Dick Slater



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 233 lbs

Real Name: Richard Van Slater

DOB: 5/19/1951

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Other Names: Mr. Florida, "The Rebel", "Dirty"

Wrestler Since: 1972

Finishing Maneuver: Unknown

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #187(1996), #131(1995), #139(1994), #159(1993), #86(1992), #165(1991)

Other Related Websites:
Dick Slater - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Dick Slater - Wikipedia Bio
Dick Slater Interview - Mid-Atlantic Gateway

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (13 - 28, 1 DCO, 2 DDQs)
- AJPW Champion Carnival '79 (March/April) = Dick Slater competed in the league, which was won by Abdullah the Butcher.
- GCW Ali vs. Inoki CCTV (June 25, '76) = Slater lost to Bill Watts.
- CWF United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (July 4, '80) = Slater & Masa Saito beat Manny Fernandez & Steve Keirn, then fell to the eventual winners, Bugsy McGraw & Dusty Rhodes.
- NWA Florida The Last Tangle In Tampa (August 3, '80) = Slater retained the Southern Heavyweight Title, winning, via Countout, over Barry Windham.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '80 (November/December) = Slater & Rick Steamboat competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '82 (November/December) = Slater & Harley Race competed in the league, which was won by Terry & Dory Funk Jr.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (June 8, '83) = Slater fell to Genichiro Tenryu.
- NWA Starrcade '83 (November 24) = Dick Slater & Bob Orton Jr defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood.
- NWA Florida Lords of the Ring (June 30, '84) = Slater pinned Joe Lightfoot.
- AJPW Sumo Hall (July 31, '84) = Slater fought to a Double Disqualification with the Great Kabuki.
- NWA Starrcade '84 (November 22) = Slater lost, via DQ, to the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, Ron Bass.
- NWA Great American Bash '85 (July 6) = Slater & Buzz Sawyer lost to the NWA National Tag-Team Champions, the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.
- NWA 1st Annual Jim Crockett Sr Memorial Tag-Team Tournament Cup (April 19, '86) = In a non-tournament match, Slater lost to the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, Jim Duggan.
- WWF The Big Event (August 28, '86) = Slater took down Mike Sharpe.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #8 (November 15, '86) = Slater was pinned by Don Muraco.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (August 31, '87) = Slater, Nick Bockwinkel, & Austin Idol defeated Masanobu Fuchi, Samson Fuyuki, & Akio Sato.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '88 (November/December) = Slater & Tommy Rich competed in the league, which was won by Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 16, '88) = Slater & Tommy Rich were beaten by Johnny Ace & Dan Spivey.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 5, '89) = Slater, Don Muraco, & Mitch Snow fell to Shinichi Nakano, Isao Takagi, & Akira Taue.
- NWA Clash of the Champions VIII (September 12, '89) = Slater & the Great Muta lost, via DQ, to Ric Flair & Sting.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '90 (November/December) = Slater & Joel Deaton competed in the league, which was won by Terry Gordy & Steve Williams.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 7, '90) = Slater & Joel Deaton beat Masa Fuchi & Ismu Teranishi.
- WCW World Tag-Team Title Tournament (July/September '91) = Slater & Dick Murdoch fought to a Double Countout with the Freebirds. Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko won the tournament.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XX (September 2, '92) = Slater & Greg Valentine were beaten by Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton.
- WAR Sumo Hall (April 2, '93) = Slater lost to Haku.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXIII (June 16, '93) = Slater fell to Ron Simmons.
- SMW Night of Legends (August 5, '94) = Slater & Bob Orton Jr fought to a Double Disqualification with Ronnie Garvin & the Mongolian Stomper.
- SMW Fire On The Mountain '94 (August 6) = Slater lost to the SMW Heavyweight Champion, the Dirty White Boy.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXX (January 25, '95) = In a dark match, Slater & Bunkhouse Bunk lost to the Armstrongs.
- WCW Uncensored '95 (March 19) = In a dark match, Slater & Bunkhouse Buck were taken down by Stars 'n' Stripes.
- WCW Great American Bash '95 (June 18) = In a dark match, Slater & Bunkhouse Buck defeated Barry Houston & Frankie Lancaster. Later on, Slater & Bunkhouse Buck were beaten by Harlem Heat.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '95 (July 16) = In a dark match, Slater & Bunkhouse Buck won over Marcus Bagwell & Alex Wright.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXI (August 4, '95) = Slater, Bunkhouse Buck, & Robert Parker lost to Harlem Heat & Sherri Martel.
- WCW Fall Brawl '95 (September 17) = Slater & Bunkhouse Buck lost the WCW World Tag-Team Title to Harlem Heat.
- WCW World War III '95 (November 26) = Slater competed in the "World War III Three Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Randy Savage.
- WCW Superbrawl VI (February 11, '96) = In a dark match, Slater & Bunkhouse Buck were beaten by the Road Warriors.
- WCW Uncensored '96 (March 24) = In a dark match, Slater took down Alex Wright.
- WCW Slamboree '96 (May 19) = Slater & Bobby Eaton won over Alex Wright & the Disco Inferno and Jim Duggan & VK Wallstreet to reach the "Lord of the Ring Finals Battle Royal", which was won by Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Hog Wild '96 (August 10) = In a dark match, Slater & Mike Enos fell to The Public Enemy.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXIII (August 15, '96) = In a dark match, Slater & Mike Enos defeated Jim Powers & Mark Starr.

