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Sonny King
Sonny King
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: Dave Burzynski
Sonny King
Sonny King's Delusions of Grandeur (6-16-79) Classic Memphis Wrestling Heel Promo
Published: 2010/07/31
Channel: Memphis Wrestling Video Vault
Young Ricky Morton vs Sonny King (4-26-80) Classic CWA Memphis Wrestling Match
Young Ricky Morton vs Sonny King (4-26-80) Classic CWA Memphis Wrestling Match
Published: 2010/06/06
Channel: Memphis Wrestling Video Vault
Mr Wrestling II vs Sunny King Mid South Wrestling
Mr Wrestling II vs Sunny King Mid South Wrestling
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: matto11011
Buzz Sawyer KO-d by Sonny King
Buzz Sawyer KO-d by Sonny King
Published: 2010/12/30
Channel: Jack Cam
Terry Boulder (Hulk Hogan) vs. Sonny King [1979-08-25]
Terry Boulder (Hulk Hogan) vs. Sonny King [1979-08-25]
Published: 2016/10/22
Channel: Old School Wrestling
Championship Wrestling at Madison Square Garden - July 29, 1972
Championship Wrestling at Madison Square Garden - July 29, 1972
Published: 2011/12/30
Channel: Michael Lerner
1/2 Jerry Lawler V Sonny King Promo MEMPHIS WRESTLING 1979
1/2 Jerry Lawler V Sonny King Promo MEMPHIS WRESTLING 1979
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: WrestlingsGoldenAge
Midnight Express vs Dusty Rhodes/Sonny King (Mid South Aug. 24th, 1984 Loser Leave Town)
Midnight Express vs Dusty Rhodes/Sonny King (Mid South Aug. 24th, 1984 Loser Leave Town)
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: Roy Lucier
Mid Atlantic Super Destoyer & Johnny Valentine vs Sonny King & Swede Hanson
Mid Atlantic Super Destoyer & Johnny Valentine vs Sonny King & Swede Hanson
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: Planet Wrestling
CWA Sonny King Introduces Pete Austin MEMPHIS WRESTLING 1979
CWA Sonny King Introduces Pete Austin MEMPHIS WRESTLING 1979
Published: 2013/04/06
Channel: WrestlingsGoldenAge
Sonny King
Sonny King
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: joeyugarte
2/2 Jerry Lawler V Sonny King Promo MEMPHIS WRESTLING 1979
2/2 Jerry Lawler V Sonny King Promo MEMPHIS WRESTLING 1979
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: WrestlingsGoldenAge
1980 Sonny King vs Bill Dundee Louisville Gardens MEMPHIS WRESTLING
1980 Sonny King vs Bill Dundee Louisville Gardens MEMPHIS WRESTLING
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: WrestlingsGoldenAge
Fan jumps in the ring during Ricky Morton & Big Red vs. Tojo Yamamoto and Sonny King
Fan jumps in the ring during Ricky Morton & Big Red vs. Tojo Yamamoto and Sonny King
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: KingofKingsport
Debut of Pete Austin with Sonny King vs Bub Smith (6-16-79) Classic Memphis Wrestling
Debut of Pete Austin with Sonny King vs Bub Smith (6-16-79) Classic Memphis Wrestling
Published: 2010/07/31
Channel: Memphis Wrestling Video Vault
1980 Tony Boyles vs Sonny King MEMPHIS WRESTLING
1980 Tony Boyles vs Sonny King MEMPHIS WRESTLING
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: WrestlingsGoldenAge
MSA641-Sonny king
MSA641-Sonny king
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: kingfsonny
Super Destroyer / Sonny King / Ivan Koloff / Johnny Valentine promos
Super Destroyer / Sonny King / Ivan Koloff / Johnny Valentine promos
Published: 2011/05/02
Channel: maskedsuperstarfan
Debut of Randy Tyler vs Pete Austin with Danny Davis (6-23-79) Classic Memphis Wrestling
Debut of Randy Tyler vs Pete Austin with Danny Davis (6-23-79) Classic Memphis Wrestling
Published: 2010/08/02
Channel: Memphis Wrestling Video Vault
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 2
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 2
Published: 2015/08/06
Channel: Willie J
"Internal" - Sonny King
"Internal" - Sonny King
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: Sonny King
GCW   The Samoans vs Jobbers   Stan Hansen   Ole Anderson   Ivan Koloff   Iron Sheik   Sonny King
GCW The Samoans vs Jobbers Stan Hansen Ole Anderson Ivan Koloff Iron Sheik Sonny King
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: heel 4you
Danny Davis interrupts match for a party, aggravates Lance Russell (6-30-79) Memphis Wrestling
Danny Davis interrupts match for a party, aggravates Lance Russell (6-30-79) Memphis Wrestling
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: Memphis Wrestling Video Vault
Johnny Valentine & The Super Destroyer promos - Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Johnny Valentine & The Super Destroyer promos - Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: maskedsuperstarfan
FULL Memphis TV APRIL 05 1980 Wrestling
FULL Memphis TV APRIL 05 1980 Wrestling
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: Wesley Corman
Southeastern Championship Wrestling June 9th 1984
Southeastern Championship Wrestling June 9th 1984
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Armstrong Alley
Sonny King
Sonny King
Published: 2013/11/17
Channel: Richard Slater
Sonny King - The Masquerade is Over
Sonny King - The Masquerade is Over
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Sing Me A Song etc
Classic Memphis Ricky Morton/King vs Assasins Wrestling 1979
Classic Memphis Ricky Morton/King vs Assasins Wrestling 1979
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: Frank Severence
Sonny King vs  Pak Song
Sonny King vs Pak Song
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Kevin Orcutt
NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling June 9 1984
NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling June 9 1984
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: WhenItWasCool
GCW July 10, 1982
GCW July 10, 1982
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: KrisZ891979
Southeastern Championship Wrestling Highlights May 1984
Southeastern Championship Wrestling Highlights May 1984
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Armstrong Alley
The Bullet and the Stud 3 of 9
The Bullet and the Stud 3 of 9
Published: 2007/08/25
Channel: popculturestu
Sonny King fighting Continuous at the Kettering Fighting Fit Academy Interclub
Sonny King fighting Continuous at the Kettering Fighting Fit Academy Interclub
Published: 2009/07/16
Channel: Endurance Fitness
Georgia Championship Wrestling: (Ric Flair, Bob Backlund) (7-03-82)
Georgia Championship Wrestling: (Ric Flair, Bob Backlund) (7-03-82)
Published: 2016/11/20
Channel: The Wrestling Collector
CWA MEMPHIS Big Red vs John King WRESTLING 1979
CWA MEMPHIS Big Red vs John King WRESTLING 1979
Published: 2013/04/10
Channel: WrestlingsGoldenAge
5/5 Classic Memphis TV 10-18-1980 Wrestling
5/5 Classic Memphis TV 10-18-1980 Wrestling
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: WrestlingSweet
Memphis Wrestling Full Episode 10-18-1980
Memphis Wrestling Full Episode 10-18-1980
Published: 2013/05/03
Channel: Wesley Corman
Pro-Wrestling Managers
Pro-Wrestling Managers
Published: 2014/08/10
Channel: wrestlingscout
SONNY KING & THE SATELLITES - So Doggone Lonely (1964)
SONNY KING & THE SATELLITES - So Doggone Lonely (1964)
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: verycoolsound
Central States All-Star Wrestling 4/14/84
Central States All-Star Wrestling 4/14/84
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: TheWrestlingArchivist
Behind The Titantron | The Rise & Fall Of Sunny | Episode 18
Behind The Titantron | The Rise & Fall Of Sunny | Episode 18
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: Wrestlelamia
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 47
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 47
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: Willie J
NVS Music Group Presents... Sonny King
NVS Music Group Presents... Sonny King
Published: 2010/04/09
Channel: NVS Music Group
The Bullet and the Stud 9 of 9
The Bullet and the Stud 9 of 9
Published: 2007/08/25
Channel: popculturestu
Jos Leduc & Rocky Johnson vs Mr. Uganda & Pak Song
Jos Leduc & Rocky Johnson vs Mr. Uganda & Pak Song
Published: 2012/11/24
Channel: TheKayfabeClassics
Blunt Killaz - Smoking Presidential Ft  Sonny King
Blunt Killaz - Smoking Presidential Ft Sonny King
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: dagahmusic
Randy Hales
Randy Hales' Giant King vs. Jerry Lawler Memphis Wrestling
Published: 2008/07/11
Channel: KingofKingsport
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Sonny King
Birth name Larry Johnson
Born 1945
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Sonny King
Debut 1960's
Retired Mid-1980s

