Texas All-Star Wrestling:
Slick also did a short stint in Texas All-Star Wrestling, managing Madd Maxx and Lord Humongous.
NWA: Central States:
Slick appeared in the
NWA Central States territory in Kansas City promoted by Bob Geigel. Early 1986: Slick began his stint in Central States as the manager of
Art Crews and Timothy Flowers (known as the Dream Team). Slick’s stable included Central States Champion
Bulldog Bob Brown, and his greatest protege, Hacksaw Butch Reed. Slick also managed a pair of 300 pounders named Hacksaw Higgins and J.R. Hogg, collectively known as The New Dream Team.
Slick later managed a tag team known as the “Success Express” made up of
Bobby Jaggers and Moondog Moretti. Slick feuded extensively with Central States mainstay
Rufus R. Jones. Summer 1986: Butch Reed and Slick lost a “Loser Leaves Town” match to
World Wrestling Federation:
September 1986: Slick and Butch Reed signed with the
World Wrestling Federation. Slick appeared on Television first, purchasing “half interest” in Freddie Blassie’s heel stable.
~~~Blassie was not in the best of health, and was being slowly phased out of storylines.
~~~Slick eventually took over all managial duties from Blassie including managing
The Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff. Shortly after, Slick debuted “The Natural” Butch Reed, with his new bleach blonde hair.
Slick managed Iron Sheik, Volkoff, Reed, Bossman, Akeem, Warlord, Roma, Hercules, Zeus, and Rick Martel.
Slick sang the song “Jive Soul Bro” on the WWF Piledriver Album, a video which exploited numerous african stereotypes.
Slick left the WWF for a while, returning in the early 1990s a real-life minister, “Reverand Slick”.
January 11, 1993 – RAW: Kimchee and Harvey Wippleman were abusing Kamala when Slick came to his rescue.
~~~Kim Chee (Steve Lombardi) knocked down Slick and Kamala recognized what was going on and sided with Slick.
January 25, 1993 – RAW: Kamala w/ Slick defeated The Brooklyn Brawler (aka Steve Lombardi).
Slick helped Kamala be a better person (in storyline), and realize that he was not an Savage Beast.
The “Reverend Slick” gimmick was actually a shoot, however, as Slick continues as a minister in Fort Worth, Texas.
Slick has been known to make special guest appearances at Texas independent wrestling shows on occasion.
April 1, 2007 – WrestleMania 23: “The Doctor of Style” Slick made a brief cameo during a backstage dance party. April 27, 2007 – Memphis: Bill Dundee and Dutch Mantell w/ Jimmy Valiant beat Bobby Eaton and Koko Ware w/ Slick
August 23, 2007 – Ballpark Brawl: Claudio Castagnoli defeated Delirious in a European Rules match via judge’s decision. ~~~The three judges were WWF Legend “Dr. Of Style” Slick, Big Mosh from Monday Night Mayhem, and Jaime D..
October 19, 2007 – Wrestle Fan Fest (S.F.): The Powers of Pain w/ Temptress defeated Kamala and One Man Gang w/ Slick.
~~~Temptress slapped the infamous “Slick” and stole his hat while managing the Powers of Pain in San Fransisco, CA.
January 17, 2009 – IHW Entertainment (Dallas): Ken “Slick” Johnson defeated David Fuller in a Street Fight.
November 15, 2010 – Old School RAW: Santino and Vladimir Kozlov did an in-ring segment with the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff and Slick! ~~~Vladimir Kozlov got to sing the Russian National Anthem with Nikolai Volkoff in what had to be the thrill of a lifetime for Kozlov.
~~~The Iron Sheik started ranting into the microphone during his entrance cutting a heated promo on the Immortal Hulk Hogan.