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* BlatantLies: What he has called Tom Brandi's Wrestling/TomBrandi's claim of having bought the Patriot gimmick from him.


Del Wilkes (born December 21, 1961) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper and The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Wrestling/BuffBagwell Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.

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Del Wilkes (born December 21, 1961) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper and The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Wrestling/BuffBagwell Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=]Wrestling/MarcMero) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.


Del Wilkes (born December 21, 1961) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper and The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.

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Del Wilkes (born December 21, 1961) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper and The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} [[Wrestling/BuffBagwell Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.


* RealSongThemeTune: The Trooper used Music/{{U2}}'s "Desire" in the AWA.
** Music/DeepPurple's "Dead Or Alive" in the AWA and AJPW.
** John Philip [=Sousa=]'s "Stars and Stripes Forever" in WCW.


Del Wilkes (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper and The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.

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Del Wilkes (b. 1965) (born December 21, 1961) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper and The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.




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'''Del Wilkes''' (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' and '''The Patriot'''. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.

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'''Del Wilkes''' Del Wilkes (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' The Trooper and '''The Patriot'''.The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.


Del Wilkes (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper and The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.

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Del Wilkes '''Del Wilkes''' (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as The Trooper '''The Trooper''' and The Patriot.'''The Patriot'''. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.





'''Del Wilkes''' (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' and '''The Patriot.''' He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.

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'''Del Wilkes''' Del Wilkes (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' The Trooper and '''The Patriot.''' The Patriot. He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: To fans who watched in the later 1990s and early 2000s, hearing his theme without chants of "[[CrowdChant You Suck]]" is pretty jarring.




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* OddFriendship: With Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff in the International Wrestling Cartel


'''Del Wilkes''' (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' and '''The Patriot.''' He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Ken Shamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.


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'''Del Wilkes''' (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' and '''The Patriot.''' He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Ken Shamrock Wrestling/KenShamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.



'''Del Wilkes''' (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' and '''The Patriot.''' He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Ken Shamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning [[Characters/WWEAttitude Steve Blackman]] taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.


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'''Del Wilkes''' (b. 1965) is a retired American {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er from Columbia, SC best known for his work from the late 1980s until the mid 1990s as '''The Trooper''' and '''The Patriot.''' He debuted in 1988 and teamed with a young Wrestling/ScottSteiner as the Wrestling Machines in Memphis, before leaving for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation. In 1990, he and [=DJ=] Peterson became the final [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/awa/awa-t.html AWA World Tag Team Champions]]. He changed his gimmick to the Patriot and would compete for the GWF in Dallas, for the UWA in Mexico and for Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling from 1991 to 1994. He debuted in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in 1994 and he and [[Characters/{{WCWNWA}} Marcus Bagwell]] would hold the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-t.html WCW World Tag Team Titles]] as Stars and Stripes, defeating Pretty Wonderful (Pauls Roma and Orndorff) for the belts on ''WCW Saturday Night'' in September before losing them back a month later at ''WCW Halloween Havoc.'' They regained the belts in November at ''Clash of the Champions XXIX'' before losing them three weeks later to Harlem Heat (Wrestling/BookerT and Stevie Ray). He stayed with WCW until he left in mid-1995 to go back to [=AJPW=], where he stayed for the next two years. In 1997, he signed with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and joined the fight alongside Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Ken Shamrock against the Hart Foundation, until he suffered a torn triceps muscle, leading to the returning [[Characters/WWEAttitude Steve Blackman]] Wrestling/SteveBlackman taking his place on Team USA (Wrestling/{{Vader}}[=/=]Wrestling/{{Goldust}}[=/=][[Characters/WWENewGeneration Marc Mero]]) at ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 97.'' He was released in early 1998 and retired soon after.


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* DreamWeaver: Well, yes. A masked one.

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