Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tiggers Are Wonderful Things

Check out that second tag team event - Brute Bernard and Chuck O'Connor (later known as Big John Studd) vs. Sandy Scott and TIGGER Conway.

When I was about five or six years old, I loved when my grandmother would read to me "The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh." My favorite character in those stories was that crazy, knucklehead Bengal tiger known as TIGGER.

When Pooh first met him, he asked innocently, "Exactly what is a "Tigger?" To which Tigger replied:

The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (Audio)

"The wonderful thing about Tiggers, is Tiggers are wonderful things,
Their tops are made out of rubber, and there bottoms are made out of springs,
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, trouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun,
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers is I'm the only one,
I'm the only one!"
Well apparently there were two. The second one was named "Tigger Conway" and he was in the semi-main event of a card in Wilson, NC, in September of 1974.

Because I loved that childhood character, that blooper jumped off the page at me.

Interesting to note the pairing of Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones in September of 1974. The two would famously team up less than a year later in May of 1975 to dethrone Gene and Ole Anderson for the NWA world tag team titles.

But before that took place, Jones would take Tigger Tiger Conway as his partner and in December of 1974, just a few months after these matches in Wilson took place, they defeated Ric Flair and Brute Bernard for the Mid-Atlantic tag team titles. Bernard substituted for Ric's "Uncle" Rip Hawk, who had recently departed the area. Jones and Conway lost the titles in February of 1975 to the Andersons.

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(Newspaper clipping courtesy of Mark Eastridge.)