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Bobby Shane


Name: - Bobby Shane
Height: - 5'9 (175cm)
Weight: - 224lb (102kg)
Born: - August 25, 1945
From: - St. Louis, Missouri
Trained by: - Wild Bill Longson, Bobby Bruns, Rip Hawk, Dick the Bruiser
Debut: - 1963
Died: - February 20, 1975 (plane crash)
Finisher: - Figure 4 Leglock
Also known as: - Bobby Shoen, The Masked Challenger

Toured Australia; 1974

Began wrestling in PNW as an 18yo, made his name around Missouri and Iowa before moving to Florida for his greatest fame. Toured Australia as a wrestler and manager, feuding with Mario Milano and other favourites. Was killed en route to a wrestling show in a crash which also severely injured Playboy Gary Hart and Dennis McCord (Austin Idol).

Titles held: - NWA Southern Hwt, Florida Hwt, US Hwt (Central States), Nebraska Hwt, Mobile Hwt, Southern Jr Hwt, US Jr Hwt, US Brass Knuckles, Florida TV (2), Georgia TV, Austro-Asian Tag (w/ The Original Mr Wrestling [George Barnes]), Southern Tag (w/ Mario Galento), Florida Tag (4, w/ Bearcat Wright, w/ Mike Webster, w/ Chris Markoff, w/ Gorgeous George Jr), Georgia Tag (w/ Doug Gilbert, w/ Gorgeous George Jr), Hawaiian Tag (w/ Nick Bockwinkel)

Bobby Shane v Jack Brisco, FCW 1973

Credit: Mark Dalgleish,,
Photo credit:

A young Bobby Shoen and "The King of Wrestling" Bobby Shane