Dick Murdoch (Dead)

Hoyt Richard "Dick" Murdoch [1946 - 1996]

"Dirty" Dick Murdoch
"Captain Redneck"

Pro wrestler Dick Murdoch

Also known as "Captain Redneck," "Dirty Dick" and "The Man of the Hour," Dick Murdoch was the son of Texas wrestler, Frankie Hill Murdoch, who captured the NWA Southwest Junior Heavyweight Championship three times during his career. Initially wrestling in the mid-60s as "Ron Carson," Murdoch quickly started wrestling under his real name and formed a legendary tag team with Dusty Rhodes called "The Texas Outlaws." He later enjoyed much solo success wrestling for Championship Wrestling from Florida, National Wrestling Alliance and Mid-South Wrestling. In the early 1980s, Murdoch (as "Captain Redneck") teamed up with Junkyard Dog and feuded with the Fabulous Freebirds. In 1984, Murdoch headed to the World Wrestling Federation and won World Tag Team Titles with his partner, Adrian Adonis. He later engaged in a memorable feud with Ric Flair. Murdoch died of a heart attack in 1996 at the age of 49.