BIO: Flamboyant Eric Embry
Signature Moves: Piledriver, Neckbreaker
WCCW Titles Held: WCWA Light Heavyweight Championship (five times), WCWA Tag Team Championship (with Frankie Lancaster), and WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (three times)
Notable WCCW Feuds: Shaun Simpson, Jeff Jarrett, Devastation Inc., Jerry Lawler
Need to Know Facts: Born Douglas Eric Embry in 1959, "The Flamboyant One" began his career in 1977, working in such territories as Eddie Graham's Championship Wrestling from Florida and Joe Blanchard's Southwest Championship Wrestling (based in San Antonio).
While in the Southwest territory, Embry teamed up with the late Ken Timbs (and later Dan Greer), in a tandem known as The Fabulous Blondes. As a member of the Blondes, Embry would go on to win the Southwest Tag Team Championship on five separate occasions (three times with Timbs, and twice with Greer).
After the Southwest territory dried up, Eric spent the majority of 1985 and 1986 wrestling for Capitol Sports Promotions' World Wrestling Council (WWC) in Puerto Rico. While there, Embry held the organization's WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship (twice), the WWC Junior Heavyweight Championship (he weighed in at 225 lbs. at this time), and also the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship on two occasions.
Eric's only pay-per-view appearance came on December 13, 1988 in Chicago, Illinois as part of the American Wrestling Association's Superclash 3, which the AWA co-promoted along with World Class, the Memphis territory (then known as the CWA), and POWW (Powerful Women of Wrestling, run by former GLOW promoter David McLane). Embry, who had lost the WCWA Light Heavyweight Title to Jeff Jarrett on November 24, 1988 in Jackson, TN, regained the belt from Jarrett in 4:13 on the PPV. He would hold the title for a little over two weeks before losing it to Cactus Jack Manson (Mick Foley); however, Eric defeated Manson for the title in a January 4, 1989 rematch, holding it until April 7 of that year when Embry won the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Title.
In the last few years prior to Embry taking over the book, the Dallas Sportatorium struggled to reach half its capacity of 4500 after years upon years of selling out. However, in a relatively short period of time, Embry turned WCCW's fortunes around, and professional wrestling in the Dallas/Fort Worth area was exciting again; and for a change, the promotion's top good guy was no longer a Von Erich -- it was The Flamboyant One!
Embry continued to wrestle for USWA Dallas until it closed in mid-1991, then performed for a promotion based in Baton Rouge, LA where he would rekindle his feud with Skandor Akbar and his army.
Unfortunately, in late 1992, Eric Embry's wrestling career came to an end due to serious injuries he sustained in a car accident in Kentucky. He has since worked as a licensed electrician, and regularly communicates online with longtime fans who fondly recall the Flamboyant One's glory days in the squared circle.