NWA (New Zealand) British Empire/Commonwealth Heavyweight title defeating Jos LeDuc (April 30, 1981);
NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Gino Hernandez (May 25, 1980);
NWA Australasian Tag Team titles w/Steve Rickard Awarded (October 8, 1981);
NWA Australasian Tag Team titles w/Steve Rickard defeating Baron Von Krupp & King Kamaka (May 27, 1982);
NWA Australasian Tag Team titles w/Al Perez defeating Ox Baker & King Kamaka (September 30, 1982);
NWA (World Class) World Six Man Tag Team titles w/One Man Gang & Killer Brooks defeating Kevin & Kerry Von Erich in a Handicap Match (July 7, 1985);
Mark Lewin is the legitimate brother of wrestler Donn Lewin and wrestler/author/illustrator Ted Lewin..
Mark Lewin held Detroit’s version of the United States title until the Sheik defeated him for that belt..
Greg Kelly wrote: I found a bit online about Dick Beyer & Mark Lewin’s bad blood which resulted in The Destroyer’s tour here (Australia) being cancelled by Barnett & Doyle, Lewin’d dislike of Beyer went back to 67 in LA when Beyer wouldn’t job for the WWA champion Lewin, Beyer told Verne Gagne that he was planning a world tour but had a hole in his schedule from Jan to March 71 so Gagne said that Barnett had been bugging him for talent for ages so Gagne rang Barnett in front of Beyer & offered Barnett the choice of either Destroyer or Dr X & that Beyer would work for $650 a week, Barnett said that he’d like the Destroyer but when Beyer was working in Samoa he rang Australia & found out out that it had been cancelled, he found out that Lewin who was a big star here went to Barnett & had it cancelled, he’d told Barnett that it was him or Beyer, Lewin was doing big business here so Beyer was cancelled, Dick went to New Zealand for Steve Rickard instead initially as himself & then as Destroyer & did sell out business there so then Barnett wanted him again but Dick said no he’d had his chance, Beyer did an interview at the office of a New Zealand newspaper as himself & then returned a week later with the mask on & nobody at the newspaper recognized that it was the same guy. (I went looking for that article where I found the info about their heat & it was by Steve Yohe, he’d be better off with the credit than me.)
June 22, 1983 – CWF: Kevin Sullivan & Purple Haze defeated Barry Windham & Ron Bass in a Taped Fist match.
August 10, 1983 – CWF: Mike Graham defeated Purple Haze.
August 20, 1983 – CWF: The Purple Haze defeated Scott McGhee.
October 2, 1983 – MACW: Mark Lewin defeated John Bonello.
October 8, 1983 – MACW: Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated John Bonello & Vinnie Valentino.
October 10, 1983 – MACW: Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated Johnny Weaver & Rick McCord.
October 12, 1983 – MACW: Mark Youngblood, Ric Flair & Wahoo McDaniel defeated Dick Slater, Dory Funk Jr. & Mark Lewin.
October 15, 1983 – MACW: Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated Johnny Weaver & Terry Gibbs.
November 13, 1983 – MACW: Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated The Youngbloods (Jay Youngblood & Mark Youngblood).
November 14, 1983 – MACW: Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated Bugsy McGraw & Johnny Weaver.
November 24, 1983 – NWA Starrcade: Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated Johnny Weaver & Scott McGhee.
May 5, 1984 – CWF: Dusty Rhodes defeated Purple Haze in a looser leaves town match.
October 30, 1984 – CWF: Mike Graham & Superstar Billy Graham defeated Kevin Sullivan & Purple Haze.
July 8, 1985 – WCCW: Mark Lewin defeated Mike Bond.
July 12, 1985 – WCCW: Mark Lewin defeated Mike Reed. Mark Lewin defeated Scott Casey.
July 19, 1985 – WCCW: Mark Lewin defeated Jim Powell.
August 17, 1985 – WCCW: Mark Lewin defeated Kabuki.
September 2, 1985 – WCCW: Mark Lewin defeated Iceman King Parsons. Brian Adias & The Cosmic Cowboys (Kerry von Erich & Kevin von Erich) defeated Jack Victory, Mark Lewin & The One Man Gang to win the 6 man tag titles.
September 6, 1985 – WCCW: Iceman Parsons & Kerry von Erich defeated Jack Victory & Mark Lewin.
December 10, 1985 – CWF: Blackjack Mulligan defeated Mark Lewin in a steel cage match.
January 21, 1986 – CWF: Purple Haze defeated Coco Samoa.
March 9, 1986 – CWF: Barry Windham, Blackjack Mulligan & Kendall Windham defeated Kevin Sullivan, Maya Singh & Purple Haze.
March 12, 1986 – CWF: The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane & Steve Keirn) defeated Maha Singh & Purple Haze.
August 9, 1986 – NWA: Bruiser Brody & Grizzly Smith defeated Mark Lewin & The Sheik in a Barbed Wired match.
