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Abdullah The Butcher

Name: - Abdullah the Butcher
Height: - 6'0” (183cm)
Weight: - 360lb (160kg)
Born: - January 11, 1941
From: - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA
Trained by: - Jack Britton
Debut: - 1958
Finisher: - The Butcher's Axe (elbow drop)
Also known as: - Pussycat Pickens, The Madman From the Sudan, Zeras Amala, Kuroi Jujutsushi

Toured Australia; 1973, 1974

Billed from the Sudan. Along with The Sheik, is largely responsible for the creation of 'hardcore' wrestling. His matches are typified by violence, foreign objects, blood-curdling shrieks and blood. Was a member of Big Bad John's army in 1973. Travels all over the world, is a particular 'favourite' in Japan and Puerto Rico. Stills wrestles part-time at the age of 70, and owns “Abdullah the Butcher's House of Ribs and Chinese Food” in Atlanta and Japan. Was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

Titles held: - PWF World Hwt, NWF World Hwt (2), Detroit US Hwt, Canadian International Hwt, WWC Universal Hwt (3), WWC World Hwt, WWC Caribbean Hwt (2), Georgia Hwt, Stampede North American Hwt (6), WWC North American Hwt (2), Puerto Rican Hwt (3), NWF International Hwt, New Zealand British Commonwealth Hwt, IWA International Hwt, Georgia TV, United National, PWF US Hwt, BJW Deathmatch Hwt, WWC Hardcore, Texas Hardcore, Detroit NWA World Tag (w/ Killer Brooks), Vancouver NWA World Tag (w/ Jerry Graham), Canadian Tag (2, w/ Jerry Graham, w/ Armen Hussein), NWA International Tag (w/ Ray Candy), Central States Tag (w/ Roger Kirby), TPW Tag (w/ Benkei)

Abdullah the Butcher v Spiros Arion, World Championship Wrestling 1973

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling
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