For Paul Jones, Number One was a
lot more than a ring name. It was an accurate description of his standing as one of the
premiere wrestlers of the 70s and early 80s.
Jones was a leading main eventer in Florida and Georgia. In Florida, he was one of the few
wrestlers to have a winning record against Jack Brisco. He is the only wrestler to
simultaneously hold Florida's two major championship titles, the Florida heavyweight
championship and the Southern heavyweight championship. He won the Florida title belt four
times and threw it off the bridge once. He won the Florida television title twice. He held
the Georgia state heavyweight championship. He beat NWA World heavyweight champion Dory
Funk Jr., by pinfall in a non-title match.
In the Mid-Atlantic region, he is a legend. When the top stars in the history of
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling are discussed, Paul Jones' name is always at the top
of the list. Seven-time NWA World tag-team champion with four different partners, two-time
United States heavyweight champion, two-time Mid-Atlantic heavyweight champion, four-time
Mid-Atlantic tag-team champion, there isn't a star that came through the Carolinas that
Paul Jones doesn't have a victory against.
Paul talks about
winning the US title and many of his other accomplishments in his Real Audio
Interview on Wrestling Classics.