Earthquake / John Tenta - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Earthquake / John Tenta, 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 Anthony Tenta Jr. was born in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on June 22, 1963.

He died on June 7, 2006 at the age of 42.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name John Anthony Tenta Jr.
  • Ring Names
    • John Tenta ( November 23, 2002 - January 1, 2004)
    • Earthquake ( March 2, 1999 - November 22, 2002)
    • Golga ( May 25, 1998 - March 1, 1999)
    • John Tenta ( May 27, 1996 - May 24, 1998)
    • The Shark ( June 26, 1995 - May 26, 1996)
    • Avalanche ( October 24, 1994 - June 25, 1995)
    • Earthquake ( April 1, 1990 - October 23, 1994)
    • The Canadian Earthquake ( November 11, 1989 - March 31, 1990)
    • Earthquake Evans ( September 21, 1989 - November 10, 1989)
    • John Tenta ( May 1, 1987 - September 20, 1989)
  • Born June 22, 1963
  • Died June 7, 2006 (aged 42)
  • Nationality Nationality: CanadaCanada
  • Birth Place Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
  • Billed From
    • Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Great Barrier Reef ( June 26, 1995 - May 26, 1996)
    • Mount Everett, Washington ( October 24, 1994 - June 25, 1995)
  • Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
  • Weight
    • 468 lbs (212 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( May 1, 1987 - January 1, 2004)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW November 23, 2002 July 19, 2003
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF May 25, 1998 March 1, 1999
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW October 24, 1994 March 31, 1997
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF September 21, 1989 May 15, 1994
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 1, 1987 September 7, 1989
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face December 13, 1998 January 1, 2004
    Heel May 25, 1998 December 12, 1998
    Face May 27, 1996 May 24, 1998
    Heel October 25, 1994 May 26, 1996
    Face March 1, 1993 October 23, 1994
    Heel September 21, 1989 February 29, 1992
    Face May 1, 1987 September 20, 1989
  • Images
    May 1998
    May 1998
    Jun 1995
    Jun 1995
    May 1987
    May 1987

  • Finishers
    • Earthquake Splash / Avalanche Splash / Shark Bomb - Running Seated Senton ( September 21, 1989 - January 1, 2004)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "The Greatest Show" by Insane Clown Posse - Single ( May 25, 1998 - March 1, 1999)
    • Theme Song "One Crazed Anarchist" by William Allan Bookheim - Single ( May 28, 1996 - March 31, 1997)
    • Theme Song "Shark Boy" - Single ( June 26, 1995 - May 27, 1996)
    • Theme Song "Avalanche Theme" - Single ( October 24, 1994 - June 25, 1995)
    • Theme Song "Quake Shake" by Jimmy Hart & J.J. Maguire - Single ( April 1, 1990 - May 15, 1994)
    • Theme Song "La Marseillaise" by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle - Single ( November 11, 1989 - March 31, 1990)
    • Theme Song "Winner Takes It All" by Sammy Hagar - Single ( May 1, 1987 - September 7, 1989)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    World Wrestling Federation

    • 1 WWF Tag Team Championship (with Typhoon)

    All Star Wrestling

    • 2 UWA Heavyweight Championship (Vancouver version)

    NWA: All-Star Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Vancouver version)

    Super World of Sports

    • 1 SWS Tag Team Championship (with Typhoon)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • AJPW January 2 Korakuen Hall Heavyweight Battle Royal Winner (1988)
    • AJPW World's Strongest Tag Determination League Fine Play Award Winner (1988 – with Shunji Takano)
    • Tokyo Sports' Rookie of the Year (1987)
    • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1990)

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