He debuted in 1955 under the ring name Johnny Walker. In 1968, Woodin faced street fighter Arnold Spurlin, a former Golden Gloves champion, in a shoot fight in Columbus, Georgia . Booking in Atlanta was Jerry Jarrett, and when he was unable to secure Woods’ return, he picked Walker, even if he was getting close to 40, and had been mostly a journeyman during his career, which began in the 1950s. Starting in the Seventies, he would alternate between his masked persona as Mr. Wrestling and wrestling unmasked as Tim Woods, depending on the territory. Jan 11, 2013 - Mr. Wrestling 2 (and the unmasked Mr. Wrestling 1 Tim Woods) headline a card in Macon Georgia In Atlanta, Woods was a massive star, but he’d moved on. This is the official masked wrestlers list The earliest known masked wrestler in the United States was The Masked Marvel who famously “crashed” the international tournament, which featured many of the top stars of the “Farmer” Burns-Frank Gotch era, held at the Manhattan Opera House in 1915. The story of how Walker became Mr. Wrestling II naturally stems from Mr. Wrestling, who was Tim Woods. Mr. Wrestling was a “babyface” — a good guy. Ric Flair was a bad guy.  Wrestling II,” who was a star in the 1970s and ‘80s.. Died: June 10, 2020 (Who else died on June 10? Mr. Wrestling II duels Terry Funk at Madison Square Garden on November 25, 1985 as the masked Superstar retrieves a steel chair to counter the threat of Funk's branding iron. In Atlanta, Woods was a massive star, but he’d moved on. John "Johnny" Walker (September 10, 1934 - June 10, 2020) better known as Mr. Wrestling II, is considered by many to be the most accomplished masked babyface American professional wrestler. Walker was trained by Tony Morelli and Pat O'Connor. The Georgia promoter, Paul Jones, and his booker Leo Garibaldi asked for him to return to wrestling as the masked Mr. Wrestling II. He was considered one of the greatest American wrestlers not to win a world title - mask or no mask. Watch APTER INTERVIEWS MR. WRESTLING II -- UNMASKED -- AUGUST 2010 - iguanaclado on Dailymotion The story of how Walker became Mr. Wrestling II naturally stems from Mr. Wrestling, who was Tim Woods. In North America, many professional wrestlers have traditionally […] II was one of the most popular wrestlers in the Southeast, Mid Atlantic, Florida and Georgia territories in the mid 1970s to late 1980s. Mr. Wrestling can refer to: Tim Woods: The original Mr. Wrestling Johnny Walker: Mr. Wrestling II Hercules Hernandez: Mr. Wrestling III Dusty Wolfe: Mr. Wrestling III Jeff Roth: Mr. Wrestling Nick Dinsmore: Mr. Wrestling 2 Steve Corino: Mr. Wrestling 3 J.J. Perez: Mr. Wrestling #4 Disambiguation This disambiguation page lists articles that might otherwise share the same title. Mr. Wrestling II (1972–1989) In 1972, Walker was semi-retired and running a gas station in Tennessee. Johnny Walker was a pro wrestler known as “Mr.