Abdullah the Butcher



Height: 6'0"

Weight: 360 lbs

Real Name: Lawrence Shreeve

DOB: Either 1/01/36 or 11/02/36 (found both dates listed on various bios)

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario (billed as from Khartoum, Sudan)

Other Names: Kuroi Jujutsushi, Pussycat Pikens, Zeras Amala, Blade Bourdeax, "Wildman From The Sudan", "Madman From The Sudan", Abby

Wrestler Since: 1958

Finishing Maneuver: Running Elbow Drop

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #187(1998), #97(1997), #92(1996), #71(1995), #87(1994), #78(1993), #57(1992), #35(1991)

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (51 - 59, 4 NCs, 10 DDQs, 5 DCOs, 1 Draw)
- GCW Georgia Title Tournament (February 5, '71) = Abdullah the Butcher competed in the tournament, which was won by Angelo Mosca.
- JWA 13th Annual World League (April/May '71) = Abdullah the Butcher lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winner, Giant Baba.
- JWA 14th Annual World League (March/May '72) = Abdullah the Butcher competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- Montreal All-Star Wrestling Stadium Show (July 17, '72) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a No-Contest with Johnny Rougeau.
- NWF Superbowl of Wrestling (August 12, '72) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Disqualification with Ernie Ladd.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '74 (April/May) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a No-Contest with the Destroyer. Giant Baba won the tournament.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (October 30, '75) = Abdullah the Butcher won a "Three Falls" Match over Jumbo Tsuruta.
- AJPW Open Championship League (December '75) = Abdullah the Butcher competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 11, '75) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Draw with Kintaro Oki.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '76 (April/May) = Abdullah the Butcher won, via DQ, over Giant Baba in the finals to win the league.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 17, '76) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Disqualification with Dick the Bruiser.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (October 28, '76) = Abdullah the Butcher lost, via DQ, to the Destroyer.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '77 (April/May) = Abdullah the Butcher lost, via DQ, to Giant Baba in the semi-finals. Baba went on to win the league.
- AJPW World Open Tag-Team League '77 (December) = Abdullah the Butcher & the Sheik lost, via DQ, to Terry & Dory Funk Jr in the finals.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '78 (March/April) = Abdullah the Butcher lost, via Countout, to Giant Baba in the finals of the league.
- Tokyo Sports All-Star Dream Card (August 26, '78) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh fell to Antonio Inoki & Giant Baba.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (December 9, '78) = Abdullah the Butcher & the Sheik won, via DQ, over Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '78 (December) = Abdullah the Butcher partnered with both the Sheik and Tor Kamata in the league, which was won by Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '79 (March/April) = Abdullah the Butcher beat Jumbo Tsuruta in the finals to win the league.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '79 (December) = Abdullah the Butcher & the Sheik lost in the finals to Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '80 (March/May) = Abdullah the Butcher competed in the league, which was won by Jumbo Tsuruta.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '80 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tor Kamata competed in the league, which was won by Jumbo Tsuruta & Giant Baba.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '81 (March/April) = Abdullah the Butcher competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- AJPW NWA International Tournament (April '81) = Abdullah the Butcher defeated Jumbo Tsuruta, then lost to the eventual winner, Dory Funk Jr.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (June 24, '81) = Abdullah the Butcher & Stan Hansen won a "Three Falls" Match over Antonio Inoki & Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- UWA 7th Anniversary Show (February 14, '82) = Abdullah the Butcher & Perro Aguayo won a "Three Falls" Match over Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami.
- SCW World Title Tournament (May 26, '83) = Abdullah the Butcher fell to Scott Casey. Adrian Adonis won the tournament.
- WWC 10th Anniversary Show (September 17, '83) = Abdullah the Butcher lost, via Countout, to Andre the Giant.
- NWA Starrcade '83 (November 24) = Abdullah the Butcher pinned Carlos Colon.
- WWC 11th Anniversary Show (September 15, '84) = Abdullah the Butcher & Carlos Colon fought to a Double Disqualification with the AJPW PWF Tag-Team Champs, Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody.
- NWA Great American Bash '85 (July 6) = Abdullah the Butcher, Billy Graham, & Konga the Barbarian were beaten by Manny Fernandez, Sam Houston, & Buzz Tyler.
- WWC 12th Anniversary Show (September 21, '85) = Abdullah the Butcher faced Carlos Colon (winner unknown).
- NWA Starrcade '85 (November 28) = Abdullah the Butcher lost a "Mexican Death" Match to Manny Fernandez.
