Buddy Landel



(This biography information researched by Scott Williams)

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 236 lbs

Real Name: William Landel

DOB: 7/17/61

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Other Names: "The Nature Boy"

Wrestler Since: 1979

Finishing Maneuver: Figure Four Leglock

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #262(1998), #231(1997), #72(1995), #382(1994), #336(1993), #163(1992), #184(1991)

Official Website: http://www.ddtdigest.com/landel/

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View Summary: (13 - 24, 3 Draws)
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 4, '81) = Landel fell to Ken Mantell.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (May 1, '82) = Landel wrestled to a Draw with Jesse Barr.
- Mid-South Last Stampede (April 7, '84) = Landel beat Lanny Poffo.
- Mid-South Television Title Tournament (April '84) = Landel lost in the first round to Terry Taylor. Krusher Khruschev won the tournament.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (June 16, '84) = Landel took down Sonny King.
- NWA Starrcade '85 (July 6) = Landel wrestled to a Draw with Ron Bass.
- NWA Starrcade '85 (November 28) = Landel won the National Championship from Terry Taylor.
- NWA Southern Tag-Team Title Tournament (January 13, '86) = Landel & Dutch Mantell fell in the first round to the eventual winners, the Fantastics.
- NWA Crockett Cup '86 (April 19) = Landel & Bill Dundee were taken down by Steve Williams & Terry Taylor in the 1st round. The Road Warriors won the Cup.
- NWA/AWA Southern Heavyweight Title Tournament (June 16, '86) = Landel beat Don Bass and Roger Smith to win the tournament.
- UWF/PWI Tournament (October/December '86) = Landel fell in the first round to Terry Taylor. Steve Williams won the tournament.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November 27, '86) = Landel lost, via forfeit, to the UWF Television Champion, Savanah Jack.
- WWC 15th Annual Show (December 10, '88) = Landel took down TNT.
- CWA Tag-Team Title Tournament (March 13, '89) = Landel & Tommy Rich lost in the first round to Jeff Jarrett & Jimmy Valiant. Tracey Smothers & John Paul won the tournament.
- USWA Heavyweight Title Tournament (October 2, '89) = Landel fell in the first round to Dutch Mantell. The Dirty White Boy won the tournament.
- USWA Tag-Team Title Tournament (December 1, '89) = Landel & PY Chu-Hi lost in the first round to Dustin Rhodes & Jimmy Jack Funk. Robert Fuller & Brian Lee won the tournament.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XII (September 5, '90) = Landel was pinned by Mike Rotunda.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XIII (November 20, '90) = Landel was beaten by Brian Pillman.
- WCW at the Omni (February 17, '91) = Landel, Dutch Mantell, & Dr. X were taken down by Tommy Rich, Ricky Morton, & the Junkyard Dog, who won the WCW Six-Man Tag-Team Titles.
- WCW Wrestle War '91 (February 24) = Landel fell to Dustin Rhodes.
- SMW Volunteer Slam '92 (May 22) = Landel was beaten by Brian Lee.
- SMW Fire On The Mountain '92 (August 8) = Landel lost an "I Quit" Match to Tim Horner.
- USWA Heavyweight Title Tournament (October 3, '94) = Landel defeated John Kronus and Perry Saturn, then lost in the finals to Tommy Rich.
- SMW Princeton Show (December 5, '94) = Landel beat Steve Skyfire, then pinned Brian Lee to win the SMW Television Title.
- SMW Super Saturday Night Fever (January 28, '95) = Landel won over Tracey Smothers.
- SMW Sunday Bloody Sunday (February 26, '95) = Landel was beaten by Bobby Blaze.
- SMW Bluegrass Brawl '95 (April 7) = Landel fought to a Draw with Bobby Blaze.
- SMW Fright Night (April 8, '95) = Landel won the SMW World Title from Bobby Blaze.
- SMW Volunteer Slam '95 (May 19) = Landel lost, via DQ, to Steve Armstrong.
- SMW Summerblast (July 15, '95) = Landel lost, via DQ, to Brad Armstrong.
- SMW Superbowl of Wrestling (August 4, '95) = Landel fell to the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Shawn Michaels.
- SMW Fire on the Mountain '95 (August 12) = Landel lost to Brad Armstrong, who won the vacated SMW World Title.
- SMW Halloween Scream (October 20, '95) = Landel lost a "Chain" Match to Tommy Rich.
- SMW Thanksgiving Thunder '95 (November 23) = Landel & the Bullet defeated Tommy Rich & the Punisher.
- OVW Christmas Chaos (January 31, '01) = Landel, Sean Casey, & Chris Michaels fell to Derrick King, Rip Rogers, & Jason Lee. Due to prematch stipulations, Phil Phair had to kiss the winners' backsides.
- Memphis Night of Legends (June 15, '01) = Landel & Billy Travis were beaten by Jimmy Valiant & Rocky Johnson.

Title Summary:
- WWC North American Heavyweight Champion (3/05/83 - 6/25/83)
- WWC North American Tag-Team Champion w/ Terry Gibbs (3/25/83 - 6/11/83)
- WWC Carribean Tag-Team Champion w/ Terry Gibbs (83)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion (8/15/83 - 8/22/83)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(2) (9/10/83 - 12/01/83)
- Mid-South Television Champion (12/15/84 - 1/02/85)
- NWA Georgia National Champion (11/28/85 - 12/19/85)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(3) (1/21/86 - 2/21/86)
- NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion(4) (2/18/86 - 4/07/86)
- NWA/AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (6/16/86 - 7/28/86)
- Continental Heavyweight Champion (2/28/87 - 4/27/87)
- WWC Carribean Heavyweight Champion (8/20/88 - 9/17/88)
- USA Tennessee Champion (3/19/88 - 5/28/88)
- USA Tennessee Champion(2) (6/18/88 - 7/22/88)
- Tri-State Heavyweight Champion (10/26/91 - 1/01/92)
- USWA Heavyweight Champion (11/22/93 - 12/05/93)
- SMW "Beat The Champ" Television Champion (12/05/94 - 2/06/95)
- SMW World Heavyweight Champion (4/08/95 - 8/12/95)
- IWA Heavyweight Champion (11/07/97 - 11/08/97)
- IPWA Heavyweight Champion (6/16/98 - 1/09/99)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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