Conrad Efraim

Conrad Efraim
Conrad Efraim
Ring name(s) Special Delivery Jones[1]
Roosevelt Jones
S.D. Jones[1]
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight 260 lb (120 kg)[1]
Born March 30, 1945(1945-03-30)[2]
Antigua, West Indies[3]
Died October 26, 2008(2008-10-26) (aged 63)[2]
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda[3]
Billed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[1]
Trained by Johnny Rodz
Debut 1971
Retired 1991

Conrad Efraim (March 30, 1945 – October 26, 2008) was a former professional wrestler best known as Special Delivery Jones or S.D. Jones from his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He also wrestled in Jim Crockett Promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), and he won the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship three times.[4]



Before becoming a wrestler, Efraim worked at a telephone company.[4] While there, he began training under Johnny Rodz in the sport of professional wrestling.[4] Upon completion of his training, he quit his job and began working for NWA Mid-Atlantic under the name "Roosevelt Jones" in a tag team with his partner and kayfabe cousin Rufus R. Jones.[3] While there, they had a memorable feud with the Anderson family (Ole and Gene).[3]

On January 17, 1975, after leaving the Mid-Atlantic area for California, Jones won his first of three tag team titles, combining with Porkchop Cash to take the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship from the Hollywood Blonds (Buddy Roberts and Jerry Brown).[5] The following month, Jones and Cash dropped the titles back to the Blonds. Jones won the title again in 1977, teaming with Tom Jones to defeat Black Gordman and Goliath.[5] Gordman and Goliath regained the championship, but Jones and Jones won the belts back from them on November 18, 1977.[5]

Jones also continued to wrestle in the WWF as a mid-card babyface who would give the heels a hard time but end up losing.[6] He did, however, win quite a few matches on smaller cards against lower card or fellow mid carders like Ron Shaw and Johnny Rodz.[3][7] Jones was often featured in tag team matches partnered with Tony Atlas, and the two challenged Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito for the WWF Tag Team Championship several times in 1981.[7] On one occasion, the two ended up as the final men in a battle royal and flipped a coin to decide the winner, as seen on the WWF Coliseum Video 'Best of the WWF Volume 4' and 'Grand Slams' video cassettes.[8]

He was also the tag team partner of André the Giant on November 13, 1984 when André's hair was cut by Ken Patera and Big John Studd.[9] At the inaugural WrestleMania in 1985 he famously lost to King Kong Bundy in an official match time of nine seconds, although the actual time from bell to pinfall was twenty-five seconds.[10]

Despite mainly being used as a preliminary talent in the 1980s WWF, Jones garnered further recognition when LJN created an action figure of him for their Wrestling Superstars toy line.[4] He also appeared in the WWF's music video for Land of a Thousand Dances.[4] In 2006, SD Jones appeared for the WWE inducting Tony Atlas into the Hall of Fame.[11] After retiring from wrestling, Jones lost a considerable amount of weight and took a job at the New York Daily News.[4]

Efraim died in Antigua on October 26, 2008, following a stroke suffered two days earlier.[2]

Championships and accomplishments

  • Universal Superstars of America

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e "S.D. Jones's WWE Alumni Bio". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "S.D. Jones dies in Antigua". Slam Wrestling. 2008-10-27. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Wrestler Profiles: "Special Delivery" Jones". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Hillhouse, Dave. "S.D. Jones: An unforgotten gladiator". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  5. ^ a b c "NWA Americas Tag Team Championship history". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Jobbers of the Eighties". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  7. ^ a b "1981". The History of WWE. Archived from the original on 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  8. ^ "1982". The History of WWE. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  9. ^ "1984". The History of WWE. Archived from the original on 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  10. ^ "WrestleMania I Facts/Stats". WWE. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  11. ^ Oliver, Greg. "Hall of Fame inductions sincere and entertaining". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  12. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2000). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • WrestleMania (1985) — Infobox Wrestling event name=WrestleMania (1985) promotion=World Wrestling Federation date=March 31, 1985 venue=Madison Square Garden city=New York, New York attendance=19,121 lastevent= First nextevent=The Wrestling Classic event=WrestleMania… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Antiguans and Barbudans — This a list of notable people from Antigua and Barbuda.*Viv Richards, West Indian cricket legend; the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua was named in his honour *Marie Elena John, Antiguan writer and former African Development Foundation… …   Wikipedia

  • Alumni de la WWE — Anexo:Alumni de la WWE Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La siguiente es una lista de luchadores profesionales, managers y otros trabajadores que trabajaron en la World Wrestling Entertainment, estando divididos por épocas: 1952 1963 (como la Capitol …   Wikipedia Español

  • Deaths in October 2008 — Contents 1 October 2008 1.1 31 1.2 30 1.3 29 …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Zu — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anti-Polish sentiment — Part of a series on Discrimination General forms …   Wikipedia

  • Benny Morris — (* 1948 in Ein HaHoresh) ist ein israelischer Historiker. Er gilt als einer der einflussreichsten und produktivsten der Neuen israelischen Historiker, einer umstrittenen Gruppe von Wissenschaftlern, die die gängige Geschichtsschreibung Israels… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • JERUSALEM — The entry is arranged according to the following outline: history name protohistory the bronze age david and first temple period second temple period the roman period byzantine jerusalem arab period crusader period mamluk period …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lynn Margulis — Born March 5, 1938 (1938 03 05) (age 73) Chicago …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Castle, Warsaw — Infobox Historic building caption=The Royal Castle in Warsaw name=Royal Castle location town=Warsaw location country=Poland architect=Giovanni Battista Trevano client= engineer= construction start date=1598|completion date=1619 date… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.