Texas Holds 'em: 10 Great Wrestlers Billed From The State Of Texas!

The Jonathan CooneyyCorrespondent INovember 11, 2010

Texas Holds 'em: 10 Great Wrestlers Billed From The State Of Texas!

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    Texas has produced some amazing wrestlers in world of sport, but for today we are going to concentrate on what awesome wrestlers they have produced.

    The chances are I have left a couple of guys out but you are very welcome to suggest a few in comment form and I will add a few honorable mentions.

    In this article I am basing it around people who are BILLED from Texas not just people who were born there, so guys like Jake Roberts will not be in this slideshow!

    For my most recent article on John Morrison and how I think he will win the World Title, please click on the link below. Thank you.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/513671-its-comming-this-is-how-john-morrison-should-become-world-champion

Honourable Mention: The Undertaker

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    Mark Calaway (who portrays the Undertaker) was born in Texas so because of his amazing contribution to Pro Wrestling and the fact that in the Attitude Era under the Biker Gimmick he was in fact billed from Texas it is only fitting to have him as a part of this slide one way or another.

    The Undertaker!

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated

     

    World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment

    • WCW Tag Team Championship (2 time) – with Kane
    • World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    • WWF/E Championship (4 times)
    • WWF Hardcore Championship (2 time)
    • WWF Tag Team Championship7 times) – with Steve Austin (1), The Big Show (3), The Rock (1) and Kane (1)
    • Royal Rumble (2007)
    • Slammy Award for WWF's Greatest Hit (1996) Sucking Diesel into the abyss
    • Slammy Award for Best Tattoo (1997)
    • Slammy Award for Best Entrance Music (1997)
    • Slammy Award for Star of the Highest Magnitude (1997)
    • Slammy Award for Match of the Year (2009) vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXV
    • Undefeated at Wrestlemania (18-0)
    • WWE raked him as No 1 of the top 100 WWE superstars.

Paul London

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    WWE have misused a lot of athletes and then fired them; some like Shannon Moore and Mike Knox are on my mind, but two very talented ones that were released were, of course, Shelton Benjamin and Paul London.

    • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
      • Tag Team of the Year (2007) with Brian Kendrick
      • PWI ranked him #36 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2005

     

    • World Wrestling Entertainment
      • World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Kendrick
      • WWE Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
      • WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Billy Kidman (1) and Brian Kendrick (1)

     

    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
      • Most Underrated Wrestler (2004)

Billy Gunn

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    Billy was magic during WWE's Attitude Era. with his amazing gimmick.

    World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment

    • WWF Hardcore Championship (2 times)
    • WWF Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
    • WWF/E World Tag Team Championship (10 times) – with Bart Gunn (3), Road Dogg (5), and Chuck (2)
    • King of the Ring (1999)

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated

    • PWI ranked him #43 of the best 500 singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2002
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1998) with Road Dogg
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (2002) with Chuck
    • PWI ranked him #43 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the PWI Years in 2003 with "The Road Dogg" Jesse James

Fritz Von Erich

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    The first-ever NWA World Champion!

    Southwest Sports, Inc / NWA Big Time Wrestling / World Class Championship Wrestling

    • NWA American Heavyweight Championship (13 times)
    • NWA American Tag Team Championship (6 times) - with Waldo Von Erich (1), Billy Red Lyons (1), Grizzly Smith (1), Fred Curry (1), Dan Miller (1), and Dean Ho (1)
    • NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version) (2 times)
    • NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Texas version) (3 times)
    • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version) (1 time) - with Kevin & Mike Von Erich
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Texas Version) (2 times) - with Killer Karl Kox (1) and Duke Keomuka

     

    World Wrestling Entertainment

    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)

Eddie Guerrero

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    RIP to a Pro Wrestling great.

    • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
      • PWI Comeback of the Year (1999)
      • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2002, 2004)
      • PWI Stanley Weston Award (2005)
      • PWI ranked him # 2 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2004.
    • World Championship Wrestling
      • WCW Cruiserweight Championship (2 times)
      • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment
      • WWE Championship (1 time)
      • WWE Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Chavo Guerrero (2), Tajiri (1), and Rey Mysterio (1)
      • WWE United States Championship (1 time)
      • WWF European Championship (2 times)
      • WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
      • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2006)
      • Eleventh Triple Crown Champion
      • Sixth Grand Slam Champion

Chavo Guerrero

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    Gaye Gerard/Getty Images

    One Guerrero to another...

    • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
      • PWI ranked him # 177 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2010
    • World Championship Wrestling
      • WCW Cruiserweight Championship (2 times)
      • WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Corporal Cajun
    • World Wrestling Entertainment
      • ECW Championship (1 time)
      • WWE Cruiserweight Championship (4 times)
      • WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Eddie Guerrero

Booker-T

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    • Pro Wrestling Illustrated

      • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1998)

      • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (2000)

      • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1995, 1996) with Stevie Ray

      • PWI ranked him #62 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the PWI Years with Stevie Ray in 2003

      • PWI ranked him #5 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 2000

    • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

      • TNA Legends Championship (1 time)

      • TNA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scott Steiner

     


    • World Championship Wrestling

      • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

      • WCW World Heavyweight Championship (5 times)

      • WCW World Tag Team Championship (10 times) – with Stevie Ray

      • WCW World Television Championship (6 times)

     


    • World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment

      • WCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Test

      • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

      • World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Test (1), Goldust (1), and Rob Van Dam (1)

      • WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)

      • WWE United States Championship (3 times)

      • WWF Hardcore Championship (2 times)

      • King of the Ring (2006)

      • Sixteenth Triple Crown Champion

      • Eighth Grand Slam Champion

Dusty Rhodes

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    A wrestling great who has brought us his talented sons Goldust and the dashing one Cody Rhodes.

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling / Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling

    • NWA Television Championship (1 time)
    • NWA United States Heayvweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with The Road Warriors
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (2 times) – with Dick Slater (1) and Manny Fernandez (1)
    • NWA World Television Championship (2 times)
    • Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (1987) – with Nikita Koloff
    • Bunkhouse Stampede (1985–1988)
    • WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1995)

    World Wrestling Entertainment

    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)

JBL

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    Pro Wrestling Illustrated

    • PWI ranked him #5 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2005

    World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment

    • WWE Championship (1 time)
    • WWE Hardcore Championship (17 times)
    • WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)
    • WWE United States Championship (1 time)
    • WWF European Championship (1 time)
    • WWF Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Faarooq
    • Tenth Grand Slam Champion
    • Twentieth Triple Crown Champion

    Ohio Valley Wrestling

    • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ron Simmons

Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    When ever I hear Texas, Austin always pops into mind.

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated

    • PWI Feud of the Year (1998, 1999) vs. Vince McMahon
    • PWI Match of the Year (1997) vs. Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13 in a Submission match
    • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2001)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1998)
    • PWI Rookie of the Year (1990)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1998, 1999, 2001)
    • PWI ranked #1 of the Top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1998 and 1999
    • PWI ranked #19 of the Top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI Years in 2003

     

    World Championship Wrestling

    • WCW United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Brian Pillman
    • WCW World Television Championship (2 times)
    • Million Dollar Championship (1 time)
    • WWF Championship (6 times)
    • WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
    • WWF Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Shawn Michaels (1), Dude Love (1), The Undertaker (1) and Triple H (1)
    • King of the Ring (1996)
    • Royal Rumble (1997, 1998, 2001)
    • Slammy Award for Freedom of Speech (1997)
    • Fifth Triple Crown Champion
    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2009)

Shawn Michaels

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    World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated

    • PWI Feud of the Year (2008) vs. Chris Jericho
    • PWI Match of the Year (1993) vs. Marty Jannetty on Monday Night Raw on May 17
    • PWI Match of the Year (1994) vs. Razor Ramon in a Ladder match at WrestleMania X
    • PWI Match of the Year (1995) vs. Diesel at WrestleMania XI
    • PWI Match of the Year (1996) vs. Bret Hart in an Iron Man match at WrestleMania XII
    • PWI Match of the Year (2004) vs. Chris Benoit and Triple H at WrestleMania XX
    • PWI Match of the Year (2005) vs. Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 21
    • PWI Match of the Year (2006) vs. Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 22
    • PWI Match of the Year (2007) vs. John Cena on Raw on April 23
    • PWI Match of the Year (2008) vs. Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV
    • PWI Match of the Year (2009) vs. The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXV
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1995, 1996)
    • PWI ranked him #1 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1996
    • PWI ranked him #10 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
    • PWI ranked him #33 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" with Marty Jannetty in 2003

Conclusion

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