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Sheepherders

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] defeating ????? (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
  • December 1988: The Sheepherders joined the WWF, changing their name AND attitude, becoming known as the Bushwhackers..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Click on this link to read the history of Luke & Butch in the WWF as the Bushwhackers