Larry O'Dea

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Larry O'Dea
Birth name Larry Davies
Born 1944
Canberra, Australia
Died 30 June 1997(1997-06-30) (aged 53)[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Larry O'Dea
Larry O'Day
Trained by Hal Morgan
Jim Deakin
Debut c. 1964

Larry Davies (1944 – 30 June 1997) was a professional wrestler best known as Larry O'Dea. He was one half of the tag team known as "The Australians" with Ron Miller.[2][3]

Larry made his professional wrestling debut in the 1960s for George Gardiner Promotions[4] in Australia then soon left for New Zealand[5] before joining World Championship Wrestling in 1964.[6][7] In 1971 Davies started teaming up with Ron Miller as one-half of the tag team "The Australians" touring the United States and in 1973 he went on a tour of Japan with All Japan Pro Wrestling[8][9] Davies became a co-owner of Australian wrestling company WCW Australia along with Ron Miller in 1974 up until 1978.[10][11][12]

In 1980, he went back to New Zealand.[13]

Davies had a match with his son, Jeff O'Day, at World Championship Wrestling's Clash of the Champions XIX as participants in a tag team tournament for the then vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship. They were eliminated in the first round by The Miracle Violence Connection (Steve Williams and Terry Gordy).[14]

In December 1993, he wrestled a tour of India for Indo-Asian Wrestling.[15][16][17]

Larry remained involved in the wrestling industry until his death from liver cancer on 30 June 1997.[18][19]

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Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://books.google.com.au/books?id=QjGSCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA258&lpg=PA258&dq=Larry+Davies+wrestler&source=bl&ots=dfKjVh1gJ4&sig=3uKzqQzFBtp_AGVqUNfeQ9G897U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwilmNaNweHMAhWMj5QKHVCSBeUQ6AEIRTAL#v=onepage&q=Larry%20Davies%20wrestler&f=false
  2. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=28&nr=2490&name=The+Australians
  3. ^ http://wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=tagteams&team=2983
  4. ^ http://www.australianwrestling.org/index.php/profiles/22-men/23-larry-odea
  5. ^ http://www.nzwrestling.com/clipping/255/Remembering+Larry+O'Day.htm
  6. ^ http://www.australianwrestling.org/index.php/profiles/22-men/23-larry-odea
  7. ^ http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/jacktheinsider/index.php/theaustralian/comments/smacka_fitzgibbon_taps_the_mat/desc/P275/V16
  8. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=3216&page=4
  9. ^ http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/alljapan/sumo70.html
  10. ^ http://www.prowrestlinghistoricalsociety.com/jw-forgotten-titles-chapter-four.html
  11. ^ http://www.australianwrestling.org/index.php/profiles/22-men/23-larry-odea
  12. ^ http://www.kiwiprowrestling.com/Larry-O-Day.609.0.html
  13. ^ http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/on-the-mat-ep-1980
  14. ^ http://www.profightdb.com/wrestlers/larry-o39dea-1645.html
  15. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=65141
  16. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=65145
  17. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=65149
  18. ^ https://books.google.com.au/books?id=QjGSCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA258&lpg=PA258&dq=Larry+Davies+wrestler&source=bl&ots=dfKjVh1gJ4&sig=3uKzqQzFBtp_AGVqUNfeQ9G897U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwilmNaNweHMAhWMj5QKHVCSBeUQ6AEIRTAL#v=onepage&q=Larry%20Davies%20wrestler&f=false
  19. ^ http://www.australianwrestling.org/index.php/profiles/22-men/23-larry-odea
  20. ^ "British Empire/Commonwealth Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  21. ^ "Australasian Tag Team Title (New Zealand)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  22. ^ "NWA Tennessee Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  23. ^ "Florida Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  24. ^ http://www.australianwrestling.org/index.php/profiles/22-men/23-larry-odea

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