Saturday, April 2, 2016

Jimmy Taylor

Jimmy Taylor was popular in Arizona in the 1980s, but was not active as long or as often as he could have been, due to his "real job" in law enforcement, which he preferred.

Taylor appeared in numerous singles matches, but also teamed with equally popular Billy Anderson on many evenings, facing The Lumberjacks.  This was the biggest and bloodiest feud of Taylor's career.

In the ring, he showed a rapid-moving and scientific style,  seldom resorting to brawls like his counterparts and exemplifying sportsmanship.

He could have gone much further, had he been willing to take bookings outside the Phoenix area, which he was not .

He is depicted in this photo at the far left, alongside Billy Anderson and Spike Jones.

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