He debuted in 1958, and in 1968 he won the NWA Tx Heavyweight Tournament, after defeating The Spoiler. He worked well within an oilfield when he 1st began wrestling, and gradually changeover to professional wrestling. After his wrestling profession finished, he became a wrestling promoter. He was wedded 3 x and experienced four kids, three which grew up to be professional wrestlers. Extremely early in his profession he challenged Freddie Blassie for the NWA Georgia Globe Heavyweight Tournament, but lost.