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Bart Gunn

Title History

  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Billy Gunn defeating Bob Holly & 1-2-3 Kid (January 23, 1995);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Billy Gunn defeating Yokozuna & Owen Hart (September 25, 1995);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Billy Gunn defeating Henry & Phidas Godwinn (May 26, 1996);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Bob Holly defeating Headbangers (March 30, 1998);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Ace defeating Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi (June 9, 1999);

Career Highlights

World Wrestling Federation – The Smoking Gunns:

  • 1993: Bart Gunn teamed with his fictional brother, Billy Gunn, as highly popular tag team known as the Smoking Gunns in the WWF..
  • May 17, 1993 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Tony Vadja & Glenn Ruth..
  • June 13, 1993 – KotR: The Steiner Brothers & The Smoking Gunns defeated Money Inc. & The Headshrinkers..
  • June 28, 1993 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Barry Horowitz..
  • July 26, 1993 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Duane Gill & Glen Ruth..
  • August 30, 1993 – SummerSlam: The Smoking Gunns & Tatanka defeated The Headshrinkers & Bam Bam Bigelow..
  • November 1, 1993 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Well Dunn (Timothy Well & Steven Dunn)..
  • December 13, 1993 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Jim Massenger & Steve Smyth..
  • January 3, 1994 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & Bastien Booger by Count out..
  • January 22, 1994 – Royal Rumble: Bart Gunn entered the Royal Rumble at #6 but was eliminated by Diesel..
  • February 7, 1994 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Barry Horowitz & Reno Riggins..
  • March 7, 1994 – RAW: Owen Hart & Crush defeated The Smoking Gunns by Submission..
  • April 4, 1994 – RAW: Rick Martel/IRS/Jeff Jarrett/Headshrinkers beat Sparky Plugg/Tatanka/123 Kid/Smoking Gunns..
  • May 30, 1994 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Austin Steele & Reno Riggins..
  • August 1, 1994 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated George Anderson & Tom Bennett..
  • October 24, 1994 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Barry Hardy & Mike Bell..
  • December 19, 1994 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Chris Avery & Roy Raymond..
  • January 22, 1995 Royal Rumble: Bart Gunn entered the rumble at number 24 and was eliminated by Crush & Dick Murdoch.
  • January 23, 1995 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly.
  • January 30, 1995 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly.
  • February 18, 1995 – Superstars: The New Headshrinkers defeated The Smoking Gunns.
  • March 20, 1995 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray).
  • March 25, 1995 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Scrubs.
  • April 16, 1995 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Kwang & Hakushi.
  • April 24, 1995–RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated Barry Horowitz & The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • May 8, 1995 – RAW: Bart Gunn defeated Owen Hart.
  • May 20, 1995 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Mike Khoury & Bob Cook.
  • June 10, 1995 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Dwayne Gill & Mike Sharpe.
  • June 26, 1995 – RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated Jason Arndt & The Black Phantom.
  • July 8, 1995 – Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Men on a Mission.
  • July 24, 1995 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated John Faulkner & Rick Stockhauser.
  • August 14, 1995 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated Bill Garrett & Cody Wade.
  • August 27, 1995 Summerslam: The Smoking Guns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated The Blu Brothers (Jacob & Elli) w/Uncle Zebekiah.
  • September 11, 1995 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated The Brooklyn Brawler & Rad Radford.
  • September 25, 1995 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated Yokozuna & Owen Hart.
  • October 14, 1995–Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated AC Connor & Scott Stevens.
  • October 16, 1995–RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated PG-13 (J.C. Ice & Wolfie D).
  • October 22, 1995 In Your House 4: The Smoking Guns defeated The 1-2-3 Kid & Razor Ramon to reatin the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • October 30, 1995–RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated Phil Apollo & John Rashner.
  • November 11, 1995–Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Razor Ramon & 1-2-3 Kid by DQ.
  • November 19, 1995–Survivor Series: The Smoking Guns defeated The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge) in a dark match.
  • November 25, 1995–Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Rad Radford & Skip.
  • December 17, 1995–In Your House 5: The Guns & Hakushi & Barry Horowitz beat Bodydonnas & Yokozuna & Isaac Yankem (dark).
  • December 23, 1995–Superstars: The Smoking Gunns defeated Rad Radford & Skip.
  • January 1, 1996–RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart) defeated Razor Ramon & Savio Vega and Sycho Sid & The 1-2-3 Kid and Owen Hart & Yokozuna in a “RAW Bowl” Elimination match.
  • January 15, 1996–RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated The Spiders (later known as The Headbangers).
  • January 21, 1996–Royal Rumble: The Smoking Gunns defeated The BodyDonnas w/Sunny to retain the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • April 15, 1996–RAW: Ringmaster Steve Austin defeated Bart Gunn with the million-dollar dream Submission.
  • April 29, 1996 RAW: Mankind defeated Bart Gunn by Submission.
  • May 26, 1996 In Your House 8: The Smoking Gunns defeated The Godwinns w/Sunny to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • May 27, 1996 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated The BodyDonnas (Skip & Zip).
  • June 23, 1996 King of the Ring: The Smoking Gunns defeated The Godwinns to retain the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • July 15, 1996–RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated Bart Gunn. Shawn Michaels defeated Billy Gunn.
  • July 21, 1996 In Your House 9: The BodyDonnas (Skip & Zip) defeated The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn).
  • July 22, 1996 RAW: Shawn Michaels & Ahmed Johnson defeated The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn).
  • ~~~~~The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated Shawn Michaels & Ahmed Johnson by Count Out.

