George Barnes

Title History


  • NWA Austra Asian Tag Team titles (as Original Mr. Wrestling) w/Bobby Shane defeating Tony Kontellis & Pat Barrett (April 19, 1974);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Bill Dundee defeating Eddie Marlin & Tojo Yamamoto (March 10, 1975);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Bill Dundee (August 17, 1987);


Career Highlights


  • George Barnes was a lifetime supporter of the 1st grade Sydney rugby league team the Balmain Tigers, it became his wrestling gimmick..
  • Geroge Barnes later changed to an anti Aussie-pro USA gimmick & claimed that he had become a Yank & hated everything Australian..
  • George Barnes teamed with fellow Aussies Bill Dundee & Johnny Gray in the Memphis territory..
  • Groege Barnes got the nickname “Up The Tigers” because of his support of the Balmain Tigers..
  • ~~~after entering the ring he would always bellow “up the Tigers” to the crowd..