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Robert Fuller
Ring name(s) Robert Fuller[1]
Tennessee Stud II[1]
Tennessee Lee[1]
Colonel Robert Parker[1]
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed weight 240 lb (110 kg; 17 st)
Born May 14, 1951 (1951-05-14) (age 58)
Dyersburg, Tennessee
Resides Tampa, Florida[1]
Billed from Memphis, Tennessee[1]
Trained by Buddy Fuller
Debut 1970

Robert Welch[1] (born May 14, 1951) is a professional wrestler and manager better known by his ring names Robert Fuller and Col. Parker. Robert and his brother Ron co-owned Continental Championship Wrestling for a time.[2]

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Career

Fuller started wrestling in 1970 in the Alabama and Tennessee regions. He often teamed with his cousin Jimmy Golden and they won many tag team titles.

In the 1980s, he took his brother Ron's idea and made a stable called The Stud Stable.[3][4] Among the members in the independent versions of this stable were Golden, Sid Vicious, Cactus Jack,[5] Dutch Mantel, Gary Young,[6] and Brian Lee.

He spent some time in the American Wrestling Association with Golden in 1988, and they feuded with The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson). He also wrestled in the Texas area where he teamed with Jeff Jarrett.

In 1993, Fuller went to World Championship Wrestling as manager Col. Robert Parker, a takeoff of Col. Tom Parker of Elvis Presley fame. He managed Sid Vicious and teamed with manager Harley Race and his protege, Vader to form "The Masters of the Powerbomb". They feuded with Sting and Davey Boy Smith. In 1994, he managed "Stunning" Steve Austin before reforming his "Stud Stable" with Golden as "Bunkhouse Buck", Meng, Dick Slater, Terry Funk and Arn Anderson.[3] They feuded heavily with Dusty and Dustin Rhodes. In 1995, Col. Parker courted Sherri Martel to the dismay of both the Stud Stable and Sherri's charges, Harlem Heat. Parker and Sherri went to get married and Sherri was attacked by Madusa, who was supposed to be Parker's girlfriend. Parker and Sherri split and feuded and then made up again, with Parker leaving the Stud Stable to help Sherri manage Harlem Heat. While with Harlem Heat, Parker's official title was "promoter," while Sherri retained the "manager" designation. In 1996, Harlem Heat fired Parker, and he quickly started to manage The Amazing French Canadians (Jacques Rougeau, Jr. and Pierre Ouellet).[3] Harlem Heat and The Amazing French-Canadians immediately began feuding.

He left WCW in 1998 and resurfaced in the WWF as Tennessee Lee, manager of Jeff Jarrett. He did not stay for long and went back to wrestling with Golden on the independent circuit in Alabama.

On June 2 2006 in Irondale, Alabama, Fuller managed Shannon Spruill against El Mexico for the NWA Wrestle Birmingham Junior Heavyweight Championship. With the help of Fuller (who referred to Spruill as his "Million Dollar Baby"), Spruill defeated El Mexico to win her third wrestling title.

On September 14 2006, Fuller was seen, once again as Col. Parker, being interviewed by Robert Roode on TNA iMPACT!.

Personal life

Robert Fuller comes from a wrestling family: his father Buddy Fuller and his grandfather Roy Welch were wrestlers, as were his brother Ron Fuller[2] and his cousin Jimmy Golden.[7]

He married twice, first Marylin Harrington (Miss Sylvia) in 1971 (divorced in 2005) and then to Nicole Barsforth on September 16, 2006.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Championship Wrestling Alliance
  • CWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • CWA Television Championship (1 time)

*Records aren't clear as to which NWA affiliated promotion Fuller wrestled for when 4 of his 6 total reigns with it began. While the title was usually defended only in the Southeastern Championship Wrestling promotion, it was occasionally used in others such as Georgia Championship Wrestling.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Robert Fuller profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/r/robert-fuller.html. Retrieved 2009-08-07.  
  2. ^ a b Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.119)
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Stud Stable". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/s/stud-stable.html. Retrieved 2009-09-08.  
  4. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.116)
  5. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.117)
  6. ^ Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.120)
  7. ^ "Jimmy Golden profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/j/jimmy-golden.html. Retrieved 2009-08-03.  
  8. ^ "Bruno Lauer's profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/h/harvey-wippleman.html. Retrieved 2009-08-03.  
  9. ^ "Miss Sylvia profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/m/miss-sylvia.html. Retrieved 2009-09-08.  
  10. ^ "NWA Wrestle-Bitmingham result". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/nwa-wb/. Retrieved 2009-08-07.  

References

  • Mick Foley (2000). Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. HarperCollins. p. 511. ISBN 0061031011.  







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