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[One Man Gang GALLERY]

[Twin Towers]

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Title History

  • Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles w/ Kelly Kiniski defeating Jimmy Valient and Bugsy McGraw (May 23, 1983);
  • NWA Florida United States Tag Team titles w/ Ron Bass defeating Dusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan (November 30, 1983);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles defeating Blackjack Mulligan (November 1984);
  • World Class Six-Man titles w/ Killer Brooks and Mark Lewin defeating Kerry, Kevin and Mike von Erich (July 7, 1985).
  • UWF Heavyweight title won by forfiet from Terry Gordy due to injury (November 9, 1986).
  • WCW United States title defeating Kensuki Sasaki (December 27, 1995);

Career Highlights

The Early Years:

Mid South Wrestling:

  • May 1, 1982 – Superdome Extravaganza: One Man Gang and Harley Race beat Andre the Giant and Dick Murdoch by disqualification.
  • July 7, 1982 – Superdome Extravaganza: Ernie Ladd and Buck Robley defeated One Man Gang and The Assassin.

Championship Wrestling from Florida:

  • June 30, 1984 – Lords of the Ring: Jerry Lawler defeated One Man Gang by disqualification.

World Class Championship Wrestling:

  • January 28, 1985 – WCCW Star Wars: One Man Gang defeated Jose Lothario.
  • May 5, 1985 – Parade of Champions: Kerry Von Erich defeated One Man Gang in a “Kerry’s hair vs Gary Hart’s hair” match.
  • ~~~The Freebirds and Von Erichs beat Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez and Rip Oliver and Kamala and One Man Gang and Steve Williams.
  • July 4, 1985 – WCCW Star Wars: Kerry Von Erich defeated One Man Gang in a “Chicago Death Match”.
  • September 2, 1985 – WCCW Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang by disqualification in a 1-on-1 match.
  • ~~~Kerry and Kevin Von Erich and Brian Adias beat One Man Gang and Mark Lewin and Jack Victory to win the 6 Man Tag Titles.
  • October 1985 – Cotton Bowl Extravaganza: Iceman King Parsons defeated One Man Gang ..
  • November 28, 1985 – WCCW Star Wars: One Man Gang beat Gary Hart | One Man Gang vs Kimala was a Double Countout!
  • December 25, 1985 – WCCW Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang in a “Chain” match.
  • May 4, 1986 – Parade of Champions: The Missing Link and Iceman King Parsons defeated One Man Gang and Skandar Akbar.

Universal Wrestling Federation:

  • June 14, 1986 – Superdome Extravaganza: One Man Gang defeated Brett Sawyer.
  • November 9, 1986: One Man Gang was awarded the UWF Heavyweight title by forfeit when Terry Gordy was injured.
  • November 27, 1986 – Superdome Extravaganza: Jim Duggan defeated One Man Gang by disqualification (OMG retains UWF Title).
  • ~~~Also on the card: UWF Heavyweight Champion One Man Gang won a special “Two Ring Battle Royal”.
  • April 11, 1987 – Superdome Extravaganza: Steve Williams defeated One Man Gang by disqualification (OMG retains UWF Title).

World Wrestling Federation – One Man Gang:

