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Wrestler: The Black Hand
Real Name: Joe Turner
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Debut: 1965
Previous Gimmicks: Joe "Sky" Turner
Finishing Move: The Loaded Glove
Top Rope Knee Drop
Favorite Moves: Brawling Tactics
Foreign Objects
Notable Feuds: Ken Lucas
Man Mountain Mike
Rocket Monroe
Lonnie Lee
Flash Monroe
Jerry Oates

  • Southern Heavyweight title defeating Man Mountain Mike (Early 1966);
  • Alabama State Heavyweight title defeating Ken Lucas (June 6, 1969);
  • Gulf Coast Southeastern Heavyweight title defeating Ken Lucas (July 16, 1969);
  • Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Black Hand #2 (Frank Dalton) defeating Ken Lucas & Mac MacFarland (July 20, 1969);
  • Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Black Hand #2 (Frank Martinez) defeating Ken Lucas & Billy Boy Hines (December 8, 1969);
  • GCW (Georgia Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Mike Webster defeating The Oates Brothers (April 24, 1976);
  • NWA South East title (1977);

  • Late 1965: The Black Hand (Joe Turner) made his debut in Florida in areas not controlled by Cowboy Luttrall..
  • Early 1966: The Black Hand defeated Man Mountain Mike for the Southern Heavyweight Title in Joyland, Florida..
  • June 6, 1969: The Black Hand defeated Ken Lucas to win the Alabama State Heavywieght Title in Mobile, Alabama
  • July 16, 1969: The Black Hand defeated Ken Lucas to win the Gulf Coast Southeastern Heavyweight Title..
  • July 20, 1969: The Black Hands defeated Ken Lucas & Mac MacFarland to win the Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles..
  • September 1969: Rocket Monroe unmasked Black Hand #2 as Frank Dalton -- after that Black Hand #2 was played by Frank Martinez..
  • December 8, 1969: The Black Hands defeated Ken Lucas & Billy Boy Hines to win the Gulf Coast Tag Team titles..
  • April 24, 1976: The Black Hand & Mike Webster defeated Ted Oates & Jerry Oates to win the GCW Tag Team titles..
  • Late 1976: The Black Hand feuded with Lonnie Lee & Pegasus in a series of singles and tag team matches..
  • January 20, 1977: The Blackhand dropped the Southeast Heavyweight Championship belt to Lonnie Lee in Seminole, Florida.
  • Early 1977: After Lee refused to defend the belt, The Black Hand was reinstated as the SouthEast Heavyweight Champion!