Porkchop Cash

Porkchop Cash

Infobox Wrestler
name=Bobby Cash


names=Porkchop Cash

height=height|ft=6|in=2
weight=convert|265|lb|kg st|abbr=on|lk=on
birth_date=birth date and age|1955|10|22
death_date=
birth_place =Memphis, Tennessee
trainer=
debut=1973
retired=1990|

Bobby Cash (born October 22, 1955) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler. He competed primarily in promotions operated by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). He also had shorter stints in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and Georgia Championship Wrestling.

1970s

NWA Hollywood

Cash made his wrestling debut in 1973, competing for the National Wrestling Alliance in Florida. He wrestled both as a singles competitor and in tag team matches with partner Frank Hester. [cite web|title=Wrestler: Bobby "Porkchop" Cash|publisher=Championship Wrestling from Florida|url=http://www.cwfarchives.com/Wrestler.php?id=792|accessdate=2008-07-07] The following year, he began wrestling for California-based territory known as NWA Hollywood Wrestling. He soon won the NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship by defeating John Tolos on March 22, 1974. After holding the belt for over two months, he dropped it to Black Gordman. In a rematch two weeks later, Cash regained the belt. Less than a month later, Ernie Ladd beat Cash to win the championship.

After losing the title, Cash formed a tag team with Manny Soto. Together, they defeated Black Gordman and Goliath to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship on July 24. The following month, Cash and Soto dropped the belts to the team of Angel Blanco and Dr. Wagner. Cash was involved in a feud with Butcher Brannigan, [cite web|title=Wrestler Profiles: Butcher Brannigan|publisher=Online World of Wrestling|url=http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/b/butcher-brannigan.html|accessdate=2008-07-11] and he teamed with Victor Rivera to regain the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship on September 14 by defeating Brannigan and Man Mountain Mike. They held the belts until a loss to Otto Von Heller and Kurt Von Hess October 12. The following year, Cash teamed with S.D. Jones to win the belts for a third time. They won the belts from Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts, collectively known as the Hollywood Blonds, but dropped the belts back to the Blonds the following month. Cash's final reign came in 1976, when he and Frank Monte defeated the team of Roddy Piper and Crusher Verdu for the belts. The reign was brief, however, as Cash and Monte soon dropped the belts to The Scorpions.

outheastern United States

In 1976, Cash left California to compete in the Southeastern United States. Cash's first stop was Georgia, where he wrestled for Georgia Championship Wrestling. While there, he won the NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship by teaming with Tom Jones to defeat Jimmy and Johnny Valiant. The following month, Cash and Jones lost the title to Gene and Ole Anderson. Cash also wrestled for Tennessee-based NWA Mid-America. He teamed with Gorgeous George, Jr. to win the Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship in February 1977.

In Louisiana, Cash became a two-time holder of the Tri-State version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship. His first reign was with Mike George, as the team defeated The Medics (Billy Garrett and Jim Starr) on August 16, 1977. They held the belts for only a week, however, as they lost them in a rematch. Cash regained the belts in August 1977 from The Medics, this time with Dr. X as his partner. The team split up in September, however, and Cash and Dr. X faced each other for control of the title. Cash took Ray Candy as his partner, and Dr. X teamed with Ciclón Negro. Negro and Dr. X won the match, bringing Cash's title reign to an end.

1980s

National Wrestling Association

Cash returned to Louisiana in 1981, although NWA Tri-State had been purchased by new owners. Cash regained the tag team title, which had since been renamed the NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship, by teaming with Doug Somers to defeat Eric Embry and Chief Frank Hill. Once again, Cash's title reign ended because of a split from his partner, as Cash and Somers went their separate ways later that year.

The following year saw Cash join NWA Mid-Atlantic. Once again, he enjoyed success as a tag team competitor. Joining up with Jay Youngblood, he won the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship in March 1982. After dropping the belts to Don Kernodle and Pvt. Jim Nelson, Cash formed a team with Iceman King Parsons to regain the title. In August, however, Cash once again lost the championship to Kernodle and Nelson.

American Wrestling Association

Porkchop Cash then joined the American Wrestling Association, where formed a tag team with Troy Graham (who wrestled as "Dream Machine") known as The Bruise Brothers. Wrestling as heels,cite web|title=Memphis/CWA #40 Page #2|url=http://www.kayfabememories.com/Regions/memphis/memphis-cwa40-2.htm|accessdate=2008-07-07|publisher=Kayfabe Memories] they held the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship twice. The Bruise Brothers were in the First Family stable of Jimmy Hart. Their main rivals were The Sheepherders, as tag team from New Zealand. They beat Dutch Mantel and Koko B. Ware for their first title on October 3, 1983. They also had a series matches with The Rock 'n' Roll Express, trading the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship with them. A notable moment in the feud came after their match on November 7, 1983. Cash and Graham lost the match and the belts and responded by attacking the referee, Paul Morton (father of Ricky Morton of The Rock 'n' Roll Express). [cite web|title=The Vault of Classic Memphis Wrestling|publisher=KingLawler.com|url=http://www.kinglawler.com/vault.html|accessdate=2008-07-07] The Bruise Brothers avenged their loss one week later by regaining the championship. On November 29, 1983, The Bruise Brothers dropped the belts to The Fabulous Ones. Tension built within Hart's stable, and The Bruise Brothers faced stablemates The Grapplers (Len Denton and Tony Anthony) in a "losers no longer managed by Jimmy Hart" match on December 26. The Grapplers won, leaving Cash and Graham without a manager. [cite web|title=Mid-South Coliseum 1983: December 26, 1983|publisher=Pro Wrestling History|url=http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/memphis/jarrett/1983.html#122683|accessdate=2008-07-07] Shortly thereafter, Cash replaced Graham with Maddog Boyd.cite web|title=Wrestler Profiles: Troy Graham|publisher=Online World of Wrestling|url=http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/t/troy-graham.html|accessdate=2008-07-06] Cash and Boyd initiated a feud with Eddie Gilbert by stealing a portrait of Gilbert that he had been showing off every week and offering to award to the winner of a draw. [cite web|last=Dills|first=Tim S.|title=Eddie Gilbert: Page 2|url=http://www.kayfabememories.com/Wrestlers/WLegilbert-2.htm|accessdate=2008-07-06|publisher=Kayfabe Memories]

NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling

Cash next moved to NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling. He won his first singles title since 1974 when he defeated Boris Zhukov for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship in September 1984. He held the title for two months before dropping it to Lord Humongous (portrayed by Jeff Van Kamp). He also won the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship with a victory over Jimmy Golden in January 1985. Two months later, he lost the belt to Boomer Lynch.

NWA Central States

Cash appeared next in NWA Central States. He formed a team with Ken Timbs and challenged champions Rick McCord and Bart Batten for the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship. Cash and Timbs appeared to win the title on April 3, 1987, but the title was declared vacant because Cash used a foreign object to get the victory. In a rematch on April 10, Cash and Timbs defeated McCord and Batten again to win the championship officially. Timbs eventually left the promotion, and the titles were vacated once again.

Cash also briefly held the NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship atfer defeating Rufus R. Jones, but he lost the belt in a rematch one week later. He then returned to tag team competition, joining up with Rick McCord to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship once again. They defeated the Batten Twins (Brad and Bart) for the belts on November 9, 1987 but lost the title to the Montana Cowboys (Mike Stone and Rick Patterson) on November 26. While working for NWA Central States, Cash also worked as a manager, calling himself "The Boss" Porkchop Cash while assisting wrestlers Russell Sapp and "Krusher" Karl Kovac. [cite web|title=Regional Territories: Central States #24|url=http://www.kayfabememories.com/Regions/centralstates/cs24.htm|accessdate=2008-07-06|publisher=Kayfabe Memories]

emi-retirement

Several years later, Porkchop Cash came out of retirement to do a special three-way tag match with the Rock and Roll Express and the Midnight Express. His tag team partner was former rival Koko B. Ware, and the pair formed the PYT Express.

On January 21, 2005, Cash defeated The Psycho to win the NWA Mississippi Cruiserwight Championship. He held the belt for over a year before dropping it to Brother Love (not to be confused with the character portrayed by World Wrestling Entertainment's Bruce Prichard). Porkchop Cash is now semi-retired but still wrestles on occasional independent shows.

Legacy

Floyd Womack of the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks received the nickname "Pork Chop Womack" from his mother because she thought that her son looked like Porkchop Cash. [cite web|title=Chargers may rue this draft|url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/inside_game/peter_king/news/2001/04/23/mmqb/|last=King|first=Peter|date=2001-04-23|publisher=CNN Sports Illustrated|accessdate=2008-07-06]

Title History

*American Wrestling Association
**AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Troy Grahamcite web|title=AWA Southern Tag Team Title History|publisher=Solie's Title Histories|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/sttawa.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]

*Georgia Championship Wrestling
**NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Tom Jonescite web|title=NWA Georgia Tag Team Title History|publisher=Solie's Title Histories|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/gttgcw.html]

*NWA Battlezone
**NWA Mississippi Cruiserwight Championship (1 time)cite web|title=NWA Mississippi/Battlezone Cruiserweight Title History|publisher=Solie's Title Histories|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/misscwnwa.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]

*NWA Central States
**NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)cite web|title=NWA Central States Heavyweight Title History|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/cshtnwa.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]
**NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Ken Timbs (1) and Rick McCord (1)cite web|title=NWA Central States Tag Team Title History|publisher=Solie's Title Histories|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/csttnwa.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]

*NWA Hollywood
**NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship (2 times)cite web|title=NWA Americas Heavyweight Title|url=http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/la/hw/ams-h.html|accessdate=2008-07-06|publisher=Wrestling Titles]
**NWA Americas Tag Team Championship (4 times) - with Manny Soto (1), Victor Rivera (1), S.D. Jones (1), and Frank Monte (1)cite web|title=NWA Americas Tag Team Title|publisher=Wrestling Titles|url=http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ca/la/hw/ams-t.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]

*NWA Mid-America
**NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (1 times) - with Gorgeous George, Jr.cite web|title=AWA Southern Tag Team Title|publisher=Wrestling Titles|url=http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/cwa/awa-s-t.html#77|accessdate=2008-07-06]

*NWA Mid-Atlantic
**NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Jay Youngblood (1) and Iceman King Parsons (1)cite web|title=NWA Atlantic Coast/Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title History|publisher=Solie's Title Histories|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/mattnwa.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]

*NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling
**NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship (1 time)cite web|title=NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title History|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/alahwnwa.html|publisher=Solie's Title Histories|accessdate=2008-07-06]
**NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship "(Northern Division)" (1 time)cite web|title=NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title History|publisher=Solie's Title Histories|url=http://www.solie.org/titlehistories/sehwnwa.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]

*NWA Tri-State
**NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Doug Somerscite web|title=NWA Tri-State Tag Team Title|publisher=Wrestling Titles|url=http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/nwa/tri-t.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]
**NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (2 time) - with Mike George (1) and Dr. X (1)cite web|title=N.W.A. United States Tag Team Title (Tri-State)|publisher=Wrestling Titles|url=http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/nwa/tri-us-t.html|accessdate=2008-07-06]

References

External links

[http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/p/porkchop-cash.html Profile at Online World of Wrestling]


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