/Commonwealth Heavyweight title defeating ????????? (January ??, 1978);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Ron Starr via forfeit (March ??, 1980);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Stubbs (January 31, 1981);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Terry Taylor (June 20, 1981);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Brisco (October 16, 1981);
  • WCCW (World Class) Television title (as Checkmate) defeating Bill Irwin (October 4, 1982);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title won a tournament (November ??, 1983);
  • Stampede British Commonwealth Mid Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Smith (September 18, 1986);

 

Career Highlights

  • Les Thornton was known as a shooter and a hooker and a very tough and reliable in-ring worker..
  • Les Thornton worked as a preliminary guy for the WWF in the mid 1980s..