Buddy Rogers - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Buddy Rogers, 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.

Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. was born in Camden, New Jersey on February 20, 1921.

He died on June 26, 1992 at the age of 71.

Buddy Rogers was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994 as an individual, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2010 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2002 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.
  • Ring Names
    • Buddy Rogers ( May 21, 1945 - September 17, 1983)
    • Herman Rohde ( July 28, 1942 - November 3, 1942)
  • Born February 20, 1921
  • Died June 26, 1992 (aged 71)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Camden, New Jersey
  • Billed From
    • Camden, New Jersey
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 235 lbs (107 kg)
  • Nicknames Nature Boy

Career History

  • Roles
    • Manager ( July 8, 1979 - June 30, 1984)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( January 1, 1979 - September 17, 1983)
    • Part Time Wrestler ( September 27, 1969 - October 25, 1969)
    • Wrestler ( July 28, 1942 - September 12, 1963)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF November 25, 1982 June 30, 1984
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP July 8, 1979 December 15, 1979
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 1, 1979 December 15, 1979
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF January 24, 1963 September 12, 1963
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 26, 1948 January 23, 1963
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP May 22, 1961 April 5, 1962
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face November 25, 1982 June 30, 1984
    Heel July 8, 1979 November 24, 1982
    Face January 1, 1979 July 7, 1979
    Heel September 27, 1969 October 25, 1969
    Heel May 21, 1945 September 12, 1963
    Face July 28, 1942 May 20, 1945
  • Images History
    Jul 1942
    Jul 1942

  • Finishers
    • Figure-four Grapevine - Figure-four Leglock ( July 28, 1942 - September 17, 1983)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1994, Individual
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2010, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2002, Television Era
  • Misc. Championships

    National Wrestling Alliance

  • American Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version)

    American Wrestling Association (Ohio)

    • 3 AWA World Heavyweight Championship (Ohio version)

    American Wrestling Association (New England)

    • 1 AWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship

    Jack Pfefer Promotions

    • 4 World Heavyweight Championship (Jack Pfeffer version)

    Midwest Wrestling Association

    • 4 MWA Ohio Tag Team Championship (3 with Great Scott, 1 with Juan Sebastian)

    Montreal Athletic Commission

    • 3 World Heavyweight Championship (Montreal version)

    NWA Chicago

    • 1 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 1 NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship

    NWA San Francisco

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (with Ronnie Etchison)

    NWA Western States Sports

    • 1 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version)

    Southwest Sports Inc.

    • 7 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (with Otto Kuss)

    Other Titles

    • 3 Maryland Eastern Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2008))
    • VCW Hall of Fame induction (class of 2018)
    • PWI Stanley Weston Award Winner (1990)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

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