  • May 1987: The One Man Gang signed with the World Wrestling Federation and began a series of Televised squash matches.
  • May 23, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Jesse Cortez.
  • May 31, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Mario Mancini.
  • June 13, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Sylvano Sousa.
  • June 21, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Brian Costello.
  • June 27, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Eric Cooper.
  • July 12, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Jim Evans.
  • July 18, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Sonny Rogers.
  • July 26, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Eric Cooper.
  • August 8, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated David Stoudemire.
  • August 16, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Billy Bownman.
  • August 28, 1987 – Paul Beosch Retirement Show: Hulk Hogan defeated The One Man Gang to retain the WWF title.
  • August 29, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Arthur Washington and Jake Milliman in a handicap match.
  • August 29, 1987 – House Show: Bruno Sammartino (last match) and Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy and One Man Gang.
  • September 4, 1987 – King of the Ring: King Kong Bundy defeated The One Man Gang by count-out in the 1st round.
  • September 6, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Billy Anderson.
  • September 19, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Jesse Cortez.
  • September 27, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Van Van Horne.
  • October 10, 1987 – Superstars: Butch Reed, Nikolai Volkoff and The One Man Gang defeated Jake Milliman, Lance Allen and Sivi Afi.
  • October 18, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Rick Gantner.
  • November 21, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Dick Flanagan.
  • November 22, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Carmine Surace.
  • November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: Andre The Giant, Butch Reed, King Kong Bundy, Rick Rude & The One Man Gang defeat Bam Bam Bigelow, Don Muraco, Hulk Hogan, Ken Patera & Paul Orndorff in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 12, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Outback Jack.
  • December 20, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed and The One Man Gang defeated Lanny Poffo and SD Jones.
  • December 26, 1987 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Tim Horn.
  • January 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed, The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff) & The One Man Gang defeated Lanny Poffo, Rick Hunter & The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell).
  • January 23, 1988 – Superstars: Butch Reed and The One Man Gang defeated Ricky Hunter and WG Wellington.
  • January 24, 1988 – Royal Rumble: One Man Gang was the last person Hacksaw Jim Duggan eliminated to win the Rumble.
  • January 25, 1988 – MSG Network: The One Man Gang defeated Don Muraco.
  • January 31, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: WWE world heavyweight champion Hulk Hogan defeated The One Man Gang in a dark match to retain the title.
  • February 6, 1988 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Jerry Grey.
  • February 21, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Wellington Wilkins Jr..
  • March 12, 1988 – Saturday Night Main Event: The One Man Gang defeated Ken Patera.
  • March 19, 1988 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Rick Hunter.
  • March 20, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Butch Reed and The One Man Gang defeated Eric Cooper and Mike Richards.
  • March 27, 1988 – WrestleMania IV: One Man Gang competed in the tournament to crown a new Undisputed Champion.
  • ~~~One Man Gang defeated Bam Bam Bigelow by count-out (1st Round) and received a bye into the Semi-finals vs. Randy Savage.
  • ~~~Randy Savage w/ Elizabeth defeated One Man Gang in the Third round (Savage went on to beat DiBiase in the finals).
  • April 9, 1988 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Van Van Horne.
  • April 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Lanny Poffo.
  • April 30, 1988 – Saturday Night Main Event: WWE world heavyweight champion Randy Savage defeated The One Man Gang to retain the title.
  • May 7, 1988 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Reno Riggins.
  • May 15, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Mario Mancini.
  • June 19, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Louie Spicolli.
  • June 25, 1988 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Martin Oliver.
  • July 10, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: The One Man Gang defeated Carmine Surace.
  • September 3, 1988 – Superstars: The One Man Gang defeated Tommy Angel.

World Wrestling Federation – AKEEM:

  • 1988: One Man Gang transformed into “Akeem The African Dream” (an office jab at “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes).
  • October 1, 1988 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Allen Kinsey.
  • October 16, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Bob Emory.
  • October 22, 1988 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Scott Hudson.
  • November 12, 1988 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Tommy Causey.
  • November 13, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated David Stoudemire.
  • November 14, 1988 – House Show: Akeem defeated Tony Garea.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Hercules, Hillbilly Jim, Koko B. Ware & The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage) defeat Akeem, King Haku, Ted DiBiase, The Big Boss Man & The Red Rooster in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 26, 1988 – MSG Network: Akeem defeated SD Jones.
  • December 3, 1988 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Louie Spicolli.
  • December 11, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Riki Ataki.
  • December 24, 1988 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Juan Valdez.
  • January 6, 1989 – House Show: Akeem defeated The Blue Blazer.
  • January 7, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Akeem The African Dream w/ Slick by disqualification.

World Wrestling Federation – Twin Towers:

  • Akeem formed a powerhouse tag team with The Big Bossman known as The Twin Towers.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Akeem was in the royal rumble match won by Big John Studd.
  • January 21, 1989 – Superstars: Randy Savage defeated Akeem by DQ.
  • January 22, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Alan Reynolds and Chris Collins.
  • February 3, 1989 – The Main Event II: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Akeem and Big Bossman.
  • March 12, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Gary Wolfe and Tony Durante.
  • April 2, 1989 – WrestleMania V: The Twin Towers defeated The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty).
  • April 16, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Scott Casey and Stephan de Leon.
  • April 22, 1989 – Superstars: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Dave Lanning and Tony Roy.
  • April 25, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated JT Thomas and Red Tyler.
  • May 7, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Joe Cruz and Mark Brown.
  • May 13, 1989 – Superstars: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Jim Merkel and Kevin Michaelson.
  • June 10, 1989 – Superstars: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Kevin Michaelson and Scott Colton.
  • June 18, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Jerry Lynn and Ray Brown.
  • July 2, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Jim Powers and Tom Stock.
  • July 8, 1989 – Superstars: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Jim Evans and Ron Fails.
  • August 5, 1989 – Superstars: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated Mike Williams and Terry Daniels.
  • August 13, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man) defeated George Skaaland and Mike Williams.
  • August 27, 1989 – House Show: Akeem defeated Hillbilly Jim.
  • August 28, 1989 – Summerslam: Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Demolition defeated Andre the Giant and The Twin Towers.
  • September 23, 1989 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Mark Frear.
  • October 2, 1989 – House Show: Akeem defeated Paul Roma.
  • October 7, 1989 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Jim Merkel.
  • October 28, 1989 – Superstars: The Twin Towers (Akeem nd The Big Boss Man) defeated Chuck Coates and Dennis Burke.
  • Late 1989: The Twin Towers broke up and The Big Bossman turned face. Akeem however was phased out of the WWF.

