Dick Murdoch



Height: 6'2"

Weight: 277 lbs

Real Name: Hoyt R. Murdoch

DOB: 8/16/1946

DOD: 6/15/1996

Hometown: Waxahachie, Texas

Other Names: Black Ace, the Invader, Ron Carson, Captain Redneck, Man of the Hour

Wrestler Since: 1965

Finishing Maneuver: Brain Buster, Calf Branding

Previous PWI 500 Rankings:

Other Related Websites:
Dick Murdoch - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Dick Murdoch - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (22 - 32, 2 Draws, 1 DCO, 1 DDQ)
- JWA 14th Annual World League (March/May '72) = Murdoch competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- NWA Florida Tag Team Title Tournament (September 19, '72) = Murdoch & Paul Jones competed in the tournament, which was won by Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden.
- AJPW Open Championship '75 (December) = Murdoch competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 11, '75) = The Texas Outlaws (Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes) fought to a Draw with Pat O'Connor & Mr. Wrestling.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 17, '76) = Murdoch won a "Jim Bowie Death" Match over Karl Kox.
- NWA Central States Tag-Team Title Tournament (February 26, '79) = Murdoch & Ted DiBiase competed in the tournament, which was won by Randy Alls & Bryan St. John.
- NWA Central States Tag-Team Title Tournament (February 3, '80) = The Texas Outlaws beat Terry & Dory Funk Jr, then fell to the eventual winners, Bruiser Brody & Ernie Ladd.
- NWA Florida The Last Tangle in Tampa (August 3, '80) = Murdoch & Bugsy McGraw won over Ivan & Nikita Koloff.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (April 18, '81) = Murdoch & the Junkyard Dog defeated the Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) and Leroy Brown & Ernie Ladd, then lost in the finals of the Mid-South Tag-Team Title Tournament to the Grappler & the Super Destroyer.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 4, '81) = Murdoch & the Junkyard Dog retained the Mid-South Tag Titles, winning over the Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika).
- NJPW 2nd Annual MSG Tag League (November/December '81) = Murdoch & Stan Hansen competed in the league, which was won by Rene Goulet & Andre the Giant.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 8, '81) = The Texas Outlaws won, via DQ, over Rucher Kimura & Tiger Toguchi.
- NJPW 5th Annual MSG League (March/April '82) = Murdoch competed in the league, which was won by Andre the Giant.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (May 1, '82) = Murdoch & Andre the Giant lost, via DQ, to Harley Race & the One Man Gang.
- NJPW 3rd Annual MSG Tag League (November/December '82) = Murdoch & the Masked Superstar competed in the league, which was won by Hulk Hogan & Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW 4th Annual MSG Tag League (November/December '83) = The North-South Connection (Murdoch & Adrian Adonis) lost in the finals to Hulk Hogan & Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW IWGP League '84 (May/June) = Murdoch competed in the league, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (June 14, '84) = The North-South Connection & Ken Patera were beaten by Riki Choshu, Masa Saito, & Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- WWF The Brawl to End It All (July 23, '84) = In a dark match, the North-South Connection retained the WWF World Tag-Team Titles, beating Terry Daniels & Sgt. Slaughter. Later on, Murdoch competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW 5th Annual MSG Tag League (November/December '84) = The North-South Connection lost in the finals to Tatsumi Fujinami & Antonio Inoki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 18, '85) = The North-South Connection stayed the WWF International Tag Champs, winning over Kengo Kimura & Kantaro Hoshino.
- NJPW IWGP League '85 (May/June) = Murdoch took down Kengo Kimura and Seiji Sakaguchi, then fell to Tatsumi Fujinami. Andre the Giant won the league.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (August 10, '85) = Murdoch won the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title, beating the Masked Champion.
- NJPW IWGP Tag Team Title League (November/December '85) = Murdoch & the Masked Superstar competed in the league, which was won by Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 6, '85) = Murdoch & the Masked Superstar lost, via Countout, to Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka.
- NJPW IWGP League '86 (May/June) = Murdoch won, via Countout, over Akira Maeda, then was pinned in the finals by Antonio Inoki.
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (September 28, '86) = Murdoch & Ronnie Garvin fought to a Double Disqualification with the Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton). Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev won the tournament.
- NJPW Japan Cup Tag Team League '86 (November/December) = Murdoch & the Masked Superstar lost in the semi-finals to Osamu Kido & Akira Maeda. Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Antonio Inoki won the league.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (April 27, '87) = Murdoch won, via DQ, over Yoshiaki Fujiwara.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (June 13, '87) = Murdoch was pinned by Steve Williams.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 4) = Murdoch lost a "Texas Death" Match to Steve Williams.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 18) = Murdoch & Eddie Gilbert lost a "Bunkhouse" Match to Terry Gordy & Steve Williams.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (August 1, '87) = Murdoch & Eddie Gilbert lost a "Double Bullrope" Match to Dusty Rhodes & Steve Williams.
- NJPW Japan Cup Tag Team League '87 (November/December) = Murdoch & Antonio Inoki lost in the finals of the league to Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (December 4, '87) = Murdoch & Antonio Inoki fought to a Draw with Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Masa Saito.
- NWA Great American Bash '88 (July 10) = In a dark match, Murdoch & Rick Steiner took down Tim Horner & Kendall Windham.
- NJPW Japan Cup Six Man Elimination Tag Team League (November/December '88) = Murdoch, Scott Hall, & Bob Orton defeated Seiji Sakaguchi, Masa Saito, & Tastutoshi Goto, then lost to the eventual winners, Antonio Inoki, Riki Choshu, & Kantaro Hoshino.
- NWA Starrcade '88 (December 26) = In a dark match, Murdoch competed in a "Bunkhouse Stampede" Match, which was won by the Junkyard Dog.
- NWA Clash of the Champions VI (April 2, '89) = Murdoch fell to Bob Orton.
- NWA WrestleWar '89 (May 7) = Murdoch won a "Bullrope" Match over Bob Orton.
- WCW World Tag Team Title Tournament (July/September '91) = Murdoch & Dick Slater fought to a Double Countout with the Freebirds (Garvin & Hayes). Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko won the tournament.
- ECW Super Summer Sizzler (June 19, '93) = Murdoch took down Dark Patriot II.
- Amarillo Funk Free-For-All (October 28, '93) = Murdoch & Dory Funk Jr defeated the Heavenly Bodies.
- SMW Christmas Chaos '93 (December 25) = Murdoch pinned the Bullet.
- SMW Christmas Chaos '93 (December 26) = Murdoch fell to the Bullet.
- SMW Christmas Chaos '93 (December 27) = Murdoch lost to the Bullet.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 (January 22) = Murdoch competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament (April 11, '95) = Murdoch & Randy Rhodes won over Sam Houston & the Masked Marvel and Al Perez & Greg Valetine, before losing in the finals to the Rock-n-Roll Express.

