Bill Watts - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Bill Watts, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

William F. Watts Jr. was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 5, 1939, and he is currently 84 years old.

Bill Watts was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2013 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name William F. Watts Jr.
  • Ring Names
    • Bill Watts ( November 22, 1962 - December 31, 1995)
    • Dr. Scarlet ( December 1, 1967 - April 27, 1968)
  • Born May 5, 1939 (age 84)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Billed From
    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
  • Weight
    • 297 lbs (135 kg)
  • Nicknames Cowboy

Career History

  • Roles
    • Producer ( January 1, 1992 - December 31, 1995)
    • Promoter ( January 1, 1979 - April 9, 1987)
    • Wrestler ( April 3, 1984 - August 17, 1986)
    • Wrestler ( November 22, 1962 - November 1, 1981)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF January 1, 1995 December 31, 1995
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 1, 1992 December 31, 1993
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA March 7, 1963 May 6, 1981
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE January 5, 1974 February 1, 1974
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA June 21, 1967 September 29, 1973
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF September 14, 1963 October 23, 1965
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel June 26, 1974 August 17, 1986
    Face November 22, 1962 June 25, 1974
  • Images
    Jan 1979
    Jan 1979
    Nov 1962
    Nov 1962

  • Finishers
    • Oklahoma Stampede - Running Powerslam ( November 22, 1962 - August 17, 1986)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2009, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2013, Television Era
  • Titles Won

    World Wide Wrestling Federation

    • 1 WWWF United States Tag Team Championship (with Gorilla Monsoon)

    American Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 AWA United States Heavyweight Championship

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 3 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)

    Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship

    Japan Wrestling Association

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Tarzan Tyler)

    Mid-South Sports

    • 1 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship

    NWA Tri-State / Mid-South Wrestling Association

    • 2 Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (with Buck Robley)
    • 1 NWA Louisiana Tag Team Championship (with Buck Robley)
    • 7 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)
    • 2 NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Championship
    • 5 NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship (1 with Jerry Kozak, 1 with Billy Red Lyons, 1 with Greg Valentine, 1 with Billy Robinson, 1 with Buck Robley)

    Southwest Sports, Inc.

    • 1 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2013)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (2001)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • WON Most Obnoxious (1992)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Bill Watts & Stagger Lee - Junkyard Dog ( April 3, 1984 - May 10, 1984)
    • Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog - Junkyard Dog ( August 25, 1980 - October 27, 1981)
    • Gorilla Monsoon & Bill Watts - Gorilla Monsoon ( April 8, 1965 - August 6, 1965)

Bill Watts Game Appearances

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