[Brian Blair Gallery]
Wrestler: B. Brian Blair
Real Name: Brian Blair
Hometown: Gary, Indiana
Currently resides in Tampa, FL
Marital Status: Divorced from Mike McGuirk
Married to Toni
Two Sons: Brett & Bradley
Height & Weight: 6'1" - 235lbs
Trained by:
Debut: 1977
Previous Gimmicks: The Killer Bee (Japan)
Finishing Move: Sleeper Hold
Favorite Moves: Boston Crab
Notable Feuds: Killer Tim Brooks
Rip Oliver
Stan Stasiak
the Spoiler
Mark Lewin
Bruiser Brody
Stan Hansen
Hart Foundation
Rougeau Brothers
Official Website: http://www.brianblair.com

[Brian Blair Gallery]
[Killer Bees Gallery]

  • Junior Heavyweight title defeating Ron Star (1979);
  • NWA (World Class) American Tag Team titles w/Al Madril;
  • Florida State Heavyweight title defeating Jimmy Garvin (July 11, 1982);
  • Universal Wrestling Federation Tag Team titles (2);
  • NWL Tag Team titles;
  • NWA (Florida) Heavyweight title defeating Jesse Barr;
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Rick Rude ();
  • Asian Pacific Heavyweight title;
  • NWA (Florida) Tag Team titles w/Steve Keirn ();

  • In The Beginning:
  • Brian Blair was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Louisville..
  • ~~~While attending University, Brian Blair double majored in business and political science..
  • Brian Blair returned home to Florida to pursue his love of the wrestling business..

    Getting Into The Business:
  • Brian Blair started with Eddie Graham's Florida Championship Wrestling..
  • Brian Blair's first professional match was a tag team match against Ivan Koloff and Pat Patterson..
  • Brian Blair moved onto Bob Geigel's Central States promotion in Kansas City..
  • Brian Blair went to Leroy McGuirk's Tri-State Wrestling promotion in Oklahoma..
  • Brian Blair, with his high school and college amateur background, quickly became a fan favorite..
  • 1979: Brian Blair became one of the youngest Junior Heavyweight champions of all time beating Ron Starr..
  • Brian Blair migrated south to World Class in Dallas where he faced even stiffer competition..
  • Brian Blair earned shots at the NWA World Junior Heavyweight championship and came close to lifting the title from Les Thornton..
  • While in Texas, texas star Al Madril asked Brian Blair to team with him in a tournament for the prestigious American Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Brian Blair & Al Madril faced grueling competition and managed to successfully win the Tournament and the American Tag titles!
  • Brian Blair was then booked by Vince McMahon Sr. to wrestle for the WWF and make his first trip to Japan for New Japan Wrestling..
  • Brian Blair earned the Japanese fans' respect with a great series of matches against Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami..
  • July 11, 1982: Brian Blair beat Jimmy Garvin for the Florida State Heavyweight championship..
  • Brian Blair successfully defended the Florida championship against both Stan Hansen and Bruiser Brody..

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • Brian Blair was recruited by Vince McMahon Jr. to join the WWF for its expansion as a national promotion..
  • Brian Blair had a match against Paul Orndorff in St Louis that is considered a classic by WWF standards..

    Georgia Championship Wrestling:
  • Brian Blair finished his tour of duty for the WWF and began working TV tapings for Georgia Championship Wrestling..

  • Brian Blair defeated "Ravishing" Rick Rude for the Southern Heavyweight title..
  • Brian Blair defeated Jesse Barr for the Florida Heavyweight title..

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • Brian Blair returned to the WWF to form a popular tag team with Jim Brunzel known as the Killer Bees..
  • The Killer Bees had a classic series of matches against Bret "The Hit Man" Hart and Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart..
  • The Killer Bees adopted a gimmick where they would put on masks during their matches to confuse their opponents and the referee..
  • August 1988: B.Brian Blair left the World Wrestling Federation leaving Jim Brunzel by himself as a jobber..

    Independant Circuit:
  • Brian Blair became a successful regular on the U.S. Independent wrestling circuit..
  • Brian Blair won the Asian Pacific Heavyweight title..
  • Brian Blair & Steve Keirn captured the Florida Tag Team titles.

    Real Life, Retirement & Politics:
  • Brian Blair was once married to Leroy McGuirk's daughter, Mike McGuirk, who would later become a WWF Ring Announcer..
  • Blair Blair gives back to the community and is one of Tampa's most respected citizens..
  • September 2002: Tampa Tribune had a brief note about Brian Blair running for County Commissioner in Tampa..
  • Brian Blair lost his election bid to Pat Frank in Tampa.. Pat 51% (148,992 votes) to Brian 49% (144,608)..
  • June 29, 2004: Brian Blair qualified for the Hillsborough County Commissioners District 6 office by turning in 6000+ signatures..
  • November 2, 2004: Brian Blair was elected in his race for County Commissioner over incumbent Bob Buckhorn by 216,430 to 214,062..