FORMER WWF ENHANCEMENT LEGEND SPECIAL DELIVERY JONES PASSES AWAY by Dave Scherer @ 2008-10-27 10:48:20
Conrad Efraim, known to the masses as Special Delivery Jones back in the old WWF, passed away Sunday in native Antigua a few days after suffering a stroke. He was 63 years old.
Back in the days when promotions rarely put marquee matches on TV, SD was one of the great "enhancement talents" of all time. A match with him was different than your usual "jobber" bout because Jones would get in a lot of offense and have a competitive match, which his opponent had to work to win. While he did get more of a push earlier in his career, his is best remembered for being a top enhancement guy during the early years of Vince McMahon's WWF.
I actually got to see SD Jones wrestle at a house show when I was a kid. He was one of my favorite JTTS back in the day. Very sad.
Originally posted by Matt TrackerWas he the guy Bundy pinned for the quickest WrestleMania match time?
I grew up watching WWE's Tuesday and Sunday shows, and SD was a constant presence.
Yes, like 20 seconds I think. I have really only become familiar with him on 24/7, where it seems he is in the opening match of every house show. When I was a kid, he was just a name I heard in the magazines. Was he ever more than a JTTS? Always sad to hear this kind of news, but at least he was an older man, and didn't die tragically like so many others in the business in recent years.
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Originally posted by Pizza Delivery JonesWell that's pretty weak. Was my favorite jobber when I was a kid. Used to actually even think he'd win a match one of these days...
Great screen name.
I never really got to see him since I started watching wrestling in 1999, but I have seen a lot of his older matches and he seemed like a good wrestler. Plus, I never heard anything bad about him outside of the ring. At least he got to live a good, long life.
Paul London said that plenty of people in WWE were awesome; it just wasn't as newsworthy as him calling Matt Hardy fat. Yeah sure, but the way he rails against so much of the company, it discredits the praise he gives others.