Tim Horner

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Tim Horner
Birth name Timothy Horner
Born (1959-08-19) August 19, 1959 (age 58)
Morristown, Tennessee[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Star Blazer
Kendo the Samurai[1]
White Lightning[1]
Billed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Billed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Trained by Rick Connors[1]
Jack Brisco
Jerry Brisco
Debut 1978[1]

Timothy Horner (born August 19, 1959) is a professional wrestler, best known as one half of The Lightning Express, with Brad Armstrong.[1]


Early career[edit]

Tim Horner started wrestling in 1978 in the Alabama territory.

Jim Crockett Promotions (1984-1987)[edit]

Horner signed to Jim Crockett Promotions in 1984, and formed The Lightning Express with Brad Armstrong.[2] They won the Universal Wrestling Federation tag team title in 1987, defeating Sting and Rick Steiner. They also won the National Wrestling Alliance's National Tag Team title.[2][3][4]

World Wrestling Federation (1988 - 1989)[edit]

Tim Horner signed with WWF in late 1988 and left in late 1989.[5] On televised matches he was used as a jobber in both singles and tag-team matches, while at house shows he was frequently victorious over other jobbers including Danny Davis, Jose Estrada, Barry Horowitz, Jose Luis Rivera, Iron Mike Sharpe, Tom Magee, Steve Lombardi, and Johnny K-9 (Taras Bulba).[5][6]

World Championship Wrestling / Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1990 - 1994)[edit]

In the 1990s, Horner wrestled for World Championship Wrestling as the masked Star Blazer,[7] and for Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW). In SMW, he also played the original Kendo the Samurai[1] (a masked samurai gimmick, also used by Scott Antol, Brian Logan, Dave Pillman and others) managed by Daryl Van Horne. Horner left the promotion after an incident involving the ring truck prompting Jim Cornette to cease booking him. It was a common misconception that Horner co-owned the territory with Cornette. According to the Jim Cornette "Drive-Thru" podcast from 18/04/2017, Horner had stolen a $8,000 truck.[8] Thereafter, he competed in WCW as a jobber (sometimes teaming with Armstrong).

Later career[edit]

After WCW, he occasionally wrestled on independent shows in Georgia and Tennessee. He then worked in World Wrestling Entertainment as a producer for its SmackDown! brand, until October 26, 2006. On June 16, 2013, he teamed with Tom Prichard to defeat Bob Orton, Jr. and George South at the Brad Armstrong Memorial Event.[9] On May 1, 2018, he was elected County Commissioner in Hamblen County, Tennessee.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Tim Horner profile". OWOW. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  2. ^ a b Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 3:Jim Crockett and the NWA World Title 1983-1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 149480347X. 
  3. ^ "Jim Crockett Promotions 1984". The History of WWE. 
  4. ^ "Jim Crockett Promotions 1987". The History of WWE. 
  5. ^ a b Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 1: WWF 1963 - 1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1492825972. 
  6. ^ "WWF 1989". The History of WWE. 
  7. ^ CawthoZUn, Graham (2014). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 4: World Championship Wrestling 1989-1994. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1499656343. 
  8. ^ "Episode 8". Retrieved 2018-06-16. 
  9. ^ "Brad Armstrong Memorial Event". Cagematch.net. June 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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