Standing at a giant 6-foot-7 with a perfectly conditioned 290-pound build, Kowalski lived up to these labels, but they failed to capture the menace that was so apparent in the Polish behemoth. Ware 1986—1994 Beaver Cleavage Chaz Headbanger Mosh Chaz Ware 1993 1995—2001 2016 Brad Maddox Lord Ruffus Joshua Kingsley 2010—2015 Johnny Powers 1964 Katie Lea Burchill Katie Lea 2008—2010 Bill Watts 1964—1965 1995 Troy 1995—1996 Ryan Shamrock 1998—1999 Amy Weber 2004-2005 George Wells 1985—1986 Pez Whatley 1990—1991 Mikey Whipwreck 1996 Larry Zbyszko 1974—1980 Saba Simba Tony Atlas 1980-1982 1983-1987 1990-1991 2008-2010 Wild Bill White 1971—1975 Moondog King 1981 Vader 1996—1998 2005 Tim White 1980s-2009 Bushwhacker Luke 1988—1996 Chad Dick 2004-2006 Luther Reigns 2004-2005 The Patriot 1997 Dr. McMahon 10 M 94 years, 1 day January 10, 1919 January 11, 2013 Former and actor 11 M 93 years, 355 days May 1, 1924 April 21, 2018 Born in American Samoa. This is a list of oldest surviving professional wrestlers. After all, he was 450 pounds of hulking bedrock who moved with staggering agility.
Regardless of his abilities, the name still stinks. So he's a trustworthy source of information? Known across the globe as Haystacks Calhoun, the former World Tag Team Champion was the defining superheavyweight of his era, influencing future stars such as King Kong Bundy and Hillbilly Jim, as well as British sensation Giant Haystacks, who took his name directly from Calhoun. Fred Ottman was nearly 400 lbs. Instead, Vachon made his name while gnawing on competitors across the Midwest. Come here to discuss pro wrestling in all its forms and factions.
With an unexpected second act as a beloved broadcaster and commentator, Lawler still holds a whopping 168 titles to his name. One has absolute in freedom in choosing a ring name, why go with one that sounds like a camp counselor? Take a listen to his music as a member of the Insane Clown Posse and you may still agree with that assessment. We all felt that way long ago, but Ziggler has been good enough to survive the career-killing name. His former tag team partner and best friend Tim Horner speculated that Armstrong died from a heart attack. Preliminary reports said that he died of an aneurysm,but later reports said that he died under unknown circumstances. For most, there were no high spots; the German suplex and a bodyslam were finishers, and nobody knew what a hurricanrana, five star frog splash, swanton bomb and outside dive were. His matches against legends Harley Race and Jack Brisco were named Pro Wrestling Illustrated Match of the Year in 1973 and '74 respectively.
Archived from on March 12, 2008. In 1976, Inoki faced Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali in what many consider an early mixed martial arts contest. These guys could keep crowds engaged for 30, 45 or 60 minutes with ease, as that was the length of their matches on a regular basis. It's a limiting gimmick and name. Shelton Benjamin sounds like an assistant in a chem lab. He became the brains behind such teams as The Mongols and The Fabulous Kangaroos.
The name began as an affectation: Diamond Dallas Page was once the prototypical sleazebag grappling manager, obsessed with wealth and rotten to a group of charges he dubbed his Diamond Mine. Edit on December 30th 2016: Seems we lost introductions only for using the old list format when the site was updated. At a time when the Cold War was escalating, this was a serious insult. Hardcore Kintaro Kanemura, Rico Suave Mr. However, Shreve has rarely been known by his given name. When his mask was removed, he revealed frightening face paint as he terrorized rings around the world while greatly influencing future stars like The Great Muta and Tajiri.
Remember, this is before professional wrestling was called sports entertainment. Hulk Hogan body-slamming Andre the Giant. Ric Flair doesn't have a world-class feel. The last surviving wrestler from the 1900s-1940s was wrestler born April 21, 1914, aged 99 years, 145 days. Maurice Vachon was born with a name so elegantly French-Canadian, no one would have blinked if it was listed in a ballet playbill. For a guy who's never won the big one, Jerry Lawler's career is not too shabby. He decided to stick with the Baba part in spite of how it sounded in English.
Years later, the record would influence Y2J again when he rechristened his Lion Tamer submission maneuver the Walls of Jericho. We can judge wrestlers by pure athleticism, mat technique, psychology, mic skills, in-ring storytelling ability, trailblazing innovation, excellence of execution, adeptness at falling through tables, best at bleeding… the list goes on and on. Also was a bodybuilder, swimmer, and actor. He wrestled his last match defeating Chad Epik at House of Bricks Pro Wrestling in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He's now only remembered as a laughingstock.
It just confuses fans and has them thinking about popping candy out of Yoda's head. McMahon added the Irish surname Hogan — always a draw for East Coast fans — and created a moniker that has become synonymous with sports-entertainment. On most other men, the title of One Man Gang would sound like a goofy overstatement. The contract include atleast 13 different clauses which are as follow. Rule Description Our Mission Statement that help give the subreddit a balance of content. They come off as too contrived. It's hard to take Marino or the promotion seriously.
He won the title again in 1979 and 1980. The oldest wrestler to have a match is , who defeated in a handicap match on November 15, 2010, at the age of 87. While wrestling in high school, the budding powerhouse had to compete in a match while wearing a hockey goalie mask to protect a broken nose. Ass Rockabilly 1993-2004 2012-2015 Tony Mamaluke 2005 2006-2007 Danny Spivey Waylon Mercy 1985—1988 1995 Ezekiel Ezekiel Jackson 2008—2014 Clarence Mason 1996—1997 Kharma 2010-2012 Ray Stevens 1967 1972—1973 1982 Outback Jack 1986—1988 Stan Stasiak 1971—1979 Meat Planet Stasiak Shawn Stasiak 1999 2001-2002 Trish Stratus 2000-2006 2011 Kevin Sullivan 1975—1976 Sharmell Sharmell Sullivan Queen Sharmell 2001 2005-2007 Johnny Valiant Johnny V Luscious Johnny John L. Rey Mysterio Transformation From 1 To 42 Years Old.