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Article: A Tribute To Moondog

Title History

  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Wayne Ferris defeating Bill Dundee and Jerry Lawler (June 15, 1979);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Wayne Ferris defeating Sonny King and Ricky Morton (October 1, 1979);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Wayne Ferris defeating Steve Kyle and Koko Ware for vacant titles (October 29, 1979);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/ Wayne Ferris defeating Ken Lucas and George Gulas (December 15, 1979);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/ Wayne Ferris defeating Bobby Eaton and George Gulas (Febuary 16, 1980);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/ Wayne Ferris defeating Bobby Eaton and Great Togo (July 1980);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Bill Irwin defeating Eddie and Tommy Gilbert (October 27, 1980);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/ Moondog King defeating Rick Martel and Tony Garea (March 17, 1981);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rex defeating Super Gladiator and Invader I (Febuary 13, 1982);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) Caribbean Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rex defeating Super Gladiator and Invader I (May 1982);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rex defeating Pierre Martel and Invader I (July 24, 1982);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rex defeating Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (April 4, 1983);
  • CWA (Mid America) Heavyweight title Billed as champion (May 1987);
  • CWA (Mid America) Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Jarrett (May 23, 1987);
  • CWA (Mid America) Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Jarrett (June 8, 1987);
  • ICW (New England) Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Spike defeating Mike Kalauh and Tom Brandi (December 28, 1987);
  • NWA (Southeastern) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Tom Prichard (January 3, 1988);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Spike defeating Robert Fuller in a handicap match (November 30, 1991);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Cujo defeating Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler (July 6, 1992);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Cujo defeating Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler (August 10, 1992);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Spike defeating Jerry Lawler in a handicap match (October 3, 1992);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Spike defeating Ron and Don Harris (January 11, 1993);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Splat defeating Ron and Don Harris (Febuary 1, 1993);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Splat defeating Ron and Don Harris (Febuary 22, 1993);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Splat defeating Big Black Dog and Brian Christopher (March 15, 1993);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Splat defeating Scotty Flamingo and Brian Christopher (March 29, 1993);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rex defeating Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson (January 31, 1994);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rex defeating The Phantoms (October 24, 1994);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rex defeating Jimmy and Ron Harris for vacant titles (November 21, 1994);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles w/ Moondog Rover defeating Brickhouse Brown and Reggie B. Fine (August 5, 1996);
  • PPW Tag Team titles w/ Derrick King (March 18, 2000);

Career Highlights

  • Larry Latham formed a tag team with Carl Fergie called “The Ragin’ Cajuns” managed by Billy Spears in the Gulf Coast territory.
  • 1979-1980: Larry Latham formed a tag team with a young Wayne Ferris known as “the Blonde Bombers”, managed by Sgt. Danny Davis.
  • Larry Latham and Wayne Ferris were a part of the now the infamous Tupelo concession stand brawl with Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee.
  • Larry Latham wrestled as “Spot”, a member of the famous Moondogs in Memphis, Georgia, the WWWF, USWA and Smokey Mountain!
  • ~~~March 17, 1981: The Moondogs (Rex and King) beat Tony Garea and Rick Martel to win the WWWF Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~When King left the WWWF, Spot replaced him as a Tag Team champion.
  • ~~~WWF Wrestling Classic: Moondog Spot beat Terry Funk in the first round of the tournament.
  • Early 1992: Moondog Spot and Moondog Spike helped stage yet another Consession Stand brawl against Jerry Lawler and Jeff Jarrett.
  • March 5, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Moondog Spot makes a surprise appearance sitting in the crowd in Nashville.
  • March 19, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Moondog Spot and Jim Duggan defeat Mike Sanders and Glen Gilbertti.
  • November 29, 2003: Larry Booker (aka Larry Latham/Moondog Spot) passed away after collapsing in the ring during a match.
  • ~~~Moondog Spot was working a show at the Mid South Coliseum in Memphis and was rushed to Methodist Central Hospital.