- WCCW Independence Day Star Wars '86 (July 4) = Abdullah the Butcher won the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Championship from the Great Kabuki. Later on, Abdullah fought to a Double Disqualification with Bruiser Brody.
- WCCW Labor Day Star Wars '86 (September 1) = Abdullah the Butcher won, via DQ, over Bruiser Brody.
- WWC Universal Title Tournament (September '86) = Abdullah the Butcher beat Giant Baba, then fell to the eventual winner, Carlos Colon.
- WCCW 3rd Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 12, '86) = Abdullah the Butcher lost a "Steel Cage" Match to Bruiser Brody. Fritz von Erich was the special referee.
- WCCW Thanksgiving Star Wars '86 (November 27) = Abdullah the Butcher won, via DQ, over Tony Atlas. Later on, Abdullah lost a "Submissions" Match, via DQ, to Fritz von Erich.
- WCCW Christmas Star Wars '86 (December 25) = Abdullah the Butcher won a "Loser Leaves Town Steel Cage" Match over Bruiser Brody.
- WCCW Wrestling Star Wars (February 2, '87) = Abdullah the Butcher won, via Countout, over Tony Atlas.
- WCCW 4th Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions (May 3, '87) = Abdullah the Butcher & Eli the Eliminator were beaten by Spike Huber & Red River Jack.
- WWC 14th Anniversary Show (September 20, '87) = Abdullah the Butcher lost a "Dog Collar" Match, via DQ, to Bruiser Brody.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '87 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & TNT competed in the league, which was won by Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 11, '87) = Abdullah the Butcher & TNT fell to Hiroshi Wajima & Giant Baba.
- WWC Gillete Cup Tournament (February 27, '88) = Abdullah the Butcher lost in the first round to Dutch Mantell. Carlos Colon won the tournament.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (March 27, '88) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh defeated John Tenta & Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- Ikki Kajiwara Memorial (April 2, '88) = Abdullah the Butcher & George Skaaland fell to Tiger Mask & Giant Baba.
- AJPW Bruiser Brody Memorial (August 29, '88) = Abdullah the Butcher lost, via DQ, to Stan Hansen.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '88 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh competed in the league, which was won by Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 16, '88) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh lost, via Countout, to Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- NWA Starrcade '88 (December 26) = In a dark match, Abdullah the Butcher lost a "Bunkhouse Stampede" Match to the Junkyard Dog. Other participants included Eddie Gilbert, Steve Williams, Dustin Rhodes, and others.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (March 8, '89) = Abdullah the Butcher & Kimala lost, via Countout, to Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 2, '89) = Abdullah the Butcher was pinned by Giant Baba.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '89 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh competed in the league, which was won by Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 6, '89) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh took down Terry Gordy & Bill Irwin.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 8, '90) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Disqualification with Tiger Jeet Singh.
- WWC 17th Anniversary Show (July 7, '90) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Countout with Zeus.
- Tri-State Autumn Armageddon (September 15, '90) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Disqualification with Manny Fernandez.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '90 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II competed in the league, which was won by Terry Gordy & Steve Williams.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 7, '90) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II were beaten by Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- Tri-State Winter Challenge II (March 2, '91) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Disqualification with the Sheik.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 1, '91) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimalas I & II fell to Giant Baba, Masa Fuchi, & Rusher Kimura.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 4, '91) = Abdullah the Butcher pinned Johnny Ace.
- Tri-State Autumn Armageddon II (September 21, '91) = Abdullah the Butcher won a "Steel Cage" Match over the Sheik.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '91 (October 27) = Abdullah the Butcher, Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack, & the Diamond Stud lost a "Chamber of Horrors" Match to Sting, El Gigante, & the Steiner Brothers.
- WCW Starrcade '91 (December 29) = Abdullah the Butcher & Sting beat Brian Eaton & Brian Pillman. Later in the night, Abdullah competed in a "Winners Two-Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Sting.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '91 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II competed in the league, which was won by Terry Gordy & Steve Williams.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 6, '91) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II lost to Giant Baba & Andre the Giant.
- WWC 19th Anniversary Show (August 8, '92) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Disqualification with Miguel Perez Jr.
