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Bill Dundee

    

Real Name - William Crookshanks
Birthdate - 10/24/43
5'4" 220 lbs. - Mckenzie, TN


Athletic Background - n/a

Teacher(s) - n/a

Professional Background - Australia(`64-`74), Nashville(`75-`76), Memphis(`77-`83), Mid-South(`83-`84), Memphis(`85), Kansas City(`86-`87), USWA(`89-`91), W*ing(`92), WCW(`93-`94), USWA(`95-`96), Indies(`97-)

AliasesSquire William, Sir William

Groups - none

Peak Years - `75-`83



Finisher(s) - 
- Sleeper
- Piledriver
- Reverse Splash

Favorites -
- High Cross Body
- Hip Toss
- Kneedrop
- Small Package
- Punch


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set7
 Science2
 Aerial3
 Power6
 Strikes10


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - "Superstar" Bill Dundee was a unique character in the wrestling world as one of, if not the smallest top star in the wrestling world in the late 70s and early 80s during his peak years. Dundee was originally from Scotland and relocated to Australia where he became a good tag wrestler with George Barnes. The booker there, Bobby Shane, recommended them to Jerry Jarrett in Memphis. Dundee came, adapted quickly and basically stayed for the rest of his career. He was a charismatic bumper without much of a build or look, but in Memphis he was capable of being a star. In many ways his skills mirrored the "King of Memphis," Jerry Lawler's and so it made sense that he was able to get over as a top babyface and heel. As the former, he was something of a highflyer (for his day) and was programmed right with the right people. As the latter, he was a stalling coward who cheated and ran his mouth. Unfortunately the qualities that made him a good babyface in his day dissolved with time and he spent his latter years as a heel. In the 80s, Dundee gained a reputation as a creative booker and Bill Watts brought him into the Mid-South territory to freshen things up and he had a influential role in Memphis for years. As the territory faded, Dundee went to WCW for a brief managerial run as an umbrella-wielding Brit. Dundee was still doing independents here and there into the new millenium.
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