Butch Reed
Professional wrestler
Butch Reed
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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Information Saves Lives
Huffington Post - about 3 years
People in the Philippines need information as much as food, water and shelter. As the world watches the devastation and the human tragedy caused by Typhoon Haiyan in unending images on our television screens, remember that we have infinitely more information than the victims do. They are living through this nightmare in the dark, not just cold and hungry, but terrified not knowing where to turn for help or what's coming next. Survivors of disasters all tell a similar story. The world they knew, the familiar buildings and landmarks, all disappear in seconds. Their friends and families are missing. Communications are down. They are confused, desperate for someone to tell them what's happening and what's coming in the hours and days ahead. Parents frantically search for their children. Fear is as great as grief. Previous humanitarian emergencies have demonstrated the value of local media for the survivors. When Kathleen Reen flew into Banda Aceh, two days after the 2004 Indian Ocean ...
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Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
Sorry for the lack of posts on Thursday, but I was helping with coverage of the fertilizer plant explosion in West. And as you might expect, I’m tied up today with the hunt for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. April really is turning out to be the cruelest month, isn’t it? But  Read More
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Thanks, New York, for taking care of the shuttle
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
Or not. Look, I know it’s really a terrible thing to be struck by a hurricane, and I know the northeast is a mess right now. The last thing they’re worried about is some damage to a space shuttle. And I’m honestly very sorry for the people affected by Sandy. I grok hurricane misery. But  Read More
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On elevators: Insert ‘ups and downs’ joke here
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
I think anyone who ever took Psych 101 — or talked to anybody who did — knows that people who enter elevators arrange themselves to maximize the distance between them and the others in the elevator. This story starts out on that well-traveled ground, but then it gets way more interesting. Check this out: But  Read More
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The Fort Scott Tribune - almost 5 years
Elmer H. "Butch" Reed, age 63, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his home. There was cremation. The location of the memorial service has been changed to the Carriage House,...
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Condé Nast Gobbles Up Grocery and Recipe App ZipList
Fay Observer Blogs - almost 5 years
Looks like Condé is starting to put that $500 million digital war chest to good use. Today, the media conglomerate purchased grocery list and recipe organizing app ZipList, to the tune of $14 million, reported AllThingsD. As we previously reported, Condé is no stranger to the woes of the print-to-digital transition. But Read More
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In the tiki room
Chicago Reader - almost 5 years
David and Lorie Krys's tropical paradise . . . in Berwyn by Dean Fisher When you think of tiki, many things come to mind: beach parties, crimson-lit bars filled with smoke, grass skirts, dapper gents, and pinup girls from another time. But . . .… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Curtis C. Reed - LubbockOnline.com
Google News - over 5 years
His survivors include his step mother, Mary Lou Reed of Slaton; daughter, Lisa Reed of Lubbock; stepbrother, Butch Reed of San Leon; sisters, Sharon Buxkemper and Debbie Beckham both of Lubbock; along with four grandchildren
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Legendary wrestler Jerry Lawler to visit Harrison - Baxter Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Others include "Hacksaw" Butch Reed, "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton and Sabu. Most of the younger wrestling fans know Lawler as a World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer and color commentator on Monday Night Raw, but the Memphis, Tenn., native has been in
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Ranking the Greatest WWE Champions of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Savage would enter the 14 man tournament for the vacant WWF Championship at WrestleMania IV, successfully advancing against Butch Reed, Greg Valentine and One Man Gang. This meant he reached the final where he would face the crooked "Million Dollar
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RAW Viewership Update, Iron Man Match, SmackDown - ProWrestling.com
Google News - over 5 years
Also appearing are Butch Reed and "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton. Go to http://facebook.com/midstateswrestling for additional info about the event. - On this day back in 2007, the word "Smackdown" was added to Webster's Dictionary
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The Latest On Averno To WWE, ROH Star Injured? - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
Also appearing are Butch Reed and "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton. Go to http://facebook.com/midstateswrestling for additional info about the event. -- In an update on Averno possibly coming to WWE, he is still working for CMLL in Mexico
