J ames Blears
Some Wrestling History
James Blears learned to wrestle at the YMCA in 1940 at the age of 17. He wrestled sporadically around the world during his wartime service in the merchant navy. In 1946 he started wrestling professionally in New York, and by 1950 developed the villainous character of "Lord Blears."
He was the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship (1 time), the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Champion (9 times) with various partners, and the NWA World Tag Team Champion (1 time). As a WWA wrestler, he won the International Television Tag Team Championship (8 times).