Pez Whatley

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Title History

 

  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Abe Jacobs defeating Davey O` Hannon & Dennis Stamp (July ??, 1976);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Ray Candy defeating Samoans (Tio & Tapu) (June ??, 1977);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Ray Candy defeating Samoans (Tio & Tapu) (August 6, 1977);
  • ICW (Poffo) Tag Team titles w/Rip Rogers defeating ????????? (May ??, 1982);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jim Neidhart (August 25, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Kevin Sullivan (September 22, 1984);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Pez Whatley made his rounds through just about every major promotion in his active days but was most successful in the South..
  • 1977: Pez Whatley teamed with Ray Candy to hold Mid-America Team Team titles..
  • 1984: Pez Whatley held the NWA Southern title in Florida several times..
  • January 16, 1985: Rick Rude defeated “Pistol” Pez Whatley for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight title..
  • Pez Whatley formed a tag team with Hustler Rip Rogers in ICW (Poffo) as the “Convertible Blonds” (even though Pez wasn’t blonde)..
  • Late 80s: Pez Whatley teamed with Tiger Conway as “The Jive Tones” in the NWA..
  • Spring 1988: Pez Whatley wrestled in Continental Wrestling Federation under the name “Willie B. Hurt”..
  • Pez Whatley also worked behind the scenes for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in that company’s later years..
  • January 15, 2003: Pez Whatley Whatley suffers a heart attack..
  • January 16, 2003: Pez Whatley’s problems continue as his kidneys shut down..
  • January 18, 2003: Pez was doing better but will be transfered to a Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital..
  • January 18, 2005: Pez Whatley passed away in a hospital in his native Chattanooga..