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Sharon Lee Tolman - The Voice of Mini Cassia (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Butch Reed; and son, Daniel Tolman. She is also survived by her former husband, Jaren Tolman. The funeral will be held at 11 am Friday, June 17, at the View LDS Church, 550 S. 490 E., of Burley,
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WWE legend Ron Simmons says wrestlers complained about The APA being too stiff ... - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
Jack asked what was it like to team with Butch Reed? Ron said it was brilliant, he was a football player as well and he enjoyed it. Teddy Long really made it work and very clever which shows now with his current position. Once Butch was pushed,
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Sports Scrapbook -- week of June 10, 2011 - Shore News Today
Google News - over 5 years
1976 - Bob Wagenheim, Butch Reed, Bill Black, Tom Kissick, and Leo Stinson were young lifeguards on the BCBP. The Dove brothers, Tom, Rick, John, and Steve, were veterans with 24 years of experience. 1985 - Jennifer Szeker placed ninth in New Jersey in
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Recreating WrestleMania III with the Current WWE Roster - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Butch Reed's slicked blonde hair and arrogant persona ties in with the formerly platinum blonde Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler's more generic look has so far done him no favors and the "Blonde Bombshell" gimmick suited him perfectly. Koko B. Ware attempted to
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// The 411 Wrestling Top 5: Randy Savage Moments - 411mania.com
Google News - over 5 years
Savage would defeat Butch Reed, Greg Valentine, One Man Gang, and then Ted Dibiase in the finals to become a year long WWF champion, and never showcased his skills quite as much as on this great night. HM: Winning the Intercontinental Title: Still a
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Macho Man Randy Savage: Savage's 10 Greatest Matches - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
What made this match particularly impressive was the fact that Savage had to defeat Butch Reed, Greg Valentine and One Man Gang earlier in the night in order to reach the finals against DiBiase. The match was very solid and involved a lot of action on
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Ein letztes Oh Yeah! - spox.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Nach Siegen gegen Butch Reed, Greg Valentine und One Man Gang traf er im Finale des Turniers um den WWE-Champion-Titel bei Wrestlemania IV auf den Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase, um sich zum ersten Mal in seiner Karriere den WWE-Champion-Titel zu
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Butch Reed
  • 2016
    Age 61
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The suit is litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against WWE.
  • 2011
    Age 56
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 52
    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!
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  • 2006
    Age 51
    He also participated in the “Legends of Wrestling" tour in 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 50
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 46
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After losing the title, Butch Reed retired from wrestling.
  • 2000
    Age 45
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 39
    Reed became the second to last GWF North American champion on June 4, 1994 when he beat Rod Price for the held up title.
    More Details Hide Details The title had been held up the previous day after a match between Reed and Price got out of hand and ended inconclusively. Reed held the title for almost a month before losing it to "Gentleman" Chris Adams, who would be the last GWF North American champion.
    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.
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  • 1992
    Age 37
    Reed left the promotion before 1992 ended.
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    After leaving WCW, Reed went to the United States Wrestling Association where he once again started feuding with longtime opponent the Junkyard Dog. Reed even managed to beat JYD for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship on October 12, 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Reed only held the title for a week before he lost it to Todd Champion.
    After the PPV, Reed left the company for a short while only to return in 1992 siding with The Barbarian and Cactus Jack.
    More Details Hide Details Reed and the Barbarian teamed up to defeat Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham at Clash of the Champions XX but left WCW for good shortly afterwards.
  • 1991
    Age 36
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After the Freebirds left the ring, Reed turned on Simmons and beat him up; this turned Simmons face and ended the team of Doom forever. Teddy Long sided with Butch Reed as the former Doom partners engaged in a short but intense feud. The feud culminated at SuperBrawl I where Ron Simmons pinned Butch Reed in a Steel cage match (referred to as a "Thunder-Doom" cage match).
  • 1989
    Age 34
    During the summer of 1989, Reed would flounder in the mid card as Jim Crockett Promotions grew to become a national wrestling organization.
