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Paul Jones / Al Fredericks

Name :-  Paul Jones

From : - Port Arthur, Texas

Born : - June 16, 1942

Died: - 2018

Trained by : - Paul Boesch

Debut : - 1964

Retired : - 1991

Finisher : - Indian deathlock, Cobra twist

Also known as : - Al Fredericks, Mr Florida

Toured Australia : - 1965 (as Al Fredericks), 1970

Began wrestling in Texas under the promotion of his trainer, Paul Boesch in 1964. Toured Australia in 1965 as a mid-card face. Wrestled Gene Kiniski for the NWA World Hwt title in 1968. Returned in 1970 under the name of Paul Jones, as an upper-mid card ladies' favourite. Settled in Florida for several years, becoming a heel and wrestling as "Number One" Paul Jones. Received many shots at NWA champs Dory Funk Jr and Jack Brisco. Won every title available in Florida before relocating in the Mid-Atlantic. 

Began wrestling in Mid-Atlantic as a face in 1976, winning the NWA World tag title with Ricky Steamboat, before turning heel once again. Had several runs with the NWA World tag title with various partners before turning his sights to managing other wrestlers. Formed "Paul Jones' Army", which consisted at various times of Rick Rude, Masked Superstar, Ivan Koloff and Abbullah the Butcher, among others. 

Left Mid-Atlantic in the late 1980s, wrestling for South Atlantic Pro Wrestling before retiring in 1991.

Titles held - (Mid-Atlantic) US Hwt (3), (Florida) Southern Hwt, Florida Hwt (4), Mid-Atlantic Hwt (3), Georgia Hwt, Pacific Northwest Hwt, Hawaiian Hwt, (Florida) NWA Brass Knuckles, NWA TV, Mid-Atlantic TV (4). Florida TV (2), SAPW Hwt, Big Time TV, NWA World Tag (6, w/ Rick Steamboat, w/ Masked Superstar [2], w/ Baron von Raschke [2], w/ Wahoo McDaniel), Americas Tag (w/ Nelson Royal), Mid-Atlantic Tag (5, w/ Rick Steamboat [3], w/ Tiger Conway Jr, w/ Bob Bruggers), Atlantic Coast Tag (w/ Nelson Royal)

Paul Jones v Ivan Koloff, Mid-Atlantic, 1975

Credits - Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Wrestling.