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Sonny King
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Wrestler Facts

Wrestler Name: Sonny King
Hometown: Donaldsonville, Louisiana

Title History (1)

22/May/1972:WWE World Tag Team Champion -

Biography/Additional Facts

Real Name: Larry Johnson

Notable Feuds: Johnny Valentine, Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, King Curtis, Baron Scicluna, Johnny Valentine, Buddy Landel, Professor Tanaka, Ox Baker, Big Red, Tojo Yamamoto, Robert Gibson, Koko B Ware, Jerry Lawler

Career Highlights: Sonny King was a boxer before turning to wrestling.
-Early-1970s: Sonny King worked for Vince McMahon Sr's World Wide Wrestling Federation.
-May 1972: Sonny King & Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna & King Curtis to win the WWWF Tag Team titles.
-1974: Sonny King came into Jim Crockett's Mid Atlantic territor as the supposed relative of Bearcat Wright.

-1980: Sonny King & Frank Morrell won the NWA Southern Tag Team titles.
-Early 1982: Sonny King suffered a serious injury due to a stabbing incident outside the Charlotte Coliseum.

-Late 1982: Sonny King returned to wrestling in Memphis, where he served as manager for The Samoans, Arn Anderson, and others.
-Sonny King was recognized as a shooter who would stretch mouthy rookies or those he caught exposing the wrestling world.

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