Posted on 20 December 2010 by SnowMan Jones
Butch Long is a former WCW wrestler who currently wrestles in the state of Florida. He, Marc Mandrake, Donnie York, Ferrari, and Star Stevens comprise the successful tag team known as the Highwaymen. Their primary stomping grounds are DWI, ASW, and FU Wrestling. He is also making a name for himself in WXW. Let’s see what Butch has to say!
Butch, it is great to have you here in the Pitt! Can you tell us a little about how you got started?
I trained at Larry Sharpe’s Monster Factory and trained by Jimmy Delray just before he became a HEAVENLY Body for the WWF.
Trained with Buck Quartermaine, NavySEAL, Leroy Howard ,Bill Payne.
How was that? The first year was fun had my first match with Bill Payne at the Sportatoriam. He would end up my tag team partner of 12 years and as The Bounty Hunters. We would feud with The Southern Posse, The Hitmen Cris Nelson and Dennis Allan.
Who did you like working with?
It really doesn’t matter who you like working the most but back in the day the Dynamite Express had very good matches with the Bounty Hunters. Mike Sullivan and his partner Emory Hail worked well when we called ourselves The Bomb Squad, and in IPW as Inner Aggression we had memorable match with Chaotic Cult.
What big names have you worked?
Biggest names wow had the pleasure of being in the ring with Ric Flair, Honkey Tonk Man, Jerico, the Steiner Brothers, the Road Warriors, the Rock and Roll Express, Public Enemy, Chris Benoit, Onita Masato, Tanaka, Hyabusa to name a few,
Can you tell us about your list of injuries? About 1996 I was trying to do a spinning leg scissors. The move messed up my knee for a long time had to wear a titanium brace!
I am sorry to hear that. Can you tell us who you liked when you were young?
As a kid, I liked Ivan Putski, Road Warriors, the Freebirds, Magnum TA, Terry Funk, and Dick Slater. I try to use my peers as examples
Is there anything you would like to promote? What about FU Wrestling?
Come out and see The Highwaymen at Gasoline Ally in Largo on 66th St. It is at 8:30 on Tuesdays. ASW is at Stroker’s Billiards on West Hillsboro Avenue in Tampa on Friday nights. Bell time is 8PM. Also, DWI is at the Showman’s Event center on Jan 13th through the 16th.
Don’t you also work WXW?
Yes. Please check out WXW in Minneola, Florida on Jan 15th!
What websites do you like?
I enjoy www.wrestling911.com. It is an informative website that covers the entire state. It doesn’t just cover one or two companies.
Anything else you want to talk about?
Just be watching for The Highwaymen to be rolling into town near you as we set out on path to tag team supremacy in 2011.
Thanks for the plug, Butch! Best of luck to you and the Highwaymen in 2011!