John Quinn (wrestler)

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John Quinn
Born(1941-10-15)October 15, 1941
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
DiedApril 22, 2019(2019-04-22) (aged 77)
FamilyPat Quinn (cousin)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)The Butcher
Danny Dubois
John Clay
John Quinn
The Kentucky Butcher
Little John
Marcel LeMay
The Masked Spoiler
The Stomper
Virgil the Kentucky Butcher
Billed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed fromKentucky
(as The Kentucky Butcher)
Trained byAl Spittles
Debut1961
Retired1988

John Quinn (October 15, 1941 – April 22, 2019) was a Canadian professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) under the ring name The Kentucky Butcher in the late-1960s. He challenged then WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino on several occasions, including a 1968 main event at Madison Square Garden.

During his later career, he also appeared in European and Japanese organizations from the 1970s until the late 1980s.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Will, Gary. "Canadian Pro Wrestling Page of Fame: "Big" John Quinn". GaryWill.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014.
  2. Johns, Fred (August 4, 2008). "In celebration of John Quinn". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. Retrieved July 20, 2014.