Eddie Gilbert



Height: 5'10"

Weight: 222 lbs

Real Name: Thomas Edward Gilbert Jr

DOB: 8/14/1961

DOD: 2/18/1995

Hometown: Lexington, Tennessee

Other Names: Tommmy Gilbert Jr, "Hot Stuff"

Wrestler Since: 1979

Finishing Maneuver: Hot Shot

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #42(1994), #29(1993), #33(1992), #43(1991)

Other Related Websites:
Hot Stuff International - Tribute Page
Eddie Gilbert - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Eddie Gilbert - Wikipedia Bio
"Wrestling's Greatest Family - The Gilberts" - By Garry Wolfe (Credit: Wrestling Life.com)

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (19 - 15, 1 Draw, 1 NC, 1 DDQ)
- Mid-South Southern Tag-Team Title Tournament (October 8, '84) = Gilbert & Kurt von Hess lost in the first round to Rufus R. Jones & Mark Ragin. King Kong Bundy & Rick Rude won the tournament.
- Mid-South Southern Tag-Team Title Tournament (January 14, '85) = Gilbert & Mike Sharpe beat Jerry Lawler & Johnny Wilhoit and the Daydreamers before falling to the Rock-n-Roll Express. The Interns won the tournament.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (June 1, '85) = Gilbert lost, via DQ, to Wendall Cooley.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 18) = Gilbert & Dick Murdoch lost a "Bunkhouse" Match to Terry Gordy & Steve Williams.
- UWF Superdome Extravaganza (April 11, '87) = Gilbert retained the UWF Television Title, winning, via Countout, over Sam Houston.
- UWF Superdome Extravaganza (August 1, '87) = Gilbert & Dick Murdoch lost a "Double Bullrope" Match to Dusty Rhodes & Steve Williams.
- NWA Starrcade '87 (November 26) = Gilbert, Rick Steiner, & Larry Zbyszko fought to a Draw with Sting & the Fabulous Freebirds (Garvin & Hayes).
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (October/December) = Gilbert & Ron Simmons beat Al Perez & Larry Zbyszko and the Sheepherders to reach the finals of the tournament.
- NWA Clash of the Champions IV (December 7, '88) = Gilbert & Ron Simmons lost to the Fantastics, who won the vacated NWA United States Tag-Team Titles.
- NWA Starrcade '88 (December 26) = In a dark match, Gilbert competed in a "Bunkhouse Stampede" Match, which was won by the Junk Yard Dog.
- NWA Clash of the Champions VI (April 2, '89) = Gilbert & Rick Steiner retained the NWA United States Tag-Team Titles, beating Danny Spivey & Kevin Sullivan.
- NWA WrestleWar '89 (May 7) = Gilbert & Rick Steiner stayed the NWA United States Tag-Team Champs, again taking down Danny Spivey & Kevin Sullivan.
- NWA Great American Bash '89 (July 23) = Gilbert competed in a "Two Ring King of the Hill Battle Royal", which was won by Danny Spivey & Sid Vicious.
- NWA Clash of the Champions IX (November 15, '89) = Gilbert & Tommy Rich fell to Doom.
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (January/February '90) = Gilbert & Tommy Rich lost in the first round to the Fabulous Freebirds. Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk won the tournament.
- Tri-State Autumn Armageddon (September 15, '90) = Gilbert pinned Cactus Jack.
- Tri-State Winter Challenge II (March 2, '91) = Gilbert lost a "Falls Count Anywhere" Match to Cactus Jack.
- Tri-State Spring Spectacular II (May 18, '91) = Gilbert fought to a No-Contest in a "Barbed Wire" Match with Cactus Jack.
- Tri-State Summer Sizzler II (August 3, '91) = Gilbert lost a "Falls Count Anywhere" Match to Cactus Jack. Later on, Gilbert won a "Stretcher" Match over Cactus Jack. In the final match of the series, Gilbert fought to a Double Disqualification in a "Steel Cage" Match with Cactus Jack.
- Tri-State Autumn Armageddon II (September 21, '91) = Gilbert & Madusa Micelli took down Cactus Jack & Luna Vachon.
- ECW Television Title Tournament (March 12, '93) = Gilbert defeated JT Smith, then lost to Glen Osbourne. Jimmy Snuka won the tournament.
- NWA GrandSlam II (July 10, '93) = Gilbert was pinned by Road Warrior Hawk.
- ECW Tag-Team Title Tournament (August '93) = Gilbert & the Dark Patriot won, via DQ, over Tommy Cairo & JT Smith, then went on to beat the Super Destroyers and Sal Bellomo & the Sandman to win the tournament.
- Amarillo Funk Free-For-All (October 28, '93) = Gilbert lost a "Texas Death" Match to Terry Funk.
- USWA Tag-Team Title Tournament (April 23, '94) = Gilbert & Brian Christopher defeated Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich, Badd Breed, and the Eliminators to win the tournament.
- NWA World Heavyweight Title Tournament (November 19, '94) = Gilbert pinned Johnny Gunn, then lost to Tracy Smothers. Chris Candido won the tournament.

Title Summary:
- NWA United States/Tri-State Tag-Team Champion w/ Tommy Gilbert (3/03/80 - 80)
- NWA Tri-State Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Tommy Gilbert (80 - 81)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion w/ Tommy Gilbert (8/25/80 - 9/15/80)
- NWA Tri-State Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Ricky Morton (5/16/81 - 7/11/81)
- NWA Tri-State Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Ricky Morton (7/25/81 - 81)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ricky Morton (8/31/81 - 9/07/81)
- NWA Central States Tag-Team Champion w/ Ricky Romero (1/14/82 - 1/25/82)
- WWC North American Tag-Team Champion w/ Tommy Gilbert (6/05/82 - 8/14/82)
- AWA Southern Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Tommy Rich (3/26/84 - 6/18/84)
- CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Champion (8/27/84 - 9/17/84)
- CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Champion(2) (9/24/84 - 12/28/84)
- AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (1/27/85 - 2/12/85)
- Mid-South Tag-Team Champion w/ the Nightmare (11/11/85 - 12/26/85)
- UWF (Formerly Mid-South) Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Sting (7/20/86 - 8/17/86)
- UWF Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Sting (8/31/86 - 9/27/86)
- UWF Television Champion (3/08/87 - 8/03/87)
- NWA United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Rick Steiner (2/28/89 - 4/89)
- GWF Television Champion (10/04/91 - 1/17/92)
- GWF Television Champion(2) (1/24/92 - 3/20/92)
- GWF North American Heavyweight Champion (3/27/92 - 5/24/92)
- USWA Unified Heavyweight Champion (6/15/92 - 7/13/92)
- USWA Unified Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/20/92 - 9/21/92)
- ECW Tag-Team Champion w/ Dark Patriot (8/07/93 - 9/93)
- USWA Unified Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/31/94 - 2/07/94)
- USWA Unified Heavyweight Champion(4) (2/14/94 - 3/25/94)
- USWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Brian Christopher (4/23/94 - 5/02/94)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 3 3rd RUs)
- 1979 Rookie of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1988 Most Hated Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1990 Most Hated Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1991 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Gilbert vs. Cactus Jack)