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Robert Bradley James (June 15, 1962-November 1, 2012) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}]er as Brad Armstrong. He was best known for his years in Wrestling/{{WCW}}.

Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/fl/nwa/global-t.html NWA Global (Florida) Tag Team Champion]] with [[Wrestling/{{MagnumTA}} Terry Allen (Mangum T.A.)]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ga/nwa/nat-t.html NWA National Tag Team Champion]][[note]]1x w[=/=]his father "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and 1x w[=/=]Tim Horner as The Lightning Express[[/note]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/mids-na-h.html#mswa Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/uwf/uwf-t.html UWF (Mid-South) World Tag Team Champion]] with Tim Horner as The Lightning Express, a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-h.html USWA Heavyweight Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/e/smw/smw-h.html SMW Heavyweight Champion]], the last ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-lh.html WCW World Light Heavyweight Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-6.html WCW World 6-Man Tag Team Champion]] as Badstreet with Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin as The Fabulous Freebirds. He won ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'''s "Rookie Of The Year" Award for 1982 and tied with Brad Rheingans for the same award in ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter.''


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Robert Bradley James (June 15, 1962-November 1, 2012) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}]er Wrestl|ing}}er as Brad Armstrong. He was best known for his years in Wrestling/{{WCW}}.

Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/fl/nwa/global-t.html NWA Global (Florida) Tag Team Champion]] with [[Wrestling/{{MagnumTA}} Terry Allen (Mangum (Magnum T.A.)]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ga/nwa/nat-t.html NWA National Tag Team Champion]][[note]]1x w[=/=]his father "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and 1x w[=/=]Tim Horner as The Lightning Express[[/note]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/mids-na-h.html#mswa Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/uwf/uwf-t.html UWF (Mid-South) World Tag Team Champion]] with Tim Horner as The Lightning Express, a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-h.html USWA Heavyweight Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/e/smw/smw-h.html SMW Heavyweight Champion]], the last ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-lh.html WCW World Light Heavyweight Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-6.html WCW World 6-Man Tag Team Champion]] as Badstreet with Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin as The Fabulous Freebirds. He won ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'''s "Rookie Of The Year" Award for 1982 and tied with Brad Rheingans for the same award in ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter.''


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Robert Bradley James (June 15, 1962-November 1, 2012) was an American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}]er as Brad Armstrong. He was best known for his years in Wrestling/{{WCW}}.

Among his in-ring achievements, he was a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/fl/nwa/global-t.html NWA Global (Florida) Tag Team Champion]] with [[Wrestling/{{MagnumTA}} Terry Allen (Mangum T.A.)]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/others/nat-h.html NWA National Heavyweight Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ga/nwa/nat-t.html NWA National Tag Team Champion]][[note]]1x w[=/=]his father "Bullet" Bob Armstrong and 1x w[=/=]Tim Horner as The Lightning Express[[/note]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/mids-na-h.html#mswa Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/midsouth/uwf/uwf-t.html UWF (Mid-South) World Tag Team Champion]] with Tim Horner as The Lightning Express, a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/uswa/uswa-h.html USWA Heavyweight Champion]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tn/e/smw/smw-h.html SMW Heavyweight Champion]], the last ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-lh.html WCW World Light Heavyweight Champion]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-6.html WCW World 6-Man Tag Team Champion]] as Badstreet with Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin as The Fabulous Freebirds. He won ''Pro Wrestling Illustrated'''s "Rookie Of The Year" Award for 1982 and tied with Brad Rheingans for the same award in ''Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter.''


!!! "Armstrong Tropes":


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* DownerEnding: His death at 50.
* FinishingMove: Russian Legsweep


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* {{Jobber}}: Sadly, WCW notoriously reduced him to this.


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* PowerStable:
** (in Wrestling/{{SMW}}): Armstrong's Army, with his father "Bullet" Bob, his brothers Scott, Steve, Brian (Road Dogg), Tracy Smothers and The Rock N Roll Express
** (in WCW): The No Limit Soldiers


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* TagTeam:
** The Lightning Express, with "White Lightning" Tim Horner.
** [[Trope2000 Rock And Roll Express 2000]], with [[Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress Ricky Morton]]

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* CaptainErsatz: As Arachnaman for ''Franchise/{{Spider Man}}'' and Buzzkill (in part) for his brother, [[Wrestling/RoadDogg the Road Dogg]]. The latter was lampshaded during a backstage vignette setting up the character, where Brad asked Wrestling/VinceRusso when he'd get a shot, and Vince replied, "When you get a personality like your brother!" As it turned out, he got a personality very much like his brother's. It didn't help.
** Arachnaman was aborted early once Marvel Comics got wind of it and threatened to sue.
* CoolMask: As of the Dos Hombres, Fantasia / Badstreet, the Freedom Fighter and Arachnaman.
* IHaveManyNames: In addition to his own, there was one of the Dos Hombres, Fantasia, Badstreet, the Freedom Fighter, Arachnaman, B.A. and Buzzkill.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: As Buzzkill
* PartsUnknown: As Arachnaman, he came from Web City.
* RedBaron: 'Candyman'
* WhiteGangbangers: As B.A. in the No Limit Soldiers.
* WrestlingFamily: A member of the Armstrong wrestling family.

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