World Wrestling Federation – The Smoking Gunns (Heel):

  • August 18, 1996 Summerslam: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn w/Sunny) defeated The BodyDonnas (Skip & Zip) and The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy) and The Godwinns (Henry & Phineas w/Hillbilly Jim) in a 4-WAY Elimination Tag Team Match to retain the WWF World Tag Team Titles.
  • August 24, 1996 WWF Xperience: Owen Hart & Davey Smith defeated WWF Tag Team champions The Smoking Gunns by DQ.
  • September 16, 1996 RAW: Bob Holly & Alex “The Pug” Porteau defeated The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn).
  • September 22, 1996 In Your House 10: Owen Hart & The Bulldog defeated The Smoking Gunns to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • October 7, 1996 RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Lief Cassidy).
  • October 20, 1996 In Your House 11: Owen Hart & The Bulldog defeated The Smoking Gunns to retain the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • October 21, 1996 RAW: The Godwinns (Henry & Phinneas w/Hillbilly Jim) defeated The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn).

World Wrestling Federation – Bart Gunn vs. Billy Gunn:

  • October 28, 1996 RAW: Billy Gunn defeated Freddie Joe Floyd (Bart Gunn came down and the Smoking Gunns split up for good).
  • November 17, 1996 Survivor Series: Bart Gunn’s Team defeated Billy Gunn’s team in a Survivor Series Elimination Match..
  • ~~~Bart Gunn’s Team = Bart Gunn & Jesse James & Aldo Montoya & Bob Holly..
  • ~~~Billy Gunn’s Team = Billy Gunn & Justin Bradshaw (w/Uncle Zebekiah) & Salvatore Sincere & The Sultan (w/The Iron Sheik)..
  • November 25, 1996 RAW: Marc Mero defeated Billy Gunn by DQ.
  • December 9, 1996 RAW: Goldust defeated Bart Gunn.
  • December 16, 1996 RAW: Bart Gunn defeated Billy Gunn when the referee stopped the match due to Billy’s “neck injury”.

World Wrestling Federation – Bart Gunn (singles):

  • January 19, 1997 Royal Rumble: Bart Gunn entered the Rumble at #6 and was eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • January 20, 1997 RAW: Farooq defeated Bart Gunn.
  • February 16, 1997 In Your House 13: Faarooq & Crush & Savio Vega w/Clarence Mason beat Bart Gunn & Goldust & Flash Funk.
  • February 17, 1997 RAW: Bart Gunn defeated WWF Intercontinental champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley by Count Out.
  • March 24, 1997 RAW: Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Bart Gunn.
  • June 8, 1997 King of the Ring 1997: The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) defeated Bart Gunn & Jesse James.
  • June 9, 1997 RAW: Rockabilly (aka Billy Gunn) defeated Bart Gunn.

World Wrestling Federation – The New Midnight Express:

  • Bart Gunn teamed with Bob Holly in the failed reinvention of the New Midnight Express in the WWF — managed by Jim Cornette..
  • March 29, 1998 WrestleMania 14: The New Midnight Express w/Jim Cornette competed in a 15-Team Battle Royal.

World Wrestling Federation – Brawl 4 All:

  • Bart Gunn shocked everybody by beating wrestling megastar Steve Williams in the 1st round of the Brawl 4 All Tournament..
  • He went on to win the whole Tournament, making a few enemies in the process, a few months later, he was gone from the WWF..
  • July 13, 1998 RAW: Bart Gunn defeated Bob Holly in a first round Brawl for All Match.
  • July 27, 1998 RAW: Bart Gunn defeated and injured “Dr. Death” Steve Williams in a Brawl For All match..
  • August 8, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Bart Gunn defeated Pepe Gonzalez.
  • August 16, 1998 – HEAT: Vader vs Bart Gunn ended in a no contest.
  • August 17, 1998 RAW: Bart Gunn defeated The Godfather in a Brawl for All Match.
  • August 24, 1998 RAW: Bart Gunn defeated Bradshaw in a Brawl for All match.
  • February 15, 1999 RAW: Bob Holly issued an open challenge for next week and Bart Gunn answered.
  • February 22, 1999 RAW: Bob Holly defeated Bart Gunn to retain the WWF Hardcore Title..
  • ~~~After the match; someone dressed in a mask and Japanese costume tossed Bart Gunn off the stage though a table!
  • March 28, 1999 WrestleMania 15: Butterbean defeated Bart Gunn by Knockout in 27 seconds in a Brawl for All Match.

All Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • Bart Gunn moved to Japan and began wrestling as Mike Barton for All Japan Pro Wrestling..
  • June 9, 1999 AJPW: Mike Barton & Johnny Ace defeated Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi to win the AJPW Tag Team Titles.
  • Mike Barton formed a tag team with Jim Steele in the G1 Heavyweight Tag League 2001..

New Japan Pro Wrestling:

Back in the States:

Japan:

  • May 2004: Mike Barton & Jim Steele landed rolls in a Korean movie about the life of legendary Japanese wrestler Rikidozan..
  • ~~~Mike Barton & Jim Steele will play the rolls of wrestlers Ben and Mike Sharpe, respectively..
  • December 10, 2007–RAW 15th Anniversary: Bart Gunn participated in a special Battle Royal featuring past RAW Super Stars!