Butch Reed

Professional Wrestler
Born Jul 11, 1954

Butch Reed is an American professional wrestler best known for his stints in the World Wrestling Federation and the National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Butch Reed.


1954 Birth Born on July 11, 1954.


1978 - 1980 2 More Events
1982 27 Years Old His next title also came as one half of a tag team when he and Sweet Brown Sugar (Skip Young, not Koko B. Ware) won the Florida version of the NWA North American Tag Team Championship when they beat Dory Funk, Jr. and David Von Erich in 1982. … Read More
Reed established himself as a force to be reckoned with while competing in Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling from 1983 through early 1986. … Read More
1984 29 Years Old The Neidhart feud was soon replaced with one with Terry Taylor who came out to save Neidhart from being beaten down with a football helmet after a match. The Reed/Taylor feud raged all through the spring of 1984 and was instrumental in establishing Terry Taylor as a star in Mid-South. … Read More


1985 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Reed would go to the American Wrestling Association for a short stint as Jimmy Garvin’s bodyguard, but would return to Mid-South in the middle of 1985 only a few short months after leaving it.
…  He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling between 1986 and 1992. … Read More
1987 32 Years Old In fact, when the Honky Tonk Man won the title from Steamboat in June 1987, Reed was shown celebrating with Honky and other heel wrestlers in the locker room although, in fairness, that was a taped segment. … Read More
1988 33 Years Old Reed competed in (and was the first wrestler eliminated from) the first Royal Rumble match in January 1988. … Read More
1989 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Reed did not see much success in the early parts of his run with JCP; his biggest match was a loss to Sting at the Chi-Town Rumble on February 20, 1989.
1991 37 Years Old On February 24, 1991 at WCW’s WrestleWar PPV, Doom took on former tag team champions The Fabulous Freebirds and lost due to miscommunication between Reed and Simmons. … Read More
After the PPV, Reed left the company for a short while only to return in 1992 siding with The Barbarian and Cactus Jack. … Read More


1994 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Reed next appeared for a notable promotion was in 1994 when he started to wrestle for the Global Wrestling Federation during its last days of existence.
2000 46 Years Old Reed continued to work on the independent scene on a part-time basis so that he could participate in the rodeo circuit in Kansas City. In 2000-2001, Butch Reed started working for Harley Race's WLW promotion.
2001 47 Years Old Reed beat “Luminous Warrior" for the WLW Heavyweight Title on March 31, 2001 and held the title until Dennis McHawes beat him for it on January 25, 2002. … Read More


2005 51 Years Old After being retired for about three years, Reed returned in 2005, appearing several times for Mid States Wrestling and eventually defeating Heavyweight Champion "Mr. Saturday Night" Michael Barry on November 11, 2005 for the Mid States Wrestling Heavyweight title.
2006 52 Years Old He also participated in the “Legends of Wrestling" tour in 2006.
2007 53 Years Old On September 9, 2007, he made a cameo appearance backstage at the September 14 WWE SmackDown! taping during a segment involving his former manager and SmackDown! … Read More
2011 57 Years Old Reed's last match to date in his career was on November 4, 2011, teaming with Angel 5th, wrestling Justin Lee and Max McGuirk to a no-contest.


2016 62 Years Old In July 2016, Reed was named part of a class action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that wrestlers incurred traumatic brain injuries during their tenure and that the company concealed the risks of injury. … Read More
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