Wrestling By The Numbers: James ‘Spike’ Jefferson‏

Feb 17, 2013 - by staff

Wrestling By The Numbers: James ‘Spike’ Jefferson

Former professional wrestler James ‘Spike’ Jefferson, who is best remember as one half of the 1980’s tag-team known as The MOD Squad, has passed away. Jefferson and his real life brother Mack Jefferson made their debuts in the squared circle in 1985 as Jim and Mack Jeffers and competed mostly as enhancement talents for the NWA’s Jim Crockett Promotions. In 1986 the brothers dawned motorcycle police outfits and became The MOD Squad known as Spike and Basher. In the late 1980’s the duo competed throughout the NWA in Mid Southern Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Championship Wrestling From Florida and the Continental Wrestling Association. James and his brother Mack became former 1-Time NWA Florida Tag-Team Champions, 1-Time NWA Central States Tag-Team Champions and were also former 1-Time AWA Southern Tag-Team Champions managed by J.D. Costello.

James Jefferson had a 7-year professional wrestling career before deciding to retire from the sport in 1992. After leaving the squared circle Jefferson continued his passion for music playing the fiddle and also coached youth baseball and soccer near his hometown of Belton South Carolina. He passed away back on February 8th after battling numerous undisclosed heath issues in recent years. He is survived by his wife Angel, his son Nick and his daughters Janna and Blair.

Below we look at the professional wrestling career of James ‘Spike’ Jefferson by the numbers…

NWA: Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling:

* 1 Match on JCP/WCW Clash Of The Champions.

* 20 Matches on JCP/WCW Saturday Night.

* 5 Main Event Matches on JCP/WCW Saturday Night.

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