Rocket Monroe

Title History

  • NWA Arkansas Heavyweight title defeating Joe Deston (November 1960);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Sputnik Monroe defeating Duke Keomuka and Maurice Vachon (January 1, 1961);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles w/Sputnik Monroe defeating Don Curtis and Jose Lothario (April 3, 1967);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Sputnik Monroe defeating Infernos (April 4, 1967);
  • NWA (Florida) World Tag Team titles w/Sputnik Monroe defeating Wahoo McDaniel and Jose Lothario (May 25, 1967);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight title defeating Mario Galento (May 8, 1968);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Bob Kelly (October 21, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Dick Dunn and Don Carson (November 22, 1968);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Dick Dunn and Don Carson (January 24, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Ramon Perez and Bob Kelly (March 12, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe Awarded (June 18, 1969);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Bob Boyer (August 7, 1969);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Ken Lucas (August 27, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Don Carson and Ken Lucas (October 3, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Bobby Fields and Ken Lucas (October 29, 1969);
  • NWA (Alabama) Heavyweight title defeating Bob Boyer (November 21, 1969);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Don Carson defeating Randy and Rip Tyler (May 21, 1970);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Bob Kelly (October 26, 1970);
  • City of Mobile Heavyweight title defeating Bob Boyer (November 4, 1970);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Ken Lucas (December 10, 1970);
  • NWA Macon Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Bob Armstrong and Bill Dromo (January 25, 1972);
  • NWA Macon Tag Team titles w/Skandor Akbar defeating Argentina Apollo and Bob Armstrong (September 5, 1972);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) United States Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Eddie Sullivan and Rip Tyler (November 22, 1972);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Arman Hussein (June 14, 1973);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) United States Tag Team titles w/Flash Monroe defeating Bobby and Don Bass (October 2, 1973);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) United States Tag Team titles w/Norvell Austin defeating Gunga Din and Kubla Khan (January 15, 1974);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) United States Tag Team titles w/Bob Kelly defeating Gunga Din and Kubla Khan (February 21, 1974);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Randy Tyler defeating George Gulas and Jackie Fargo (January 1, 1975);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Randy Tyler (May 1975);

Career Highlights

  • 1966: Maury High was brought into the Alabama circuit to wrestle as “Rocket Monroe” and team with Sputnik Monroe.
  • The Monroes (Sputnik / Rocket / Flash) would team up to raise havoc in which ever territory they were in.
  • Rocket Monroe lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
  • June 8, 2010: Maury High (aka Rocket Monroe) passed away [reported by Karl Stern and www.wrestlingobserver.com]
  • ~~~He had been hospitalized over the weekend with an infection in his blood but did come home Saturday night and seemed okay.

    Mike Aldren wrote: 1960s and 70s wrestler Rocket Monroe (Maury High) passed away on Monday. He was in the hospital with blood infection for a few days last week. He came home on Saturday night, seemingly okay, but died two days later. Monroe wrestled mostly in the Southeast as Sputnik Monroe’s tag team partner.

 

Atlanta, Georgia