Over the course of time I will be posting various Journeymen/Jobbers/Ham and Eggers/Preliminary Wrestlers/Curtain Jerkers/Enhancment Talent/Oh You get the picture.
Here is my first ...
Barry Hardy (wrestled through the late 80's and early 90s as enhancement talent for various companies including WWF and WCW, and even briefly with ECW, was a frequent tag team partner of the man who went on to be known as Gillberg)
Barry O (A.K.A. Barry Orton) The son of Bob Orton, Sr., younger brother of Bob Orton, Jr. and uncle of Randy Orton. His career however was not without controversy as he's often made several accusations against WWF/WWE in the past
Jake Milliman (Best known for his days working as enhancement talent for Verne Gagne's AWA, although he did have a couple of job matches in the WWF as well), Known by his nickname Jake "The Milkman" Milliman.
Well, I have 6 more for you today, and will post them three at a time on two separate posts
Well, here they are....
The first one is long time NWA/WCW job guy Bob Cook, although he had some job matches with the WWF, he is best known as a NWA/WCW job guy since it's where he spent most of his time
The second guy was a regional wrestler from the Atlanta area (although he was billed as being from Dallas, TX) who held regional titles but was mostly used as a jobber to the stars in WCW, Frankie Lancaster.
The third and final guy from the first set is probably the most "famous" of them all. It's Frankie Williams, the same Frankie Williams that appeared on that infamous episode of Piper's Pit in the 80's and got Punked out by Piper.
After a recent post asking for jobbers. I've decided to revive this old thread by making some more. Today I have a wrestler who primarily worked as enhancement talent for the WWF during the 80s. The guy did have some wins over some "lesser" job talent. He did have one major win of sorts though. Here is the man that was involved in the infamous 1985 "phantom submission" match against David Sammartino.
Here is an export file with several "enhancement talent" at least as they were primarily used in a lot of larger promotions.
This pack includes the following:
Al Navarro: (mid to late 80s WWF heel jobber, had one WCW match against Sting, one of the jobbers trained by Moolah)
Don Driggers: (mid to late 80s WWF babyface jobber, his only win was a house show win over heel jobber Al Navarro, like Navarro, Driggers was also trained by Moolah)
Rico Federico: (mid to late 80s jobber, primary as a babyface, did have some wins here and there as he was a solid worker, trainer of former WCW wrestler Prince Iaukea. Federico himself was trained by Boris Malenko)
Jim Gorman: (primarily a mid to late 80s babyface WWF jobber very basic job guy that just took bumps for the most part)
Trent Knight: (late 80s to early 90s wrestler who split his time jobbing for both WWF and NWA/WCW. Did have some mild success in some smaller territories. Has alternated between working as both a heel and a face)
Tommy Sharpe: (also worked as both Randy Sharpe and Tom Sharpe) Enhancement talent that started in 1979 wrestling for various territories. Wrestled for the WWF in 1986 and 1987 under all the various names mentioned. Was Honky Tonk Man's first opponent after he turned heel. He did have some early success including both a time limit draw and a victory over a young Butch Reed in 1979 in CSW. Aside from his WWF gigs, he primarily worked for CSW, MMP, SLWC, and Tri-State
Dave Barbie: Mid to late 80s heel jobber. Worked on and off for both WWF and NWA/WCW (primarily under as mask as The Russian Exterminator) as well as Calgary Stanpede between 1984 and 1987. His first known match on WWF television was against Gama Singh during Singh's brief run with the company.
Ben Alexander: One of several wrestlers to use "The Golden Terror" gimmick in his career. Wrestled from 1978 to 1986, mostly for the NWA territories. Was primarily a brawler but did have a decent dropkick in his arsenal.
Cougar Jay: Squash jobber that primary worked for NWA/WCW (but also a couple of matches for WWF, one against Ted DiBiase and another a tag team match against The Rougeaus) between the years 1986 and 1999. Was trained by Gene Anderson, Swede Hanson, and Wahoo McDaniel.
Tim Patterson: Not to be confused with Canadian wrestler Rick Patterson, who also at one point wrestled under the name Tim Patterson, and also one of the guys who worked as Leatherface in Japan, this guy was a California based wrestler who wrestled primarily as enhancement talent for various promotions including the WWF, the AWA, amongst other. He also worked under the names Spitfire Patterson, Mercenario I, and Bouny Hunter in various promotions. Solid worker despite being a journeyman. He did have some degree of success in Mexico as well.