Frank Hickey was an American Professional wrestler.


Frank Jewel Hickey aka Spaceman Frank Hickey was a unique and versatile wrestler who wrestled in the territory system and the independent scene and was still active in his 78th year. Hickey became a pro wrestler in 1946 after a decorated military career.

Some of the territories Frank Hickey appeared in Capitol Wrestling (WWF), Jim Crockett Promotions, Heart of America Sports Attractions, St. Louis Wrestling Club, American Wrestling Association, Championship Wrestling from Florida, NWA Hollywood Wrestling and the Japanese Wrestling Association.

A journeyman who wrestled under at least ten masked identities during his career. His biggest career moment was upsetting Nature Boy Buddy Rogers for the Jack Pfefer version of the World title. This only lasted 14 days before losing it back to Rogers.

He became "The Spaceman" in the early 1960s, donning a space helmet and wearing a cape. Hickey became a cult favorite and a fixture in preliminary matches for Capitol Wrestling in New York, promoted by Vince McMahon, Sr. and Toots Mondt. His run with the WWF ended in 1974 and Frank wrestled independents before going into semi-retirement.

His last appearances were on a United States Wrestling Association card partnering Brian Lawler in a feud with Koko B. Ware and Frank Morrell in May 1993.

Frank Hickey passed away December 8, 1993, aged 78.

In wrestling

  • Nicknames
    • "Spaceman"

Championships and accomplishments

Lucha de Apuesta record

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Mask Argentine Zuma El Diablo Texas 1953-08-02
Mask Bronko Nagurski El Diablo Minnesota 1954-11-18
Mask Sonny Myers Night Terror Missouri 1957-03-12
Mask Bob Orton, Sr. Night Terror Kansas 1957-03-14
Mask Thor Hagen Night Terror Missouri 1957-03-23

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