13 December 1953 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Marty Jones|
|Trained by||Billy Robinson|
Marty Jones (born 13 December 1953) is a retired English professional wrestler best known for his work in Joint Promotions and All Star Wrestling throughout the 1980s and 1990s. During this period, he was the predominant holder of the Mountevans World Mid Heavyweight title. Jones was also responsible for training Darren Matthews. Jones was trained by Billy Robinson.
Jones made his wrestling debut in 1972 as an 18-year-old. He won his first singles championship on 8 November 1982 by defeating Bobby Gaetano for the World Mid-Heavyweight Championship left vacant by the death of Mike Marino the previous year. His semifinal opponent in the tournament was a young Bret Hart. Jones would go on to win this title several times trading it back and forth with Dave "Fit" Finlay on several occasions. Jones also held the British Commonwealth tag team titles with a young Steve Wright in the late-1970s.
During the early 1980s Jones also wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He faced Tiger Mask on 8 October 1982 and also participated in two tag team matches alongside well-known international names in early 1983. In one Jones teamed with The Masked Superstar against Antonio Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami and the other saw him team with Rusher Kimura against Hulk Hogan and Inoki. Jones also partnered with André the Giant in a further bout.
Jones also wrestled in Germany for one of the biggest companies in Europe at the time, the Catch Wrestling Association. He teamed with his old in-ring foe Finlay to win the CWA tag titles from Tony St. Clair and Mile Zrno on 23 June 1990.
Jones' biggest title win came in All Star Wrestling when he defeated Tony St Clair for the British Heavyweight Championship in 1996. Also in 1996, Jones would team up with Peter Collins on 1 February to defeat the "Liverpool Lads" (Rob Brookside and "Doc" Dean) for the vacant British Open Tag Team Championship before retiring later that year. Jones will make a special guest appearance at GL1 Gloucester Leisure Centre October 2013 and in Dundee for Scottish Wrestling Entertainment on 29th and 30th of November.
Championships and accomplishments
- World Mid-Heavyweight Championship (7 times)