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61. Dick Murdoch

The words underrated and overrated are brandished often wrestling.  Although Dick Murdoch was much respected he could very well have still been vastly underrated.  He was a tough Texan capable of delivering a technically brilliant masterpiece or a full out brawl.

For the bulk of his twenty years plus in the ring, Murdoch was at his best in tag team competition where he won regional and national titles everywhere he went.  He still was a viable solo competitor but he his star shone brighter in duos.  Although Murdoch was a good promo man, he wasn’t necessarily a great one and this may have held him back from reaching more main events.  Subsequently, he looked more like a tough bar fighter than a wrestler and this may have held back his star quotient.

As a man who competed mostly in NWA sanctioned promotions, he still was in the WWF long enough to capture the World Tag Title with Adrian Adonis.  This may be his ace in the hole for those internally in the WWE who may be on the fence in regards to Dick Murdoch.


Should Dick Murdoch be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 24.7%

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  • Other Aliases: Ron Carson
    Captain Redneck
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Waxahachie, TX)
  • Key Championships Held: IWA World Tag Team (2) 1w/Lars Anderson, 1w/Dusty Rhodes
    Mid South North American Heavyweight (2)
    Mid South Tag Team (3) w/The Junkyard Dog)
    NWA American Tag Team w/Dusty Rhodes
    NWA Central States Heavyweight (2)
    NWA Central States Tag Team w/Bob Brown
    NWA Florida Tag Team (2) (1w/Dusty Rhodes, 1w/Bobby Duncum)
    NWA Missouri Heavyweight (3)
    NWA North American Heavyweight (Tri State) (3)
    NWA North American Tag Team (Central States) (3) (2w/Bob Sweetan, 1w/Dusty Rhodes)
    NWA Southern Heavyweight (Florida)
    NWA United National Heavyweight
    NWA United States Tag Team w/Ivan Koloff
    NWA United States Tag Team (Tri State) (2) 1w/Killer Karl Kox, 1w/Ted DiBiase
    NWA Western States Heavyweight
    NWA Western States Tag Team w/Bob Duncum
    NWA World Tag Team (Detroit) w/Dusty Rhodes
    NWA World Tag Team (Mid American) w/Ron Carson
    WWC Universal Heavyweight
    WWF World Tag Team (w/Adrian Adonis)
  • Why they will get in: His past relationship with Dusty Rhodes helps.
  • Why they won't get in: If the stories of his racism are true, it is best to keep him out.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Beat Killer Karl Kox in a “Jim Bowie” Death Match (7/17/76)
    2.  Beat Ted DiBiase for the NWA Missouri Title (2/26/78)
    3.  Teamed with Andre the Giant in a DQ loss to the One Man Gang & Harley Race at the Superdome (5/1/82)
    4.  With Adrian Adonis beat Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas to win the WWF World Tag Team Title (4/17/84)
    5.  Put on a wrestling clinic against Bob Orton at the Clash of Champions (4/2/89)

Should Dick Murdoch be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 48.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 14.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 24.7%

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