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158. Thunderbolt Patterson

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158. Thunderbolt Patterson

There are a great amount of wrestlers on this list likely could have had a more successful career.  It has been stated by many on the inside that Thunderbolt Patterson, who was known as a great talker, may have literally talked himself out of greatness.  Patterson did however manage to carve out successful runs in various territories across the United States.  His swagger filled delivery on the microphone and electric personality made fans care about him.  Behind the scenes, Patterson spoke openly about the poor working conditions that wrestlers had to endure and the racism that he dealt with.  He was often a promoter’s nightmare and often struggled to find work; but fans were always glad when he did.

 

Should Thunderbolt Patterson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Claude Patterson (Real Name)
    Sweet Daddy Brown
    T-Bolt
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Key Championships Held: WWA (Los Angeles) World Tag Team w/Alberto Torres
    NWA Amarillo Brass Knuckles (4)
    NWA American Tag Team (4) 2w/Wahoo McDaniel, 1w/Toru Tanaka, 1w/Johnny Valentine
    NWA Florida Brass Knuckles
    NWA Mid Atlantic Atlantic Coast Tag Team w/Jerry Brisco
    NWA Florida Heavyweight
    NWA United States (Toronto)
    NWA Georgia tag Team (3) 1w/Mr. Wrestling, 1w/Tommy Rich, 1w/Tony Atlas
    NWA Television
    CWA Heavyweight
    IWC Heavyweight
    NWA National Tag Team w/Ole Anderson
  • Why they will get in: There has yet to be an African American entry representing the Territory system.
  • Why they won't get in: He was very vocal in his day.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Wins the Florida Brass Knuckles Belt over Jose Lothario (5/26/70)
    2.  With Jerry Brisco, defeats the Andersons for the Atlantic Coast Tag Team Titles (5/29/73)
    3.  Beats Bruiser Brody for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title (2/4/76)
    4.  Wins the NWA Georgia Television Belt form Ole Anderson (5/2/78)
    5.  With Ole Anderson, won the Georgia National Tag Team Titles (1/11/85)

Should Thunderbolt Patterson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.1%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 4.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.1%

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