S.D. Jones

Special Delivery Jones or S.D. Jones (sometimes referred to as S.D. “Special Delivery” Jones) began working for NWA Mid-Atlantic under the name “Roosevelt Jones” in a tag team with his partner and cousin Rufus R. Jones. While there, they had a memorable feud with the Anderson family (Ole and Gene).

Jones eventually went to wrestle in the WWF as a mid-card babyface who would give the heels a hard time but end up losing. Jones was often featured in tag team matches partnered with Tony Atlas, and the two challenged Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito for the WWF Tag Team Championship several times in 1981.

He was also the tag team partner of André the Giant on November 13, 1984 when André’s hair was cut by Ken Patera and Big John Studd. At the inaugural WrestleMania in 1985 he famously lost to King Kong Bundy in an official match time of nine seconds, although the actual time from bell to pinfall was seventeen seconds.

SD Jones wrestled for many Independent promotions including the NAWA where he was a regular appearing on almost every show. In 2006, SD Jones appeared for the WWE inducting Tony Atlas into the Hall of Fame. After retiring from wrestling, Jones lost a considerable amount of weight and took a job at the New York Daily News.

Jones died in Antigua on October 26, 2008, following a stroke suffered two days earlier.

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