Thunderbolt Patterson - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Thunderbolt Patterson, 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.

Claude Patterson was born in Waterloo, Iowa on July 8, 1941, and he is currently 82 years old.

Thunderbolt Patterson was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2024.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Claude Patterson
  • Ring Names
    • Sweet Daddy Brown ( October 12, 1994 - October 16, 1994)
    • Thunderbolt Patterson ( April 5, 1967 - October 11, 1994)
    • Thunderbolt Peters ( June 29, 1966 - April 4, 1967)
    • Thunderbolt Patterson ( January 3, 1966 - November 24, 1966)
    • Claude Peters ( June 25, 1966 - June 25, 1966)
    • Claude Patterson ( October 10, 1964 - January 2, 1966)
  • Born July 8, 1941 (age 82)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Waterloo, Iowa
  • Billed From
    • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 242 lbs (110 kg)
  • Nicknames T-Bolt

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( May 23, 1993 - October 16, 1994)
    • Wrestler ( January 12, 1983 - August 7, 1985)
    • Wrestler ( October 10, 1964 - January 7, 1980)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW May 23, 1993 May 23, 1993
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP April 6, 1985 August 7, 1985
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 18, 1984 August 7, 1985
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA January 22, 1985 April 21, 1985
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 25, 1975 January 7, 1980
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA May 7, 1979 May 28, 1979
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 9, 1967 October 15, 1973
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP July 24, 1972 August 31, 1973
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW January 5, 1971 April 26, 1972
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW June 9, 1969 December 16, 1969
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF March 6, 1969 June 2, 1969
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW November 30, 1965 January 11, 1966
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 4, 1964 January 11, 1966
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA October 10, 1964 October 30, 1965
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face March 3, 1985 October 16, 1994
    Tweener February 9, 1966 March 2, 1985
    Heel October 10, 1964 January 11, 1966
  • Images History
    Nov 1984
    Nov 1984
    Jan 1983
    Jan 1983
    Jan 1975
    Jan 1975
    Mar 1969
    Mar 1969
    Jan 1966
    Jan 1966
    Oct 1964
    Oct 1964

  • Finishers
    • Atomic Drop ( October 10, 1964 - August 7, 1985)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2024, Individual
  • Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Florida version)

    Continental Wrestling Association

    • 1 CWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 3 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 with Mr. Wrestling I, 1 with Tommy Rich, 1 with Tony Atlas)
    • 2 NWA Georgia Television Championship
    • 1 NWA National Tag Team Championship (with Ole Anderson)

    International Championship Wrestling

    • 1 ICW United States Heavyweight Championship

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship (with Jerry Brisco)

    NWA Big Time Wrestling

    • 4 NWA American Tag Team Championship (2 with Wahoo McDaniel, 1 with Toru Tanaka, 1 with Johnny Valentine)

    NWA Tri-State

    • 1 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Tri-State version)

    Western States Sports

    • 1 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Amarillo version)

    World Wrestling Association

    • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Alberto Torres)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Lou Thesz Award (2019)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson - Ole Anderson ( November 18, 1984 - March 3, 1985)
    • Soul Patrol - Ernie Ladd ( April 30, 1974 - March 9, 1975)
    • Jerry Brisco & Thunderbolt Patterson - Gerald Brisco ( July 27, 1972 - August 31, 1973)
  • Family

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