Sam Houston



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 222 lbs

Real Name: Michael Maurice Smith

DOB: 10/11/1963

Hometown: Metairie, Louisiana (originally from Texas)

Other Names: Midnight Rider(GWF)

Wrestler Since: 1983

Finishing Maneuver: Bulldog

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #325(1993), #162(1992), #203(1991)

Other Related Websites:
Sam Houston - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Sam Houston - Wikipedia Bio
"Sam Houston & Grizzley Smith Rebuild Their Lives" - Article by Steven Johnson, Slam!

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (5 - 12)
- NWA Great American Bash '85 (July 6) = Houston, Manny Fernandez, & Buzz Tyler beat Billy Graham, Abdullah the Butcher, & Konga the Barbarian.
- NWA Starrcade '85 (November 28) = Houston lost to Krusher Khruschev, who won the vacated NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title.
- NWA Great American Bash '86 (July 5) = Houston & Nelson Royal fell to the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.
- NWA Great American Bash '86 (July 26) = Houston was pinned by Steve Regal.
- NWA Starrcade '86 (November 27) = Houston retained the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title, winning, via DQ, over Bill Dundee.
- UWF Tag-Team Title Tournament (February 7, '87) = Houston & Terry Taylor defeated Terry Gordy & the Angel of Death, then lost to Rick Steiner & Sting. Chris Adams & Terry Taylor won the tournament.
- UWF Superdome Extravaganza (April 7, '87) = Houston lost, via Countout, to the UWF Television Champion, Eddie Gilbert.
- WWF Paul Boesch Retirement Show (August 28, '87) = Houston took down Steve Lombardi.
- WWF Royal Rumble '88 (January 24) = Houston competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Jim Duggan.
- WWF Wrestlemania IV (March 27, '88) = Houston competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Bad News Brown.
- WWF Wrestlefest '88 (July 31) = Houston fell to Haku.
- WWF Survivor Series '88 (November 24) = Houston, Brutus Beefcake, Jim Brunzell, the Blue Blazer, & the Ultimate Warrior fought in an "Elimination" Match against Ron Bass, Bad News Brown, Danny Davis, Greg Valentine, & the Honkytonk Man. Houston was eliminated by Bass. The Warrior was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 (January 15) = In a dark match, Houston defeated Steve Lombardi.
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 (January 19) = In a dark match, Houston was pinned by Jerry Sags.
- NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament (April 11, '95) = Houston & the Masked Marvel lost in the first round to Dick Murdoch & Randy Rhodes. The Rock-n-Roll Express won the tournament.
- CWA Bodyguards vs. Bandits (January 5, '96) = In a dark match, Houston & Johnny Mantell lost, via DQ, to Guido Falcone & Vito Mussolini.

Title Summary:
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion (1/11/86 - 3/18/86)
- NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion (10/16/86 - 1/03/87)
- GWF Television Champion (4/03/92 - 8/92)
- VWA Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)
- PWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Charlie Norris (??/??/??)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 1 3rd RU)
- 1985 Rookie of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1986 Most Improved Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up