Wrestler: Thunderbolt Patterson
Real Name: Claud Patterson
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Marital Status:
Height & Weight:
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Debut: 1967
Previous Gimmicks: Thunderbolt Peters
Sweet Daddy Brown
Finishing Move:
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Fritz Von Goering
Bobo Brazil
Frank Sheilds
Pepper Gomez
Cyclone Negro
Rock Hunter
Ole Anderson
IV Horsemen

  • WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team titles ();
  • (Amarillo) Brass Knucks/Southwest title (3);
  • NWA (Dallas) American Tag Team titles (3);
  • (Florida) Brass Knucks title ();
  • NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles ();
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title (March 1976);
  • ASWA (Atlanta) United States Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles (3);
  • NWA (Georgia) Television title (19??);
  • NWA (Georgia) Television title (1979);
  • CWA Memphis World Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/Ole Anderson (1985);

  • Thunderbolt Patterson was a big star in southern wrestling promotions in the 1960s, 70s and 80s in the NWA and Georgia..
  • Thunderbolt won multiple tag titles with partners such as Tony Atlas, Jerry (or "Gerald") Brisco, and Tommy Rich..
  • 1985: Thunderbolt & Ole Anderson were the NWA National tag team champs when Ole turned on him to join the IV Horsemen..
  • ~~~Thunderbolt was the first wrestler ever double-crossed by the IV Horsemen..
  • November 29, 2002--Peach State Wrestling: Thunderbolt Patterson cut a promo at the show saying he was deeply troubled by the misuse of women in today's wrestling..