September 1, 1986 – WCWA: Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin defeated The Batten Twins (Bart Batten & Brad Batten) in the 1st round. Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne defeated Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin in the quarter-finals.
September 8, 1986 – WCWA: Chris Adams & Lance von Erich defeated Dingo Warrior & Mark Lewin.
August 28, 1987 – WWF Paul Boesch Retirement Show: Tom Prichard defeated Mark Lewin.
July 27, 1996 – TWF: Tower Of Doom defeated The Purple Haze.
Here are Mark Lewin’s Sydney results for 60s 2/20/65- Lewin d Buddy Austin 2/27/65- Lewin drew Mongolian Stomper 3/5/65- Lewin drew Mongolian Stomper 3/7/65- Lewin d Austin DQ 3/12/65- Lewin drew Killer Kowalski — 3/19/65- Lewin/Tex McKenzie d Ray Stevens/Mongolian Stomper 3/26/65- Lewin d Mongolian Stomper 2-1 — 4/3/65- Lewin d Stevens DQ 4/10/65- Lewin d Stevens 2-1 4/24/65- Mitsu Arakawa d Lewin — 5/1/65- Lewin/Domenic DeNucci d Stevens/Arakawa DQ 5/8/65- Lewin/DeNucci d Arakawa/Stevens 2-1 — 5/15/65- Arakawa d Lewin 2-1 (Lewin stretchered) 10/9/65- Lewin d Alaskan (Jay York) 10/16/65- Lewin d Cyclone Negro 10/23/65- tournament 1st round Lewin d Hunter Shaw 2nd round Red Bastien d Lewin 10/30/65- Lewin d Skull Murphy 2-1 11/6/65- Lewin/Spiros Arion/Red Bastien d Murphy/Negro/Roy Heffernan 2-1 11/13/65- Lewin drew Bastien 11/20/65- Lewin/Arion vs Murphy/Curtis Iaukea, Curtis injured early in match so Lewin took on Murphy solo & Murphy was DQd 11/27/65- Lewin d Murphy DQ 12/4/65- Lewin d Murphy in cage with no ref 12/11/65- Lewin d Murphy, Lewin not allowed to use sleeper & wore a helmet to prevent Murphy’s head butts — 6/3/66- Lewin d Arakawa 6/10/66- Lewin/DeNucci d Arakawa/Prof Tanaka 2-0 6/17/66- Lewin/DeNucci/Kowalski d Arakawa/Tanaka/Harley Race 2-1 6/24/66- Lewin/Kowalski d Race/LarryHennig DQ 7/2/66- Lewin/DeNucci d Hennig/Race 2-1 7/8/66- Lewin/DeNucci d Arakawa/Tanaka 2-1 7/15/66- Murphy/Brute Bernard d Lewin/DeNucci 2-1 — 7/22/66- Lewin/Bearcat Wright d Murphy/Bernard 2-1 7/29/66- Lewin/Wright d Murphy/Bernard 2-1 — 8/5/66- Lewin d Murphy DQ 8/12/66- Lewin d Tanaka 2-1 8/19/66- Lewin drew Bernard 8/26/66- Wright d Lewin 2-1 — 9/22/67- Lewin d Alaskan 9/29/67- Lewin d Kowalski 10/6/67- Lewin d Curtis Iaukea DQ 10/13/67- Lewin d Iaukea 2-1 10/20/67- Lewin d Murphy 2-0 10/27/67- Lewin d Kowalski 11/3/67- Lewin d Killer Karl Kox DQ — 11/10/67- Kox d Lewin 2-1 11/17/67- Lewin/Bastien d Ripper Collins/Beauregarde 11/24/67- Kox/Bull Curry d Lewin/Milano 3-2 — 9/28/68- Tanaka d Lewin DQ 10/4/68- Tanaka d Lewin 2-1 10/11/68- Lewin/Mario Milano vs Murphy/Tanaka DDQ — 10/18/68- Lewin/Milano d Murphy/Tanaka 2-1 10/25/68- Lewin d Murphy DQ 11/1/68- Lewin d Negro — 11/8/68- Lewin d Murphy reverse decision 11/15/68- Lewin/Milano d Murphy/Negro DQ 11/22/68- Lewin/Milano/Tex McKenzie d Murphy/Tanaka/Negro 2-1, Lewin was also a regular visitor between 1970 & 74
Irwin wrote: Just as an update to an excellent site, Mark Lewin worked the L.A. market as a face in the sixties feuding with Freddie Blassie and Maddog Vachon. He also teamed with Bobo Brazil quite a bit. He went “bad” just before I remember him leaving the L.A. market. ( although at the age of 10 I don’t think I had a clue about market…..
March 16, 1937
Buffalo, New York Possibly living in Japan
Height and Weight
6' 1" (185 cm) 220 lbs (100 kg)
Purple Haze, Skippy Jackson, Skip Lewin, Eron Carpenter
The (original) Sheik, Killer Karl Kox, Thunderbolt Patterson