Texas star Lawman Slatton passes away



Don "The Lawman" Slatton, a colorful figure in West Texas wrestling, passed away this afternoon at the age of 77.

Slatton wrestled from 1961 to 1980 on the West Texas circuit, best known in Abilene, where he was the promoter and top local star, frequently main eventing as the King of the Chain matches.  His nickname was because he was a well known law enforcement officer.  His final matches were outside the territory, after it had folded, in 1981 or 1982.

During that period he wrestled some of the biggest names of the era including Bruiser Brody, Ray Stevens, Harley Race, Dick Murdoch, The Funk Brothers  as well as all the area regulars.