August 19, 1959 |
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Star Blazer
Kendo the Samurai
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Billed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|Trained by||Rick Connors
Tim Horner started wrestling in 1978 in the Alabama territory.
Jim Crockett Promotions (1984-1987)
Horner signed to Jim Crockett Promotions in 1984, and formed The Lightning Express with Brad Armstrong. 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.
World Wrestling Federation
Tim Horner signed with WWF in late 1988 and wrestled many bouts until he left in later 1989. Although on televised matches he was used largely as a jobber in both singles and tag-team matches, at house shows he scored many wins, including victories over established stars such as Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov, as well as undercard wrestlers such as Danny Davis, Jose Estrada, Barry Horowitz, Jose Luis Rivera, Iron Mike Sharpe, Tom Magee, Steve Lombardi, and Johnny K-9 (Taras Bulba) and others.
World Championship Wrestling / Smoky Mountain Wrestling
In the 1990s, Horner wrestled for World Championship Wrestling as the masked Star Blazer, and for Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW). In SMW, he also played the original Kendo the Samurai (a masked samurai gimmick, also used by Scott Antol, Brian Logan, Dave Pillman and others) managed by Daryl Von Horn. Horner was co-owner of SMW, with Jim Cornette, until the two had a falling out. Thereafter, he competed in WCW as a jobber (sometimes teaming with Armstrong).
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.
Horner is married to Allison and has two daughters.
- Finishing moves
- "White Lightning"
Championships and accomplishments
- All-Pro Wrestling
- APW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Keith Hart
- Independent International Wrestling Association
- National Championship Wrestling
- NCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Jeff Tankersley
- Southeastern Championship Wrestling
- United Atlantic Championship Wrestling
- "Tim Horner profile". OWOW. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
- Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 3:Jim Crockett and the NWA World Title 1983-1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN 149480347X.
- "Jim Crockett Promotions 1984". The History of WWE.
- "Jim Crockett Promotions 1987". The History of WWE.
- Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 1: WWF 1963 - 1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1492825972.
- "WWF 1989". The History of WWE.
- CawthoZUn, Graham (2014). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 4: World Championship Wrestling 1989-1994. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 1499656343.
- "Brad Armstrong Memorial Event". Cagematch.net. June 16, 2013.
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.