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Jim Lancaster

Title History


  • July 1974 managed Bounty Hunters to Tennessee Tag Team titles over Ron & Don Wright on Knoxville TV;
  • July 1974 managed Bounty Hunters in losing titles to Steve Kovacs and Ricky Gibson in Knoxville;
  • November 1975 held Midwest Tag Team Championship with Mad Dog Zarnoss (Bob Hamby) in Columbus, Ohio;
  • March 10, 1984 defeated Sgt. Bobby Golden for Midwest Championship in St. Marys, Ohio;
  • July 5, 1985 lost Midwest title to Al Snow in Russells Point, Ohio;
  • Aug. 31, 1985 regained Midwest title from Al Snow in Lakeview, Ohio;
  • Retired as champion on August 9, 1992, in Jackson Center, Ohio;


Career Highlights


  • August 5, 1972: Big Jim Lancasters debuted on live Pittsburgh Television against “Hangman” Jim Grabmire..
  • 1972-73: In the Detroit territory, Jim Lancaster worked with The Sheik, Bobo Brazil, Mighty Igor, The Kangaroos, The Stomper..
  • ~~~ Ben Justice, Chief Jay Strongbow, Dr. Big Bill Miller, Lou Klein, Pampero Firpo, Killer Brooks, Tony Marino, Rick O’Toole..
  • ~~~ Greg Lake, Wild Bull Curry, Flying Fred Curry, Dr. Jerry Graham, Tex McKenzie, Mickey Doyle, Bobby Blaine and many others.
  • January 13, 1973: Big Jim Lancaster first appeared at Cobo Hall in Detroit against Bull Ortega..
  • Spring 1973: Big Jim Lancaster made his WWWF WWWF Television debut in Philadelphia..
  • March 24, 1973: Appeared as The Terror vs Mike George in Kansas City the night Harley Race won NWA title from Dory Funk Jr.
  • March 1973: Jim Lancaster & Bulldog Bob Brown vs Pat O’Connor & Black Angus in Des Moines, Iowa..
  • March 31, 1973: The Terror was unmasked as “Rick” Lancaster in Kansas City by Rufus R. Jones.
  • 1974: Big Jim Lancaster managed The Bounty Hunters (David & Jerry Novak) in Tennessee under the name of Lancaster..
  • 1975: Big Jim Lancaster appeared on first IWA taping in Savannah, Georgia..
  • July 1976: Jim Lancaster lost by DQ twice to Lou Thesz in Columbus, Ohio and Portsmouth, Ohio.
  • 1976: Jim Lancaster worked the NWA territories of the Carolinas, Tampa (Florida) and Atlanta (Georgia)..
  • ~~~Worked with Ricky Steamboat, Andre the Giant, The Anderson Brothers, Greg Valentine and many others.
  • 1982: Jim Lancaster began Midwest Championship Wrestling in Ohio and trained local wrestlers including Al Snow.
  • 1982: Jim Lancaster defeated Al Snow on St. Louis TV and worked match with Ken Patera as part of an angle with Crusher Blackwell.
  • 1982: Jim Lancaster traveled with trainees to TV tapings in St. Louis, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and ICW in Kentucky..
  • ~~~Worked with Hulk Hogan, Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell, Kevin Von Erich, Moose Cholak, Wilbur Snyder, Dick the Bruiser and others..
  • Throughout the 1980’s appeared for Georgia Championship Wrestling during Midwest tours and provided other local talent..
  • ~~~Worked with Baron Von Raschke, The Barbarian, Brad Armstrong, Al Snow, Sam Houston and many others. . . . . . . .
  • 1983: Jim Lancaster teamed with Rick O’Toole of Detroit as The Lancaster Brothers, Big Jim and Rick Lancaster.
  • Special thanks to Jim Painter (aka Jim Lancaster) for emailing us and helping to complete this profile..



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Trained By

Lou Klein in Allen Park, MI


August 5, 1972


February 16, 1954


Dayton, Ohio





375 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Second Rope Big Splash

Favorite Move(s)

Notable Feuds

Bobo Brazil
Mighty Igor
Flying Fred Curry
Rufus R. Jones
Al Snow
Mike George
Sgt. Bobby Golden