Larry Johnson was a professional wrestler better known as Sonny King. He competed in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), where he won the WWWF Tag Team Championship.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Johnson began his career as a professional boxer, but later turned to professional wrestling after befriending Ernie Ladd.[1] Johnson initially turned down the offer from Jack Britton to join the sport, but later tried it anyway.[1] He began his training in Detroit.[1] He later worked in Pittsburgh and Ontario.[1]

In 1972, he teamed with Chief Jay Strongbow to win the World Wide Wrestling Federation's World Tag Team Championship from Baron Mikel Scicluna and King Curtis Iaukea.[1][2] After a month, they lost the title to the team of Professor Tanaka and Mr. Fuji.[2] Through 1973 and 1974 he worked in NWA Mid Atlantic where he most often fought Johhny Valentine and Swede Hanson.

Johnson won the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship in Alabama in March 1977. In 1978 and 1979, Johnson worked in Memphis as a manager to Jos Leduc and Ron Bass.[1] He also feuded with Jerry Lawler for the Southern Championship.[1] While with Championship Wrestling from Florida, he traded the Florida version of the NWA Brass Knuckles Championship with Killer Karl Kox.

While partnering with The Angel in the Continental Wrestling Association in 1980, he won the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship. While waiting for a card to start in the Carolinas he noticed a male force his way into an arena past an elderly security guard. When King confronted the man he was stabbed. He retired in the mid-1980s.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson grew up in Louisiana.[1] After retiring from wrestling, he worked in a junkyard in South Florida, buying and selling car parts.[1] His son played football for the South Carolina Gamecocks.[1]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Oliver, Greg (May 31, 2010). "Sonny King talks about his career -- for the first time!". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "History of the World Tag Team Championship". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 

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