    More Details Hide Details The Steiner Brothers were involved in an angle with Woman who promised "Doom" for the two brothers but never specified exactly what this meant. Woman unveiled her threat at Halloween Havoc 1989, a couple of brawny, hard hitting masked African-Americans. It was obvious to most wrestling fans that Ron Simmons and Butch Reed were under the masks — they had both been on W.C.W. television shortly before Doom debuted, and they were the only two African-American wrestlers in the federation with the same massive physical appearance — but the announcers were made to keep up the storyline (although Jim Ross accidentally exposed Reed's identity on commentary during Starrcade 89: Future Shock). Doom won their debut match against the Steiners when one of the members of Doom pinned Rick Steiner after a headbutt with an illegal object in his mask. Doom followed up on this success by defeating Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Rich at Clash of the Champions IX, looking very strong in the process.
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 33
    Reed competed in (and was the first wrestler eliminated from) the first Royal Rumble match in January 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Two months later, he was eliminated in the first round of the WrestleMania IV championship tournament by eventual tournament winner Randy Savage. Shortly after WrestleMania IV, Reed and the WWF parted ways, Reed’s manager stayed with the federation while Reed struck out on his own once more. Butch Reed resurfaced in the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions as "Hacksaw" Butch Reed. He more or less immediately resumed his Mid-South feud with The Junkyard Dog. He was briefly managed by James J. Dillon before his contract was "sold" to Hiro Matsuda's "Yamasaki Corporation".
  • 1987
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In the fall, the WWF was heavily hyping a feud between Reed and Superstar Billy Graham, a former WWF champion who was staging a comeback after hip-replacement surgery. However, Graham's condition was such that he could no longer handle the physical demands of being a wrestler, so Reed and Slick's newest acquisition, the One Man Gang, "injured" Graham in a sneak attack that was used to explain his permanent retirement. Graham began managing the man who came to his aid, Don Muraco, with Muraco immediately entering into a rivalry with Reed. The enemies were on opposing teams in the main event of the first Survivor Series (Muraco took Graham's place on Hulk Hogan's team); Reed (a member of André the Giant's team), was the first elimination of the match, by Hogan.
  • 1986
    Age 31
    Reed later turned on Rufus and joined manager Slick’s group in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details After a brief feud with Jones, Reed got involved in a feud with Bruiser Brody. That summer, he lost a Loser Leaves Town match to Bruiser Brody and left the territory along with Slick. Reed and Slick signed with the WWF and were brought in as a package. Reed dyed his hair blond and became "The Natural" Butch Reed, an updated version of Sweet Daddy Siki. He feuded initially with Tito Santana, a target of Slick's verbal jabs, and made his pay-per-view debut at WrestleMania III, where he defeated Koko B. Ware. In the weeks after WrestleMania, Reed targeted new Intercontinental champion Ricky Steamboat and faced him at house shows and on an episode of Wrestling Challenge. According to a persistent myth, Reed no-showed a set of TV tapings where he was booked to win the title, resulting in the championship instead being put on The Honky Tonk Man. However, in a shoot interview, Reed has said this is untrue.
    In January 1986, Slater won the North American title from Butch Reed through underhanded means
    More Details Hide Details After leaving Mid-South Wrestling once more, Reed returned to Kansas City and the "NWA Central States" territory run by Bob Geigel. In Kansas, Reed initially teamed with Rufus R. Jones as the Soul Patrol.
    He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling between 1986 and 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Reed attended the University of Central Missouri. Reed played professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • 1985
    Age 30
    In October 1985, Butch Reed beat Dick Murdoch for the North American title.
    More Details Hide Details Around this time, he had a famous one-hour time-limit draw with NWA Champion "Nature Boy" Ric Flair and feuded with Dick Slater when Slater helped Ric Flair keep the world title.
