Saturday, May 18, 2024
Bill Watts

Bill Watts

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
William F. Watts Jr.
Height & Weight:
297 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)
  • WWWF United States Tag Team Championship – with Gorilla Monsoon

He is a former professional wrestler and promoter. Watts was famous under his “Cowboy” gimmick in his wrestling career, and then as a tough, no-nonsense promoter in the Mid-South United States, which grew to become the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF).

In 1992, Watts was the Executive Vice President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) but after clashes with management over a number of issues, as well as feeling pressure from Hank Aaron over a racially sensitive piece of correspondence, he resigned. He was subsequently replaced by Ole Anderson who was then succeeded by Eric Bischoff.

Notable Feuds: Bruno Sammartino

Other Notable Achievements: AWA United States Heavyweight Championship, Cauliflower Alley Club Other honoree (2001), NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (3 times), NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version), George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2013, NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship, NWA International Tag Team Championship – with Tarzan Tyler, NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship

Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship, Mid-South Tag Team Championship – with Buck Robley, NWA Louisiana Tag Team Championship  – with Buck Robley, NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version) (7 times), NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Championship (2 times), NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Jerry Kozak (1), Billy Red Lyons (1), Greg Valentine (1), Billy Robinson (1) and Buck Robley (1), Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2013, NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship