The Wrestling Pro

Behind the mask: Tarzan Baxter

From the Southland/Somewhere beneath the Mason-Dixon

Titles held in the Gulf Coast:

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship – (9 times – 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977)

Mississippi State Heavyweight Championship – (2 times – 1973, 1974)

Alabama State Heavyweight Championship – (16 times – 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976)

City of Mobile Championship – (1 time – 1971)

City of Pensacola Championship – (6 times – 1970, 1971, 1972)

United States Tag Team Championship – (3 times – w/Mike Boyette (2)- 1971, w/The Mysterious Medic – 1972)

Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship – (7 times – w/Eddie Sullivan (3) – 1970, 1977, w/The Mighty Yankee – 1974, w/Duke Miller – 1974, w/Gordon Nelson as The Wrestling Pros – 1975, w/Ken Lucas – 1977)

City of Dothan Tag Team Championship – (2 times – w/ The Rugged Russian – 1973, w/ Duke Miller – 1973)

 

The Wrestling Pro was recognized as the World Jr. Heavyweight Champion by the Gulf Coast Wrestling Alliance office after a disputed match with NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell on September 17, 1974. He successfully defended the title several times against challengers sent in from the NWA until November 5, 1974 when he lost a unification match to Mantell.

 

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The Wrestling Pro early 1970s

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Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro 1970

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro 1970

 

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World Jr. Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro is introduced by announcer Jack Bitterman in Mobile, AL 1974

World Jr. Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro is introduced by announcer Jack Bitterman in Mobile, AL 1974

 

John Gause interviews The Wrestling Pro 1976

John Gause interviews The Wrestling Pro 1976

 

Alabama State Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro 1976

Alabama State Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro 1976

 

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro 1977

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro 1977

 

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro with referee Larry Brock 1977

Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro with referee Larry Brock 1977