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[Dick Murdoch Gallery]
Wrestler: Dick Murdoch
Real Name: Hoyt R. Murdoch
Birthday: August 16, 1946
Hometown: Texas
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 310lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Black Ace -masked-
The Invader -masked-
Ron Carson
Captain Redneck
Man of the Hour (Mid-South)
Finishing Move: Brainbuster
Favorite Moves: Sleeperhold
Notable Feuds: Plowboy Frazier
Eddie Sullivan
JJ Dillom
Jack Brisco
Terry Funk
Killer Karl Kox
Stan Hansen
The Freebirds
John Tolos
Ernie Ladd
Atlas/Johnson
The US Express
Dusty Rhodes
Steve Williams
Bob Orton Jr.

  • Mid South Wrestling North American title defeating The Masked Champion (Randy Culley) (August 10, 1985);
  • Central States title;
  • Missouri title;
  • Tri-State U.S. tag title w/Killer Karl Kox;


  • In The Beginning:
  • 1966: Dick Murdoch (as Ron Carson) got started by forming a 'brother' tag team with Don Carson ..
  • Dick Murdoch was taught the brain buster by Killer Karl Kox..
  • December 17, 1970: Black Ace (Dick Murdoch under a mask) was unmasked by Chief Little Eagle in Amarillo, Texas..
  • April 27, 1973: The Invader (Dick Murdoch under a mask) was unmasked by Bruno Sammartino in St. Louis Missouri..

    The Texas Outlaws:
  • Dick Murdoch formed a tag team with Dusty Rhodes known as the Texas Outlaws..

    Mid South Wrestling / And other promotions....:
  • July 17, 1976--Mid South: Dick Murdoch defeated Killer Karl Kox in a "Jim Bowie Death Match" (Both men wore hoods)..
  • August 3, 1980--The Last Tangle in Tampa: Dick Murdoch & Bugsy McGraw defeated Ivan Koloff & Nikolia Volkoff..
  • April 18, 1981--Mid South: Junk Yard Dog & Dick Murdoch defeated The Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy)..
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND: Junk Yard Dog & Dick Murdoch defeated Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown..
  • ~~~FINALS: The Grappler & Super Destroyer defeated Junk Yard Dog & Dick Murdoch to win the vacant Tag Team titles!
  • July 4, 1981--Mid South: Dick Murdoch & Junk Yard Dog defeated The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • May 1, 1982--Mid South: One Man Gang & Harley Race defeated Andre the Giant & Dick Murdoch by Disqualification..

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • Dick Murdoch formed a tag team with Adrian Adonis known as the North/South Connection in the WWF..
  • April 17, 1984: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch defeated Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas to win the Tag Team titles!
  • July 23, 1984 - Brawl to End it All: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch defeated Sgt. Slaughter & Terry Daniels to retain..
  • January 21, 1985: Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham defeated Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch to win the Tag Team titles!

    Bill Watts' Universal Wrestling Federation:
  • August 10, 1985--UWF: Dick Murdoch defeated The Masked Champion (Randy Culley) to win the North American title..
  • June 13, 1987--UWF: Steve Williams defeated Dick Murdoch..
  • August 1, 1987--UWF: Dusty Rhodes & Steve Williams beat Eddie Gilbert & Dick Murdoch in a "Double Bullrope" match..

    National Wrestling Alliance:
  • July 4, 1987 - Great American Bash: Steve Williams defeated Dick Murdoch in a Texas death match..
  • April 22-23, 1988 - Crockett Cup: Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch defeated Jimmy Valiant & Mighty Wilbur..
  • ~~~Sting & Lex Luger (who eventually won the Cup) defeated Ivan Koloff & Dick Murdoch in the Second Round..
  • July 10, 1988 - Great American Bash: Rick Steiner & Dick Murdoch defeated Tim Horner & Kendall Windham..
  • December 26, 1988 - Starrcade: Dick Murdoch participated in a Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal won by Junk Yard Dog..
  • April 2, 1989 - NWA Clash: "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr. defeated Dick Murdoch..
  • May 7, 1989 - WrestleWar: Dick Murdoch vs Bob Orton Jr went to a NO CONTEST in a Bull Rope Match..

    World Championship Wrestling:
  • Summer 1991: Dick Murdoch formed a heel tag team with Dick Slater known as "The Hardliners" or "The Hardliners Collection Agency"..

    Semi-Retirement:
  • May 23, 1993 - Slamboree: Jimmy Snuka/Don Muraco/Dick Murdoch vs Blackjack Mulligan/Wahoo McDaniel/Jim Brunzel..
  • June 4, 1993 - Global Wrestling Federation: Angel vs Dick Murdoch ended in a draw..
  • June 19, 1993--ECW Super Summer Sizzler: Dick Murdoch defeated Dark Patriot II..
  • Dick Murdoch made an appearance participating in the 1995 Royal Rumble, entering at #27, and being tossed out by Henry Godwin.
  • June 15, 1996: Dick Murdoch passed away from a heart attack at the age of 49..


    Greg Kelly wrote: Dirty Dick Murdoch in Australia -- 9/5/69 Frankie Lane d Dick Murdoch DQ, 9/12/69 Dory Dixon d Murdoch, 9/26/69 Murdoch & Lars Anderson d Frankie Lane & Jack Brisco, 10/3/69 Murdoch & Anderson d Dixon & Brisco 2-1, 10/10/69 Billy Robinson/Brisco/Mario Milano d Murdoch/Anderson/Killer Karl Kox 2-1, 10/17/69 Spiros Arion d Murdoch, 10/24/69 Arion/Milano/Brisco d Murdoch/Anderson/Fred Blassie 2-1, 10/31/69 Anderson & Murdoch d Arion & Milano 2-1, 11/7/69 Arion & Brisco d Murdoch & Anderson, 11/14/69 Murdoch & Anderson d Arion & Brisco in a lumberjack match, 11/28/69 Anderson & Murdoch d Arion & Milano in a Texas death match, 12/5/69 Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard d Murdoch & Anderson 2-0, I detect a sudden fall from grace here, Murdoch also returned in 71 in the Texas Outlaws team with Dusty Rhodes.