The Natural, Butch Reed, has passed

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Reed starred in the WWF and other wrestling promotions, and was known as "The Natural" for his naturally blonde hair. Very distinctive and unique for an African American. He was 66 and suffered from heart problems.

 

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Reed starred in the WWF and other wrestling promotions, and was known as "The Natural" for his naturally blonde hair. Very distinctive and unique for an African American. He was 66 and suffered from heart problems.

I don't think his blonde hair was natural. May he RIP.
 

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Roids are not good for the heart.
That is why many of the WWF/ WWE athlete actors & actresses have dropped like flies at a premature age.
How can they thank you Vince?
 

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The name sounds familiar, tried to put a face to the name and couldn’t
 

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Polishprince Was this guy the original Hacksaw, or was that Hacksaw Jim?
 

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he was so strong! HE WAS SO STRONG!

Butch was no joke when he was with DOOM with Ron Simmons...

 
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YOOOOOOOO -- HOOOOOOOO-- HAYYYYYYYY-- Now that's PRO WRESTLING! Golden Age

 

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"Today the NWA grieves the loss of Ronald Read, better known as Ron Reed and Buddy Colt. A former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion as well as many more, Read was one of the most decorated wrestlers of the 60s and 70s."

 

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There's a story about him in a plane crash in the Gulf. Busted leg and other injuries he put a injured wrestler on his back and swam a long distance back to shore in total darkness. He was a marine. Seen him perform many times at the old Orlando/graham sports stadium. He played the thug better then any one. I believe he and Lou These have the record for longest match. Buddy Colt was tough in a lot of ways.
"Today the NWA grieves the loss of Ronald Read, better known as Ron Reed and Buddy Colt. A former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion as well as many more, Read was one of the most decorated wrestlers of the 60s and 70s."

 
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There's a story about him in a plane crash in the Gulf. Busted leg and other injuries he put a injured wrestler on his back and swam a long distance back to shore in total darkness. He was a marine. Seen him perform many times at the old Orlando/graham sports stadium. He played the thug better then any one.
"Today the NWA grieves the loss of Ronald Read, better known as Ron Reed and Buddy Colt. A former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion as well as many more, Read was one of the most decorated wrestlers of the 60s and 70s."

meh. marines are overrated. he was a good looking blonde. that's all that matters. how do you know this stuff anyway
 

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There's a story about him in a plane crash in the Gulf. Busted leg and other injuries he put a injured wrestler on his back and swam a long distance back to shore in total darkness. He was a marine. Seen him perform many times at the old Orlando/graham sports stadium. He played the thug better then any one.
"Today the NWA grieves the loss of Ronald Read, better known as Ron Reed and Buddy Colt. A former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion as well as many more, Read was one of the most decorated wrestlers of the 60s and 70s."

meh. marines are overrated. he was a good looking blonde. that's all that matters. how do you know this stuff anyway
Big pro rasslin fan since the 1960s. Monday night at the rasslin matches was the place to be for us school kids. Got my nephews and there kids to be fans as well.
 

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There's a story about him in a plane crash in the Gulf. Busted leg and other injuries he put a injured wrestler on his back and swam a long distance back to shore in total darkness. He was a marine. Seen him perform many times at the old Orlando/graham sports stadium. He played the thug better then any one.
"Today the NWA grieves the loss of Ronald Read, better known as Ron Reed and Buddy Colt. A former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion as well as many more, Read was one of the most decorated wrestlers of the 60s and 70s."

meh. marines are overrated. he was a good looking blonde. that's all that matters. how do you know this stuff anyway
Big pro rasslin fan since the 1960s. Monday night at the rasslin matches was the place to be for us school kids. Got my nephews and there kids to be fans as well.
There was no wrestling in the 60s. it all started with HULKAMANIA!
 

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There's a story about him in a plane crash in the Gulf. Busted leg and other injuries he put a injured wrestler on his back and swam a long distance back to shore in total darkness. He was a marine. Seen him perform many times at the old Orlando/graham sports stadium. He played the thug better then any one.
"Today the NWA grieves the loss of Ronald Read, better known as Ron Reed and Buddy Colt. A former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion as well as many more, Read was one of the most decorated wrestlers of the 60s and 70s."

meh. marines are overrated. he was a good looking blonde. that's all that matters. how do you know this stuff anyway
Big pro rasslin fan since the 1960s. Monday night at the rasslin matches was the place to be for us school kids. Got my nephews and there kids to be fans as well.
There was no wrestling in the 60s. it all started with HULKAMANIA!
Yep the modern era of rasslin was with the Hulkster. But if you want to see some gritty, bloody rough tough matches,go to the late 60s and 70s matches with the old NWA and Championship Wrestling from Florida with Gordon Sole. There is some good videos on line.
 

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There's a story about him in a plane crash in the Gulf. Busted leg and other injuries he put a injured wrestler on his back and swam a long distance back to shore in total darkness. He was a marine. Seen him perform many times at the old Orlando/graham sports stadium. He played the thug better then any one.
"Today the NWA grieves the loss of Ronald Read, better known as Ron Reed and Buddy Colt. A former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion as well as many more, Read was one of the most decorated wrestlers of the 60s and 70s."

meh. marines are overrated. he was a good looking blonde. that's all that matters. how do you know this stuff anyway
Big pro rasslin fan since the 1960s. Monday night at the rasslin matches was the place to be for us school kids. Got my nephews and there kids to be fans as well.
There was no wrestling in the 60s. it all started with HULKAMANIA!
Yep the modern era of rasslin was with the Hulkster. But if you want to see some gritty, bloody rough tough matches,go to the late 60s and 70s matches with the old NWA and Championship Wrestling from Florida with Gordon Sole. There is some good videos on line.
There were no muscular bodies back then...not interested
 

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heres a good one with Buddy Colt
 

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