World Wrestling Federation – AKEEM:

  • October 14, 1989 – King of the Ring: Akeem defeated Brutus Beefcake in the 1st round. Tito Santana defeated Akeem in the semi-finals.
  • November 5, 1989 – House Show: Akeem defeated Jim Neidhart.
  • November 19, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Dusty Rhodes defeated Akeem by count-out.
  • January 15, 1990 – MSG Network: Akeem defeated Bret Hart.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: Akeem entered the rumble at number 16 and was eliminated by Jimmy Snuka.
  • February 19, 1990 – MSG Network: Dusty Rhodes defeated Akeem by count-out.
  • March 4, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Terry Zeller.
  • March 10, 1990 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Riki Ataki.
  • March 25, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Nito Gomez.
  • April 1, 1990 – Wrestlemania VI: The Big Bossman defeated Akeem.
  • April 22, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Big Bossman defeated Mike Volvari.
  • April 28, 1990 – Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Akeem by count-out in the quarter-finals of the Intercontinental title.
  • April 28, 1990 – SNME: The Big Bossman defeated Akeem by disqualification.
  • May 20, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Sonny Blaze.
  • June 10, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Scott Colton.
  • September 16, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Ron Cumberledge.
  • September 22, 1990 – Superstars: Akeem defeated Sonny Blaze.
  • October 14, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Akeem defeated Scott Colton.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • June 29, 1991 – Worldwide: Black Blood and The One Man Gang defeated Greg Sawyer and Kenny Kendall.
  • July 14, 1991 – Great American Bash: El Gigante defeated One Man Gang.
  • August 3, 1991 – Worldwide: The One Man Gang defeated Big Josh.
  • August 17, 1991 – Worldwide: PN News defeated One Man Gang by DQ.

Global Wrestling Federation:

  • October 11, 1991 – Global Wrestling Federation: One Man Gang beat Mike Stetson, and The Patriot beat One Man Gang by disqualification.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • November 26, 1995 – World War III: One Man Gang participated in the 60-man 3-ring battle royal.
  • December 2, 1995 – Saturday Night: The One Man Gang defeated Scott Turner.
  • December 16, 1995 – Worldwide: The One Man Gang defeated Cobra.
  • December 27, 1995 – Starrcade: WCW United States champion Kensuke Sasaki defeated The One Man Gang in a dark match to retain the title.
  • January 20, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW United States champion The One Man Gang defeated The Super Giant Ninja to retain the title.
  • January 22, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated WCW United States Champion One Man Gang in a non-title match.
  • January 23, 1996 – Clash of the Champions 23: One Man Gang defeated Disco Inferno to retain the WCW United States Title in a dark match.
  • January 29, 1996 – Main Event: Konnan defeated One Man Gang to win the WCW United States heavyweight title.
  • February 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: The One Man Gang defeated Mike Davis.
  • February 17, 1996 – Worlwide: NWA United States heavyweight champion Konnan defeated One Man Gang to retain the title.
  • February 24, 1996 – Saturday Night: The One Man Gang defeated Pez Whatley.

American Wrestling Federation:

  • 1996 – Episode 30: One Man Gang w/ Bugaloo Brown defeated J.D. Lessman.
  • January 25, 1998 – NWA New Jersey: King Kong Bundy defeated The One Man Gang.
  • February 14, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The One Man Gang defeated Flash Flanagan in a dark match.

