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Wrestler: Joel Deaton
Real Name: Joseph Lofton Jones
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Hometown: Bon Aire, Georgia
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Debut: 1977
Previous Gimmicks: Thunderfoot
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Notable Feuds: Ron Starr
Tommy Rich

  • NWA Central States Tag Team titles w/Thunderfoot #2 ();
  • IWA Tag Team titles w/Thunderfoot #2 ();
  • SCW Heavyweight title (8 times);
  • SCW Tag Team titles (7 times);
  • Georgia Tag Team titles w/Billy Black (5 times);
  • Tri-State Tag Team titles w/????? ();
  • AJPW All-Asian Tag Team titles w/Billy Black ();

  • Joel Deaton formed a brother tag team with David Deaton in Leroy McGuirk's Tri State Wrestling in Oklahoma..
  • Joel Deaton later worked in Nelson Royal's "Atlantic Coast Wrestling" as part of The Outlaw Deaton Brothers with brother Hoss (Vernon) Deaton..
  • Joel Deaton was one of the original members of The Thunderfoots tag team in Jim Crockett Promotions managed by J.J. Dillon..
  • Joel Deaton was involved in a car accident after a wrestling show where he performed under the secrecy of a mask ..
  • ~~~He was pulling out of the Auditorium and removing his mask at the same time when his car struck another car head-on..
  • ~~~The driver of the other car was killed and Joel Deaton lost his job with Jim Crockett Promotions....
  • Joel Deaton formed a tag team with a wrestler named Billy Black (as The Redneck Outlaws?) in the GWF and All Japan..
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked him #492 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003.
  • Joel Deaton continued to wrestle on the independent circuit in the Carolinas as of 2005..