Larry Cameron

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Larry Cameron
Larry Cameron.jpg
Born(1952-11-04)November 4, 1952[1]
Natchez, Mississippi, US[1]
DiedDecember 13, 1993(1993-12-13) (aged 41)[1]
Bremen, Germany[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Larry Cameron
Billed height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[1]
Billed weight118 kg (260 lb)[1]
Billed fromHarlem, New York
Chicago, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Trained byEddie Sharkey[1]
Stu Hart[1]
Mr. Hito

Larry Cameron (November 4, 1952 – December 13, 1993) was an American professional football player and wrestler.

Football career[edit]

Larry Cameron
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
CollegeAlcorn State
NFL draft1974 / Round: 12 / Pick 301
Drafted byDenver Broncos
Career history
As player
1975BC Lions
19751977Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1975
CFL East All-Star1975, 1976
Awards1975 - Jackie Parker Trophy
Honors1976 - Grey Cup Champion

Larry Cameron was born and raised in Natchez, MS. When he was a teenager, he played football in high school and college. He was drafted in the NFL in 1973 by the Denver Broncos and later by the Canadian Football League, where he played with the BC Lions and Ottawa Rough Riders. In 1975 and 1976 he was an all-star and won the Grey Cup with Ottawa. His football career would be cut short due to injuries.[1]

Wrestling career[edit]

After his football career ended, Cameron became Mr. Minnesota and Northern States Bodybuilding champion before he got discovered by Ed Sharkey and wrestled in his Promotion AWA. Later he also went up to Calgary to train with Stu Hart in the Dungeon, where he trained alongside another former NFL and CFL star, former Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, and Calgary Stampeders nosetackle Brian Pillman.[1] Cameron made his wrestling debut with Stampede Wrestling in 1985, where he would wrestle as "Lethal" Larry Cameron. He was a straight up powerhouse with a bad attitude. He would also wrestle in various promotions in the United States. He won his first championship in September 1987, when he won Pro Wrestling America's Heavyweight Championship, defeating Ricky Rice.[2]

In 1988, he had wrestled handful of shows for the National Wrestling Alliance and the American Wrestling Association. In April 1989, he defeated Davey Boy Smith to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship.[1] He would hold on to the title, until the promotion closed in December 1989. After Stampede shut down, he would return to the AWA in 1990. He would also wrestle for New Japan Pro-Wrestling. That same year he worked for World Championship Wrestling, where he was managed by Teddy Long.[1][2] Cameron and Butch Reed feuded with Ric Flair and Arn Anderson in December 1990.

After the AWA shut down and a tryout with the World Wrestling Federation, he went on a tour of Austria, where he caught the eye of Otto Wanz. Wanz offered Cameron to work for his promotion, Catch Wrestling Association. And in September 1991, Cameron began touring with the CWA. He would return to NJPW for a month in April 1992. In July 1992, he won the CWA World Tag Team Championship with his partner Mad Bull Buster. The two would hold the titles for 53 weeks, before losing them to Dave Taylor and Mile Zrno. In April 1993, he wrestled one show in the United States for an NWA territory in Minnesota. That October, he and Mad Bull Buster regained the CWA Tag Team titles and held them, until the unfortunate accident.[1][2]


On December 13, 1993, during his match with Tony St. Clair in Bremen, Germany, Cameron suffered a heart attack. He was 41 years old.[2]

As a result of Cameron's death, Mad Bull Buster had to vacate the CWA World Tag Team Championship, on behalf of himself and his late partner.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Larry Cameron at Cagematch". Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Larry Cameron at Online World of Wrestling". Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  3. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  4. ^ "Awards « Larry Cameron « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Archived from the original on 2021-10-21.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 June 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Whalen, Ed (host) (December 15, 1995). "Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame: 1948-1990". Showdown at the Corral: A Tribute to Stu Hart. Event occurs at 27:55. Shaw Cable. Calgary 7.

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