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George South

George South is a professional wrestler who has appeared as a preliminary wrestler in World Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions and the World Wrestling Federation.

Career

George South started wrestling in 1985 in the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP). He was used as enhancement talent but he always got in some offense and was very good at getting heel heat with the fans.

He was also Ric Flair's favorite jobber to wrestle as Flair considered him a great worker.

South wrestled in Georgia Championship Wrestling and captured their NWA Georgia Junior Heavyweight Championship in 1986 in between stops for JCP.

South also wrestled as a preliminary wrestler in World Wrestling Federation on occasion in the 1980s.

South was the top heel in the Pro Wrestling Federation that ran from 1992 until 1999 in the Carolinas. He mainly feuded with his arch-rival, The Italian Stallion, who promoted the company with some help from South.

In the 1990s, South worked as enhancement talent for World Championship Wrestling.

South is a born-again Christian and says one of his biggest thrills was passing a Christian tract to Hulk Hogan in WCW who told him he needed it. In 1999 three full-color cartoon tracts were produced for South entitled The Greatest Match Ever, Who is Your Tag-Team Partner?, and Who Are You Wrestling Against?, illustrated by comics artist Steven Butler, packaged by The Nate Butler Studio and published by PowerMark Productions.

When the PWF closed in 1999, South opened his own promotion called the Exodus Wrestling Alliance. He still runs shows as of 2005 in the Mid-Atlantic area and participates in Christianity/wrestling shows with Nikita Koloff and Ted DiBiase.

One of his gimmicks is the fact that he gets heel heat from the fans by sticking his tongue out at them and taunting them about how he is manhandling their hero in the ring. He is proud of the fact that he does not have to get crude, use profanity, or become vulgar to get heel heat.

An important part of South's modern day matches are moves and performances intended to pay tribute to the great wrestling stars of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including Wahoo McDaniel, Blackjack Mulligan, Brute Bernard, Two Ton Harris, Paul Jones, Ricky Steamboat, Tully Blanchard, the Anderson Brothers, and others.

South's most significant recent match was against Brad Armstrong in Spartanburg, SC at the Wrestling Night of Legends II. It is considered, by those who follow the current independent scene and the recent trend of legends reunions, to be a textbook look at everything that was right about "old school" wrestling.

South trains up and comers at the Rings wrestling training facility in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesdays. His son, George South Jr., is also now a wrestler.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • American Pro Wrestling

*APW Television Championship (1 time)
*APW United States Championship (1 time)

  • Exodus Wrestling Alliance

*EWA Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
*EWA Television Championship (1 time)

  • Independent Championship Wrestling

*ICW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Marc Ash

*NWA Georgia Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

*Anderson Brothers Classic Tag Team Tournament winner (2004) with Brad Anderson

  • Pro Wrestling Federation

*PWF Eastern States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
*PWF Heavyweight Championship (7 times)
*PWF Junior Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
*PWF Tag Team Championship (5 times) - with The Rising Sun (1), Mean Mark (1), Terry Austin (1), The Italian Stallion (1) and The Equalizer (1)

  • Southern Championship Wrestling

*SCW Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

  • Other titles

*RAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

*PWI ranked him # 248 of the top 500 wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1997.

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