Special Eddie Gilbert Detailed Biography. Title History
NWA Southwestern title (1979? in Malden, Missouri);
(Tri-State) United States Tag Team titles w/Tommy Gilbert defeating Siegfried Steinke & Steve Lawler (March 3, 1980);
Tri-State Tag Team titles w/Tommy Gilbert defeating Ron McFarlane & Doug Somers (March 1980);
Southern Tag Team titles w/Tommy Gilbert defeating Killer Karl Krupp & El Mongol (August 25, 1980);
Southern Tag Team titles w/Tommy Gilbert defeating Sonny King & The Angel (October 1980);
Tri-State Tag Team titles w/Ricky Morton defeating Ron McFarlane & Jerry Brown (June 1981);
Southern Tag Team titles w/Ricky Morton defeating Masa Fuchi & Mr. Onita (August 31, 1981 in Memphis);
NWA North American Tag Team titles w/Ricky Romero defeating Ron McFarlane & Jerry Brown (January 14, 1982 in Kansas City);
WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Tommy Gilbert defeating The Moondogs(June 5, 1982 in San Juan);
Southern Tag Team titles w/Tommy Rich defeating Norvell Austin & Koko Ware for the vacant belts (March 26, 1984 in Memphis);
CWA International title defeating Tommy Rich (August 27, 1984 in Memphis);
CWA International title defeating Dutch Mantel (September 23, 1984 in Memphis);
Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (January 27, 1985 in Memphis);
Mid-South Wrestling Association Tag Team titles w/The Nightmare defeating Wendell Cooley & Al Perez (November 11, 1985);
UWF Tag Team titles w/
Sting defeating The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) (July 20, 1986 in Tulsa); UWF Tag Team titles w/Sting defeating The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) for the held-up titles (August 31, 1986);
UWF Television title defeating Savannah Jack (March 8, 1987 in Tulsa);
NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Rick Steiner defeating Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan (February 28, 1989 in Columbia);
USWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Jarrett (October 29, 1990 in Memphis);
GWF Television title defeating Handsome Stranger (Marcus Bagwell) in the Tournament final (October 4, 1991 in Dallas);
GWF Television title defeating Terry (Simms) Garvin for the held-up title (January 24, 1992 in Dallas);
GWF North American title defeating The Dark Patriot (Doug Gilbert) (March 27, 1992 in Dalla);
GWF World title Eddie returns to the USWA and claims the title (May 9, 1992 in Memphis);
USWA Unified World title defeating Jerry Lawler (June 15, 1992 in Memphis);
USWA Unified World title defeating Ricky Morton (July 20, 1992 in Memphis);
ECW Tag Team titles w/Dark Patriot (Doug Gilbert) defeating Super Destroyers for the vacant titles (August 7, 1993 in Philadelphia);
USWA Unified World title defeating Jerry Lawler (January 31, 1994 in Memphis);
USWA Unified World title defeating Jerry Lawler (February 14, 1994 in Memphis);
USWA Heavyweight title defeating
Brian Christopher (March 14, 1994 in Memphis); USWA Tag Team titles w/Brian Christopher defeating The Eliminators in the Tournament final (April 23, 1994 in Jonesboro, AR);
Eddie Gilbert is the brother of
Doug Gilbert and they are both sons of Tommy Gilbert.. Eddie Gilbert was married to
Madusa & Missy Hyatt (at different times of course).. Getting into the Business: February 10, 1979: Tommy Gilbert Jr. (debut) & Ricky Reed vs Jake Dalton & Haiti Charlie..
April 20, 1979: Wrestled his first match as Eddie Gilbert..
May 18, 1979: Eddie Gilbert graduated from High School and actually wrestled the next morning..
1981: Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton vs Mr. Onita & Mr. Fuchi in a “Tupelo Concession Stand Brawl”..
1981: Eddie Gilbert had a brief stint in the WWF, occassionally teaming with Curt Hennig and appearing once on Piper’s Pit..
CWF: Memphis: January 27, 1985: Eddie Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler to win the Southern Heavyweight title in Memphis..
Mid-South Wrestling/Universal Wrestling Federation: June 1, 1985–Superdome Extravaganza: Wendell Cooley defeated Eddie Gilbert by Disqualfication..
April 11, 1987–Superdome Extravaganza: Eddie Gilbert defeated Sam Houston by Count Out to retain the UWF Television title..
