January 11, 1954 |
|Resides||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Scott Casey|
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||253 lb (115 kg)|
|Billed from||Bulverde, Texas|
Scott Casey (born January 11, 1954) is a retired American professional wrestler who is probably best known for his stint in the World Wrestling Federation between 1987 and 1990. His brother, Steve, was also a wrestler who appeared in the National Wrestling Alliance in the late 1980s and for the Global Wrestling Federation in the early 1990s as 'Steve Dane'. Casey, originally from Amarillo, Texas, now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Scott Casey began his wrestling career in the 1970s and in his early career spent nine years in Joe Blanchard's Southwest Championship Wrestling promotion. On August 30, 1983 Casey defeated Adrian Adonis to win the Southwest Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship. A month later, on September 11 he defeated Tully Blanchard to win the SWCW Southwest Heavyweight Championship. In September, Casey also held the SWCW Southwest Tag Team Championship with Buddy Mareno, replacing the 'injured' Bobby Jaggers.
After leaving SCW he went to World Class Championship Wrestling where he was managed by Sunshine. Him and Sunshine would also bring in The Great Kabuki in the feud with Jim Cornette and Midnight Express. And later Kabuki after he turned on Him and Sunshine. John Tatum and Missy Hyatt would also show up and work a program with Casey and Sunshine too. However he would leave WCCW in the middle of the program and Sunshine would keep the program going with other wrestlers involved.
World Wrestling Federation
In 1987 Casey began wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). He appeared in single matches as a baby face on WWF TV shows as a pure jobber losing to the likes of The Honky Tonk Man, Greg Valentine, and the Iron Sheik. Casey would also wrestle the odd tag team match on WWF TV with other mid-opening card guys like SD Jones, Sam Houston and Lanny Poffo, to put over top heel teams like the Hart Foundation, the Islanders and Demolition. On the WWF house show events he scored most of his victories wrestling opening card matches against Steve Lombardi, Iron Mike Sharpe and the Red Rooster. His most high-profile appearance was at the 1988 Survivor Series where he teamed with Jake Roberts, Tito Santana, Ken Patera and Jim Duggan in a losing effort against André the Giant, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, Harley Race and Dino Bravo. Casey continued to wrestle for the World Wrestling Federation until he left in 1990.
Casey, after leaving the World Wrestling Federation, retired from active wrestling. Casey took jobs in car dealership and construction, and began working as a trainer for Nick Bockwinkel's UWF International wrestling promotion. Casey is credited as the trainer who broke Booker T into the business. Casey now works as a security officer at the Luxor hotel/casino in Las Vegas, a post he has held for over twelve years.
In 2006 Casey was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club.
He was a great inspiration for the 2014 Shape EP 'Chromesthesia'.
Championships and accomplishments
- Other inductee (2006)
- "Scott Casey's Online World of Wrestling profile".
- "Southwest Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship title history".
- "Southwest Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship title history".
- "Southwest Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championship title history".
- Marvez, Alex. "Alex Marvez interview with Scott Casey". Retrieved 2007-07-01.
- Mexico, Ron. "Ron Mexico fights The Shape".