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Red Bastien

Title History

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Andre Drapp defeating Henry Lenz & Bulldog Curtis (September 25, 1956);
  • NWA Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight title defeating Kurt Von Poppenheim (January 6, 1957);
  • NWA Texas Junior Heavyweight title defeating Rito Romero (May 27, 1957);
  • NWA (Capitol) United States Tag Team titles w/Lou Bastien defeating Eddie & Jerry Graham (April 2, 1960);
  • NWA (Capitol) United States Tag Team titles w/Lou Bastien defeating Eddie & Jerry Graham (April 23, 1960);
  • NWA (Capitol) United States Tag Team titles w/Lou Bastien defeating Roy Heffernan & Al Costello (August 8, 1960);
  • AWA (Indiana) World Tag Team titles w/Lou Bastien defeating Chris & John Tolos (Febuary 9, 1961);
  • AWA (Indiana) World Tag Team titles w/Lou Bastien defeating Art Nielson & Ray Shire (June 27, 1961);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Jim Hady (1965);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Mario Milano defeating Karl & Kurt Von Stroheim (July 28, 1967);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Mario Milano defeating Killer Kowalski & Skull Murphy (September ??, 1967);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Mario Milano defeating Killer Kowalski & Skull Murphy (October 13, 1967);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Valentine (April 30, 1968);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title (July ??, 1968);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Hercules Cortez defeating Butcher & Mad Dog Vachon (May 15, 1971);
  • IWA (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Bill Howard defeating Rusher Kimura & Thunder Sugiyama (September 7, 1971);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Jose Lothario (March 8, 1972);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Billy Red Lyons defeating Mike York & Frank Monte (July 14, 1972);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Great Mephisto (May 28, 1974);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Mando Guerrero (July 1, 1977);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Chavo Guerrero (September 7, 1977);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Victor Rivera defeating Goliath & Black Gordman (October 21, 1977);

Career Highlights

  • August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: Larry Hennig defeated Red Bastein..
  • Red Bastien finished off his career as the masked “Texas Red” primarily in California promotions (SF & LA)..
  • ~~~The “Texas Red” gimmick started out as a heel, but quickly turned face..
  • Red Bastien briefly tried his hand at promoting in the Bay Area after Roy Shire shut down his promotion..
  • November 11, 2006–Professional Championship Wrestling: Red Bastien received a Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Red Bastien passed away on August 11, 2012