Jay York


Title History

  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/Tarzan Tyler defeating Jerry & Nick Kozak (August 17, 1962);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Tony Borne defeating Bearcat Wright & Shag Thomas (January 30, 1966);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Brute Bernard defeating Sandy Scott & Nelson Royal (November 26, 1973);
  • NWA Gulf Coast 6-Man Tag Team titles w/Bounty Hunters defeating Big Bad John, Ken Lucas & Nick Kozak (August ??, 1975);

Career Highlights

  • 1963: While wrestling as “The Masked Terror” in 1963, Jay York feuded with Joe Blanchard.
  • November 30, 1963: Masked Terror (Jay York under a mask) was unmasked by the great Lou Thesz in Detroit..
  • Jay York was a notorious “wildman” and was known for playing a lot of cruel pranks on his fellow wrestlers backstage!
  • NOTE: Jay York was a musician, and briefly quit wrestling in 1972 to become the percussionist for the rock band Delaney & Bonnie. He replaced their longtime percussionist Sam Clayton when Clayton and bassist Kenny Gradney left that band to join legendary rock band Little Feat (they’re still in that band today).