Slick

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Slick

Career Highlights

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 Bruiser Brody.

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.

Retirement:

  • 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.