|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Eric Embry
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Billed weight||250 lb (110 kg)|
|Trained by||Lou Thesz|
Douglas Eric Embry (born 1959) is a retired professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Class Championship Wrestling and the United States Wrestling Association as The Flamboyant Eric Embry. He is known for his feuds with Skandor Akbar and his army, eventually winning control of World Class from Akbar and changing the name to USWA.
Professional wrestling career
Embry wrestled in Southwest Championship Wrestling (later Texas, then USA All Star Wrestling) as one of the Fabulous Blondes, along with Ken Timbs and later Dan Greer. Later, he wrestled for 5 Star Wrestling in Baton Rouge. Wrestle for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico from 1985 till 1987. Went to World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas TX where he started working as a heel and became a face during his feud with Skandor Akbar and his army before the promotion went out of business.
Embry was a booker for the Dallas Sportatorium promotion from 1988 until 1991. During his time as booker, Embry lived at the Sportatorium because he had no other place to live. In early 1988, he had a feud with Jason Sterling, where Sterling was offered $100 for every minute he spent in the ring with Embry. Jeff Jarrett won the WCWA World Light Heavyweight Championship from Embry on October 15 of that year, but Embry regained the title in November. After trading the title with Jarrett once more, Embry regained it at SuperClash III on December 13. Two weeks later, he lost the title to Cactus Jack.
During Embry's times as a heel, fans(specially in Puerto Rico) would often chant Erica! Erica! to draw heat,because Eric Embry called the Puerto Rican fans "greasy,slimmy Puerto Ricans". He also insulted the Captiol Sports Promotions(now W.W.C.)commentor and used-to-be referee from the heel's side,Hugo Savinovich,by calling him "a son of a bitch",instead of the correct last name, that led to a heated feud. Eric Embry had a long feud with José Estrada(a.k.a. Super Médico#1),while wrestling in Puerto Rico.
In October 1992, Embry's career came to an end due to a road accident in Kentucky.
- "The Flamboyant" Eric Embry
- "El Rubio Peligroso(Dangerous Blond)" Eric Embry(in Puerto Rico)
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Southwest Championship Wrestling
- Texas Wrestling Federation
- TWF Light-Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- United States Wrestling Association
- World Class Wrestling Association
- World Wrestling Council
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