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'''Conrad Efraim''' (March 30, [[1945]] - [[October 26]], [[2008]]) was a former [[professional wrestling|professional wrestler]] best known as '''Special Delivery Jones''' from his time in the [[World Wrestling Entertainment|WWF]].
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'''Conrad Efraim''' (March 30, [[1945]] - [[October 26]], [[2008]]) was a former [[professional wrestling|professional wrestler]] best known as '''Special Delivery Jones''' from his time in the [[World Wrestling Entertainment|WWF]].
 
Before becoming a wrestler, Efraim worked at a telephone company.<sup id="cite_ref-slam_4-1">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-slam-4 [4]]</sup> While there, he began training under [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Rodz Johnny Rodz] in the sport of professional wrestling.<sup id="cite_ref-slam_4-2">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-slam-4 [4]]</sup> Upon completion of his training, he quit his job and began working for [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Wrestling_Alliance NWA] Mid-Atlantic under the name "Roosevelt Jones" in a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_team tag team] with his partner and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayfabe kayfabe] cousin [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carey_Lloyd Rufus R. Jones].<sup id="cite_ref-oww_2-2">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-oww-2 [2]]</sup> While there, they had a memorable [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feud_(professional_wrestling) feud] with the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson_family Anderson family] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Anderson Ole] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Anderson Gene]).<sup id="cite_ref-oww_2-3">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-oww-2 [2]]</sup>
 
 
On January 17, 1975, after leaving the Mid-Atlantic area for [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California California], Jones won his first of three tag team titles, combining with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porkchop_Cash Porkchop Cash] to take the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NWA_Americas_Tag_Team_Championship NWA Americas Tag Team Championship] from the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Blonds#Buddy_Roberts_and_Jerry_Brown Hollywood Blonds]([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Hey Buddy Roberts] and Jerry Brown).<sup id="cite_ref-nwaamericas_5-0">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-nwaamericas-5 [5]]</sup> The following month, Jones and Cash [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_professional_wrestling_terms#Drop dropped] the titles back to the Blonds. Jones won the title again in 1977, teaming with Tom Jones to defeat Black Gordman and Goliath.<sup id="cite_ref-nwaamericas_5-1">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-nwaamericas-5 [5]]</sup> Gordman and Goliath regained the championship, but Jones and Jones won the belts back from them on November 18, 1977.<sup id="cite_ref-nwaamericas_5-2">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-nwaamericas-5 [5]]</sup>
 
 
Jones also continued to wrestle in the WWF as a mid-card [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_(professional_wrestling) babyface] who would give the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heel_(professional_wrestling) heels] a hard time but end up losing.<sup id="cite_ref-6">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-6 [6]]</sup> He did, however, win quite a few matches on smaller cards against lower card or fellow mid carders like Ron Shaw and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Rodz Johnny Rodz].<sup id="cite_ref-oww_2-4">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-oww-2 [2]]</sup><sup id="cite_ref-wwf1981_7-0">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-wwf1981-7 [7]]</sup> Jones was often featured in tag team matches partnered with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Atlas Tony Atlas], and the two challenged [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Fujiwara Mr. Fuji] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masa_Saito Mr. Saito] for the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tag_Team_Championship_(WWE) WWF Tag Team Championship] several times in 1981.<sup id="cite_ref-wwf1981_7-1">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-wwf1981-7 [7]]</sup> On one occasion, the two ended up as the final men in a battle royal and flipped a coin to decide the winner, as seen on the WWF [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_Home_Video Coliseum Video] 'Best of the WWF Volume 4' and 'Grand Slams' video cassettes.<sup id="cite_ref-8">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-8 [8]]</sup>
 
 
He was also the tag team partner of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_the_Giant André the Giant] on November 13, 1984 when André's hair was cut by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Patera Ken Patera] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_John_Studd Big John Studd].<sup id="cite_ref-9">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-9 [9]]</sup> At the inaugural [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania_(1985) WrestleMania] in 1985 he famously lost to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Kong_Bundy King Kong Bundy] in an official match time of nine seconds, although the actual time from bell to pinfall was seventeen seconds.<sup id="cite_ref-10">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-10 [10]]</sup> In any case, it would stand as the quickest match in ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania WrestleMania]'' history until [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kane_(wrestler) Kane] defeated [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chavo_Guerrero_Jr. Chavo Guerrero Jr.] at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestlemania_XXIV Wrestlemania XXIV] in 2008, in a legitimate eight seconds. <sup id="cite_ref-11">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-11 [11]]</sup>
 
 
Despite mainly being used as a preliminary talent in the 1980s WWF, Jones garnered further recognition when [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LJN LJN] created an action figure of him for their [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrestling_Superstars Wrestling Superstars] toy line.<sup id="cite_ref-slam_4-3">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-slam-4 [4]]</sup> He also appeared in the WWF's [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_video music video] for [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_of_a_Thousand_Dances Land of a Thousand Dances].<sup id="cite_ref-slam_4-4">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-slam-4 [4]]</sup> In 2006, SD Jones appeared for the WWE inducting [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Atlas Tony Atlas] into the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE_Hall_of_Fame Hall of Fame].<sup id="cite_ref-12">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-12 [12]]</sup> After retiring from wrestling, Jones lost a considerable amount of weight and took a job at the ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daily_News_(New_York) New York Daily News]''.<sup id="cite_ref-slam_4-5">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.D._Jones#cite_note-slam-4 [4]]</sup>
 
 
Efraim died in Antigua on October 26, 2008, following a stroke suffered two days earlier.
 
   
 
==Wrestling facts==
 
==Wrestling facts==
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==Championships and accomplishments==
 
==Championships and accomplishments==
*'''NWA Hollywood Wrestling'''
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*'''[[World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles)|World Wrestling Association]]'''
 
:*[[NWA Americas Tag Team Championship]] ([[NWA Americas Tag Team Championship#Title history|3 times]]) - with [[Porkchop Cash]] (1) and [[Tom Jones]] (2)
 
:*[[NWA Americas Tag Team Championship]] ([[NWA Americas Tag Team Championship#Title history|3 times]]) - with [[Porkchop Cash]] (1) and [[Tom Jones]] (2)
'''Universal Superstars of America'''
 
 
:*USA Tag Team Championship (1 Time) - with Tony Atlas
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[SD Jones/Event history|SD Jones' event history]]
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*[[/Event history|SD Jones' event history]]
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[[File:Cm logo.jpg|50px]] [http://cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=1497&gimmick=SD+Jones Conrad Efraim Profile on CAGEMATCH]
 
*[[File:Cm logo.jpg|50px]] [http://cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=1497&gimmick=SD+Jones Conrad Efraim Profile on CAGEMATCH]
 
*[[File:Owow logo.jpg|50px]] [http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/s/s-d-jones.html Conrad Efraim Profile on Online World of Wrestling]
 
*[[File:Owow logo.jpg|50px]] [http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/s/s-d-jones.html Conrad Efraim Profile on Online World of Wrestling]
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Conrad Efraim (March 30, 1945 - October 26, 2008) was a former professional wrestler best known as Special Delivery Jones from his time in the WWF.

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