Sheepherders

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Title History

  • Stampede International Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Great Saki & Tokyo Joe (1974);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Bill Cody & Bob Pringle (January 1974);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Ron Starr & Adrian Adonis (July 21, 1979);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Stan Stasiak & Dutch Savage (September 29, 1979);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Stan Stasiak & Dutch Savage (Febuary 11, 1980);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Roddy Piper & Rick Martel (March 29, 1980);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne (September 28, 1980);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Invader I & Carlos Colon (Febuary 28, 1981);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating The Medics (May 22, 1981);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles [Luke/Boyd] (December 1981);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles [Luke/Boyd] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (December 13, 1982);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles [Luke/Boyd] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (Febuary 7, 1983);
  • SCW Southwest Tag Team titles [Luke/Boyd] defeating The Grapplers (May 1983);
  • SCW (Southwest) World Tag Team titles [Luke/Boyd] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (March 4, 1984);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Ivaders I & III (January 6, 1985);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Super Medico & Invader III (March 23, 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles [Boyd/Morgan] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (June 22, 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles [Boyd/Morgan] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (September 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles [Boyd/Morgan] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (September 6, 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles [Boyd/Morgan] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (September 16, 1985);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Steve Williams & Ted Dibiase (March 16, 1986);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) World Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Tommy Lane & Mike Davis (August 3, 1986);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Stan Lane & Steve Keirn (October 7, 1986);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles [Boyd/Bigfoot] defeating Billy Travis & Jeff Jarrett [Tournament] (November 10, 1986);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond (January 10, 1987);
  • WWC (Puerto Rico) World Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Chris & Mark Youngblood (April 4, 1987);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Steve Keirn & Mike Graham (June 23, 1987);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating Tim Horner & Brad Armstrong (October 16, 1987);
  • APWL (Pennsylvania) Tag Team titles [Luke/Butch] defeating The House of Kane (Febuary 19, 1999);

Career Highlights

Starting out in New Zealand:

  • Butch Miller & Luke Williams began their wrestling careers in New Zealand under the NWA New Zealand banner.
  • Butch Miller & Luke Williams were brought to U.S. soil by fellow New Zealander and NWA Hawaii promoter, Steve Rickard.

Stampede Wrestling in Western Canada:

  • 1965: Butch Miller and Luke Williams made their debut in Western Canada as “The Kiwis”.
  • ~~~The Kiwis won the Stampede International tag team titles.

The Sheepherders:

  • Luke & Butch began competing as the “Sheepherders”, a crazy, blood-thirsty team from New Zealand.
  • Butch eventually quit wrestling and moved back to New Zealand to be with his family, and was replaced by Jonathan Boyd.
  • Butch returned to team with Luke again.

Pacific Northwest Wrestling – Oregon:

  • 1981: Buddy Rose discovered the Sheephearders (Luke & Butch) and got them booked in Pacific Northwest with Don Owen.
  • The Sheepherders started out as one of the most violent teams in wrestling history.

Universal Wrestling Federation:

  • 1986: The Sheepherders enter Bill Watt’s UWF.
  • The Sheepherders had a very bloody feud with The Fantastics.
  • The Sheepherders won the UWF Tag Team titles on two separate occasions.
  • The Sheepherders were the last UWF Tag Team champions when the UWF was absorbed by the NWA.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • 1988: The Sheepherders competed in the NWA for about a year.

World Wrestling Federation: