Baron von Raschke - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Baron von Raschke, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

James Donald Raschke was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 18, 1940, and he is currently 83 years old.

Baron von Raschke was inducted in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2002 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name James Donald Raschke
  • Ring Names
    • Baron von Raschke ( June 5, 1967 - February 10, 1996)
    • Von Raschke ( October 4, 1968 - October 8, 1982)
    • Fritz von Raschke ( July 23, 1967 - September 14, 1968)
    • Jim Raschke ( September 16, 1966 - March 19, 1967)
  • Born October 18, 1940 (age 83)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Omaha, Nebraska
  • Billed From
    • Republic of Germany ( June 5, 1967 - February 10, 1996)
  • Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
  • Weight
    • 281 lbs (127 kg) ( June 5, 1967 - February 10, 1996)
  • Nicknames The Clawmaster

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( September 16, 1966 - February 10, 1996)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY May 27, 1991 February 10, 1996
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA November 5, 1987 May 2, 1991
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWAJim Crockett PromotionsJCP January 12, 1986 June 7, 1987
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA October 20, 1983 January 11, 1986
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWAJim Crockett PromotionsJCP September 20, 1983 January 20, 1984
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA March 1, 1981 September 16, 1983
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA August 16, 1977 February 25, 1981
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP August 16, 1977 April 12, 1980
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF March 9, 1977 August 14, 1977
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA January 18, 1974 March 6, 1977
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA July 16, 1967 March 18, 1972
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA September 16, 1966 March 19, 1967
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel June 5, 1967 February 10, 1996
  • Images History
    Jun 1967
    Jun 1967

  • Finishers
    • The Claw - Clawhold ( September 16, 1966 - February 10, 1996)
    • Prussian Sleeper - Cobra Clutch ( September 16, 1966 - February 10, 1996)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2002, Television Era
  • National Wrestling Alliance & Jim Crockett Promotions

  • American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Tag Team Championship (with Crusher Lisowski)

    Big Time Wrestling

    • NWA American Heavyweight Championship

    Central States Wrestling

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States version) (with Maurice Vachon)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Television Championship

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship

    International Wrestling Association

    • 1 IWA International Heavyweight Championship

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 2 NWA Television Championship

    • 1 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Ivan & Nikita Koloff)

    • 3 NWA World Tag Team Championship (2 with Paul Jones, 1 with Greg Valentine)

    Pro Wrestling America

    • 2 PWA Tag Team Championship (1 with Ken Patera, 1 with Brad Rheingans)

    World Wrestling Association

    • 3 WWA World Heavyweight Championship

    • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Ernie Ladd)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Baron von Raschke & The Crusher - The Crusher / Reggie Lisowski ( March 26, 1981 - September 28, 1985)
    • Baron von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon - Mad Dog Vachon ( September 7, 1972 - April 28, 1984)
    • Baron von Raschke & Paul Jones - Paul Jones ( February 20, 1979 - February 3, 1980)
    • Baron von Raschke & Greg Valentine - Greg Valentine ( November 17, 1977 - December 30, 1979)
    • Baron von Raschke & Horst Hoffman - Horst Hoffman ( February 2, 1974 - June 10, 1977)
  • Managers Bobby HeenanBobby HeenanFreddie BlassieFreddie Blassie

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