Big John Studd

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Big John Studd

Studd during a match
Ring name(s) Big John Studd
Captain USA
Chuck O'Connor
Executioner #2
The Giant Studd
Billed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Billed weight 364 lb (165 kg)
Born February 19, 1948(1948-02-19)
Butler, Pennsylvania
Died March 20, 1995(1995-03-20) (aged 47)
Burke, Virginia
Billed from Los Angeles, California
Trained by Killer Kowalski
Debut 1972
Retired 1989

John Minton (February 19, 1948 – March 20, 1995) was an American professional wrestler and actor.

He is known for competing in the World Wrestling Federation from 1982 to 1986 and from 1988 to 1989. Minton was also an actor in both .

Minton died on March 20, 1995 from liver cancer and Hodgkin's disease. Lou Albano revealed in 2000 that Minton had also suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.[1]

Minton was inducted into the WCW Hall of Fame in 1995 and the WWE Hall of Fame by Big Show in 2004.[2]

Championships[change | change source]

  • Championship Wrestling from Florida
    • NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Jimmy Garvin)
  • European Wrestling Union
    • EWU World Super Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Georgia Championship Wrestling
  • Maple Leaf Wrestling
    • NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version) (one time)
  • NWA Big Time Wrestling
    • NWA American Heavyweight Championship (one time)
    • NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Bull Ramos)
  • NWA Mid-Pacific Promotions
    • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version) (one time)
    • NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Buddy Rose)
  • World Wrestling Association
    • WWA World Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ox Baker)

World Wide Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment

  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Most Overrated (1984)

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