Frank Gotch - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Frank Gotch, 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.

Frank Alvin Gotch was born in Humboldt, Iowa on April 27, 1877.

He died on December 16, 1917 at the age of 40.

Frank Gotch was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 as part of the Legacy wing and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2002 as part of the Pioneer Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Frank Alvin Gotch
  • Ring Names
    • Frank Gotch ( April 2, 1899 - April 1, 1913)
  • Born April 27, 1877
  • Died December 16, 1917 (aged 40)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Humboldt, Iowa
  • Billed From
    • Humboldt, Iowa
  • Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
  • Weight
    • 210 lbs (95 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( April 2, 1899 - April 1, 1913)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY April 2, 1899 April 1, 1913
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel April 2, 1899 April 1, 1913
  • Images
    Apr 1899
    Apr 1899

  • Finishers
    • Toe Hold ( April 2, 1899 - April 1, 1913)
    • Cross Kneelock ( April 2, 1899 - April 1, 1913)
    • Bridging Belly to Back Suplex ( April 2, 1899 - April 1, 1913)
    • Ankle Lock ( April 2, 1899 - April 1, 1913)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016, Legacy
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2002, Pioneer Era
  • Titles Won

    Catch wrestling

    • 1 American Catch-as-Catch-can Championship
    • 1 World Catch-as-Catch-Can Championship

    Professional wrestling

    • 3 American Heavyweight Wrestling Championship
    • 1 World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship
    • 1 Champion of the Klondike
    • 1 Iowa Heavyweight Championship (original version)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1999)
    • Iowa Sports Hall of Fame induction (class of 1951)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)

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Frank Gotch Game Appearances

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