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Dixon Mallabee
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In the days of Ole Anderson's spin-off group, Championship Wrestling from Georgia, Jimmy Hart managed a team called the New York Assassins. Who were these guys?
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My guess is that they are the same Assassins Hart managed in Memphis. The A- Team.
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Are you sure this wasn't the New York Dolls who I think were Ric McGraw & Troy Graham???
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I thought Rick & Troy WERE also the A-Team (among their many incarnations)...

So long from the Sunshine State!

[This message has been edited by Crimson Mask I (edited 09-16-2000).]


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I'm not sure who they were but I really enjoyed those shows that Ole put on - they were different
Remember the mgr named J.R. Hogg? He was funny on the mike. Whatever became of him?

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Actually, his name may not have been J.R. Hogg, but possibly just J.R. - my memory is fading!
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It was "J.R." he was from Michigan. As J.R. he smoked a big cigar and wore a cowboy hat. I worked with him before and after he was with Ole's group. He worked mostly for Malcom Monroe out of Detroit as "The Bug." His break came at a bad time. He worked for Ole until the group changed hands again.

There was a wrestler from Lancaster, Ohio that went by the name J.R. Hogg. Last I heard of him (several years ago) he was working for Lars Anderson in Hawaii.


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Troy Graham...wasn't he the Dream Machine?
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Yup...also Randy Tyler, once upon a time, not to be confused with the other Randy Tyler, who was really Randy Rice...
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I always thought J.R. on Ole's promotion was great on the mike. I can't remember who he was managing. I recall the New York Dolls, Rip Rogers with Brenda Britton, Ron Ritchie, Buzz Sawyer & others..some people didn't like it but I thought it was a fun show to watch & would love to get more tapes of it (I have a little, maybe 2-3 hrs worth). And T-Bolt was on there too tagging up with Ole.
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Don't forget him as Troy T. Tyler in Knoxville.
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I am totally lost now.
Who was from New York?
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The Randy Tyler that was in Memphis was definitely not Troy" Dream Machine" Graham. Can't speak for him being called Randy Tyler anywhere else, but he was Troy T. Tyler in Knoxville as mentioned above. The A-Team was Don Bass & Roger "Dirty Rhodes" Smith. Bass & Smith were also the 84/85 set of the Interns & early '80's Memphis version Assassins. Graham & Rick McGraw were Jimmy Hart's New York Dolls. Can answer all of that, just not the original question of this thread.....LOL.

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[This message has been edited by Dave Millican (edited 09-17-2000).]


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As said above, Troy Graham , the Dream machine in Memphis, was also known as Troy T. Tyler in Knoxville in early 1980.It's been said before that Troy was RT Tyler in 1980, in Florida, though others say RT was Randy Rice. That's a LONG debate that went on here before.I guess there will always be people supporting both sides.Not really important, is it??
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Also, as said before. The randy Tyler who apeared in Memphis (1979) was Randy Rice (Ihave video of that), NOT Troy Graham. Tyler didn't stay long in Memphis, though he did well.Rice, still as Randy tyler, did better, and stayed longer in Memphis, when he was there in 1975, as a heel, teaming with Rocket Monroe.They were tag champs (Monroe & Tyler) in 1975 (U.S.tag champs) in Gulas's eastern side (Nashville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Huntsville, etc.), a tough team.
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BTW- Tha "84 Assassins inGa. were Roger Smith & Don Bass, who were also Hart's Assassins In 1983 in Memphis, Hart' s A-team in '83, manager Troy Gram's Interns in Memphis in the mid '80's, and bass & Smith were also Fire & Flame in Memphis in 1986.
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So there was actually a team called the NEW YORK ASSASSINS, right? I remember that one guy seemed to have a beard hanging out from under the hood (and no, it was NOT Jimmy valiant).

Also from that same time frame, a team appeared called the Wolf Gang. Anyone recall them? I never saw them on TBS but saw them on a card in Macon, Ga.


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quote:
Originally posted by Tojo Boy:
Also, as said before. The randy Tyler who apeared in Memphis (1979) was Randy Rice (Ihave video of that), NOT Troy Graham. Tyler didn't stay long in Memphis, though he did well.Rice, still as Randy tyler, did better, and stayed longer in Memphis, when he was there in 1975, as a heel, teaming with Rocket Monroe.They were tag champs (Monroe & Tyler) in 1975 (U.S.tag champs) in Gulas's eastern side (Nashville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Huntsville, etc.), a tough team.

Monroe & Tyler also were Mid-America Tag Team champs and they defeated the team of Jackie Fargo & George Gulas for the belts on 01/01/75, but they wrestled as the "Masked Godfathers".

Hey Tojo, what was the deal with that? Because that is a interesting name for a masked team.


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Got me???? Where did you hear that Monroe & Tyler were the Godfathers? I never heard that one before!? Those two had a good "rep" with their regular wrestling names-why do the Godfathers? When & where was this? I don't recall that at all, but, I'm not 100% sure.??? I'm off to bed, so I'll check back tomorrow, if possible--got a busy day lined up tomorrow-won't be on much.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dave Millican:
The A-Team was Don Bass & Roger "Dirty Rhodes" Smith.
[This message has been edited by Dave Millican (edited 09-17-2000).]

Ok actually The A-Team was put together to lure in and use Mr. T in Memphis only problem was his star shined even more once the gimmick started and he wanted $50,000.00 for a one shot appearence and suffice to say Jarrett didn't want to commit financial suicide, as for the team itself, they were so many people it was hard to put a finger on one set for the most part it was Bass and Rhodes but several times, everyone from Frank Morrell to even Plowboy Frazier played the other member of the team...


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The mystery continues?
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This is cool got me wondering now who they were...
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