- AJPW 20th Anniversary Show (October 21, '92) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II defeated Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '92 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II competed in the league, which was won by Mitsu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 4, '92) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II took down Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 1, '93) = Abdullah the Butcher, Masa Fuchi, & Haruka Eigan were beaten by Giant Baba, Rusher Kimura, & Mighty Inoue.
- WWC 20th Anniversary Show (August 8, '93) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Disqualification with Hercules Ayala.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 3, '93) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II won over Thunder & Lightning.
- ECW UltraClash (September 18, '93) = Abdullah the Butcher & Kevin Sullivan lost a "Bunkhouse" Match, via DQ, to Terry Funk & Stan Hansen.
- NWA Bloodfest, Pt 1 (October 1, '93) = Abdullah the Butcher, Terry Funk, & JT Smith beat Jimmy Snuka, Don Muraco, & Kevin Sullivan. Later on, Abdullah fought to a Double Disqualification with Sullivan.
- NWA Bloodfest, Pt 2 (October 2, '93) = Abdullah the Butcher lost a "Steel Cage" Match to Kevin Sullivan.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 3, '93) = Abdullah the Butcher, Giant Kimala II, & Tracey Smothers defeated Dory Funk Jr, the Patriot, & the Eagle.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 3, '94) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II took down the Heavenly Bodies.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 28, '94) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II beat Satoru Asako & Tamon Honda.
- WWC 21st Anniversary Show (August 6, '94) = Abdullah the Butcher won, via DQ, over Mr. Hughes.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '94 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II competed in the league, which was won by Mitsu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 10, '94) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II fell to Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 9, '95) = Abdullah the Butcher, Giant Baba, & Rusher Kimura defeated Ryukaku Izumida, Haruka Eigan, & Masa Fuchi.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 10, '95) = Abdullah the Butcher, Giant Baba, Masa Fuchi, & Toshiaki Kawada won a "Survival Tag-Team" Match over Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama, Stan Hansen, & Takako Omori.
- AJPW 23rd Anniversary Show (October 25, '95) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II took down Dory Funk Jr & Mighty Inoue.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '95 (November/December) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II competed in the league, which was won by Mitsu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 9, '95) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II beat Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas.
- Tokyo Pro Sumo Hall (December 7, '96) = Abdullah the Butcher defeated Ryo Myake.
- WAR 5th Anniversary Show (July 6, '97) = Abdullah the Butcher was pinned by Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
- WWC 24th Anniversary Show (August 15, '97) = Abdullah the Butcher lost a "Retirement" Match to Carlos Colon.
- NWA 50th Anniversary Show (October 24, '98) = Abdullah the Butcher beat T. Rantula.
- WWC 26th Anniversary Show (August 14, '99) = Abdullah the Butcher won a "Lumberjacks With Whips" Match over the Tower of Doom.
- NWA 51st Anniversary Show (September 25, '99) = Abdullah the Butcher defeated Don Brodie.
- Heroes of Wrestling (October 10, '99) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Countout with the One Man Gang.
- WWC 27th Anniversary Show (July 16, '00) = Abdullah the Butcher defeated Big Dick Dudley.
- AJPW King's Road New Century '01 (January 28) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala were beaten by Atsushi Onita & Terry Funk.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 8, '01) = Abdullah the Butcher pinned Sabu.
- WWC 28th Anniversary Show (September 8, '01) = Abdullah the Butcher won, via DQ, over Big Hail.
- AJPW 29th Anniversary Show (October 27, '01) = Abdullah the Butcher was beaten by Yoji Anjoh.
- AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Six Man Tag Tournament (April/May '02) = Abdullah the Butcher, Kendo Kashin, & Johnny Smith lost in the first round to Genichiro Tenryu, Arashi, & Nobutaka Araya. Keiji Mutoh, Kaz Hayashi, & George Hines won the tournament.
- AJPW Prefectural Gym (July 17, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher & Yoji Anjoh fell to Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 20, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher, Gran Hamada, & Gran Naniwa lost to Keiji Mutoh, Mil Mascaras, & Dos Caras.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 30, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher & Kendo Ka Shin defeated Masa Fuchi & Mr. Problem.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 31, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher & Kendo Ka Shin won over Yoji Anjoh & Mitsuya Nagai.
- WWC 29th Anniversary Show (September 14, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher & Carlos Colon fought to a Double Countout with the WWC Tag Champs, Thunder & Lightning.
- 3PW This One's For You (September 21, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a No-Contest with Kevin Sullivan.
