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Wrestler Facts

Wrestler Name: Austin Idol
Birthday: 26th October 1949
Hometown: Pensacola, Florida
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 242lb
Finishers: Las Vegas Leglock (Figure Four), Piledriver
Previous Gimmicks: Universal Heartthrob, Mr. Gulf Coast

Title History (2)

01/Aug/1987:Pacific Wrestling Federation World Tag Team Champion -
[4 Times]:AWA International Heavyweight Champion

Biography/Additional Facts

Austin Idol graduated from Robinson High School in Tampa, Florida.

He started wrestling in 1972 and wrestled in the southeast promotions holding many titles in the USWA, Georgia, Memphis, Birmingham,Texas All Star & Mid Atlantic territories. He is best know for a long running feud with the popular Jerry Lawler.

McCord was the passenger on a small airplane, along with Gary Hart, and flown by Buddy Colt, which crashed in 1974 into Tampa Bay, Florida, killing fellow wrestler and good friend Bobby Shane. After a period of inactivity he emerged with bleach-blonde hair and the new moniker of "Austin Idol" in 1978. His flamboyant personality and muscular physique led him to a successful career in the era preceding the World Wrestling Federation's WWF emergence in the mid 1980s. Austin Idol challenged for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship several times versus Harley Race (1980) and Ric Flair (1981-84).

He has a son, Josh McCord. He graduated from East Hill Christian School in 2000. Austin Idol now resides in Pensacola, FL with his wife and his son.

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