Pro Wrestler Profile - Gorilla Monsoon

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Robert James Marella
Ring Names
  • Gorilla Monsoon
  • Gino Marella
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight
  • 400 lbs (181 kg)
Born June 4, 1937
Died October 6, 1999 (aged 62)
Birth Place Rochester, New York
Billed From
  • Willingboro, New Jersey

Career History

Roles
  • President ( July 12, 1995 - August 3, 1997)
  • Commentator ( November 25, 1982 - May 12, 1996)
  • Wrestler ( September 17, 1958 - September 17, 1983)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE January 14, 1967 March 28, 1999
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE July 30, 1963 August 23, 1965
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA July 28, 1960 July 20, 1963
Images
Nov 1982
Nov 1982
Jul 1963
Jul 1963
Finishers
  • Airplane spin
  • Manchurian Splash - Running splash

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1994, Individual
Titles Won

World Wide Wrestling Federation

  • 2 WWWF United States Tag Team Championship - with Killer Kowalski (1), Bill Watts (1)

World Championship Wrestling (Australia)

  • 1 IWA World Heavyweight Championship

World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles)

  • 2 WWA World Tag Team Championship - with Luke Graham (1), El Mongol (1)

World Wrestling Council

  • 2 WWC North American Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • WWF Hall of Fame induction (class of 1994)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (class of 2010)
  • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2011)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree Winner (1994)
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