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Don Bass (wrestler)

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Birth name  Don Heard
Name  Don Bass
Billed height  6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Role  Wrestler
Billed weight  295 lb (134 kg)
Debut  1973

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Ring name(s)  Don BassFireIntern IIRock and Roll Phantom IScorpion

Billed from  Greasy Corner, Arkansas

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Donald Hollis Welch (March 14, 1946 – September 16, 2016) was an American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Don Bass.


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Professional wrestling career

Don Welch started wrestling as Don Bass in 1973.

Bass found early success as a tag team wrestler, teaming up with his brother, Ron Bass as a member of the heel stable The Bass Family. The duo was managed by their "mother", Maw Bass. Maw Bass carried a loaded purse, with which she would strike their opponents to steal a victory.

Continental Wrestling Alliance

In the early 1980s, Don Bass joined Continental Wrestling Association as one half of The Interns with Roger Smith. The masked duo would become a staple in Memphis tag team wrestling, capturing the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship on five occasions.

Later, the team would be repackaged as Fire and Flame, once again winning the Southern Tag Titles. During this time, Bass defeated Jerry Lawler in a tag team match, winning the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship, his first and only major singles championship. Bass died of cancer on September 16, 2016.

In wrestling

  • Managers
  • Jimmy Hart
  • Downtown Bruno
  • Tojo Yamamoto
  • Maw Bass
  • Nicknames
  • "The Singin' Cowboy"
  • "Dandy"
  • "Outlaw"
  • "Texas"
  • Championships and accomplishments

  • Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling - Southeastern Championship Wrestling
  • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship (1 times) – with Ron Bass (1)
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Ron Bass (2)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Gulf Coast version) (1 time) – with Bobby Bass
  • NWA Mid-South
  • NWA Mid-South Unified Heavyweight Championship (2 time)
  • NWA Mid-America / Continental Wrestling Association
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 times)
  • AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (5 time) - with Don Greene (1), Roger Smith (4)
  • CWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Gary Young (1)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (1 time) – with Ron Bass
  • References

    Don Bass (wrestler) Wikipedia