Billy Robinson - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Billy Robinson, 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 Alfred Robinson was born in Manchester, Lancashire, England on September 18, 1938.

He died on March 3, 2014 at the age of 75.

For many years, Robinson trained at the infamous "Snake Pit" in Wigan, England, a British equivalent to the Hart Dungeon. It was here where he learned and taught others catch/shoot wrestling.

Billy Robinson was inducted in the NJPW Hall of Fame in 1990 as part of the NJPW Greatest 18 Club wing and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2011 as part of the International wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name William Alfred Robinson
  • Ring Names
    • Billy Robinson ( January 1, 1955 - May 8, 1992)
    • Bill Robinson ( January 20, 1960 - May 8, 1992)
  • Born September 18, 1938
  • Died March 3, 2014 (aged 75)
  • Nationality Nationality: United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • Birth Place Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • Billed From
    • Manchester, England
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (184 cm)
  • Weight
    • 242 lbs (110 kg)
  • Nicknames Brit; British Lion; Emperor of Europe; Human Windmill
  • Notes For many years, Robinson trained at the infamous "Snake Pit" in Wigan, England, a British equivalent to the Hart Dungeon. It was here where he learned and taught others catch/shoot wrestling.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Coach ( January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2009)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1958 - December 31, 1992)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1955 - July 8, 1992)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA December 25, 1980 February 4, 1988
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 20, 1978 July 30, 1981
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 20, 1977 December 1, 1979
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 11, 1977 October 16, 1977
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW July 1, 1976 March 11, 1977
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA October 13, 1975 June 16, 1976
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA June 19, 1971 December 13, 1975
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight December 4, 1975 December 11, 1975
    Promotion IWE April 3, 1968 November 23, 1974
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 7, 1969 April 30, 1974
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE June 6, 1969 March 5, 1970
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel December 25, 1980 February 4, 1988
    Face April 13, 1970 December 1, 1977
    Tweener January 1, 1955 April 5, 1970
  • Images
    Jan 2011
    Jan 2011
    Jan 2002
    Jan 2002
    Feb 1988
    Feb 1988
    Dec 1980
    Dec 1980
    Dec 1975
    Dec 1975
    May 1969
    May 1969
    Jan 1955
    Jan 1955

  • Finishers
    • Bridging Double Underhook Suplex ( January 1, 1955 - July 8, 1992)
    • Abdominal Stretch ( January 1, 1955 - July 8, 1992)
    • Bearhug/Hammer Lock combination ( January 1, 1955 - July 8, 1992)
    • European Uppercut ( January 1, 1955 - July 8, 1992)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Blue Eyed Soul (Pt. 1)" by Carl Douglas - Single ( July 1, 1976 - July 30, 1981)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • NJPW Hall of Fame - Year 1990, NJPW Greatest 18 Club
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2011, International
  • Titles Won

    American Wrestling Association

    • 3 AWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 AWA World Tag Team Championship (1 with Verne Gagne, 1 with Crusher Lisowski)

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 NWA United National Championship
    • 1 PWF World Heavyweight Championship

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)

    Continental Wrestling Association

    • 3 CWA World Heavyweight Championship

    International Wrestling Enterprise

    • 2 IWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Joint Promotions

    • 1 British Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 European Heavyweight Championship

    Little Internationale

    • 2 Canadian International Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 Canadian International Tag Team Championship (with Pierre Lefebvre)

    World Championship Wrestling (Australia)

    • 1 IWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (class of 2002)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (1980)
    • AJPW World’s Strongest Tag Determination League Technique Award (1978 - with Wild Angus; 1980 - with Les Thornton)
    • IWE World Series Winner (1968, 1970)
    • NJPW Greatest Gaijin Best Bout Section (2002 - vs. Antonio Inoki on 1975/12/11)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (1994)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1974)
    • Tokyo Sports Match of the Year Award (1975 - vs. Antonio Inoki on 12/11)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Billy Robinson & Ken Lucas - Ken Lucas ( February 4, 1980 - May 4, 1980)
    • Billy Robinson & The Crusher - The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski ( November 14, 1972 - November 9, 1974)
    • Billy Robinson & Geoff Portz - Geoff Portz ( June 27, 1973 - August 24, 1974)
    • Billy Robinson & Red Bastien - Red Bastien ( August 28, 1973 - March 30, 1974)
    • Billy Robinson & Wahoo McDaniel - Wahoo McDaniel ( June 2, 1972 - February 4, 1974)
    • Billy Robinson & Don Muraco - Don Muraco ( December 2, 1972 - April 15, 1973)

Billy Robinson Game Appearances

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