Chick Donovan

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Chick Donovan
Birth name Charles Donovan Kelley
Born (1947-03-07) March 7, 1947 (age 70)
Lagrange, Georgia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Chick Donovan
Debut 1977

Charles Donovan Kelley (born March 7, 1947), better known by his ring name Chick Donovan is a semi-retired American professional wrestler who worked for a short time with World Championship Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Making his professional debut in 1977, he carried on notable feuds with wrestling legends Jerry "The King" Lawler and Tommy Rich. He wrestled at the peak of his career in the American Wrestling Association and the NWA.

In 1981, he became one of the original members of the now famous The First Family managed by Jimmy Hart.

His last official match was on February 3, 2006 in Birmingham, AL against Adrian Street.

On August 11, 2007, Donovan made a return to in-ring action with Georgia Wrestling Promotions, appearing at a show in Waleska, GA, pinning Chris Lightning. He is currently wrestling for the Prime Time Pro Wrestling (PTPW) and IWN (Independent Wrestling Network), both based in the Columbus area. Donovan, also makes frequent appearances at the Allstar Wrestling Network (AWN) in Fort Valley, Georgia.

Tommy Rich & Scotty Blaze & Hawkins beat Chick Donovan & Billy Love & Valentine in Villa Rica Georgia in Nov. 2007.

Chick Donovan wrestled for Alabama Wrestling federation on April 24, 2010 in Lucedale, Ms.

Chick Donovan has made several appearances for Swainsboro, Georgia-based company, Galaxie Pro Xtreme Wrestling, holding the GPXW World Heavyweight Championship. He battled Scotty Bullwinkle in November, losing via countout, and December, going to a double countout at shows in 2010.

Throughout 2010 Donovan has also frequently appeared at Fort Valley's AWN where he has feuded with Jake Slater, Paul Warfield, Joey Kidman, Chris Nelms and other up and comers. In addition to the AWN Donovan made his debut in Championship Wrestling Overload, as well as appearing in many other promotions.

Donovan is still wrestling at age 68 as he is scheduled for a match on June 6, 2015 in Georgia.[1]

Donovan wrestled in a tag team match for Big Time Wrestling in Spartanburg, South Carolina in February 2016.

Donovan wrestled in a singles match for Sunbelt Wrestling Entertainment in Tifton, Georgia on October 22, 2016

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


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  2. ^ "Jimmy Hart profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  3. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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