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Wrestler: Don Carson
Real Name: Don Gaston
Birthday:
Hometown: Originally: Cleveland, Tenn
Moved to: Pensacola, Florida
Retired to: San Antonio, Texas
Marital Status:
Height & Weight:
Trained by:
Debut: 1964
Previous Gimmicks: The Big C (Alabama)
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Scufflin' Hillbillies
Billy & Jimmy Hines
Bobby Fields (1967)
Fred Blassie (1971)
Ken Lucas

  • Gulf Coast Heavyweight title (four times 1965, 1966, 1968 and 1976);
  • Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Ron Carson (three 1967);
  • (Tennessee) Southern Tag Team titles w/Ron Carson (1967);
  • Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Dick Dunn (twice 1968-69);
  • (Tennessee) Southern Tag Team titles w/Dick Dunn (1969);
  • Gulf Coast Tag Team titles w/Ken Lucas (twice 1969);
  • (Los Angeles) America's Tag Team titles w/Fred Blassie (1970);
  • (Alabama) Southeastern Tag Team titles -as The Big C #1- w/The Big C #2 -aka Jerry Brown- (1980);

  • 1964: Don Carson debuted in the Gulf Coast territory..
  • 1966: Don Carson formed a tag team with his "brother" Ron Carson, who would later become a legend under the name Dick Murdoch..
  • 1968: Don Carson formed another successful team with "Dynamite" Dick Dunn in Alabama, Tennessee and six months in Australia..
  • 1970: Don Carson popped up in Roy Shire's Los Angeles territory and formed a tag team with Fred Blassie..
  • ~~~Fred Blassie turned on his partner and they engaged in a bloody feud throughout California..
  • Early 70s: Don Carson cut back on his wrestling schedule and spent much of this time serving as a deputy sheriff in Cleveland, Tenn..
  • Don Carson occassionally wrestled in Florida (teamed with Bobby Shane), and back in the Gulf Coast territory..
  • 1979: Don Carson returned to Alabama working for Fuller's Southeastern territory, and lost a 'loser leaves town' match to Jos Leduc..
  • ~~~Don Carson returned under a mask as "The Big C #1" and teamed with "The Big C #2" (aka Jerry Brown)
  • ~~~Don Carson (as The Big C) managed the "Dream Team" of Randy Rose & Ron Bass when they held they Southeastern Tag titles..
  • ~~~The Big C was eventually unmasked and Don Carson made the transition into a managerial roll..
  • Don Carson managed a wrestler named Ninja (aka Mr. Pogo) and also The Mongolian Stomper..
  • 1983: Don Carson showed up in Southwestern Championship Wrestling managing the Grapplers (Len Denton & Tony Anthony)..
  • Don Carson moved to San Antonion and retired from wrestling..