Big John Studd - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Big John Studd, 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.

John William Minton was born in Butler, Pennsylvania on February 19, 1948.

He died on March 20, 1995 at the age of 47.

Big John Studd was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 as an individual and in the WCW Hall of Fame in 1995.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name John William Minton
  • Ring Names
    • Big John Studd ( May 26, 1980 - June 2, 1989)
    • Masked Superstar #2 ( February 4, 1980 - May 25, 1980)
    • Big John Studd ( April 26, 1977 - February 3, 1980)
    • Executioner #2 ( March 10, 1976 - April 25, 1977)
    • John Studd ( March 31, 1978 - July 8, 1985)
    • Chuck O'Connor ( July 21, 1972 - January 5, 1980)
    • Captain USA ( August 12, 1977 - November 11, 1977)
    • Mighty Minton ( June 1, 1972 - June 1, 1972)
  • Born February 19, 1948
  • Died March 20, 1995 (aged 47)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Billed From
    • Los Angeles, California
  • Height 6 ft 10 in (208 cm)
  • Weight
    • 364 lbs (165 kg)
  • Nicknames Big

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( December 24, 1988 - June 2, 1989)
    • Wrestler ( June 1, 1972 - October 28, 1986)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF December 24, 1988 June 2, 1989
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF October 26, 1982 October 28, 1986
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight May 6, 1983 May 23, 1984
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 28, 1974 November 18, 1983
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP July 19, 1981 May 17, 1982
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA June 22, 1980 May 23, 1981
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP October 20, 1978 May 10, 1980
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF March 10, 1976 April 25, 1977
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA June 9, 1975 April 17, 1976
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP January 28, 1974 January 27, 1975
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF July 21, 1972 February 26, 1973
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face December 24, 1988 June 2, 1989
    Heel October 26, 1982 October 28, 1986
    Face April 26, 1977 October 25, 1982
    Heel March 10, 1976 April 25, 1977
    Face June 1, 1972 March 9, 1976
  • Images History
    May 1980
    May 1980
    Feb 1980
    Feb 1980
    Apr 1977
    Apr 1977
    Mar 1976
    Mar 1976
    Jun 1972
    Jun 1972

  • Finishers
    • Reverse Bearhug ( June 1, 1972 - June 2, 1989)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Studd Theme" by Jim Johnston - Single ( December 24, 1988 - June 2, 1989)
    • Theme Song "Studd Hustle" by Jim Johnston - Single ( October 26, 1982 - October 28, 1986)
    • Theme Song "Gunshots" by Akira Takasaki - Single ( May 6, 1983 - May 23, 1984)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2004, Individual
    • WCW Hall of Fame - Year 1995, Individual
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

  • Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship (with Jimmy Garvin)

    European Wrestling Union

    • 1 EWU World Super Heavyweight Championship

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA National Tag Team Championship (with Super Destroyer)

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 4 NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship (1 with Ric Flair, 1 with Ken Patera, 1 with Masked Superstar #1, 1 with Roddy Piper)

    NWA Big Time Wrestling

    • 1 NWA American Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (with Bull Ramos)

    NWA Mid-Pacific Promotions

    • 1 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)
    • 1 NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship (with Buddy Rose)

    NWA Southern Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Tennessee Southern Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Association

    • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Ox Baker)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWF Royal Rumble Winner (1989)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1976 - with Killer Kowalski)

Relations

Big John Studd Games Appearances (7)

WWE Main Series (1/24)

Other Games (6)

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