Pepper Martin

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Title History

 

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Billy White Wolf defeating Tony Borne & Pat Patterson (August 6, 1964);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Dan Manoukian (September 2, 1964);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Luther Lindsay defeating The Hangman & Pat Patterson (October 26, 1964);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Pat Patterson (November 14, 1964);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Pat Patterson (January 8, 1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating El Sheeref & Mad Russian (March 22, 1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Mad Russian (May 31, 1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating Haru Sasaki & Stan Stasiak (June 28, 1965);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Stan Stasiak (June 15, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Shag Thomas defeating Mr. Fuji & Tony Borne (December 10, 1966);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Paul Jones defeating Moondog Mayne & Tony Borne (January 27, 1967);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title defeating Black Gordman (June ??, 1969);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title defeating ?????? (January 7, 1970);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Howard (Pepper) Martin was named after the early century baseball player Pepper Martin..
  • Pepper Martin did a lot of acting in movies and appeared in The Longest Yard and Superman II amung others..
  • Pepper Martin played a hitman from the bar, The Lucky Spot, who was killed by Joe Don Baker in the original Walking Tall..
  • ~~~Baker, who never wrestled, played a retired wrestler turned lawman, while Martin was indeed a retired wrestler turned actor.
  • For a while, Pepper Martin co-commentated for Big Time Wrestling out of San Francisco, alongside Hank Renner..
  • 1965: Pepper Martin received a major push in the Oregon territory, feuding extensively with Pat Patterson..
  • ~~~Pepper Martin was eventually defeated in a number of Loser Leaves Town matches on the Portland circuit..