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Nelson Royal

Title History

 

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Black Hawk defeating Bill Savage & Doug Donovan (May 6, 1958);
  • (Arizona) Western States Tag Team titles w/Gran Lothario defeating ???????? (April 28, 1960);
  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/The Viking defeating Ricky Romero & Dory Funk Sr. (March 23, 1962);
  • NWA (Central States) World Tag Team titles w/Pedro Gordy defeating Steve Kovacs & Steve Bolus (June ??, 1963);
  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/Mike Gallagher defeating Jerry Kozak & Bobby Graham (August 6, 1964);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Paul Jones defeating Medicos (January 24, 1969);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/Paul Jones defeating Gene & Ole Anderson (September 22, 1970);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/Sandy Scott defeating Gene & Ole Anderson (October 3, 1973);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/Les Thatcher defeating John Foley & Dutch Mantell (January ??, 1975);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/Les Thatcher defeating John Foley & Dutch Mantell (March 23, 1975);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/Ron Wright defeating Don & Ron Bass (April ??, 1975);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Ron Starr (December 6, 1976);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title Awarded (July 28, 1979);
  • NWA World Junior Heavyweight title Awarded (October 16, 1987);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Early 1960s: Nelson Royal was part of the tag team “The Vikings”..
  • Nelson Royal formed tag teams with Paul Jones and Tex McKenzie..
  • Nelson Royal wrestled with the NWA up until 1988-89..
  • Nelson Royal then started his own promotion called ACW, which ran its last show in 1991..
  • Nelson Royal owned the Nelson Royal Western Store in Mooresville, North Carolina..
  • February 3, 2002: Nelson Royal died at the age of 66 years old..

    Eric Baron wrote: I had the privilege of knowing Nelson in the 3 or 4 years leading up to his death. He was a kind and friendly man and was always happy to share stories of his life in professional wrestling. His passing was saddening to those of us who knew him but also a blessing in many ways, as life had not left him very healthy. We were all happy to discover that his partner for many years had every intention of keeping his other life’s love, Nelson Royal’s Western Store (on Highway 150 in Mooresville, NC) open and operational. The store still offers gear and supplies to the few remaining farmers in the Mooresville area (and it’s a great place to get a good pair of boots!).