The Armstrong Curse

Brad Armstrong Tribute

Part of Wade's Wrestling Stuff

The Man, The Myth, . . . The Curse!

Note from the Author

Welcome to the internet tribute to one of my all-time favorite wrestlers - Brad Armstrong!

As you can tell, right now the page is heavy on fact, low on just about everything else. I'll be working to add more things like opinions, etc., as time goes on.

If you have any Armstrong-related "stuff" you'd like to share, just Email me at wrestling@lunenburg.org!


Information Request

Looking over some tape lists, I saw some Armstrong matches that listed titles that I haven't found any information about. Does anyone know of the following Armstrong title reigns?

Also, were Armstrong and Horner in the WWF circa 1987? The tape list has them wrestling Gary Royal and Cougar Jay.


Armstrong Features!


Biographical Information


Titles Held

Title Defeated Date/Location Lost To Date/Location Length
NWA Southeastern Tag Team (w/Bob Armstrong) Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose ??/??/81 Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose ??/??/81
NWA Southeastern Tag Team (w/Bob Armstrong) Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose ??/??/81 Titles vacated when Bob Armstrong injured ??/??/81
NWA Southeastern Tag Team (w/The Shadow)
??/??/81


Georgia National Tag Team (w/Bob Armstrong) Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito (Tournament Final) 11/25/81 - Atlanta, GA Super Destroyer and Masked Superstar 1/22/82 - Columbus, GA ~2 Months
NWA U.S. Jr. Heavyweight Scott McGhee 7/82 Title vacated when Armstrong moves up to Heavyweight class ~9/82 ~2 Months
NWA Southeastern Tag Team (w/Scott Armstrong) The Midnight Express 10/??/83 Ron Starr and Wayne Ferris 11/??/83 ~1 Month
Georgia National Heavyweight Ted DiBiase1 2/18/84 - Atlanta, GA The Spoiler 4/12/84 - Wheeling, WV ~2 Months
Georgia National Heavyweight The Spoiler 5/4/84 - Marietta, GA The Spoiler 7/1/84 - Atlanta, GA ~2 Months
Georgia National Tag Team (w/Tim Horner) Rip Rogers and Ted Oates 11/??/84 Titles vacated due to injury to Horner 11/??/84
Mid-South North American Heavyweight Ernie Ladd 12/5/84 - Shreveport, LA Ted DiBiase 1/16/85 - Shreveport, LA ~1 1/2 Months
Continental Heavyweight Robert Fuller 3/14/86 - Mobile, AL Title returned to Fuller when Armstrong is injured ~4/86 ~1 Month
Continental Heavyweight Jerry Stubbs 3/14/86 - Mobile, AL Jerry Stubbs 7/14/86 - Birmingham, AL ~3 Weeks
Continental Heavyweight Jerry Stubbs 9/8/86 - Birmingham, AL Kevin Sullivan 9/22/98 - Birmingham, AL ~2 Weeks
UWF World Tag Team (w/Tim Horner) Sting and Rick Steiner 5/17/87 - Tulsa, OK The Sheepherders 10/16/87 - Kansas City, MO ~5 Months
WCW World Six-Man Tag Team (as Badstreet, w/Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin) Tommy Rich, Ricky Morton, and Junkyard Dog (?) 6/3/91 - Birmingham, AL Big Josh, Tom Zenk, and Dustin Rhodes 8/5/91 - St. Joseph, MO ~2 Months
WCW World Light Heavyweight Scotty Flamingo 7/5/92 - Atlanta, GA Title vacated due to injury 9/2/92 ~2 Months
USWA Heavyweight Billy Jack Haynes 8/4/95 - Knoxville, TN Billy Jack Haynes 8/7/95 - Memphis, TN 3 Days
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Buddy Landel2 8/12/95 - Johnson City, TN Terry Gordy3 10/25/95 - Knoxville, TN ~2 1/2 Months
Smoky Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Terry Gordy 11/23/95 - Knoxville, TN Tommy Rich 11/25/95 - Johnson City, TN 2 Days

Footnotes
1 - Booked as DiBiase vs. "Mr. R," who had been Tommy Rich until this match; DiBiase unmasks Armstrong during the match and Rich appears at ringside.
2 - Rematch of disputed finish on 7/1/95.
3 - Gordy won the belt by pinning Armstrong in a tag match, pitting Armstrong and Wolfman against Gordy and Thrasher.

