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Questions for Luke Williams of the Bushwhackers?


Toothless and tattooed, New Zealand’s fun-loving Bushwhackers, Luke Williams and Butch Miller, stomped their way in camouflage pants and combat boots through the WWF in the late ’80s, licking fans’ faces along the way. Their unorthodox style in the ring, and their battles against rivals like Powers of Pain, The Bolsheviks, and The Brain Busters, are still talked about today.

Years before, they were known as the Sheepherders in the NWA, earning their nefarious reputation around the world in violent bloodbaths against the Fabulous Ones, the Fantastics, and the Invaders. Bashing opponents and busting heads since debuting in 1969, they left a trail of broken bodies and bloodstained canvases in their wake.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of their WWF debut as the Bushwhackers this winter, WrestleNewz is giving you an opportunity to ask the questions in our upcoming exclusive interview with “Crazy” Luke Williams. Simply send your questions to, or post your question in the comments section of this post, by noon on Monday, September 16. Please include your first name and hometown.

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  • Darsow44

    My question: did Luke ever catch any gross diseases or infections from licking dirty children at ringside? Also: how/where is Butch?

    • Abudadein

      Butch Reed, midget wrestler Butch Cassidy? Please clarify.

      • Bignic

        If your a true wrestling fan then you already know the amswer

  • Matthew Payne

    Least favorite tag team to compete with in the WWF/WWE due to lack of skill r hard to work with?

    • Abudadein

      Can you elaborate a bit more on how they were hard to work with? I love hearing from wrestlers who have been in the ring with legends like the Bushwhackers, and if you could share your personal insight, that would be great. When exactly did you wrestle them? Are you Maxx Payne from WCW? Anyways, please share your personal experience wrestling the Bushwhackers, and tell us how Luke and Butch differed in the way they worked.

  • Rene Ramirez

    I remember another member of the sheephowders back in Mid South Wrestling the one that adopted the Iron Claw an was part of the Oriinal sheephowsers who was he.Luke Quems i believe and was it fun working with Erick Embry and Mr Piledriver Bob Swittang and what became of there careers

    • Abudadein

      I believe you’re thinking of the Australian wrestler Jonathan Boyd who at one time managed Luke Williams and Butch Miller, and wrestled as a Sheepherder teaming with Luke for a time in Mid-South, while Butch wrestled in Australia. Thanks for sharing in the good memories.

      • Rene Ramirez

        when i started seeing wrestling in the Rio Grande valley Mid south, awa, world class nominated wrestling in Texas Jonathan Boyd, Eric Embry, Telly Blanchard, Adrian Streat, Sweet Bob Sweettang, Santo Negro, Gino Hernandez, Abdula the Butcher and lots of great wrestler wwe had nothing then NWA and AWA were the biggest promotions including World class WREstling

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