Ricki Starr


Title History

  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/ Ray Gunkel defeating Kenji Shibuya & Duke Keomuka (December 1953);
  • NWA (Texas) World Tag Team titles w/ Cyclone Negro defeating Jim & Jack Dalton (August 16, 1963);
  • NWA Western States Tag Team titles w/ Alfred Hayes defeating Bobby Duncum & Dick Murdoch (August 24, 1972);

Career Highlights

  • Ricki Starr was a legitimate ballet dancer before wrestling professionally and incorporated that in his ring style.
  • Ricki Starr portrayed a ballet-dancing acrobatic wrestler with gay overtones and getting it over everywhere as a babyface!
  • Ricki Starr was managed (a real manager, not a wrestling manager) by Jack Pfefer, known for sideshow wrestling.
  • Ricki Starr died on September 20, 2014.