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Vital Statistics[]

Wrestler Name: English Gentleman

Real Name: John Williams

Birthday: October 17, 1952

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Billed From: Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Marital Status: Single

Alignment: Heel

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 19 st 8 lb (274 lbs.)

Theme Music: “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols

Wrestling Debut: 1971 (Louisville)

MVW Debut: October 31, 1980 (Fifth Friday)

Debut Opp: 'Sensational' Seth Greeley

Last Match: May 30, 2002

Last Opp: Aaron Adams

PriDistrict: MidAmerica

Style: Basic Brawler

Finishing Move: Union Jack (double underhook backbreaker)

Favorite Moves:

Weapon: English flag

Notable Feuds:

Image: Chris Adams

Personal History[]

John was born to Roger and Francine Williams on October 17, 1952, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia while his parents were on vacation there. He was two months premature. He spent six months in the NICU before the family was able to return to Louisville.

He began wrestling in 1971 for the CWA in Louisville. He met Terry Thorson in Indianapolis in 1973 while both were working a six-month contract with the WWA. While Terry went back to Border City Wrestling, John was one of the original wrestlers in Wild West Wrestling as the masked Outlaw #2.

When he came to the MVW, he was brought into an alliance with Extreme Militia and 5 Starz. He brokered an English accent and stuffed the Heel protion of his gimmick by forcing his weight to be announced in stones. He also wore Manchester United apparel to the ring, declaring soccer to be a "real man's sport."

Upon his departure from the MVW, John went on to help with Blue Grass Wrestling as a manager and referee.

Title History[]

Title#Won FromLost To
City of Corinth Heavyweight Title1First Champion
(June 20, 1981)
'Lightning' Lenny Lane
(August 22, 1981)
MVW Six-Man Tag Team Titles
(w/ Extreme Militia)
1Wolf Pack
(March 8, 1981)
(April 25, 1981)
MVW Six-Man Tag Team Titles
(w/ Extreme Militia)
(June 11, 1981)
(July 11, 1981)