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Dick Murdoch
Ring name(s) Ron Carson
Dick Murdoch
Black Ace
Captain Redneck
The Invader
Super Rodeo Machine
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Billed weight 277 lb (126 kg; 19.8 st)
Born August 16, 1946(1946-08-16)
Waxahachie, Texas
Died June 15, 1996 (aged 49)
Canyon, Texas
Trained by Killer Karl Kox
Bob Geigel
Pat O'Connor
Debut 1965

Hoyt Richard "Dick" Murdoch (August 16, 1946 – June 15, 1996) was an American professional wrestler.

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Professional wrestling career

A second-generation wrestler, the son of 1950s Texas wrestler Frankie Hill Murdoch, Dick Murdoch grew up with fellow second-generation wrestlers Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk, watching their fathers fight all around Texas. Frank Murdoch held the NWA Southwest Junior Heavyweight Championship three times in his career.

Dick Murdoch started wrestling in 1965 as Ron Carson in a tag team with Don Carson. He soon started wrestling under his real name. In 1968, he formed a tag team that would continue throughout the early 1970s with Dusty Rhodes called "The Texas Outlaws". After splitting with Rhodes, he wrestled for Florida Championship Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, and Mid-South Wrestling.

His most noted work as a wrestler came in Mid-South Wrestling in the early 1980s, where he teamed with Junkyard Dog. The pair was the most popular champions in the region, attracting the hardcore, working class white fans with his "Captain Redneck" persona and JYD drawing the support of the black fan base. Their feud with the Fabulous Freebirds was perhaps Mid-South's most compelling storyline.

In 1984, he went to the World Wrestling Federation and formed a tag team with Adrian Adonis that captured the World Tag Team Titles. He left the WWF in 1985 after dropping the tag-team title to the US Express and wrestled in Mid-South Wrestling briefly before turning up in the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions in 1986. He feuded with Ric Flair and attempted to win Flair's NWA World Title.

In early 1987, Murdoch joined Ivan Koloff and Vladimir Petrov in their attempt to get Nikita Koloff and Dusty Rhodes. Murdoch, who at the time held the NWA United States Tag Team Championship with Ivan, injured Nikita's neck after a brain-buster suplex on the floor that summer, resulting in Murdoch being (kayfabe) suspended for 30 days and the team being stripped of the tag team title. Murdoch left the NWA and wrestled in the World Wrestling Council before appearing in World Championship Wrestling as one half of the "Hardliners," or "Hardline Collection Agency," with Dick Slater in 1991. They feuded with Rick and Scott Steiner but could not win their title.

Murdoch was the twenty-seventh entrant in the 1995 WWF Royal Rumble. He was eliminated by Henry O. Godwinn. Murdoch was wrestling in the independents when he died of a heart attack on June 15, 1996.

Personal life

Murdoch was married on September 21, 1966 in Potter County, Texas to Janice Hix. Together, they had one child before divorcing on October 1, 1973. [1]

Murdoch is the cousin of wrestler "Killer" Tim Brooks.

According to a shoot interview with Bad News Brown, Dick Murdoch was a member of the KKK. This was also mentioned by Tito Santana in his autobiography, Tales from the WWF.

Murdoch appeared in 4 movies: The Wrestler (1974), Paradise Alley (1978), Grunt! The Wrestling Movie (1985), and Manhattan Merengue! (1995). He also appeared on an episode of Learning The Ropes and an episode of The Jerry Springer Show.[2]

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves
  • "Captain Redneck"
  • "Dirty" Dick Murdoch

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ Texas Divorces
  2. ^ Ellison, Lillian (2003). The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle. ReaganBooks. p. 153. ISBN 9780060012588.  
  3. ^ NWA United National Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  4. ^ NWA Central States Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  5. ^ NWA Central States Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  6. ^ NWA North American Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  7. ^ NWA Southern Heavyweight Title (Florida) history At wrestling-titles.com
  8. ^ NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  9. ^ NWA/WCW United States Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  10. ^ NWA American Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  11. ^ NWA World Tag Team Title (Detroit) history At wrestling-titles.com
  12. ^ NWA World Tag Team Title (Mid-America) history At wrestling-titles.com
  13. ^ North American Heavyweight Title (Mid-South) history At wrestling-titles.com
  14. ^ Mis-South Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  15. ^ NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  16. ^ NWA United States Tag Team Title (Tri-State) history At wrestling-titles.com
  17. ^ NWA Brass Knuckles Title (Amarillo) history At wrestling-titles.com
  18. ^ NWA International Heavyweight Title (Amarillo) history At wrestling-titles.com
  19. ^ NWA Western STates Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  20. ^ NWA Western States Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  21. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Award Winners Inspirational Wrestler of the Year". Wrestling Information Archive. http://www.100megsfree4.com/wiawrestling/pages/pwi/pwiinsp.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-27.  
  22. ^ NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  23. ^ IWA World Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  24. ^ WWC Universal Heavyweight Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  25. ^ WWC World Television Title history At wrestling-titles.com
  26. ^ WWWF/WWF/WWE World Tag Team Title history At wrestling-titles.com







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