Thunderbolt Patterson

Title History

 

  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles w/Alberto Torres defeating El Mongol & Gorilla Monsoon (Febuary 9, 1966);
  • NWA Amarillo Brass Knuckles title defeating ?????????? (October ??, 1967);
  • NWA Amarillo Brass Knuckles title defeating ????????? (January 18, 1968);
  • NWA Amarillo Brass Knuckles title defeating Kurt Von Brauner (May 30, 1968);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Wahoo McDaniel won a tournament (June 27, 1969);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Wahoo McDaniel defeating Baron Von Raschke & Dusty Rhodes (August ??, 1969);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Jose Lothario (May 26, 1970);
  • NWA Amarillo Brass Knuckles title defeating Bob Griffin (October 15, 1970);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Toru Tanaka defeating Wahoo McDaniel & Johnny Valentine (July 19, 1971);
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brisco defeating Ole & Gene Anderson (May 29, 1973);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody) (Febuary 4, 1976);
  • NWA (Toronto) United States Heavyweight title defeating The Sheik (November 19, 1976);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Mr Wrestling defeating Ole & Gene Anderson (April 29, 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Tommy Rich defeating Ole & Lars Anderson (March 31, 1978);
  • NWA Tri State Brass Knuckles title defeating Stan Hansen (April 1, 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Television title defeating Ole Anderson (May ??, 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Tony Atlas defeating Ivan Koloff & Ole Anderson (June 23, 1978);
  • CWA (Memphis) World Heavyweight title defeating ??????? (January ??, 1979);
  • NWA Georgia Television title defeating Gene Anderson (January 6, 1979);
  • ICW (Poffo) United States Heavyweight title defeating The Sheik (????, 1982);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson defeating Bill & Scott Irwin (January 11, 1985);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Thunderbolt Patterson was a big star in southern wrestling promotions in the 1960s, 70s and 80s in the NWA and Georgia..
  • Thunderbolt won multiple tag titles with partners such as Tony Atlas, Jerry (or “Gerald”) Brisco, and Tommy Rich..
  • 1985: Thunderbolt & Ole Anderson were the NWA National tag team champs when Ole turned on him to join the IV Horsemen..
  • ~~~Thunderbolt was the first wrestler ever double-crossed by the IV Horsemen..
  • November 29, 2002–Peach State Wrestling: Thunderbolt Patterson cut a promo at the show saying he was deeply troubled by the misuse of women in today’s wrestling..

    John Perin wrote: In 1969, while wrestling in the Ed Farhat Detroit Promotion, Thunderbolt Patterson used a male valet who went by the name of “Man Hamilton”. He interferred in some of Patterson’s matches. (This valet’s real name was Richard “Rick” Hamilton from the Cincinnati, Ohio area).

 

Waterloo, Iowa
Atlanta, Georgia