Paul Frederick (June 16, 1942-April 18, 2018) was an American Professional Wrestler and manager as Paul Jones. He debuted in 1961 and wrestled all over the U.S., as well as in Canada and Japan, eventually making his home in the Carolinas. He later became a manager and is best known for his long feud with Jimmy Valiant.
Along with his 3 reigns as NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, he was a 2x NWA PNW Heavyweight Champion, a 1x NWA PNW Tag Team Champion with Pepper Martin, a 1x NWA (Mid-South) United States Tag Team Champion with Gorgeous George Jr., a 1x NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Champion with Nelson Royal, a 1x NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Champion, a 2x NWA Florida Television Champion, a 3x NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion, a 1x NWA Southern (Florida) Heavyweight Champion, a 5x NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champion (1x w/Bob Bruggers, 1x w/Tiger Conway Jr. and 3x w/Ricky Steamboat), a 5x NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion, a 6x NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag Team Champion (1x w/Chief Wahoo McDaniel, 1x w/Ricky Steamboat, 2x w/Baron Von Raschke, and 2x w/The Masked Superstar [Bill "Demolition Ax" Eadie]), a 1x NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion and a 1x SAPW Heavyweight Champion.
"Number One Tropes":
- Action Survivor: A wrestler who became a manager.
- Arch-Enemy: Jimmy Valiant.
- Bald of Evil: After Valiant defeated him in a Hair vs. Hair Match at Starrcade 86.
- Bash Brothers: With Nelson Royal, Chief Wahoo McDaniel and Ricky Steamboat
- Expy/Legacy Character: CHIKARA's Sidney Bakabella has been compared to him.
- Heel: As a manager.
- I Have Many Names: Also used Al Fredericks and Mr. Florida.
- Loser Leaves Town: Defeated Valiant in a "Loser Leaves Town Tuxedo Street Fight" at Starrcade 84.
- Medal of Dishonor: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter named him "Worst Manager" for 1986.
- Power Stable: He was the manager of Paul Jones' Army: Baron Von Raschke, Ivan Koloff, "Superstar" Billy Graham, The Powers of Pain (The Warlord and The Barbarian), Kamala, The Assassins (#1 and #2), Abdullah the Butcher, Rick Rude, Manny Fernandez, Shaska Whatley, Teijo Khan, Vladimir Petrov
- Red Baron: "Number One" and an unwanted one in "Weasel" by other wrestlers.