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Pez Whatley

Title History


  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/Abe Jacobs defeating Davey O` Hannon & Dennis Stamp (July ??, 1976);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Ray Candy defeating Samoans (Tio & Tapu) (June ??, 1977);
  • NWA Mid America Tag Team titles w/Ray Candy defeating Samoans (Tio & Tapu) (August 6, 1977);
  • ICW (Poffo) Tag Team titles w/Rip Rogers defeating ????????? (May ??, 1982);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jim Neidhart (August 25, 1984);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Kevin Sullivan (September 22, 1984);


Career Highlights


  • Pez Whatley made his rounds through just about every major promotion in his active days but was most successful in the South..
  • 1977: Pez Whatley teamed with Ray Candy to hold Mid-America Team Team titles..
  • 1984: Pez Whatley held the NWA Southern title in Florida several times..
  • January 16, 1985: Rick Rude defeated “Pistol” Pez Whatley for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight title..
  • Pez Whatley formed a tag team with Hustler Rip Rogers in ICW (Poffo) as the “Convertible Blonds” (even though Pez wasn’t blonde)..
  • Late 80s: Pez Whatley teamed with Tiger Conway as “The Jive Tones” in the NWA..
  • Spring 1988: Pez Whatley wrestled in Continental Wrestling Federation under the name “Willie B. Hurt”..
  • Pez Whatley also worked behind the scenes for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in that company’s later years..
  • January 15, 2003: Pez Whatley Whatley suffers a heart attack..
  • January 16, 2003: Pez Whatley’s problems continue as his kidneys shut down..
  • January 18, 2003: Pez was doing better but will be transfered to a Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital..
  • January 18, 2005: Pez Whatley passed away in a hospital in his native Chattanooga..



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Trained By

Saul Weingeroff




January 10, 1951


Chattanooga, Tennessee





250 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Headbutt (aka The Flying Willie)

Favorite Move(s)

Notable Feuds

Jimmy Valiant (JCP)
The D.I. (CWF)
Eddie Gilbert
Black Bart
The Hunters
Walter Johnson
Ronnie Garvin