78. “Mr. Wrestling” Tim Woods

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78.  “Mr. Wrestling” Tim Woods

George Woodin started his career late (at age 29) but once he did, he ustilized his natural athletic background from his days of football and amateur wrestling and became a superstar in the American South as Mr. Wrestling, a character he was born to play.

Depending on the territory, Woodin would vary from wrestling as Tim Woods, to the masked Mr. Wrestling.  As the latter, he was bedecked in the basic white trunks and white mask and utilize exemplary wrestling technique with a devastating sleeper hold.  He became a big star in the South and few played the babyface better.  It is possible that his greatest gift to wrestling was in 1975 where he was in the plane crash that ended Johnny Valentine’s career and broke Ric Flair’s back.  Woodin was in that plane but as a face traveling with a band of heels, major kayfabe was being broken.  He checked into the hospital under his own name and amidst rumors that he was in that crash with Valentine and Flair he wrestled in extreme pain two weeks later to quell those rumors.  That in itself may make him Hall of Fame worthy.


Should Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 86.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3%
No opinion. - 1.5%
No way! - 1.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: George Woodin
    Tim Woods
  • Billed From: Parts Unknown
  • Key Championships Held: NWA American Tag Team 1w/George Scott
    NWA Americas Tag Team (2) 1w/Dr. Death, 1w/Pak Song
    NWA Florida Heavyweight
    NWA Florida Tag Team (2) 1w/Hiro Matsuda, 1w/Big Bad John
    NWA Florida Television
    NWA Georgia Heavyweight (2)
    NWA Georgia Tag Team (4) (3w/Mr. Wrestling II, 1w/Thunderbolt Patterson)
    NWA Southern Heavyweight (Florida) (4)
    NWA Southern Heavyweight (Memphis)
    NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team w/Dino Bravo
    NWA Mid Atlantic Television
    NWA United States Heavyweight (Mid Atlantic)
    NWA World Tag Team (Mid Atlantic) w/Dino Bravo
  • Why they will get in: He was a great wrestler, who was a superstar in the South.
  • Why they won't get in: He was a star in the South, and never in New York.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Beats Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA World Title, though it was
    overturned (1/8/64)
    2.  Wins the NWA Georgia Title (7/11/67)
    3.  Wins the NWA Florida Title from Paul Jones (7/31/73)
    4.  Keeps kayfabe alive wrestling only weeks after a brutal plane crash
    (1975)
    5.  In his final match teamed with Mr. Wrestling II in a loss to the Road
    Warriors (1983)

Should Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 86.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3%
No opinion. - 1.5%
No way! - 1.5%

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