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Wrestler: Billy Red Cloud
Real Name: Bill Wright
Birthday:
Hometown: White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6' - 235 lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Bill Wright (debut)
Bill Kane
Killer Kane
Bobby Red Cloud
Finishing Move: The Piledriver (as Killer Kane)
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Mad Dog Vachon

  • WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight title defeating Baron Von Raschke (March 21, 1972);

  • Billy Red Cloud started out wrestling under his real name (Bill Wright), and later became Billy Red Cloud in 1964..
  • Billy Red Cloud wrestled as "Killer Kane" in Arizona -- derived from the villain in the old Flash Gordon comic strip..
  • Killer Kane entered the Arizona circuit as a heel, but turned into a babyface after a falling out with Chuck Karbo..
  • March 21, 1972: Billy Red Cloud defeated Baron Von Raschke for the WWA World title in Muncie, Indiana..
  • Billy Red Cloud worked the Minneapolis territory before the AWA was formed, and then became a regular in the AWA..
  • ~~~Billy Red Cloud was involved in the first chain match in the AWA territory with "Mad Dog" Maurice Vachon
  • Billy Red Cloud teamed in Dick the Bruiser's World Wrestling Association with Bobby Bold Eagle (Bob Boyer)..
  • October 1981: Billy Red Cloud passed away from what was described as a "leaky heart valve"..