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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-27-2018, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Billy Jack Haynes

If the great man already has his own thread I apologize but is anyone else a fan of the legend? back in the day he was like a cross between Burt Reynolds and Hercules and he genuinely was one of the most feared men around (still one of the few Jim Cornette is kinder to on his podcasts)
Sad that today he is seen as a mad conspiracy theorist but I think he's one of the best, I even loved Black Blood.

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I liked him. Feared he had passed when I saw his name on the side bar. I never really got to see much of him pre WWF, but his name caught my attention and he was considered a star. Incidentally he had to add the Haynes to his name because the Billy Jack actor may have sued him.

He was strong with a good build and I dug his feud with Hercules. I don't remember much other than that save for being really excited when he came to WWF. He was def. one of my favorites in the late 80's.

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I liked him. Feared he had passed when I saw his name on the side bar. I never really got to see much of him pre WWF, but his name caught my attention and he was considered a star. Incidentally he had to add the Haynes to his name because the Billy Jack actor may have sued him.

He was strong with a good build and I dug his feud with Hercules. I don't remember much other than that save for being really excited when he came to WWF. He was def. one of my favorites in the late 80's.
Isn't William Jack Haynes his real name though?
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Isn't William Jack Haynes his real name though?
I don't know. All I know is Tom Laughlin sued over the name and the image.
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Re: Billy Jack Haynes

Only really saw him in WWF against Hercules and tag team with Ken Patera looked decent, didn't they try and make Brady Boone his cousin?
Dont know or haven't seen his other work apart from Black Blood, legend in PNW I thought?
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I don't know. All I know is Tom Laughlin sued over the name and the image.
wow you are right I never knew that, also I am only now learning his real name is actually William Albert Haynes.
Not sure if it's true or not that he served time for manslaughter before he made it as a wrestler (Cornette always states it as fact) but I do like that Kevin Sullivan once said about Billy Jack Haynes that "the sins of humanity are written across his face".
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Was before my time but the guy seemed like an integral part of the WWF in the 80's.
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Re: Billy Jack Haynes

He was a rising star who got lost in the WWF shuffle.

But he was a total headcase.
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Billy jack was good in the ring but he had this unfortunate habit of just up and leaving territories with no warning. It can't have helped him in the eyes of promoters when they felt they couldn't rely on him. What promoter is going to push or figure him in when he could be gone in the morning ?
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