Legendary Belt Maker Reggie Parks, creator of the Winged Eagle WWF Championship and so many more, has passed away at the age of 87.
After retiring from in-ring performing Parks became even more famous as a maker of title belts. Parks designs are some of the most iconic in wrestling history.
Reggie Parks used to appear on TV, doing push-ups with fingertips, arms straight in front of him.Reggie Parks was very successful in the Midwest in the 1960s and 1970s.Reggie Parks often collaborates with Woody Farmers.Reggie Parks ended his career in a wrestling match in Arizona in the mid-1980s.In the early to mid 1980s, Reggie Parks briefly served as a referee for the WWF in the Southwest.Reggie Parks currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and operates a carpet cleaning business and belt manufacturing business.
Sad news coming put of Tucson Arizona. The passing of Reggie Parks will be felt all throughout the wrestling and belt collecting community. He was the absolute Gold Standard in belts and will greatly missed.
We send out our sincerest condolences to the family & friends of the legendary Reggie Parks who has passed away at the age of 87. Not only is Reggie known for his years in wrestling, also known as the man who made some of the most iconic championship belts in wrestling history.
This rare Reggie Parks WCW belt has been in use for more than 15 years.The belt has many rare aspects, such as deeper etching and deeper bending. Because of the presence of air bubbles in many areas under the coating, the conveyor belt is in poor condition. This may be due to improper preparation of the front plate for electroplating, or some problems with other electroplated layers under the gold.These plates are removed from the strap, completely stripped back of zinc, and then re-plated from copper and nickel to gold. Then put them back on the strap and add new paint. I must clean up some of them. Sorry the photo is not good.A new snapshot has also been added to complete this valuable fix.