Some people have said that Brad Armstrong was the best wrestler never to make it. This is an unfair statement as Armstrong was a part of the NWA and WCW for a long period of time and never needed to beg for work in the business. With that said, Brad Armstrong was an amazing talent who was one of the best in ring talents period. What worked against him is that he lacked that intangible that could make fans care about him in mass which could have pushed him higher up the card. Still, when those say his career wasn’t great, they fail to realize how hard it was for any wrestler to remain on a major roster for as long as he did regardless of their spot on the card.
The Bullet Points:
Brad James (Real Name)
U.S.A. (Marietta, Georgia)
Key Championships Held:
NWA Southeastern Tag Team (5) 3w/Bob Armstrong, 1w/Scott Armstrong, 1w/The Shadow
NWA United States Junior Heavyweight (3)
NWA Georgia National Tag Team (2) 1w/Bob Armstrong, 1w/Tim Horner
NWA Georgia National Heavyweight (2)
NWA Southeastern Continental Heavyweight (3)
UWF Tag Team w/Tim Horner
WCW Six Man Tag Team w/The Fabulous Freebirds
WCW Light Heavyweight
SMW Heavyweight (2)
Why He Will Get In:
Damn, could he wrestle!
Why He Won’t Get In:
Honoring his father is likely all the Armstrong may get.
Five Greatest Matches/Moments: (In Chronological Order)
1. Beats Ted DiBiase for the NWA Georgia National Heavyweight Title
2. Wrestled Jimmy Garvin to a Draw at Starrcade (11/27/86)
3. Fought Mike Rotundo to a draw for the Television Title at Clash of the
4. Beat Scotty Flamingo for the WCW Light Heavyweight Title (7/5/92)
5. Won the Smoky Mountain Title defeating Buddy Landell (8/12/95)