|"Hacksaw" Butch Reed|
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Butch Reed was one of those characters I first took notice of in during his time in the Midsouth region. He was feuding with the Junkyard Dog at that time. It was right before Dog went on to the WWF. Somewhere along the way, Reed turned face though, but then returned to his rule breaking ways and headed to Central States Wrestling. I'm not sure who was Hacksaw first, Reed or Jim Duggan, but they both had the nickname.
I'm not sure how well known CSW was back then. Living in St. Louis, it aired on Saturday nights. Bulldog Bob Brown, Marty Jannetty, and Butch Reed are three of the main wrestlers I remember from that show. Reed and Slick were paired up there, but they didn't stick around long, as they were called up north and started with the WWF in late 1986.
Reed had a new look when he arrived though. His black afro was now bleached blond and he was known as "the Natural" Butch Reed. I've written before about how this was not the right gimmick for Reed, but back then the WWF was more about creating characters and changing the identities of guys coming in from other companies.
|"The Natural" Butch Reed|
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