Big John Studd

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Big John Studd
Big John Studd.jpg
Studd during a match
Born(1948-02-19)February 19, 1948
Butler, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 20, 1995(1995-03-20) (aged 47)
Burke, Virginia
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Big John Studd
Captain USA
Chuck O'Connor
Executioner #2
The Giant Studd
Billed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Billed weight364 lb (165 kg)
Billed fromLos Angeles, California
Trained byKiller Kowalski

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)
  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
  • 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)
  • NWA Southern Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Tennessee Southern Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1976) (with Killer Kowalski)
    • He was ranked #60 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.[3]
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1995)
  • World Wrestling Association
    • WWA World Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ox Baker)

World Wide Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment

References[change | change source]

  1. "Youtube - Captain Lou Albano Shoot Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Big John Studd: 2004 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee". WWE. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2003-04-12. Retrieved 2013-11-26.

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