Bushwhacker Luke - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Bushwhacker Luke, 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.

Brian Wickens was born in Auckland, New Zealand on January 8, 1947, and he is currently 77 years old.

He is currently a Part Time Wrestler, working for Independent promotions, under the ring name of Bushwhacker Luke.

Bushwhacker Luke was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Bushwhackers) and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2020 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Bushwhackers).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Brian Wickens
  • Ring Names
    • Bushwhacker Luke ( November 23, 1989 - Present)
    • Luke ( December 28, 1988 - September 8, 2001)
    • Luke Williams ( February 27, 1978 - August 22, 2015)
    • Sheepherder Luke ( April 19, 1986 - April 27, 2012)
    • Sweet William ( July 14, 1973 - April 20, 1990)
    • Luke Williams ( January 1, 1962 - July 13, 1973)
  • Born January 8, 1947 (age 77)
  • Nationality Nationality: New ZealandNew Zealand
  • Birth Place Auckland, New Zealand
  • Billed From
    • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 242 lbs (110 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( May 8, 2021 - Present)
    • Wrestler ( February 9, 2008 - September 22, 2019)
    • Wrestler ( February 27, 1979 - February 23, 2002)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1962 - July 31, 1976)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY May 8, 2021 Present
    Promotion INDY February 9, 2008 September 22, 2019
    Promotion Ring of HonorROH March 16, 2008 April 4, 2009
    Promotion World Wrestling CouncilWWC May 16, 1997 August 16, 1997
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF December 28, 1988 September 14, 1996
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 19, 1986 November 6, 1988
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP July 1, 1987 November 6, 1988
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW February 23, 1987 March 20, 1987
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA January 10, 1987 February 16, 1987
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA October 9, 1982 March 31, 1983
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 28, 1979 September 13, 1982
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP September 13, 1980 December 12, 1980
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 25, 1979 June 14, 1979
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE July 4, 1976 July 31, 1976
    Promotion International Wrestling EnterpriseIWE September 15, 1974 October 10, 1974
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE January 4, 1974 June 19, 1974
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face May 8, 2021 Present
    Face February 9, 2008 September 22, 2019
    Face November 20, 1983 February 23, 2002
    Heel June 22, 1983 November 19, 1983
    Face February 27, 1979 June 21, 1983
    Face January 1, 1962 July 31, 1976
  • Images History
    Feb 2015
    Feb 2015
    Feb 2008
    Feb 2008
    Dec 1988
    Dec 1988
    Nov 1983
    Nov 1983
    Nov 1972
    Nov 1972
    Jan 1962
    Jan 1962

  • Finishers
    • Battering Ram ( January 1, 1962 - Present)
    • Double Gutbuster - with Bushwhacker Butch ( January 1, 1965 - September 8, 2001)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Walkabout" by Jim Johnston - Single ( February 9, 2008 - Present)
    • Theme Song "Bushwacker Boogie" by Jim Johnston - with Bushwhacker Butch - Team ( March 22, 1993 - September 8, 2001)
    • Theme Song "Walkabout" by Jim Johnston - with Bushwhacker Butch - Team ( December 28, 1988 - March 21, 1993)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2015, Groups, The Bushwhackers
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2020, Groups, The Bushwhackers
  • Stampede Wrestling

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary vesion) (with Butch Miller)

    Allied Powers Wrestling Federation

    • 1 APWF Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    Can-Am Wrestling

    • 1 Can-Am Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)
    • 1 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (with Butch Miller)

    Continental Wrestling Association

    • 2 AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (with Jonathan Boyd)

    Continental Wrestling Association

    • 1 CWA International Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    International Wrestling Association

    • 1 IWA Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    NWA All-Star Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (with Butch Miller)

    Pacific Northwest Wrestling

    • 3 NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    Southeast Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (with Jonathan Boyd)
    • 1 NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Southwest Championship Wrestling

    • 2 SCW Southwest Tag Team Championship (1 with with Jonathan Boyd, 1 with Bobby Jaggers)
    • 1 SCW World Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    Steeltown Pro Wrestling

    • 1 SPW Provincial Championship

    Ultimate Championship Wrestling

    • 2 UCW Tag Team Championship (1 with The Honky Tonk Man, 1 with The Maritime Menace)

    Ultimate Championship Wrestling (Virginia)

    • 1 UCW Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    United States Wrestling League

    • 1 USWL Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    Universal Wrestling Federation

    • 2 UWF World Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    Victory Commonwealth Wrestling

    • 1 VCW Tag Team Championship (with Odjig Thundercloud)

    World Wide Wrestling Alliance

    • 2 WWA Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)

    World Wrestling Council

    • 1 WWC North American Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)
    • 2 WWC World Tag Team Championship (with Butch Miller)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • LWA Hall of Fame induction (class of 2012)
    • Ring Around The Northwest Newsletter Tag Team of the Year (1979–1980 - with Butch Miller)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • The Bushwhackers / The Sheepherders - Bushwhacker Butch ( November 20, 1983 - September 8, 2001)
    • The Sheepherders - Jonathan Boyd ( August 9, 1981 - July 10, 1983)
    • The Sheepherders / Los Pastores / The Kiwi Sheepherders / The Kiwis - Bushwhacker Butch ( February 27, 1979 - May 23, 1981)
    • The Kiwis - Bushwhacker Butch ( January 1, 1965 - October 7, 1974)

Bushwhacker Luke Games Appearances (8)

WWE Main Series (4/24)

Other Games (4)

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