Paul Jones (2)

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Title History

 

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Stan Stasiak (March 3, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Tony Borne (December 30, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Pepper Martin defeating Moondog Mayne & Tony Borne (January 27, 1967);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Nelson Royal defeating Medicos (January 24, 1969);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/Nelson Royal defeating Ole & Gene Anderson (September 22, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Johnny Walker [Tournament] (April 18, 1972);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Jack Brisco (May 16, 1972);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Boris Malenko (June 6, 1972);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Tim Woods (????, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating ???????? (????, 1973);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Kleen (March 12, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Colt (June 12, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Colt (November ??, 1973);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Bob Bruggers defeating Gene & Ole Anderson (April 8, 1974);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (July 8, 1974);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Tiger Conway Jr. defeating Ric Flair & Brute Bernard (sub for Rip Hawk) (December 6, 1974);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Ivan Koloff (December 26, 1974);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine (March 9, 1975);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Wahoo McDaniel defeating Gene & Ole Anderson (May 15, 1975);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Ric Flair (August 8, 1975);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) United States Heavyweight title defeating Terry Funk (November 27, 1975);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Angelo Mosca (June 30, 1976);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) United States Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Mulligan (October 16, 1976);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) United States Heavyweight title defeating Blackjack Mulligan (December 9, 1976);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Dick Slater (April 1, 1977);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Ric Flair & Greg Valentine (August 22, 1977);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Ken Patera & Masked Superstar [Tournament] (April 23, 1978);
  • WA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Baron Von Raschke (June 7, 1978);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Ric Flair & John Studd (August 5, 1978);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Ric Flair & John Studd (November 5, 1978);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Ken Patera & Masked Superstar (????, 1979);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Baron Von Raschke defeating Paul Orndorff & Jimmy Snuka (April 28, 1979);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Baron Von Raschke defeating Blackjack Mulligan & Ric Flair (August 22, 1979);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Masked Superstar defeating Jimmy Snuka & Ray Stevens (November 27, 1980);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Masked Superstar defeating Ivan Koloff & Ray Stevens (March 22, 1981);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Jack Brisco (September 1, 1982);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Jack Brisco (October 25, 1982);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • In Florida, Paul Jones wrestled under a mask as “Mr Florida”, a reformed heel, too ashamed to show his face..
  • ~~~Sir Oliver Humperdink stuck a lit cigar in Mr. Florida’s eye, during a match on CWF TV against The Super Destroyer..
  • September 22, 1970: Paul Jones & Nelson Royal defeated Gene & Ole Anderson to win the Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles..
  • April 18, 1972: Paul Jones defeated Johnny Weaver to capture the Florida Television title..
  • May 16, 1972: Paul Jones defeated Jack Brisco to capture the Florida Heavyweight title in Tampa..
  • June 6, 1972: Paul Jones defeated Boris Malenko to capture the Florida Brass Knucks Trophy..
  • June 12, 1972: Paul Jones defeated Buddy Colt to recapture the Florida Heavyweight title..
  • August 24, 1973: Paul Jones defeated Tim Woods to capture the Florida Heavyweight title in Miami..
  • September 15, 1973: Paul Jones defeated Buddy Colt to recapture the Florida Heavyweight title in Tampa..
  • July 18, 1974: Paul Jones defeated “Russian Strongman” Ivan Koloff to win the Mid-Atlantic Television title..
  • December 6, 1974: Paul Jones & Tiger Conway Jr beat Ric Flair & Brute Bernard to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
  • August 8, 1975: Paul Jones defeated Ric Flair to win his second Mid-Atlantic Television title..
  • November 27, 1975: Paul Jones defeated Terry Funk to win the NWA United States Heavyweight title..
  • December 9, 1976: Paul Jones defeated Blackjack Mulligan to win the NWA United States Heavyweight title..
  • August 22, 1977: Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat beat Ric Flair & Greg Valentine to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
  • April 23, 1978: Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat beat The Masked Superstar & Ken Patera for the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • June 7, 1978: Paul Jones defeated Baron Von Raschke to win his third Mid-Atlantic Television title..
  • August 8, 1978: Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair & John Studd to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
  • November 5, 1978: Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair & John Studd to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
  • February 13, 1979: Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat defeated John Studd & Ken Patera to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
  • April 28, 1979: Paul Jones & Baron Von Raschke defeated Jimmy Snuka & Paul Orndorff to win the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • August 22, 1979: Paul Jones & Baron Von Raschke defeated Ric Flair & Blackjack Mulligan to win the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • November 25, 1980: Paul Jones & The Masked Superstar defeated Ray Stevens & Jimmy Snuka to win the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • March 22, 1981: Paul Jones & The Masked Superstar defeated Ray Stevens & Jimmy Snuka to win the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • September 2, 1982: Paul Jones defeated Jack Brisco to capture the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title..
  • October 12, 1982: Paul Jones defeated Jack Brisco to recapture the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title..
  • Paul Jones was probably most remember by younger fans as the heel-manager of the Paul Jones Army..
  • Paul Jones is now retired and living somewhere in North Carolina [Later moved somewhere in Florida]..

    Robert L. Howell wrote: J.C. Dykes once observed that three young wrestlers, Les Wolff, Bob Armstrong & Paul Jones, were working hard at their craft and if their heath held, and they maintained focus and kept their egos in perspective they would be among the top wrestlers in America in a very few years. He was right.

 

In 1972: Paul Jones made his Atlanta debut defeating Billy Spears. Jones became the first wrestler to hold the Florida Heavyweight, Television and Brass Knucks titles at the same time. Jones won the Florida TV title defeating Bob Roop, The Great Malenko and Hiro Matsuda in the same night.

Also in Florida 1972: Jones won a non title match from Dory Funk Jr. literally punching Funk out with straight punches between the eyes.