Extra unhappy information from the world of professional wrestling as traditional NWA Mid-Atlantic supervisor ‘Quantity One’ Paul Jones has reportedly died at age 75. Mid-Atlantic Gateway shared the information that Jones handed away earlier this week, however couldn’t present additional particulars.
Whereas by no means as massive a star as a Bruno Sammartino, Jones’ profession spanned 30 years and noticed him entertain inside and out of doors of the ring from Texas to Tennessee and all through the mid-Atlantic space. Though he held the Mid-Atlantic and Florida editions of the NWA Heavyweight Championship a number of instances, most trendy followers know Jones because the NWA’s militant reply to Bobby Heenan; a slimy supervisor with a military of goons, a set of unhealthy fits and a hatred for being known as a “weasel.”
Out and in of “Jones’ Military,” Paul Jones (actual title Paul Frederik) managed a number of the greatest and most harmful stars in wrestling historical past; names like Abdullah the Butcher, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, Rick Impolite and The Barbarian. No person ever hated the Boogie Woogie Man extra. Jones will probably be remembered as a novel character, an startlingly uncomfortable presence, and because the sort of man who’d threaten to take off his jacket and battle you, however solely really do it half approach.
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