89. “The Assassin” Jody Hamilton

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89.  “The Assassin” Jody Hamilton

The Assassin may not have been the best wrestler, or even the best in the tag team ranks, but you would be hard pressed to find a man who had more success in the tag team division than the Assassin.

Jody Hamilton was a large capable grappler but fairly nondescript.  Once he donned a mask and teamed with Tom Renesto as the masked “Assassins did he find a comfort zone and really developed the art of heel wrestling and heel tag teams.  The duo ran roughshod over numerous territories and captured tag straps wherever they competed.  When Renesto retired, Hamilton would keep up the Assassin gimmick as a solo and with other workers who would become “masked Assassins”.

Hamilton would later be a successful trainer working for the WCW Power Plant and promoting his own smaller territories.  The Assassin is one of the few who gave back to the industry after he longer competed in it.


Should The Assassin Jody Hamilton be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 84.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.7%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Jody Hamilton (Real Name)
    Assassin #1
    The Flame
  • Billed From: Parts Unknown
  • Key Championships Held: AWA Southern Tag Team w/Assassin #2
    IWA World Tag Team w/Assassin #2
    NWA Alabama Heavyweight
    NWA Americas Tag Team w/John Tolos
    NWA Canadian Tag Team (Vancouver) (2) (w/Assassin #2)
    NWA Central States Heavyweight
    NWA Florida Television
    NWA Georgia Heavyweight
    NWA Georgia Tag Team (14) (12w/Assassin #2, 2w/Assassin #3)
    NWA Louisiana Heavyweight (2)
    NWA North American Tag Team (Los Angeles) w/The Assassin #2
    NWA Southern Heavyweight (Florida)
    NWA United States Tag Team (Florida) w/Assassin #2
    NWA United States Tag Team (Tri State) (4) (2w/Assassin #2, 1w/Ernie Ladd, 1w/Angel
    NWA World Tag Team (Florida) w/Assassin #2
    NWA World Tag Team (Georgia) (2) w/Assassin #2
    NWA World Tag Team (Mid America) w/Assassin #2
    NWA World Tag Team (Vancouver) w/Assassin #2
  • Why they will get in: He was a great wrestler, trainer and promoter; a rare triple crown.
  • Why they won't get in: He recently sued Vince McMahon
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Wins his first tag title (with Renesto) as the Assassins in capturing the NWA Georgia Southern Titles (12/1/61)
    2.  Travels to Los Angeles to win the WWA Tag Title (5/13/65)
    3.  Wins the Georgia Tag Titles and embarks on his longest stay in a territory (11/22/68)
    4.  Embarks on his biggest solo feud against Mr. Wrestling II (1974)
    5.  Takes over as the director of the Power Plant and becomes one of the top trainers in wrestling  (1993)

Should The Assassin Jody Hamilton be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 84.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.7%

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0 #1 Ron Rawls -0001-11-30 00:00
The Team known as the "Masked Assassins&qu ot; and"Ass issin #1" and "Assiss in #2" were the ultimate "Bad Guys" of their era. I loved to watch the crowd just as much as the wrestlers. When Assassin #2 would (Obviously surreptitius ly remove a "Foreig n Object" from his waistband while the Referee (I think His name was "French ie") was distracted(O h... Yeah.) and then pound the heck out of his opponant then slip it back. I NEVER saw anything used, the scripting was Great, I particularly loved the matches put on by Gordon Solie. Damn, I miss some of those guys, Andre, Pac Song, Dusty "The American Dream" Rhodes and even further back to the 50's with such as Mario Galento and those two clowns who would dress like Castro. The funniest part was watching the ref count at someone doing something wrong or illegal, 4 must have been VERY painful as they NEVER got to 5. Not to mention refs had to be easily distracted, deaf, dumb and blind.
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