Sonny King

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Title History

  • WWWF Tag Team titles w/Jay Strongbow defeating King Curtis Iaukea & Baron Mikel Scicluna (May 22, 1972);
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Eddie Sullivan defeating Afa & Sika (April 5, 1977);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Alabama Heavyweight title defeating Rip Tyler (November 3, 1977);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Killer Karl Kox (February 1979);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Ricky Morton defeating Larry Latham & Wayne Ferris (September 24, 1979);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Frank Morrell defeating Eddie & Tommy Gilbert (September 15, 1980);

Career Highlights

  • Sonny King was a boxer before turning to wrestling..
  • Early-1970s: Sonny King worked for Vince McMahon Sr’s World Wide Wrestling Federation..
  • May 1972: Sonny King & Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna & King Curtis to win the WWWF Tag Team titles..
  • 1974: Sonny King came into Jim Crockett’s Mid Atlantic territor as the supposed relative of Bearcat Wright..
  • 1980: Sonny King & Frank Morrell won the NWA Southern Tag Team titles..
  • Early 1982: Sonny King suffered a serious injury due to a stabbing incident outside the Charlotte Coliseum..
  • Late 1982: Sonny King returned to wrestling in Memphis, where he served as manager for The Samoans, Arn Anderson, and others..
  • Sonny King was recognized as a shooter who would stretch mouthy rookies or those he caught exposing the wrestling world.