Name: - Ron Miller
Height: - 5'11” (180cm)
Weight: - 225lb (102kg)
Born: - 1941
From: - Sydney, NSW
Trained by: - Hal Morgan, Jim Deakin
Debut: - 1964
Finisher: - Reverse figure-4 leglock
Also known as: - The Red Devil
Debuted in 1964 for Hal Morgan's Top Pro Wrestling promotion in Sydney. Was also a lower-grade Rugby League player for Eastern Suburbs Roosters. Began wrestling for Barnett and Doyle in 1966, while still wrestling around the Sydney clubs. Donned a mask in 1970 and wrestled as 'The Red Devil”.
Teamed with Larry O'Day in 1971 and went to US, wrestling as “The Australians”. Won tag belts in Florida and Tennessee. On their return to Australia, the continued their team, winning the Austro-Asian tag belts on several occasions. Became the Austro-Asian Hwt champion in 1976, and never lost the belt. Had a long series of matches against NWA World champion Harley Race, all finishing in draws, except for a famous non-title victory to Ron on TV. Won a version of the NWA World Jr Hwt title in 1975, defeating Bobby Hart. Toured Georgia in 1979.
Became part-owner of World Championship Wrestling in 1974. Also ran another promotion, called “World Championship Wrestling” from 1988-93. Has retired and lives in northern New South Wales.
Major titles: Austro-Asian Hwt, NWA World Jr. Hwt, (Aust) World Brass Knuckles (4), Australian Heavyweight Championship, Austro-Asian Tag (6, w/ Larry O'Day , w/ Johnny Gray, w/ Andre the Giant), Florida Tag Team Championship (w/ Larry O'Day)
Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling
Photo credit: worldchampionshipwrestling.com.au