Extreme Championship Wrestling:

  • One Man Gang had a VERY brief stint in ECW, as a member of the Full Blooded Italians.
  • September 16, 1998 – ECW Hardcore TV: Spike Dudley defeated One Man Gang.
  • October 16-17, 1998 – ECW: ECW world TV champion Rob Van Dam defeated One Man Gang to retain the title.
  • November 6, 1998 – ECW: One Man Gang and Rod Price defeated The Blue World Order (Super Nova and The Blue Meanie).
  • November 13, 1998 – ECW: ECW world TV champion Rob Van Dam defeated One Man Gang to retain the title.
  • November 20, 1998 – FMW: Sabu defeated One Man Gang and Yukihiro Kanemura in a 3-way match.
  • November 28, 1998 – ECW: New Jack, Spike Dudley and Tommy Dreamer defeated Jason Knight, Justin Credible, One Man Gang, Rod Price and Sal E. Graziano in a handicap match.
  • December 9, 1998 – ECW Hardcore TV: One Man Gang and Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Chetti and Tommy Dreamer.
  • December 19, 1998 – ECW: The Dudleys (Big Dick Dudley, Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) defeated Mike Lozansky, One Man Gang and Rod Price.
  • December 27, 1998 – ECW: ECW world heavyweight champion Shane Douglas defeated One Man Gang to retain the title.
  • January 21-22, 1999 – ECW: One Man Gang defeated Tommy Rogers.
  • January 28-29, 1999 – ECW: Sabu defeated One Man Gang.
  • February 7, 1999 – ECW: One Man Gang defeated Tommy Dreamer.
  • June 13, 1999 – Deep South Wrestling: The One Man Gang defeated Canyon.
  • July 22, 1999 – ECW: Francine and One Man Gang defeated
  • October 7, 1999 – ECW: One Man Gang, Raven and Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Victory, Rhino and Steve Corino.
  • October 8, 1999 – ECW: Sabu defeated The One Man Gang.

Semi-Retirement:

  • George Gray cut back his wrestling schedule after suffering a heart attack.
  • October 10, 1999 – Heroes of Wrestling: Abdullah The Butcher vs. The One Man Gang ended in a double count-out.
  • November 13-14, 1999 – WLW: One Man Gang defeated Johnny and Scottie Dee in a handicap match.
  • December 10, 1999 – WLW: WLW heavyweight champion Derek Stone vs. One Man Gang ended in a double disqualification to retain the title.
  • December 11, 1999 – WLW: WLW heavyweight champion Derek Stone defeated One Man Gang to retain the title.
  • May 27, 2000 – Wrestling In Ashwaubenon: Typhoon defeated One Man Gang and Ron Harris in a 3-way match.
  • June 30, 2000 iGW: One Man Gang defeated Tatanka to win the International title.
  • July 16, 2000 – WWC: Carlos Colon defeated One Man Gang in a cage match.
  • November 25, 2000 – WWC: El Nene defeated One Man Gang by DQ.
  • December 1, 2000 – WWC: El Nene defeated One Man Gang by disqualification.
  • December 3, 2000 – WWC: One Man Gang vs. El Nene ended in a double count-out.
  • December 16, 2000 – WWC: One Man Gang defeated El Nene in a cage match.
  • 2000: George Gray suffered a heart attack, but recovered well and lost a lot of weight.
  • George Gray occasionally participated in independent wrestling shows and overseas tours.
  • April 1, 2001 – WrestleMania X-Seven: One Man Gang competed in a gimmick battle royal which was won by The Iron Sheik.
  • ~~~WWF bookers wanted One Man Gang to wrestle as Akeem but he lost so much weight he couldn’t fit into the costume.
  • December 14, 2002 – American Pro Wrestling: Jay Eagle and One Man Gang vs Steve Stasiak and Bubba Brooks was a Double disqualification.
  • Grorge Gray is also a prison guard at Angola Prison in Louisiana and has made several appearances in IWA Puerto Rico.
  • ~~~The Angola Prison was the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary film a few years ago entitled “The Farm”.
  • October 19, 2007 – Wrestle Fan Fest (S.F.): The Powers of Pain w/ Temptress defeated Kamala and One Man Gang w/ Slick.
  • March 1, 2008 – CHIKARA: The Fabulous Three (Larry Sweeney, Mitch Ryder & Shayne Hawke) defeated Team WWF (Demolition (Ax & Smash) & The One Man Gang) in the 2nd round.
  • March 28, 2009 – International Wrestling Cartel: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated One Man Gang.
Updated: February 5, 2024 @ 4:06 pm

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Debut

1977

Birthday

February 12, 1960

Hometown

Spartanburg, South Carolina
Billed From Chicago, Illinois

Gender

Male

Height

6'9"

Weight

398 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

747 Splash

Favorite Move(s)

Front Suplex,
Elbow Notable

Notable Feuds

Blackjack Mulligan,
Bruiser Brody,
The von Erichs,
Kerry Von Erich,
Terry Gordy,
Hulk Hogan,
Macho Man

Status

Living