Title Summary:
- SCW Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)
- SCW Heavyweight Champion(2) (??/??/??)
- NWA Gulf Coast Tag-Team Champion w/ Don Carson (3/21/67 - 3/30/67)
- NWA Gulf Coast Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Don Carson (4/07/67 - 5/12/67)
- NWA Gulf Coast Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Don Carson (5/19/67 - 7/05/67)
- NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Don Carson (8/09/67 - 9/14/67)
- NWA Central States North American Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (11/07/68 - 12/27/68)
- NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion (2/28/69 - 6/20/69)
- NWA Central States North American Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ K.O. Kox (5/08/69 - 6/12/69)
- NWA Central States North American Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ K.O. Kox (6/19/69 - 6/31/69)
- IWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Lars Anderson (10/69 - 12/05/69)
- Amarillo Brass Knuckles Champion (1/01/70 - 70)
- NWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (3/12/70 - ??)
- NWA (Detroit) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (3/21/70 - 8/08/70)
- NWA American Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (70 - 12/15/70)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (9/17/70 - 12/70)
- IWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Dusty Rhodes (1/21/71 - 3/71)
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion (4/21/71 - 6/08/71)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champin(2) w/ Bobby Duncum (10/21/71 - 11/71)
- Amarillo Brass Knuckles Champion(2) (2/72 - 7/13/72)
- NWA Western States Tag-Team Champion w/ Bobby Duncum (7/09/72 - 8/24/72)
- NWA Western States Heavyweight Champion (5/10/74 - 74)
- Amarillo International Heavyweight Champion (74)
- Amarillo International Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/22/75 - 6/75)
- NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Champion (75)
- NWA Tri-State United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Killer Karl Kox (10/75 - 12/75)
- NWA Tri-State United States Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ted DiBiase (4/28/76 - 5/11/76)
- NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Champion (3/01/77 - 5/02/77)
- NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Champion(2) (8/04/77 - 8/77)
- NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Champion(3) (11/06/77 - 2/14/78)
- NWA Central States Missouri Heavyweight Champion (2/26/78 - 7/14/78)
- NWA Western States Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Blackjack Mulligan (11/78 - 11/30/78)
- Amarillo International Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/26/79 - 4/79)
- NWA Central States Missouri Heavyweight Champion(2) (3/17/79 - 5/18/79)
- Amarillo International Heavyweight Champion(4) (7/04/79 - 81)
- NWA Central States Missouri Heavyweight Champion(3) (7/13/79 - 11/23/79)
- NWA United National Heavyweight Champion (2/23/80 - 3/05/80)
- NWA Central States Tag-Team Champion w/ Bob Brown (3/20/80 - 4/17/80)
- NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/22/80 - 7/24/80)
- Mid-South Tag-Team Champion w/ the Junkyard Dog (3/30/81)
- Mid-South Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ the Junkyard Dog (4/27/81 - 6/81)
- Mid-South Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ the Junkyard Dog (9/81 - 81)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Adrian Adonis (4/17/84 - 1/21/85)
- WWF International Tag-Team Champion w/ Adrian Adonis (85)
- Mid-South (formerly Tri-State) North American Heavyweight Champion(4) (8/10/85 - 10/14/85)
- NWA United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Ivan Koloff (3/14/87 - 4/04/87)
- WWC Television Champion (11/23/91 - 12/25/91)
- WWC Television Champion(2) (1/06/92 - 1/06/93)
- WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion (10/25/92 - 11/28/92)

PWI Achievement Awards: (1 win, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1974 Most Inspirational Wrestler