Kevin Sullivan

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Real Name - Kevin Francis Sullivan
Birthdate - 10/26/49
5'11" 230 lbs. - Boston, MA

Aliases - Johnny West, Masked Lucifer, Kevin Caldwell, The Master, The Taskmaster

Athletic background - Bodybuilding, Weightlifting, Wrestling

Teachers - n/a

Professional background - Montreal(`70), WWWF(`70), Cont'l(`71), Memphis(`72), Memphis(`77), Central States(`78), Knoxville(`79), Georgia(`80-`81), Knoxville(`81), Florida(`82-`84), SCW(`84), Florida(`85-`87), Cont'l(`86), WCW(`88-`90), SMW(`92-`94), WCW(`94-`00), Indies(`00-), XWF(`01)

Peak Years - `80-`86

Groups - First Family, Army of Darkness, Varsity Club, Sullivan's Slaughterhouse/House of Animals, Dungeon of Doom

Career Highlights -
- Beats Barry Windham in a tournament to capture the Florida Heavyweight belt
- Invents his "devil" character that becomes a successful heel in Florida opposite of Dusty Rhodes
- Defeats Bob Armstrong to win his first of two Continental Heavyweight titles
- Captures his fourth and is the final NWA Sourthern Heavyweight championship
- Becomes hellbent on destroying Hulkamania and it extends his career in WCW's pre-boom period

Finisher(s) -
- Double Stomp
- Tree of Woe
- Golden Spike

Favorites -
- Foreign Object
- Turnbuckle Smash
- Throat Thrust
- Punch

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 3
science - 2
aerial - 1
power - 6
strikes - 4

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 7
selling - 3
bumping - 2
carrying - 3
heat - 6
legacy - 5

Place in History - Kevin Sullivan's career is an interesting one that never really saw great success, but considering his ability he did a remarkable job. With an exceptional physique in his early years, Sullivan bounced around on both sides of the tracks, but was always a much better heel. Sullivan was never big enough, good enough or charismatic enough to get that big push in a good-sized company, but he got his fair shake in various southern territories. Sully's wrestling ability just never did much for him and by the time he became a decent talker his body was wearing down. He became a wrestler/manager and fit well in that role. After establishing himself in Florida with his devil-worshipping gimmick, Dusty brought him into Jim Crockett and he managed to make a name for himself in the undercard. Sullivan would bounce around before returning to WCW and getting involved with the booking committee. Though he did some things right, Sullivan has been partially blamed for the death of WCW. He's not hooked up with anyone regularly but continues to show up occasionally and be an odd heel.

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