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Dick Murdoch

 

Name: - Dirty Dick Murdoch
Height: - 6'2” (188cm)
Weight: - 288lb (131kg)
Born: - August 16, 1946
From: - Waxahachie, Texas
Trained by: - Killer Karl Kox, Bob Geigel, Pat O'Connor
Debut: - 1965
Died: - June 15, 1996 (heart attack)
Finisher: - Brainbuster
Also known as: - Ron Carson, Black Ace, Captain Redneck, The Invader, Super Rodeo Machine, The Texan

Toured Australia: - 1969, 1971

Son of wrestler Frank Murdoch. Began wrestling in 1965 as 'Ron Carson', brother of Don Carson. Initially made his name as a tag wrestler, first with Carson, then with Dusty Rhodes as “The Outlaws”. Came to Australia in 1969, teaming with Lars Anderson. They won the vacant IWA World Tag title, but lost it to Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard. Murdoch returned in 1971, this time with Dusty Rhodes, and won the tag titles from Mark Lewin and Mario Milano. They eventually dropped them to Lewin and Killer Kowalski.

After splitting with Rhodes, he spent most of his time in Florida, Amarillo and Mid-South. Mved to WWF in the early 80s, teaming with Adrian Adonis as the “East-West Connection”. Later turned up in WCW, teaming with Dick Slater as “The Hardliners”.

Was still wrestling in independents when he died.

Titles held: - WWC Universal Hwt, NWA North American Hwt (5),NWA Southern Hwt, Missouri Hwt (3), NWA International Hwt (3), United National Hwt, WWC World TV (2), Western States Hwt, Central States Hwt (2), NWA Brass Knuckles (3), Tri-State Brass Knuckles, IWA World Tag (2, w/ Lars Anderson, w/ Dusty Rhodes), WWF World Tag (w/ Adrian Adonis), (Detroit) NWA World Tag (w/ Dusty Rhodes), (Tennessee) NWA World Tag (w/ Don Carson), NWF World Tag (w/ Dusty Rhodes), American Tag (w/ Dusty Rhodes), NWA North American Tag (3, w/ Bob Sweetan [2], w/ Dusty Rhodes), Florida Tag (2, w/ Dusty Rhodes, w/ Bobby Duncum), Central States Tag (w/ Bob Brown), Western States Tag (w/ Bobby Duncum), (Tri-States) US Tag (2, w/ Killer Karl Kox, w/ Ted DiBiase), (Mid-Atlantic) US Tag (w/ Ivan Koloff), Mid-South Tag (3, w/ Junkyard Dog), Gulf Coast Tag (w/ Don Carson)

Dick Murdoch v Killer Karl Kox, All Japan 1976

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling, Puroresu.com
Photo credit: mid-atlanticgrapplinggreats.blogspot.com

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