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Sonny King
Sonny King
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: Dave Burzynski
Buzz Sawyer KO-d by Sonny King
Buzz Sawyer KO-d by Sonny King
Published: 2010/12/30
Channel: Jack Cam
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
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
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
Mr Wrestling II vs Sunny King Mid South Wrestling
Mr Wrestling II vs Sunny King Mid South Wrestling
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: matto11011
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 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
Central States All-Star Wrestling 4/14/84
Central States All-Star Wrestling 4/14/84
Published: 2016/03/25
Channel: TheWrestlingArchivist
GCW July 10, 1982
GCW July 10, 1982
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: KrisZ891979
Super Destoyer & Johnny Valentine vs Sonny King & Swede Hanson
Super Destoyer & Johnny Valentine vs Sonny King & Swede Hanson
Published: 2015/05/04
Channel: Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling Classics
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
MSA641-Sonny king
MSA641-Sonny king
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: kingfsonny
Jos Leduc & Rocky Johnson vs Mr. Uganda & Pak Song
Jos Leduc & Rocky Johnson vs Mr. Uganda & Pak Song
Published: 2012/11/24
Channel: TheKayfabeClassics
1980 Tony Boyles vs Sonny King MEMPHIS WRESTLING
1980 Tony Boyles vs Sonny King MEMPHIS WRESTLING
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: WrestlingsGoldenAge
CWA Terry Boulder vs. Sonny King (8-25-79)
CWA Terry Boulder vs. Sonny King (8-25-79)
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: Wrestling Collector
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
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
Classic Memphis Sonny King & Pete Austin Debut Wrestling 1979
Classic Memphis Sonny King & Pete Austin Debut Wrestling 1979
Published: 2013/04/07
Channel: Frank Severence
Memphis TV Complete 3-15-1980 Wrestling
Memphis TV Complete 3-15-1980 Wrestling
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: Wesley Corman
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
GCW July 24, 1982
GCW July 24, 1982
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: KrisZ891979
The Bullet and the Stud 9 of 9
The Bullet and the Stud 9 of 9
Published: 2007/08/25
Channel: popculturestu
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 2
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 2
Published: 2015/08/06
Channel: Willie J
NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling June 9 1984
NWA Southeastern Championship Wrestling June 9 1984
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: WhenItWasCool
Sonny King
Sonny King
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: joeyugarte
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: Wrestling Collector
FULL Memphis TV APRIL 05 1980 Wrestling
FULL Memphis TV APRIL 05 1980 Wrestling
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: Wesley Corman
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 4
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 4
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: Willie J
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
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 47
The Glory Days of Pro Wrestling Vol. 47
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: Willie J
FULL Memphis TV JULY 19 1980 Wrestling
FULL Memphis TV JULY 19 1980 Wrestling
Published: 2013/04/23
Channel: Wesley Corman
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
Southeastern Championship Wrestling Highlights May 1984
Southeastern Championship Wrestling Highlights May 1984
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: Armstrong Alley
Memphis Wrestling Full Episode 09-27-1980
Memphis Wrestling Full Episode 09-27-1980
Published: 2013/05/03
Channel: Wesley Corman
Sonny King - You
Sonny King - You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Sing Me A Song etc
Sonny King
Sonny King
Published: 2013/11/17
Channel: Richard Slater
Pro-Wrestling Managers
Pro-Wrestling Managers
Published: 2014/08/10
Channel: wrestlingscout
1/5 Classic Memphis TV 09-13-1980 Wrestling
1/5 Classic Memphis TV 09-13-1980 Wrestling
Published: 2013/04/27
Channel: WrestlingSweet
YO VOY A LLEGAR (SONNY KING-ECUADOR)
YO VOY A LLEGAR (SONNY KING-ECUADOR)
Published: 2015/09/23
Channel: lmcnike
Austin Idol & Jerry Lawler vs The Bruise Brothers July 11th 1983
Austin Idol & Jerry Lawler vs The Bruise Brothers July 11th 1983
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: 70sTVchannel
SONNY KING & THE SATELLITES - So Doggone Lonely (1964)
SONNY KING & THE SATELLITES - So Doggone Lonely (1964)
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: verycoolsound
The Bullet and the Stud 3 of 9
The Bullet and the Stud 3 of 9
Published: 2007/08/25
Channel: popculturestu
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
WWF Superstars of Wrestling June 24, 1989
WWF Superstars of Wrestling June 24, 1989
Published: 2016/09/11
Channel: Rassle Reel
Bill Dundee vs Paul Ellering (5-24-80) Classic Memphis Studio Wrestling Match
Bill Dundee vs Paul Ellering (5-24-80) Classic Memphis Studio Wrestling Match
Published: 2010/04/25
Channel: Memphis Wrestling Video Vault
Match that ended Ravishing Rick Rude
Match that ended Ravishing Rick Rude's in-ring career
Published: 2015/08/31
Channel: nWoWolfpacTV2016
Memphis Wrestling Full Episode 10-18-1980
Memphis Wrestling Full Episode 10-18-1980
Published: 2013/05/03
Channel: Wesley Corman
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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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