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Austin Idol

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Real Name Dennis McCord
Weight and Height 242 lbs. (110 kg) at 6'2'' (1.88 m)
Birthplace Tampa, Florida (United States of America)
Date of Birth 26th October 1949 (age 69)
Debut 1972
 

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Alias Austin Idol, Dennis McCord, Masked Idol, Midnight Rider, Mike McCord, Super A, Super Texan
Nicknames Iron, Universal Heart Throb
Finisher Figure-Four Leglock (Las Vegas Leglock)
Trademark Moves Elbowsmash, Kneedrop, Piledriver and Sleeper Hold
Stables First Family with Bobby Eaton, Chick Donovan, Dennis Condrey, The Iron Sheik, Kevin Sullivan, Koko Ware, Norvell Austin and Wayne Ferris (as Austin Idol)
Managed by Managed by Paul E. Dangerously (as "Austin Idol"). Managed by Lou Albano (as "Mike McCord").
Tournament Wins
NWA Southern Heavyweight Title Tournament (2nd February 1987)
Mask Losses as Super Texan by Jos LeDuc (1974/03/26)
as Super A by Mr. Wrestling #2 (1974/08/16)
Hair Match Won as Austin Idol against Jerry Lawler (1987/04/27)
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Statistics and information about the 1338 matches fought by Austin Idol in our events database
- Started his career as "Iron" Mike McCord
- Eperienced his first taste of success in the
WWWF under the management of Lou Albano
- In the early 1970’s, McCord challenged then, WWWF World Heavyweight Title holder, Pedro Morales in a series of Main Events across the Northeast
- In 1975, he was involved in a tragic plane crash in Tampa Bay, Florida. It was a passenger plane flown by Buddy Colt, with Iron Mike McCord, Gary Hart, and Bobby Shane. Bobby Shane was killed. McCord escaped with two broken ankles.
- McCord recovered and returned to wrestling with an entirely new look, "The Universal Heart Throb", Austin Idol was born. Austin Idol enjoyed success in Georgia Championship Wrestling, and challenged both Ric Flair and Harley Race for the NWA World Heavyweight Title.
- Continental Championship Wrestling out of Memphis (Later morphing into the USWA), was one of hottest promotions during the 1980's, and nothing was hotter than Austin Idol against Jerry Lawler in an infamous hair match. Paul E. Dangerously managed Austin Idol and during the match, Tommy Rich hid under the ring waiting to strike. The outcome was a near riot as Idol, Rich, and Dangerously shaved the King’s head.
- In the early 1990’s, Austin idol was seen mostly on the independent circuit.
- In a notable match, Austin Idol wrestled Buddy Landel in Joel Goodhart’s TWA in Philadelphia. The match was one of those crazy all over the building matches that made Memphis famous. A few years later, this wild style of wrestling is what made ECW famous.
- In 1998, Austin Idol officially retired.
- In 2011, Insane Clown Posse hosted Gathering of the Juggulos, JCW Legends and Icons PPV. Austin Idol made his return to the ring defeating fellow Memphis legends, Dutch Mantell, Koko B. Ware, Brickhouse Brown, and Doug Gilbert in a Five Way Match.
- November 2012, Idol launched a radio program called "Austin Idol Rock & Roll Wrestling Show" broadcasting on American Hearts Network,
- In 2012 Idol worked for the New International Wrestling Training Camp in Greenville, SC
- Austin Idol is known as one of the best promo men in the history of professional wrestling.
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