- AJPW 30th Anniversary Show (October 27, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher & Terry Funk took down Tarzan Goto & Tomoaki Honma.
- AJPW Wrestle-1 '02 (November 17) = Abdullah the Butcher pinned Masaaki Satake.
- RoH Night of the Butcher (December 7, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher & Homicide won a "Bunkhouse Brawl" Match over the Carnage Crew.
- 3PW Year-End Mayhem (December 28, '02) = Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
- AJPW Prefectural Gym (January 13, '03) = Abdullah the Butcher & Nobukazu Hirai beat Tomoaki Honma & Ryuji Hijikata.
- AJPW Wrestle-1 '03 (January 19) = Abdullah the Butcher won over Masaaki Satake.
- 3PW Legends Collide (March 29, '03) = Abdullah the Butcher lost a "Last Man Standing Three Way Dance" to Terry Funk. Dusty Rhodes was the other participant.
- WWC 30th Anniversary Show (July 19, '03) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a Double Countout with Carlos Colon.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 5, '03) = Abdullah the Butcher, Keiji Mutoh, & Sam Greco defeated TAKA Michinoku, D-Lo Brown, & Jamal.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (February 22, '04) = Abdullah the Butcher, Ebedullah Buchan, & Yaz Urano took down Shigeo Okumura, Gran Hamada, & Taichi Ishikari.
- WWC 31st Anniversary Show (August 21, '04) = Abdullah the Butcher, as the WWC Universal Champion, fought to a Double Countout with Nene.
- AJPW Keiji Mutoh 20th Anniversary Show (October 31, '04) = Abdullah the Butcher & Ruckus were beaten by Osamu Nishimura & Jinsei Shinzaki.
- Wrestle Reunion #1 (January 29, '05) = Abdullah the Butcher, CM Punk, & Kevin Sullivan fell to Mike Graham & Dusty & Dustin Rhodes.
- Giant Baba Farewell (February 5, '05) = Abdullah the Butcher & Tarzan Goto defeated Jinsei Shinzaki & Tomoaki Honma.
- Wrestle-1 Yoyogi National Stadium Gym (October 2, '05) = Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala beat Katsuhiko Nakajima & Dory Funk Jr.
- WWC 32nd Anniversary Show (November 5, '05) = Abdullah the Butcher took down TNT.
- IWC Night of Legends '08 (April 12) = Abdullah the Butcher fought to a No-Contest with Tommy Rich.
- WWE WrestleMania XXVII (April 3, '11) = Abdullah the Butcher was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Title Summary:
- NWA (Vancouver) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Jerry Graham (10/02/67 - 12/04/67)
- NWA Canadian Tag-Team Champion w/ Jerry Graham (10/23/67 - 12/04/67)
- NWA Canadian Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Armand Hussein (7/01/68 - 7/22/68)
- IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight Champion (69)
- IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/70 - 70)
- Calgary Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion (70)
- Calgary Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion(2) (70)
- Calgary Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion(3) (70)
- Calgary Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion(4) (70)
- IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight Champion(3) (10/71 - 1/72)
- MWWF/NWF Heavyweight Champion (6/24/72 - 9/72)
- MWWF/NWF Heavyweight Champion (10/72 - 10/19/72)
- Calgary Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion(5) (73)
- NWA New Zealand Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion (3/12/74 - 74)
- NWA (Detroit) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Killer Brooks (74)
- NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight Champion (2/08/75 - 4/19/75)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion (2/21/75 - 8/75)
- NWA Georgia Television Champion (2/11/77 - ??)
- AJPW/PWF Heavyweight Champion (10/18/78 - 2/10/79)
- WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Champion (11/18/78 - 7/31/79)
- AJPW NWA International Tag-Team Champion w/ Ray Candy (10/12/79 - 10/19/79)
- WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Champion(2) (12/15/79 - 1/12/80)
- AJPW NWA United National Heavyweight Champion (10/13/80 - 1/22/81)
- WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Champion(3) (8/10/81 - 9/26/81)
- WWC North American Heavyweight Champion (8/11/81 - 11/21/81)
- WWC World Heavyweight Champion (7/21/82 - 7/24/82)
- WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Champion (8/14/82 - 3/28/87)
- NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Champion (7/04/86 - 86)
- Canadian International Heavyweight Champion (2/22/87 - 87)
- WWC North American Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/30/88 - 4/15/89)
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion (3/24/90 - 3/31/90)
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion(2) (9/19/92 - 9/23/92)
- WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/06/96 - 8/16/97)
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion(3) (2/10/96 - 3/23/96)
- TWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Benkei Daikokuboh (6/29/96 - ??)
- BJPW Big Authorization Death Match Heavyweight Champion (1/10/99 - 2/28/99)
- NWA Texas Hardcore Champion (4/14/00 - 5/00)
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion(4) (1/03/04 - 9/11/04)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 1 3rd RU)
- 1976 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Abdullah vs. Andre the Giant)
- 1991 Feud of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Abdullah & Cactus Jack vs. Sting)