Sandy Scott

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Sandy Scott
Sandy Scott.jpg
Born May 27, 1934[1]
Hamilton, Ontario[1]
Died March 11, 2010[1] (aged 75)
Cause of death Pancreatic cancer
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Sandy Scott
Debut 1954[1]

Angus Mackay Scott[1] (May 27, 1934 – March 11, 2010), better known by his ring name Sandy Scott, was a Canadian professional wrestler. He worked with his older brother George from the 1950s until the 1970s as The Flying Scotts in North American regional promotions including the National Wrestling Alliance, particularly the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic territories, as well as successful stints in the American Wrestling Association, Maple Leaf Wrestling and Stampede Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Scott was born in Hamilton, Ontario and growing up, he enjoyed football, wrestling at the YMCA and bodybuilding with Mike Sharpe.[1]

The Flying Scotts[edit]

His older brother George helped Sandy break into the wrestling business in 1954.[1] They began teaming in Stampede Wrestling, winning the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship in 1954. After a brief stint in Maple Leaf Gardens in 1955, The Flying Scotts, as they were known, became one of the top tag teams in the Toronto and Buffalo areas during the late 1950s. Defeating Chris and John Tolos for the Stampede International Tag Team Championship in 1958, they would feud with Butcher and Mad Dog Vachon the following year.

The duo returned to the Carolinas during the 1960s before eventually regained the Stampede International Tag Team Championship in 1963. They also won the AWA World Tag Team Championship in Indiana and, while in Australia during the late 1960s, won the IWA World Tag Team Championship three times between 1966 and 1968.[2]

While in Stampede Wrestling in 1954, they became one of the most popular tag teams in Western Canada during their six-year stay in the promotion.[1] At one event, in which they were featured in the main event against The Miller Brothers (Bill and Ed Miller), promoters were forced to turn away 6,000 at a Stampede Wrestling event before splitting up. The two would eventually have a falling out after the death of their mother, which resulted in Sandy refusing to attend her funeral.

Later career[edit]

During the 1980s, he was an office executive for Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP).[1] When JCP was purchased by Ted Turner and renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he continued to work for the company.[1] He also acted as the host for WCW WorldWide.

In 1991, he helped found Smoky Mountain Wrestling with Jim Cornette, Tim Horner, and Stan Lane.[1]

Personal life[edit]

After retiring from professional wrestling, he settled in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife.[1] He had two sons and a daughter.[1] Scott died on March 11, 2010 from pancreatic cancer.[1]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Johnson, Steven and Greg Oliver (March 11, 2010). "Sandy Scott dead at 75". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  2. ^ Will, Gary. "Canadian Pro Wrestling Page of Fame: George & Sandy Scott". GaryWill.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "A.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Indiana)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  4. ^ "N.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Central States)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  5. ^ "N.W.A. International Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  6. ^ "N.W.A. Southern Tag Team Title (Mid-Atlantic)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  7. ^ "'Mark Curtis Memorial Weekend of Champions' and 'Legends Reunion' Report". SSWwrestling.com. Southern States Wrestling. 2001. Archived from the original on May 17, 2001. 
  8. ^ "N.W.A. Canadian Tag Team Title (Calgary)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  9. ^ "Stampede International Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  10. ^ "I.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Australia)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 

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