August 1, 1987–Superdome: Dusty Rhodes & Steve Williams beat E.Gilbert & Dick Murdoch in a “Double Bullrope” match..
National Wrestling Alliance: November 26, 1987 – Starrcade: Sting & Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin vs E.Gilbert & Rick Steiner & Larry Zbyzsko (NO CONTEST)..
January 1989: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steamboat (Mystery Partner) defeated
Four Horsemen ( Ric Flair & Barry Windham).. May 7, 1989 – NWA Music City Showdown: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner beat Kevin Sullivan & Dan Spivey in Nashville..
1989: Eddie Gilbert engaged in a feud with The Great Muta and had many great matches together..
1989 – WrestleWar: Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner beat Kevin Sullivan & Dan Spivey to retain the United States Tag Team titles..
April 28, 1990: Eddie Gilbert battled Kevin Sullivan to a Double Count-Out in a match which saw them fight into the crowd..
Tri-State Wrestling: September 15, 1990 – Autumn Armaggedon: Eddie Gilbert defeated Cactus Jack in Philadelphia, PA..
May 18, 1991 – Spring Spectacular II: Eddie Gilbert battled Cactus Jack to a NO CONTEST in a bloody Barbed Wire match..
August 3, 1991 – Summer Sizzler II: Eddie Gilbert wrestled Cactus Jack in 3 Separate matches at Tri-State’s in Philadelphia..
~~~Cactus Jack defeated Eddie Gilbert in a “Falls Count Anywhere” match..
~~~Eddie Gilbert defeated Cactus Jack in a “Stretcher” match when Gilbert smashed him with a Wine bottle!
~~~Eddie Gilbert battled Cactus Jack to a Double-DQ in a “Steel Cage” match..
This match was voted 3rd runner-up for Match of the Year in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s 1991 Achievement Awards..
Global Wrestling Federation: March 27, 1992: Eddie Gilbert defeated The Dark Patriot to win the GWF North American Heavyweight title in Dallas..
United States Wrestling Association: June 15, 1992: Eddie Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight title in Memphis..
November 14, 1992: Terry Funk defeated Eddie Gilbert in a brutal Texas Death match at a WWA event in Wayne, NJ
March 8, 1993: Defeated his brother Doug Gilbert in a “loser-leaves-town” match in Memphis, TN
Eastern Championship Wrestling: June 19, 1993–Super Summer Sizzler: Eddie Gilbert defeated Terry Funk in a “Texas Chain Massacre” match
August 7, 1993: Eddie Gilbert & The Dark Patriot defeated The Super Destroyers for the vacant ECW Tag Team titles..
Eddie Gilbert was booking for ECW until Paul Heyman pushed him out..
United States Wrestling Association: February 14, 1994: Eddie Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight title..
April 23, 1994: Eddie Gilbert & Brian Christopher defeated The Eliminators in the Tag Title tournament final..
Miscellaneous: August 6, 1994 – 21st Anniversary Show: Eddie Gilbert defeated Jesus “Hurricane” Castillo in a “fire” match..
January 2, 1995: Eddie Gilbert defeated Ricky Morton and co-won a “Smokey Mountain Rumble” with Unibomb..
The Death of Eddie Gilbert: February 18, 1995: Eddie Gilbert (far too young) suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 33..
June 10, 1995–Memphis Memories II: Eddie Gilbert was inducted into the Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame..
June 10, 2005 – Hardcore Homecoming: Johnny Grunge, Gary Wolf & Tammy Sytch participated in a tribute to wrestlers who died.. ~~~RIP: Louie Spicolli, Road Warrior Hawk, Rocco Rock, Big Dick Dudley, Pitbull #2, Eddie Gilbert and Chris Candido..
June 29, 2009–Legends of The Arena: Eddie “Hot Stuff” Gilbert was inducted into the Hardcore Hall of Fame in Philadelphia, PA
John Proulx wrote: One of my earliest memories of the WWF is of the Masked Superstar taking on Eddie Gilbert (sometime around 1981-82) and putting a clawhold on Gilbert’s head. I remember Gilbert bleeding, and the WWF put a big red “X” over the screen to protect us youngsters from the horrible sight. This was, to my knowledge, Gilbert’s last appearance in the WWF ..