Rocket Monroe

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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.