    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The feud soon expanded to include "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel as Reed’s tag team partner and saw Reed attack Taylor with a “Coalminer’s Glove" on several occasions. After fighting with Terry Taylor for months on end, Reed’s attention turned from Taylor back to his old enemy the Junkyard Dog. During a match, Reed and Landel attacked JYD as he performed under a mask as “Stagger Lee" and painted him yellow. The war between the two brought in Sonny King and later Ernie Ladd to team with Junkyard Dog. After the tag matches, came brutal singles matches such as Dog Collar Matches Just as the feud was about to reach its heated highlight, the Junkyard Dog left Mid-South and signed with the World Wrestling Federation without informing booker Bill Watts of his decision. This meant that the federation was without their biggest face and the shows had to be hastily rebooked. Watts brought in "Master G" to take JYD’s place but the feud between Reed and “Master G" never took off forcing Watts to rethink his options. When "General" Skandor Akbar entered the Mid-South and started to build a stable of heels, he presented Buddy Landel with a golden Rolex watch with the understanding that it wasn’t actually for Landel but for someone else Akbar was trying to recruit. When Landel tried to give the watch to Reed, he became incensed, in the storyline, stomped on the watch, and started to brawl with his former partner.
  • 1983
    Age 28
    Mr. Wrestling did not unmask that night as they took the gold from Reed and Neidhart in a Steel cage match on Christmas of 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Neidhart and Reed started to blame each other and had a short, brutal feud.
    In October 1983, Reed’s arrogance made him agree to let the Mid-South fans pick a challenger for the North American title; he let them pick from the JYD, “Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, newcomer Krusher Khruschev, and Magnum T.A..
    More Details Hide Details The fans picked JYD but Reed dismissed the choice; he also said Duggan and Khruschev did not deserve a shot and instead gave the title shot to a very young and inexperienced T.A. As fate would have it, T.A. beat Reed to win the title, then lost it 12 days later to Nikolai Volkoff. On the same night that Reed lost the North American title, he and partner Jim Neidhart beat Magnum T.A. and “Hacksaw" Jim Duggan to win the Mid-South Tag Team Championship. After a few weeks the North American title was returned to Reed, claiming that the title match with T.A. was not legal since the fans chose JYD. Reed’s run as a double champion did not last long as JYD got his title shot with Dusty Rhodes as the special guest referee. After losing the North American title, Reed and Neidhart focused on the tag team titles and defended them against all comers. When Magnum and Mr. Wrestling II challenged for the titles, they felt that the challengers had to put up something of their own: Mr. Wrestling II’s mask.
    On July 16, 1983, Butch Reed won the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship and proceeded to turn back JYD’s challenges in subsequent months.
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    Back in 1983, Duggan was part of the heel group the "Rat Pack" along with Ted DiBiase and Matt Borne and used every dirty move he could think of to beat Butch Reed.
    More Details Hide Details Reed and Duggan would feud over the “Hacksaw" name until Jim Duggan turned face. Duggan’s face turn resulted in Butch Reed’s heel turn when Duggan was picked to be the Junkyard Dog’s tag team partner over Reed. Reed appeared on TV stating that "Butch Reed is going to start looking out for Butch Reed", which prompted the Junkyard Dog (JYD) to join him in the ring. After arguing back and forth, Reed attacked JYD and was soon joined in the attack by Ted Dibiase.
    Reed established himself as a force to be reckoned with while competing in Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling from 1983 through early 1986.
    More Details Hide Details In Mid-South, he was known as “Hacksaw" Butch Reed and came into the territory as a tag team partner for the main face in the territory the Junkyard Dog. Reed immediately came face to face with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan over the “Hacksaw" nickname.
  • 1982
    Age 27
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Reed wrestled mainly for the NWA in the early 1980s and made a name for himself in their St. Louis, Florida Championship Wrestling and Georgia Championship Wrestling territories.
  • 1980
    Age 25
    Reed and Jerry Roberts beat Mike George and Bob Sweetan for the NWA Central States Tag Team titles in late 1980 and lost them to The Kelly Twins in January 1981; this is believed to be Butch Reed’s first major title in wrestling.
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  • 1978
    Age 23
    Butch Reed was trained to wrestle by Ronnie Etchison debuting in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Early on he wrestled as Bruce Reed adopting the “Hacksaw" nickname over time.
  • 1954
    Born on July 11, 1954.
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