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1980s STAR JAMES JEFFERSON AKA SPIKE OF THE MOD SQUAD PASSES AWAY

By Mike Johnson on 2013-02-12 14:07:22

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The MOD Squad

1980s star James Jefferson, who worked as Spike of the MOD Squad for Jim Crockett Promotions and later in WCW, passed away on 2/8 in South Carolina.

Jefferson and his brother Mack began working as enhancement talent in the Crockett Mid-Atlantic promotion in the early 80s, billed as the Jeffers.

In 1986, they took on a biker gimmick, playing off the look of motorcycle cops and were rechristened the MOD Squad, Spike and Basher.

With that gimmick, the Jeffersons worked a number of different territories, including Florida, Mid-Southern (Memphis) and The Central States area. They also returned to work in the early 1990s for WCW, doing undercard tag matches.

The team held Tag titles in Florida and the Central States. As the business changed and the territories died out over the 1980s, Jefferson quietly retired and left the business, having his last match in 1992 or 1993.

Our deepest condolences to Jefferson's family, friends and fans for their loss.

A legacy page for Jefferson can be found at this link.