Title Summary:
- NWA Florida Television Champion (1973)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (1973 - 12/1973)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Stan Vachon (3/1974)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Toru Tanaka (10/1974 - 1/1975)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Johnny Weaver (2/1975 - 4/16/1975)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion w/ Bob Orton Jr (6/27/1975 - 8/1975)
- NWA Macon Tag-Team Champion w/ Bob Orton Jr (7/29/1975 - 12/1975)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion (8/20/1976 - 10/26/1976)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion(2) (11/25/1976 - 4/01/1977)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion(3) (6/1977 - 7/22/1977)
- NWA Missouri Heavyweight Champion (8/12/1977 - 2/12/1978)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion(4) (9/1977 - 12/1977)
- NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (9/23/1977 - 10/14/1977)
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion (3/1978 - 6/18/1978)
- NWA Florida Television Champion(2) (4/1978 - 1978)
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion(2) (1978)
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion(3) (11/12/1978 - 12/30/1978)
- NWA Florida United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Killer Karl Kox (1978 - 12/1978)
- NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion (1/1979 - 1/09/1979)
- NWA (Northern Division) Southeastern Tag-Team Champion w/ Jerry Blackwell (5/24/1979 - 6/1979)
- NWA (Northern Division) Southeastern Heavyweight Champion (7/1979 - 8/03/1979)
- NWA (Northern Division) Southeastern Heavyweight Champion(2) (8/1979 - 11/1979)
- NWA (Northern Division) Southeastern Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Paul Orndorff (10/1979 - 11/1979)
- NWA (Northern Division) Southeastern Heavyweight Champion(3) (11/1979 - 12/1979)
- NWA Florida Southern Heavyweight Champion(4) (8/03/1980 - 1981)
- NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Champion (10/1980 - ??)
- SWCW Southwest Heavyweight Champion (8/15/1981 - ??)
- SCW Southwest Heavyweight Champion(2) (9/1982 - 12/1982)
- SCW Southwest Tag-Team Champion w/ Bob Sweetan (10/1982 - 12/1982)
- SCW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Bruiser Brody (1982 - ??)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion (2/22/1983 - 3/27/1983)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion(2) (4/03/1983 - 4/30/1983)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion (12/03/1983 - 12/14/1983)
- NWA United States Heavyweight champion (12/14/1983 - 4/21/1984)
- Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion (1/01/1986 - 1/31/1986)
- Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion(2) (2/23/1986 - 3/16/1986)
- Mid-South/UWF World Television Champion (2/28/1986 - 3/1986)
- USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (9/01/1990 - 10/06/1990)
- WCW United States Tag-Team Champion w/ the Barbarian (6/25/1992 - 7/31/1992)
- IWA (Japan) World Heavyweight Champion (7/20/1994 - 8/15/1995)
- WCW (formerly NWA Mid-Atlantic) World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Bunkhouse Buck (7/22/1995 - 9/17/1995)

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