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Encyclopedia > John Tatum (wrestler)
John Frankel III
Statistics
Ring name(s) "Hollywood" John Tatum
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Born October 21, 1965 (1965-10-21) (age 41)
Mobile, Alabama, United States
Resides Pensacola, Florida
Billed from Los Angeles, California
Debut 1989
Retired 1995

John Frankel III (b. 1965), known by his ringname "Hollywood" John Tatum, is a retired American professional wrestler who competed in North American regional promotions including World Class Championship Wrestling, Universal Wrestling Federation and the National Wrestling Alliance as well as independent promotions such as the Global Wrestling Federation and the United States Wrestling Association during the 1980s and early 1990s. He is also the ex-husband of Missy Hyatt. Before you can upload images you will need to register an account Only use this if you hold the copyright on the image. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that List of people from Mobile, Alabama be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with World Championship Wrestling. ... The Universal Wrestling Federation was a regional professional wrestling federation founded by Leroy McGuirk, and later owned by Bill Watts. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Global Wrestling Federation was a professional wrestling promotion based in Dallas, Texas. ... The United States Wrestling Association or USWA was a professional wrestling promotional organization based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Missy Hyatt Melissa Lee Hiatt is a professional wrestling manager that is better known by the name of Missy Hyatt. ...

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Early career

A childhood friend of wrestlers Robert Gibson, Paul Bearer and Michael Hayes [1], he was booked as Hayes' cousin when he first began wrestling in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, although he later moved on to World Class Championship Wrestling with then girlfriend and manager Missy Hyatt two years later. Reuben Cain (born July 19, 1958) is a professional wrestler best known by his ring name of Robert Gibson. ... “Paul Bearer” redirects here. ... Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ... Missy Hyatt Melissa Lee Hiatt is a professional wrestling manager that is better known by the name of Missy Hyatt. ...


In 1986, he began a feud with Chris Adams mocking him for being temporarily "blinded" (in reality, Adams wore an eye patch over his left eye while involved in a separate feud with Gino Hernandez the previous January). During his time in WCCW, he and Hyatt would feuded with Scott Casey and his valet Sunshine which resulted in several cat fights between Hyatt and Sunshine. Christopher Adams (February 10, 1955 – October 7, 2001) was a professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, trainer and judoka. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Scott Casey is a former professional wrestler. ...


Universal Wrestling Federation

Leaving WCCW later that year, Tatum and Hyatt joined Bill Watts' Universal Wrestling Federation and teamed with Jack Victory against The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) before eventually joining Eddie Gilbert's stable "Hot Stuff Inc." (later renamed "Hyatt & Hot Stuff International"). Bill Watts, (born May 5, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a former American professional wrestler and promoter. ... Ken Rinehurst aka Jack Victory is a professional wrestler/manager for ECW, NWA & 3PW. Profile Height: 6 ft 4 in (1. ... Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton The Fantastics Also see the musical The Fantasticks. ... Bobby Fulton Then and Now James Hines is a professional wrestler better known as Bobby Fulton of The Fantastics. ... Tommy Rogers Thomas Couch is a professional wrestler better known as Tommy Rogers of The Fantastics. ... Thomas Edward (Eddie) Gilbert, Jr. ...


In 1987, Tatum and Hyatt began a storyline in which Tatum lost a "Valet For A Day Match" to The Missing Link after interference by Gilbert (on behalf of Tatum). Shortly thereafter, Tatum began feuding with Gilbert in which had Hyatt siding with Gilbert [2] after hitting him from behind with a "loaded" Gucci handbag (considered to be one of the more unusual "heel turns" in wrestling at the time [3]). However, as a result of a real life affair between Hyatt and Gilbert [4], Tatum left the promotion with Victory at the end of year. “The Missing Link” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Guccio Gucci and Gucci, accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


Returning to independent circuit, the two feuded over the World Class Championship Wrestling and Wild West Wrestling tag team titles with Steve & Shaun Simpson during the next year.


United States Wrestling Association & the Global Wrestling Federation

In 1990, Tatum wrestled in the United States Wrestling Association where he feuded with Bill Dundee over the USWA Southwest Title. During the feud, Tatum superkicked his former valet, Tessa, which drew the ire of the wrestling world. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 1991, Tatum reunited with Rod Price as the California Connection in the Global Wrestling Federation winning the Tag Team titles twice[5] and competed in the GWF North American Championship tournament[5] before leaving the promotion a year later. He continued wrestling on the Texas independent circuit for three years until his retirement in 1995 to take over his family's business at the Pensacola Interstate Fair in Pensacola, Florida.


As recently as January 2007, Tatum has made plans to open a wrestling academy in the summer of 2007 in his native Pensacola, Florida.


Championships and accomplishments

  • Big D Pro Wrestling
  • Big D Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[5]
  • Big D Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Gary Young (1) and Rod Price (1)[5]
  • Wild West Wrestling
  • WWW Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Jack Victory[5]
  • PWI ranked him # 407 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003.

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Further reading

  • Missy Hyatt, Missy and Mark Goldblatt. Missy Hyatt, First Lady of Wrestling. Toronto: ECW Press, 2001. ISBN 1550224980
  • Shoot Interview With "Hollywood" John Tatum. Perf. John Tatum. 2007. DVD. Highspots.com.

References

  1. ^ Pringle, Percy. Percy's Biography. Percypringle.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-20.
  2. ^ Missy & Tammy Shoot Interview. Perf. Missy Hyatt and Tammy Lynn Sytch. 2001. DVD. Highspots.com.
  3. ^ Conner, Floyd. Wrestling's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Pro Wrestling's Outrageous Performers, Punishing Piledrivers and Other Oddities. Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's, 2001. ISBN 1-57488-308-9 (pg. 91)
  4. ^ Brown, Tim (2003-12-28). The Interactive Interview: Missy Hyatt. ProWrestling.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-20.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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External links

  • Profile at OWW

 
 

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