“THE UNIVERSAL HEARTHROB” . . .
Austin, one of the most “Flamboyant” wrestlers of all time declares and acknowledges that this is “The Official Web Site” of everything “AUSTIN IDOL” ranging from authentic and true facts and including authentic personally autographed memorabilia! Here at AustinIdolLive.com* you will be able to catch up on what the Idol has been doing for the past several years and also what he is doing now.
Austin’s new autobiographical book will be published in the near future and online customers will have the opportunity to acquire a personally autographed copy of the “Austin Idol” story that promises to be a no holds barred in depth look at the highly complex life of this amazing personality who dominated the lime light in the early TBS years when cable television was in it’s infancy. Also, when “The Idol” smashed all attendance records in the Memphis, Tennessee area where his legend and box office drawing power still loom large!
Let us not forget the tragic plane crash that he was a passenger in that claimed the life of Bobby Shane. Regardless of what your opinion is of “The Idol” one thing is certain and that is “He was often imitated, but, never duplicated”!!!
CHAMPIONSHIPS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
All Japan Pro Wrestling
- PWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Stan Hansen
Continental Wrestling Association
- AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Jerry Lawler
- CWA International Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- CWA World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- CWA World Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Dutch Mantel (2) and Jerry Lawler (1)
Georgia Championship Wrestling
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Masked Superstar
- NWA Georgia Television Championship (2 times)
- NWA National Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1975) [1 time]
- PWI ranked him # 193 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the PWI Years in 2003
Southeastern Championship Wrestling
- NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division) (3 times)
- NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Southern Division) (1 time)
Texas All-Star Wrestling
- TAS Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- World Championship Wrestling (Australia)
- NWA Austria-Asian Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Jimmy Golden
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Feud of the Year (1987) with Tommy Rich vs. Jerry Lawler