- NWA/AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (1985);
- 1976: Able Reynosa began wrestling as Juan Reynosa, but later reinvented himself as “Taras Bulba” in 1984..
- Taras Bulba is most famous for upsetting Kerry Von Erich on Television with the Claw submission hold..
- The name “Taras Bulba” comes from Nikolai Gogol’s famous 19th century novel that detailed the life of the Cossack adventurer..
- Not to be confused with the OTHER Taras Bulba (aka Bruiser Bedlam aka Johnny K-9)..
San Antonio, Texas