Dick Slater

Professional Wrestler
Born May 19, 1951

Richard Van Slater, better known by his ring name "Dirty" Dick Slater, is a retired American professional wrestler who wrestled in the 1970s, 1980s, and mid 1990s for various promotions including Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Slater began wrestling with Mike Graham at Robinson High School, in Tampa, Florida. He attended the University of Tampa with Paul Orndorff.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born on May 19, 1951.


1968 17 Years Old Slater began wrestling in 1968 with Mike Graham at Robinson High School in Tampa, Florida. … Read More


1983 32 Years Old In 1983, Slater was working in Knoxville, Tennessee for Ron Fuller when Jim Barnett approached Slater with the idea of booking a television show in Atlanta for Ted Turner. … Read More
1985 34 Years Old In 1985, Slater left Mid-Atlantic and went to Mid-South Wrestling (run by Bill Watts). … Read More
1986 35 Years Old Slater defeated Mike Sharpe at The Big Event and was squashed by Don Muraco in two minutes on the November 29, 1986 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event. … Read More


1992 41 Years Old He briefly won the WCW United States Tag Team Championship with The Barbarian, defeating The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes), but the belts were retired one month later on July 31, 1992. … Read More
1995 44 Years Old He won the WCW World Tag Team Championship with Bunkhouse Buck on an episode of WCW Saturday Night on July 22, 1995, defeating the Harlem Heat thanks to interference from Col. Rob Parker. … Read More
1996 45 Years Old In 1996, Slater formed a tag team with Mike Enos known as 'Rough N Ready'. … Read More


2003 52 Years Old On December 27, 2003, it was reported that Slater had stabbed Halbert with a butcher's knife. … Read More
In June 2004, Slater was convicted for the stabbing of his former girlfriend Theresa Halbert. … Read More
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