Pro Wrestler Profile - Ernie Ladd

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Ernest Ladd
Ring Names
  • Ernie Ladd
Height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Weight
  • 320 lbs (145 kg)
Born November 28, 1938
Died March 10, 2007 (aged 68)
Birth Place Rayville, Louisiana
Billed From
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
Nicknames The Big Cat

Career History

Roles
  • Commentator ( April 7, 1986 - August 28, 1986)
  • Wrestler ( January 1, 1961 - January 1, 1986)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE April 7, 1986 August 28, 1986
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA March 26, 1963 December 27, 1984
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE June 7, 1980 January 3, 1981
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW July 11, 1980 August 7, 1980
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE September 19, 1978 May 19, 1979
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE November 15, 1975 September 16, 1976
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE September 27, 1971 December 11, 1972
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE May 20, 1968 March 11, 1970
Promotion World Class Championship Wrestling WCCW February 5, 1968 April 16, 1968
Promotion World Class Championship Wrestling WCCW March 26, 1963 June 26, 1965
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE March 16, 1964 June 26, 1964
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Mar 1963
Mar 1963
Finishers
  • Big Boot

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1995, Individual
Titles Won

Central States Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (with Bruiser Brody)

Championship Wrestling from Florida

  • 1 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)

Georgia Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (with Ole Anderson)

NWA Big Time Wrestling

  • 1 NWA American Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Texas version)

NWA Tri-State / Mid-South Wrestling Association

  • 2 Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
  • 2 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (with Leroy Brown)
  • 1 NWA Arkansas Heavyweight Championship
  • 5 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)
  • 1 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) (with The Assassin)

National Wrestling Federation

  • 1 NWF Heavyweight Championship
  • 4 NWF North American Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 NWF Brass Knuckles Championship

World Wrestling Association

  • 1 WWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Baron von Raschke)

World Wrestling Council

  • 1 WWC North American Heavyweight Championship

Worldwide Wrestling Associates/Hollywood Wrestling

  • 3 NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 WWA International Television Tag Team Championship (with Edouard Carpentier)
  • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Edouard Carpentier)
Other Accomplishments
  • WWF Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
  • WCW Hall of Fame induction (class of 1994)
  • NWA Hall of Fame induction (class of 2013)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree Winner (2005)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
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