[Alfred Hayes Gallery]
||Lord Alfred Hayes
||Alfred G. Hayes
||August 8, 1928
||Originally Great Britian
Billed from Windermere, England
Currently resides in Dallas, Texas
|Height & Weight:
||5'9" - 230 lbs
||"Judo" Al Hayes
||The London Bridge Deathlock
||Dory Funk Jr.
Dingo the Sundowner
The von Steigers
The Crusher (AWA)
Johnny Weaver (Mid Atlantic)
NWA Western States Tag Team titles (2);
NWA Texas Tag Team titles;
NWA (Central States) Tag Team titles;
PWI Inspirational Wrestler of the Year - 1972;
Judo Al Hayes:
Alfred Hayes began his career in the United Kingdom wrestling as a fan favorite under the name "Judo" Al Hayes..
Alfred Hayes had a successful career as a great technical heel wrestler before switching to managing & announcing..
Alfred Hayes used a finishing hold called the London Bridge Deathlock (a forceful variation of the half-nelson)..
Alfred Hayes wrestled in Florida, Amarillo (Funks), Minneapolis (AWA), Charlotte (Mid Atlantic) and many others..
June 1972: Alfred Hayes defeated Dory Funk Jr. for the NWA World title in Amarillo but Dory Sr. got up and attacked Hayes..
~~~The referee changed the decision of the match and disqualified Dory Jr., thus allowing Dory Jr. to retain!
Alfred Hayes managed a tag team known as The Imperial Russians (Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markov)..
1982: Lord Alfred Hayes joined the World Wrestling Federation..
1983: Alfred Hayes retired after suffering some severe inflammation in his joints that laid him up for several months..
~~~Alfred Hayes was later diagnosed with a condition called rheumatoid arthritis..
World Wrestling Federation:
Alfred Hayes is best remembered for his co-hosting duties on WWF Tuesday Night Titans along with Vince McMahon..
Alfred Hayes also did announcing with Bob Caudle in Mid-Atlantic Wrestling..
Alfred Hayes eventually resigned with the WWF as a broadcast announcer and backstage interviewer..
1984: Alfred Hayes was phased out as a backstage interviewer and replaced by the famous Mean Gene Okerland..
Alfred Hayes was the commentator for recorded House Shows (MSG, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf etc) throughout the 1980s..
Alfred Hayes provided play by play announcing for the Hulk Hogan/King Kong Bundy main event at WrestleMania II..
Lord Alfred Hayes also became the voice for WWF Coliseum Home Video releases..
Alfred Hayes also got a knee replacement, which gave him some relief from the arthritis for several years..
1990: Alfred Hayes was hit by a speeding car as he was walking across the street in Stamford CT..
~~~Alfred Hayes was thrown up in the air, landing on his back and his hip..
~~~Alfred Hayes got blood poisoning from all the gravel and dirt that got into his hip, and he needed numerous skin grafts..
Lord Alfred Hayes co-hosted International Wrestling Challenge with Mean Gene Okerlund..
Alfred Hayes hosted the Update segments on WWF Superstars of Wrestling programming..
Alfred Hayes began concentrating on Coliseum Home Video department, and adopted a heel attitude while calling matches..
1993: Lord Afred Hayes was phased out of WWF programming as the company began taking a 'new direction'..
A few years later they discovered a lump on his spine that the doctors initially thought was cancer..
~~~Luckily, it turned out to be bone calcifications from his accident..
~~~Alfred had to have several vertabrae taken out to remove the lump, and as a result he is several inches shorter than he used to be..
1995: Alfred Hayes departed the WWF after his long run with the company..
1996: Alfred Hayes briefly commentated for Tito Santana's short-lived American Wrestling Federation promotion..
Alfred Hayes contracted gangrene which led to the eventual amputation of of his leg..
July 2005: Alfred Hayes suffered a series of strokes after a fall at a nursing home he lived at in Dallas..
July 21, 2005: Alfred Hayes passed away at the age of 77, thus ending a life of suffering --- RIP and Cherio!
Click here to read Greg Oliver's article on Alfred Hayes' passing on Slam! Wrestling.