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[The Sheepherders Gallery]
Team: The Sheepherders
Members Luke Williams
Butch Miller
Jonathan Boyd
Rip Morgan
Jack Victory
Hometown: New Zealand
Debut:
Previous Identities: Kiwis (Nick Carter/Sweet William)
The New Zealand Sheephearders
The Bushwhackers (WWF)
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Tommy Rogers
Bobby Fulton
Steve Williams
Ted DiBiase
Roddy Piper
Rick Martel
Road Warriors
Bobby Jaggers
Grapplers
Zambuie Express
Fabulous Ones
Austin Idol
Robert Fuller

  • Stampede International Tag Team titles defeating Bill Cody & Bob Pringle;
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles defeating Tokyo Joe & Great Saki;
  • UWF (Mid-South) Tag Team titles defeating Ted DiBiase & Steve Williams;
  • Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles defeating Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne;
  • Florida Tag Team titles defeating Steve Keirn & Mike Graham;
  • Southern Tag Team titles defeating Steve Keirn & Stan Lane;
  • Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles defeating Adrian Adonis & Ron Starr;
  • Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles defeating Stan Stasiak & Dutch Savage;
  • Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles defeating Roddy Piper & Rick Martel;
  • Southeastern Tag Team titles winning a 1-night tournament;
  • Southwest Texas version of World Tag Team titles defeating Steve Keirn & Stan Lane;
  • Southwest Tag Team titles defeating The Grapplers (Len Denton & Tony Anthony);
  • World Wrestling Council Tag Team titles defeating Medic & Invader III;
  • World Wrestling Council Tag Team titles defeating RockNRoll RPMs (Mike Davis & Tommy Lane);
  • World Wrestling Council Tag Team titles defeating Mark Youngblood & Chris Youngblood;
  • North American Tag Team titles defeating The Invaders;
  • North American Tag Team titles defeating Medic & Invader III;
  • Canadian Tag Team titles defeating Roddy Piper & Rick Martel;
  • International All-Star Wrestling Tag Team title defeating The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu);


  • Starting out in New Zealand
  • Butch Miller & Luke Williams began their wrestling careers in New Zealand under the NWA New Zealand banner..
  • Butch Miller & Luke Williams were brought to U.S. soil by fellow New Zealander and NWA Hawaii promoter, Steve Rickard..

    Stampede Wrestling in Western Canada
  • 1965: Butch Miller and Luke Williams made their debut in Western Canada as "The Kiwis"..
  • ~~~The Kiwis won the Stampede International tag team titles..

    The Sheepherders
  • Luke & Butch began competing as the "Sheepherders", a crazy, blood-thirsty team from New Zealand..
  • Butch eventually quit wrestling and moved back to New Zealand to be with his family, and was replaced by Jonathan Boyd..
  • Butch returned to team with Luke again..

    Pacific Northwest Wrestling - Oregon
  • 1981: Buddy Rose discovered the Sheephearders (Luke & Butch) and got them booked in Pacific Northwest with Don Owen..
  • The Sheepherders started out as one of the most violent teams in wrestling history..

    Universal Wrestling Federation
  • 1986: The Sheepherders enter Bill Watt's UWF..
  • The Sheepherders had a very bloody feud with The Fantastics..
  • The Sheepherders won the UWF Tag Team titles on two seperate occasions..
  • The Sheepherders were the last UWF Tag Team champions when the UWF was absorbed by the NWA..

    National Wrestling Alliance
  • 1988: The Sheepherders competed in the NWA for about a year..

    World Wrestling Federation
  • December 1988: The Sheepherders joined the WWF, changing their name AND attitude, becoming known as the Bushwhackers..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Click on this link to read the history of Luke & Butch in the WWF as the Bushwhackers