PPV/Supercard Matches

Pay-Per-Views

Card Date & Location Match Winner
Starrcade '86 11/27/86 - Atlanta, GA Brad Armstrong vs. Jimmy Garvin Draw
Great American Bash 7/4/87 - Atlanta, GA Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner vs. Angel of Death and Bubba Rogers Armstrong and Horner
Halloween Havoc 10/27/90 - Chicago, IL Brad Armstrong vs. J.W. Storm Armstrong
WrestleWar 2/24/91 - Phoenix, AZ Brad Armstrong vs. Bobby Eaton Eaton
Great American Bash 7/4/91 - Baltimore, MD Elimination Match: Badstreet, Michael Hayes, and Jimmy Garvin vs. Dustin Rhodes, Steve Armstrong, and Tracy Smothers Rhodes1
Starrcade 12/29/91 - Norfolk, VA Arachnaman and Johnny B. Badd vs. Scott Steiner and Firebreaker Chip2 Steiner and Chip
Starrcade 12/28/92 - Atlanta, GA Brad Armstrong vs. Shanghai Pierce3 Armstrong
Slamboree 5/23/93 - Atlanta, GA Brad Armstrong and Thunderbolt Patterson vs. Ivan Koloff & Baron Von Raschke4 Armstrong and Patterson
Slamboree 5/22/94 - Philadelphia, PA Brad and Brian Armstrong vs. Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma5 Orndorff and Roma
Bash at the Beach 7/14/94 - Orlando, FL Brad and Brian Armstrong vs. Bobby Eaton and Steve Kerin6 The Armstrongs
Fall Brawl 9/18/94 - Roanoke, VA Brad and Brian Armstrong vs. Bobby Eaton and Steve Kerin7 The Armstrongs
Starrcade 12/27/94 - Nashville, TN Brad and Scott Armstrong vs. Arn Anderson and Bunkhouse Buck8 Anderson and Buck
SuperBrawl 2/19/95 - Baltimore, MD Brad Armstrong vs. Paul Orndorff9 Orndorff
Slamboree 5/19/96 - Baton Rouge, LA Brad Armstrong vs. WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko Malenko
World War III 11/23/97 - Auburn Hills, MI Three-Ring, 60-Man Battle Royal Scott Hall
SuperBrawl 2/22/98 - San Francisco, CA Brad Armstrong vs. Bill Goldberg Goldberg

Footnote:
1 - Badstreet (Armstrong) was the last man eliminated.
2 - Battlebowl "Leathal Lottery" tag match - tag teams were selected by a random draw.
3 - Dark Match.
4 - Brad was subsituting for the injured Bob Armstrong in this "Legends Match"
5 - Dark Match.
6 - Dark Match.
7 - Dark Match.
8 - Dark Match.
9 - Dark Match.

Clash of the Champions

Date/Location Match Winner
6/8/88 - Miami, FL Brad Armstrong vs. NWA US Heavyweight Champion Barry Windham Windham
9/7/88 - Albany, GA Brad Armstrong vs. NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda Draw
9/5/90 - Asheville, NC Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner vs. Master Blasters Iron and Steel Master Blasters
11/20/90 - Jacksonville, FL Brad Armstrong vs. Big Cat Big Cat
6/14/91 - Knoxville, TN Badstreet, Michael Hayes, and Jimmy Garvin vs. Tracy Smothers, Steve Armstrong, and Tom Zenk Smothers, Armstrong, Zenk
1/21/92 - Topeka, KS Brad Armstrong and Big Josh vs. Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin Hayes and Garvin
11/18/92 - Macon, GA Brad Armstrong vs. Brian Pillman Pillman
1/13/93 - Milwaukee, WI Brad Armstrong vs. Chris Benoit Benoit
1/25/95 - Las Vegas, NV Brad and Scott Armstrong vs. Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck The Armstrongs

Other Supercards

Card Date & Location Match Winner
Super Towns on the Superstation II 2/7/87 - Washington, DC Brad Armstrong vs. Jimmy Garvin Armstrong
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 4/10-11/87 - Baltimore, MD First Round: Brad and Bob Armstrong vs. Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan The Armstrongs
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 4/10-11/87 - Baltimore, MD Second Round: Brad and Bob Armstrong vs. Ivan Koloff and Vladimir Petrov The Armstrongs
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 4/10-11/87 - Baltimore, MD Third Round: Brad and Bob Armstrong vs. Lex Luger and Tully Blanchard Luger and Blanchard
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 4/22-23/88 - Greenville, SC, and Greensboro, NC First Round: Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner vs. Johnny Ace and John Savage Armstrong and Horner
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup 4/22-23/88 - Greenville, SC, and Greensboro, NC Second Round: Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner vs. The Sheepherders Sheepherders
SMW Super Bowl of Wrestling 8/4/95 - Knoxville, TN Brad Armstrong vs. USWA Heavyweight Champion Billy Jack Haynes Armstrong
SMW Fire on the Mountain '95 8/12/95 - Johnson City, TN Brad Armstrong vs. Buddy Landel1 Armstrong
SMW Thanksgiving Thunder '95 11/23/95 - Knoxville, TN Brad Armstrong vs. SMW Heavyweight Champion Terry Gordy2 Armstrong

1 - Match for the held-up SMW Heavyweight Title. Match was also a "Luberjacks with tennis rackets" match.
2 - "Country Whipping" match.
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