[Bobby Shane Gallery]
Bobby Shane @ Cauliflower Alley Club
||August 25, 1945
||St. Louis, Missouri
||Married twice (Bernice & Sherri)
|Height & Weight:
||5'9" - 224 lbs
Dick The Bruiser
The Challenger -masked- (GA)
||Rolling Reverse Cradle
||Figure Four Leglock
||Kurt Von Stroheim
Paul De Marco
Cowboy Bob Kelly
Larry (Rocky) Hamilton
Central States United States Heavyweight title defeating the Mongolian Stomper (1966);
Southern Tag Team titles w/Mario Galento;
United States Junior Heavyweight title;
Southern Junior Heavyweight title;
Nebraska State title defeating Dale Lewis (March 1967);
Hawaiian Tag Team titles w/Nick Bockwinkle defeating Ripper Collins & Luke Graham (March 1969);
Georgia Television title (1970);
City Of Mobile Alabama title defeating "Cowboy" Bob Kelly (January 1971);
Southern Heavyweight title defeating George Gaiser (November 23, 1971);
Television title defeating Bob Roop (January 4, 1972);
Television title defeating Tim Woods (October 1972);
Florida Tag Team titles w/Bearcat Wright defeating Larry O'Day & Ron Miller (March 9, 1972);
Florida Tag Team titles w/Mike Webster defeating Boris Malenko & Bob Roopon (May 31, 1972);
Florida Heavyweight title defeating Jack Brisco (November 28, 1972);
Florida Tag Team titles w/Chris Markoffon defeating The Brisco Brothers (December 27, 1972);
Florida Tag Team titles w/Gorgeous George Jr. defeating Tim Woods & Big Bad John (February 1973);
United States Brass Knuckles title defeating Cyclone Negro;
Georgia Tag Team titles w/Doug Gilbert by Winning a Tournament;
Georgia Tag Team titles w/Gorgeous George Jr. defeating Rob Fuller & Bob Armstrong (1973);
Australian Tag Team titles w/George Barnes (1974);
1970: Bobby Shane returned to Georgia as the masked "Challenger" in a red & blue mask and a red, white & blue single..
~~~The Challenger was billed as the new protege of "The Professional" -- aka the original Doug Gilbert..
~~~The Challenger & El Mongol defeated Assassin #2 (Jody Hamilton) & El Medico (Luis Hernandez)..
February 20, 1975: Bobby Shane died in the crash of a private airplane near Tampa, FL..
~~~Wrestlers Buddy Colt, Austin Idol and Gary Hart were also injured in the crash..