Profiles‎ > ‎profiles‎ > ‎

Phil Hickerson

    

Real Name - Phil Hickerson

Birthdate - 10/4/??

280 lbs. - Jackson, TN


Athletic Background - n/a

Teacher(s) - n/a

Professional Background - Nashville(`71-`76), SECW(`75-`78), Maritimes(`77), Memphis(`77-`89), All Japan(`88), World Class(`89), USWA(`89-`95)

AliasesMr. Nashville, P.Y. Chu-Hi

Groups - Japanese Connection, Stud Stable [Memphis]

Peak Years - `75-`79


Finisher(s) - 

- DDT


Favorites -

- Dropping Lariat

- Foreign Object

- Thumb to the Throat

- Eye Rake

- Measured Punch


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment7
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - When a fat, bald redneck pretends he is a devious Japanese villain, how can that not agitate fans?  PY Chu-Hi, an unlikely top heel during the feud between World Class and the USWA, was the end of the road for Tennessee veteran Phil Hickerson.  The so-called “King of Jackson,” started in the early 1970s.  Al Greene, who was coming off a run on top with his “brother” Don, took the youngster under his wing in a unit known as the “Sherman Tanks.”  Two burly tough guys were great foils to Jerry Jarrett & Tojo Yamamoto and other smaller babyface combinations.  Hickerson was able to establish himself as an exceptional heel who could chop meat and then tuck tail better than most.  Hickerson began teaming with a newcomer named Dennis Condrey as the “Bicentennial Kings” and later the “Wrecking Crew.”  The two were magic in the ring and added bleach to their hair, coats with tails and even a manager to enhance their act.  The duo had a hot run working with teams like Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee, Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich and Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan.  It was a relatively short partnership, but was successful and is fondly remembered in Tennessee.  Condrey went on to other promotions and teamed with Randy Rose and Bobby Eaton respectively in two great tag teams both known as the Midnight Express, however he surely plied his trade in this team.  Hickerson continued in the Memphis territory, but was never a regular top talent.  A fat, nasty scumbag heel, Hickerson was frequently paired with promising young babyfaces like Terry Taylor, Scott Steiner and Dustin Rhodes.  Hickerson was an excellent heel whose in-ring work was second only to his interviews.  Hickerson seemed to be winding his career down when the PY Chu Hi opportunity came along.  The unusual World Class/USWA angle featured some unlikely key players including him.  It was a nice swansong for Hickerson before largely leaving pro-wrestling to become a radio personality in his hometown.  Phil Hickerson may never be considered a Hall of Fame star or worker, but he was the type of reliable heel that was able to homestead and find success in his area.  


Comments