Bruce Franklin Reed (July 11, 1954 – February 5, 2021) was an American professional wrestler and football player, better known by the ring name Butch Reed. He played football for the Kansas City Chiefs, was a star in Mid-South Wrestling and had high-profile tag team matches in the World Wrestling Federation (such as the first Survivor Series main event) and World Championship Wrestling (where he held the championship with Ron Simmons, as Doom).
In July 2016, Reed was named part of a class action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that wrestlers incurred traumatic brain injuries during their tenure and that the company concealed the risks of injury. The suit was litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against WWE. In September 2018, the lawsuit was dismissed by US District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant.On February 5, 2021, an Instagram post from Reed's official account announced his death at the age of 66 due to complications from two heart attacks that January.
Movies & TV shows
WWE: Falls Count Anywhere: The Greatest Street Fights and Other Out of Control Matches
At long last the WWE Falls Count Anywhere DVD and Blu-ray match listing has arrived! The full content comes to us courtesy of Shock Entertainment.
WCW Clash of The Champions XX: 20th Anniversary
On September 2, 1992 the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta was the location of the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) supercard The Clash of the Champs XX. The 20th anniversary of professional wrestling...
WCW Clash of The Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite
Scott Steiner is challenging "The Nature Boy" for a world title. The World Tag Team Champs are in a fight. The Four Horsemen take on The Renegade Warriors. There is an Inter-Gender Arm Wrestling Conte...
WCW WrestleWar 1991
WarGames took place from the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. This was the first event after WCW left the NWA. The WarGames match was between The Four Horsemen and Larry Zbyszko...
WCW SuperBrawl: Return from The Rising Sun
SuperBrawl 1991 took place on May 19, 1991 from the Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg, Florida. The main event was WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair in a double title defense against NWA World ...
WCW Halloween Havoc '90
Halloween Havoc '90 took place in Chicago, Illinois. The main event was Sting against Sid Vicious for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The NWA US Championship was defended by Lex Luger against ...
WCW Great American Bash '90: New Revolution
The Great American Bash '90 took place on July 7, 1990 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The main event was Ric Flair defending the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Sting. Mark ...
WCW Clash of The Champions XIII: Thanksgiving Thunder
On November 20, 1990 at the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida, the WCW clashed of the champion XIII. The show had 5000 fans in attendance and drew a 4.2 rating. Starrcade '90: Co...
WCW Capital Combat: The Return of RoboCop
WCW Capital Combat: The Return of Robocop was a one time professional wrestling PPV event from the NWA held under the WCW name. It took place on May 19, 1990 from the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.. ...
WCW Clash of The Champions XI: Coastal Crush
Clash of the Champions XI took place on June 13, 1990 in Charleston, South Carolina. There were 4100 fans in attendance at the McAlister Field House on the campus of The Citadel and the show drew a 4....
WCW Clash of The Champions X: Texas Shootout
The Texas Shootout was held on February 6, 1990 at the Memorial Coliseum. The show drew a 4.5 rating and had 3,000 fans in attendance. The WCW WrestleWar '90: Wild Thing pay-per-view event was set up ...
WCW Starrcade '90: Collision Course
WCW Starrcade '90: Collision Course was the eighth annual Starrcade professional wrestling PPV event produced under the NWA banner. It was the third Starrcade event produced by WCW, and the last PPV e...
NWA WrestleWar 1989: The Music City Showdown
The first WrestleWar professional wrestling pay-per-view event was produced by World Championship Wrestling under the National Wrestling Alliance banner. The event took place in Nashville, Tennessee.
WCW Clash of The Champions IX: New York Knockout
The Houston Field House in Troy, New York was where the New York Knockout took place. There were 4,000 fans in attendance for the show. The show dealt with the Iron Man/Iron Team tournaments at Starrc...
NWA Chi-Town Rumble
Chi-Town Rumble was a professional wrestling PPV event produced by WCW under the NWA banner. It took place on February 20, 1989 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The main event was a standard...
WCW Halloween Havoc '89
WCW Halloween Havoc '89: Settling The Score took place on October 28, 1989 from the Philadelphia Civic Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The main event was a Thunderdome match with Ric Flair and ...
WCW Clash of The Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun
Ragin' Cajun took place on April 2, 1989 at The SuperDome in New Orleans, Louisiana. There were 5,300 people in attendance and the show drew a 4.3 rating. WrestleWar '89: The Music City Showdown was b...
WCW Clash of The Champions V: St. Valentine's Massacre
On February 15, 1989 at the Cleveland Convention Center, there was a clash of the champion. There were 5,000 people in attendance for the show. It was a warm up show for the Chi-Town Rumble.
WCW Starrcade '89: Future Shock
Starrcade was a professional wrestling event produced by the NWA. The second Starrcade event was held on December 13, 1989 at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. The Iron Man and Iron Team tournaments were ...
WWE WrestleMania IV
WrestleMania IV was the fourth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on March 27, 1988 at the Trump Plaza in Atl...
WWE Royal Rumble 1988
Royal Rumble (1988) was the first annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on January 24, 1988 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton...
WWE Survivor Series 1987
A team led by "The Macho Man" Randy Savage and Jake "The Snake" Roberts battles a team featuring The Honky Tonk Man and "The King of Wrestling" Harley Race. Sensational Sherri and Fabulous Moolah are ...
Bill Watts is walking tall with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and "Capt". Dick Murdoch!
The Masked Superstar vs. Sheik Adnan Al-Kassie will be the first all-Cage match in Pro Wrestling. Jerry and Sgt. Verne Gagne, Slaughter, Greg Gagne, and others. Mr. The Road Warriors are against Saito...
WCCW Parade of Champions
The first annual parade of champion was held at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas, and featured David's brother Kerry Von Erich fighting for the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship.
WCCW Cotton Bowl Extravaganza '84
When blood is shed, the feud between Kevin Von Erich and Chris Adams gets personal.
Supercard: Butch Reed Re-experiences The Ghetto Street Fight
There is a myth that black wrestlers can't draw against each other in the South. In Bill Watts's Mid-South territory, Reed and The Junkyard Dog were going to blow that theory out of the water. The Ghe...