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Gerry K. Fabian
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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask I from FL:
JJ rassled babyface. Gary Hart was always a heel, though.

Hart was the babyface in a feud against JJ Dillon in Amarillo around 1979.

Brute Bernard had a babyface run against Skandor Akbar in Amarillo.

Ed Wiskowski definitely had a babyface run against Buck Robley's crew in Central States.

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Just having a gander at the Johnny Valentine cards thread, these are a few names that ring the "heel for life" bell for me.

Baron Mikel Scicluna?

Smasher Sloan?

Tarzan Tyler?

Fuzzy Cupid? Sky Low Low? (Figured they'd fit on one line)

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Tyler was a babyface when he was still being billed as Tarzan Tourville. For example...

May 10, 1960 - Stampede; Edmonton Gardens; Edmonton

Gene Kiniski vs. Jim Wright ... Luther Lindsay & Tarzan Tourville b. Gypsy Joe & Mighty Ursus ... Chief Kit Fox vs. Maurice LaPointe ... Alo Pago Pago vs. Don Kindred ... Joe Millich vs. George Grant ... Jackie Hammond vs. Terry Rainier -- women

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I'm late because I haven't read this until now...but Goliath & Gordman were faces vs Kinji Shibuya & Masa Saito...and they were the guys who threw Blassie the Brase Knucks in the Coliseum against Tolos. Both of them could go back & forth pretty easy.--Yohe
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quote:
Originally posted by Skorzeny:
How bout these who never worked face:
Lord Zoltan
Dr. Jerry Graham Sr.
Sailor White
Big K Stan Kowalski
Tiny Mills
Bulldog Don Kent
Ole Sanook ( Old heel Indian Wrestler, not sure if I spelled his last name right).

The first show I ever saw was in Mankato, Minnesota in 1968. It was one of Tiny Mills' last ring appearances. He definitely wrestled face that night -- both in his own match against Blackjack Daniels, and in the concluding battle royal.

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quote:
Originally posted by clawmaster64:
Hmmm Gordman. There was an angle during the early 70s in Los Angeles where Gordman and Golaith broke apart. One of them was a face for a bit. But for the life of me I can't remember which one had the brief face run.

Breaking out Wrestling Title Histories for some help. There are listings of Gordman and John Tolos trading the Americas title back and forth in 1972. During the same frame, Golaith held the Americas tag straps with Kinji Shibuya. Perhaps this was the period when Gordman was a face. Need more evidence to be conclusive though.

Didn't Louis Tillet manage Gordman and Goliath as a face team around 1975 or so for a short run?
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Really not sure but Joe, Boris and Dean Malenko

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Nyet. Boris had at least one face run with CWF, and they were all faces in Sunbelt.

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If we're counting underneath boys seems Paul Kelly and his various masked personas would qualify. Gary Royal too, outside of the few matches with Kelly in JCP. Dusty Wolfe/Woods maybe? Ben Alexander?
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Dusty Wolfe definetly worked both sides, same with Sky Low Low.

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quote:
Originally posted by jimmy the riddle:
Really not sure but Joe, Boris and Dean Malenko

Dean Malenko was a babyface in his feuds with Eddie Guerrero in 1997 and with Chris Jericho in 1998 over the WCW World Cruiserweight Title and when the Horsemen reunited on the 9/14/98 Nitro.

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Vivian Vachon was a face in Australia in 1970 (and what a face!) [Roll Eyes]
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quote:
Originally posted by JWLPromoter from FL:
quote:
Originally posted by jimmy the riddle:
Really not sure but Joe, Boris and Dean Malenko

Dean Malenko was a babyface in his feuds with Eddie Guerrero in 1997 and with Chris Jericho in 1998 over the WCW World Cruiserweight Title and when the Horsemen reunited on the 9/14/98 Nitro.
And Great Malenko turned face in Florida.

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I never heard of Lenny Montana, one of the biggest heels in the Georgia area during the mid-60s, working face. I did see a match from Florida that he wrestled against the Great Malenko, but I don't think being the lesser disliked heel in a heel-vs-heel match to make one a face.
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I saw that matchup in person. Montana had turned face after he lost the Zebra Kid mask. Period.

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How long did Montana's face turn last? In the Summer of 1963, he lost a loser leaves town match to Chief Little Eagle in Columbus, and a few weeks later the Malenko match was on the Florida TV program. A couple of weeks later he was back as a heel, wrestling in the group running oppostition to Fred Ward when he broke with the Atlanta group. He came back with bleached blond hair and was billed as "the new Lenny Montana" but he was still a heel.
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Not long. He really didn't fit as a face. But it was a turn, the match wasn't a heel vs. heel with him being the face for that night one-off deal.

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A couple of 'Aussie' wrestlers who made it in US would possibly qualify - George Barnes and Lord Jonathan Boyd (yes, I know Boyd was actually from NZ...)
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Boyd worked face as Johnny Boyle for McGuirk in late 1970. Boyd also turned face near the end of his Portland run.

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Bad News Allen
Nailz
Warlord
Ivan Koloff
Adnan Al-Kaissie
Wayne Farris
Steve Lombardi
Dewey Robertson aka Missing Link
Skandor Akbar
Dino Bravo
Bobby Heenan
Ed 'Strangler' Lewis

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quote:
Originally posted by nbvwes:
Bad News Allen
Nailz
Warlord
Ivan Koloff
Adnan Al-Kaissie
Wayne Farris
Steve Lombardi
Dewey Robertson aka Missing Link
Skandor Akbar
Dino Bravo
Bobby Heenan
Ed 'Strangler' Lewis

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Lombardi was a face pre Bobby Heenan. Honky Tonk Man was a face when he first came to WWF. Bravo was a long-time face before turning heel at WWF.
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Weren't all these already covered?

Bad News: turned babyface in Florida

Adnan: babyface originally as Adnan Kaissey, plus Billy White Wolf, plus I sorta imagine he was the babyface in Iraq

Dewey Robertson: ALWAYS (or almost always) a babyface

Ak: Face as Jim Wehba, face originally as Ak, plus many turns

Ed Lewis: really a tweener. Certainly the babyface vs. Shikat on the film.

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Bravo was a face in Mid Atlantic in the late 1970s

And Lewis would have been a face as Lou's manager.

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Also Uncle Ivan had a face run against Paul Jones in 1988 in JCP.

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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask I from FL:
Cripes:

Georgia 1/17/1978:...Bob Armstrong & Pak Song defeated Rock Hunter & Abdullah the Butcher in a main event no time limit match.

Guess the dreaded Pak Song Nam is off the list.

Song was also a babyface in Los Angeles.

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Since this has been revived, does anyone recall Al Green working face? I know Don did, but I don't recall Al doing so.

How about Sam Bass?

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quote:
Originally posted by nbvwes:
Nailz

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Started his rookie year as a face as Kevin Kelly for Gagne (no Mr. Magnificent" yet.
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What about Buddy Wolfe (Les Wolff/Wolfe)?

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Think I saw him babying in Hawaii. btw it's Les (aka 'Buddy') Wolff. Les Wolfe was a different guy.

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Wolff was a babyface in the Carolinas early in his career.

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Okay, are we sure that was him and not Wolfe though? Wolfe was a southern guy.

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Les Wolfe was not a wrestler. He was a promoter that was tied in with the Welch clan.

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No, he wrestled.

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I looked through all the posts on both of these threads and didn't see these names, but sorry if they're there and I missed them.

Mr.X/Dangerous Danny Davis?

Moondog Spot?

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