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[Bushwhackers Gallery]
Team: The Bushwackers
Members Luke Williams & Butch Miller
Hometown: New Zealand
Debut: 1965
Previous Identities: Kiwis (Nick Carter & Sweet William)
The New Zealand Sheepherders
The Sheepherders
Finishing Move: Double Gut Buster
Favorite Moves: Battering Ram
Notable Feuds: Rogeau Brothers
Orient Express
Rhythm & Blues
Beverly Brothers
Headshrinkers
Nasty Boys
Natural Disasters

  • None as The Bushwhackers, but click here to see the Sheepherders title history..


  • The Sheepherders
  • Before becoming the lovable Bushwhackers, Luke & Butch were a heel tag team known as The Sheepherders <--click their history.

    World Wrestling Federation
  • December 1988: The Sheepherders joined the WWF, changing their name AND attitude, becoming known as the "Bushwhackers"..
  • December 30, 1988 - MSG: The Bushwhackers defeated the Bolshivics in their WWF debut match..
  • Royal Rumble 1989: Butch enters the Royal Rumble as #10 and Luke enters as the 19th participant..
  • The Bushwhackers gained victories over the Bolshivics, The Rougeau, Brain Busters, and the Powers of Pain..
  • WrestleMania V - the Bushwhackers defeat the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers in the WrestleMania debut
  • Aprils 7, 8, 9, 1989 - Bushwhackers Home Coming: The Bushwhackers defeated Bolshivics in the main event of a New Zealand card..
  • ~~~These shows were cross-promotional events put on by the WWF and Arena Wrestling Alliance..
  • September 21, 1989 - Saturday Night Main Event: The Bushwhackers defeated the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers..
  • King of the Ring 1989: The Warlord defeats Butch in the 1st round -- Luke beats Volkoff in the 1st round, but loses to Rick Martel..
  • Survivor Series 1989: Rick Rude/Mr.Perfect/Rougeau Brothers beat Roddy Piper/Jimmy Snuka/Bushwhackers lose..
  • Royal Rumble 1990: The Bushwhackers defeated the Rougeau Brothers in the opening match..
  • March 6, 1990 - Superstars of Wrestling: The Bushwhackers were attacked by Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine with their guitars..
  • WrestleMania VI: The Bushwhackers crash Rhythm & Blues musical performance..
  • The Bushwhackers and Rhythm & Blues feuded for five months until after SummerSlam..
  • September 1990: The Bushwhackers and the Orient Express begin feuding swapping victories accross the country..
  • Survivor Series 1990: Nikolai Volkoff/Tito Santana/Bushwhackers defeat Sgt Slaughter/Boris Zukov/Orient Express..
  • Royal Rumble 1991: Luke enters the Rumble at number 27 and is eliminated by Earthquake after only 4 seconds!
  • April 15, 1991 - Saturday Night Main Event: The Nasty Boys beat the Bushwhackers to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • Summerslam 1991: Andre the Giant accompanies the Bushwhackers for their match against the Natural Disasters..
  • Survivor Series 1991: The Nasty Boys & Beverly Brothers defeat The Bushwhackers & The Rockers..
  • November 2, 1991 - House Show: The Bushwhackers vs The Beverly Brothers resulted in some embarassing contraversy..
  • ~~~The Bushwhackers initiated a "faggot" chant during the match offended some of the Vancouver spectators..
  • The Bushwhackers gain the managing services of Jamison, for "added" humor factor..
  • Royal Rumble 1992: The Beverly Brothers defeated The Bushwhackers..
  • Around this time, Jamison disappeared from programming..
  • WrestleMania VIII: The Bushwhackers defeated the Beverly Brothers in the non-televised Dark Match..
  • SummerSlam 1992 - Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the Bushwhackers defeats the Mountie and the Nasty Boys in a non-televised match
  • Survivor Series 1993: The Bushwhackers & Men on a Mission (dressed as Doinks) defeat Bam Bam Bigelow's Team of 4..
  • WrestleMania X: The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Bushwhackers in the non-televised Dark Match..
  • Soon after leaving the WWF, the two opened up a restraunt in Tampa, Florida..

    In The Meantime
  • 1994: They were alledgedly contacted by Jimmy Hart to join WCW to help create familiar environment for the arrival of Hulk Hogan..
  • October 21, 1994 - Jacques Rougeau Retirement Show: The Bushwhackers defeated Well Dunn..
  • Late 1994 - WWF Tag Team Title Tournament: The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Bushwhackers in the 1st round of the tournament..
  • Royal Rumble 1995: Luke enters the Rumble as #13, Butch enters at #18..
  • November 19, 1999: The Bushwhackers (Luke & Butch) make a special appearance in the EWF to wrestle Love Bug & Chad Austin..
  • WrestleMania XVII: The Bushwhackers compete in the gimmick battle royal..

    In The Meantime
  • 2002: Luke Williams began doing bookings for IWA Peurto Rico..
  • Luke Williams was responsible for handling the contract negotiations between the WWF and Vader..
  • Butch Miller is now retired and living back in Wellington, New Zealand..
  • Butch Miller contracted a Staph infection, but recovered..
  • Butch Miller is also a columnist for New Zealand's official wrestling website nzpwi.co.nz..