Tommy Rogers

 

Title History

  • NWA (Southeastern) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Bill Ash (May 2, 1983);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Junior Heavyweight title Awarded (September 1983);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Junior Heavyweight title defeating Koko Ware (October 17, 1983);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Marty Jannetty defeating Tony Anthony and Len Denton (June 21, 1984);
  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Marty Jannetty defeating Tony Anthony and Len Denton (August 23, 1984);
    ~~~Editor’s Notes: This was actually Tommy Lane, wrestling under the name “Tommy Rogers” in Central States.
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Bill and Scott Irwin (October 22, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey (May 6, 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Bigfoot and Jonathan Boyd [Tournament] (January 13, 1986);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Butch Miller and Luke Williams (March 30, 1986);
  • UWF (Mid South) World Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Sting and Eddie Gilbert (September 27, 1986);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Brian Adias and Al Madril (March 4, 1987);
  • WCWA (World Class) World Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Tommy Lane and Mike Davis for vacant titles (May 4, 1987);
  • PWA (Pro Wrestling America) Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Terminators (August 16, 1987);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton (April 26, 1988);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Bobby Fulton defeating Ron Simmons and Eddie Gilbert [Tournament] (December 7, 1988);
  • IWA (Japan) World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Yukihide Ueno (March 16, 2004);

Career Highlights

  • Tommy Rogers was an avid surfer, and was often spotted at beaches when not inside a pro-wrestling ring.
  • Tommy Rogers formed one of the most popular tag teams ever with Bobby Fulton known as the Fantastics.
  • ~~~The Fantastics entrance music was “Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top.
  • Tommy Rogers had a stint in World Championship Wrestling in the mid and late 90’s, often appearing on WCW Television.
  • 1997: Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton wrestled briefly in the new Light-Heavyweight division and even wrestled eachother on RAW.
  • 1998-1999: Tommy Rogers had a stint in Extreme Championship Wrestling and formed a short-lived tag team with Jerry Lynn.
  • October 30, 2004 – U of Virginia Children’s Medical Center Benefit: The Fantastics defeated The Midnight Express (Condrey/Eaton).
  • January 18, 2005 – Southern Championship Wrestling: The Fantastics defeated The Midnight Express in a Steel Cage Match
  • ~~~Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton beat Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey w/Terri Runnels to capture the vacant Tag Team Titles.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: The RnR Express and The Fantastics beat The Midnight Express (Condrey/Eaton/Lane/Cornette).
  • Tommy Rogers passed away on June 1, 2015.