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Thunderbolt Patterson


Name: - Thunderbolt Patterson
Born: - 1941
From: - Waterloo, Iowa
Trained by: - Pat O'Connor, Steve Kovacs
Debut: - 1964
Retired: - 1993
Also known as: - Sweet Daddy Brown, Thunderbolt Peters, T-Bolt, K.O. Patterson, Thunderbolt Brown

Toured Australia: - 1968 (as Thunderbolt Brown), 1972

Worked as a heel for the early part of his career, including a tour of Australia in 1968 where he wrestled Spiros Arion for the IWA World title. Worked around Detroit in 1969 as “Sweet Daddy Brown”, before becoming a face as “Thunderbolt Patterson”. Returned to Australia in 1972 as a main event face. Defeated Bruiser Brody for the Florida Hwt title in 1976, before moving to Georgia and Mid-Atlantic, where he stayed until he retired.

His last match was at Slamboree '93, where he teamed with Brad Armstrong to defeat Ivan Koloff and Baron von Raschke.

Titles held: - CWA World Hwt, (Toronto) NWA US Hwt, ICW US Hwt, Florida Hwt, Georgia TV (2), NWA Brass Knuckles (6), (LA) WWA World Tag (w/ Alberto Torres), American Tag (4, w/ Wahoo McDaniel [2], w/ Johnny Valentine, w/ Prof. Tanaka), Georgia Tag (3, w/ Mr. Wrestling, w/ Tommy Rich, w/ Tony Atlas), National Tag (w/ Ole Anderson), Atlantic Coast Tag (w/ Jerry Brisco)

Thunderbolt Patterson v Buddy Porter, IWA 1975

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