Gorilla Monsoon - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Gorilla Monsoon, 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.

Robert James Marella was born in Rochester, New York on June 4, 1937.

He died on October 6, 1999 at the age of 62.

Gorilla Monsoon was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2010 as part of the Colleague/Territory Division wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Robert James Marella
  • Ring Names
    • Gorilla Monsoon ( July 30, 1963 - August 3, 1997)
    • Gino Marella ( September 17, 1958 - July 29, 1963)
  • Born June 4, 1937
  • Died October 6, 1999 (aged 62)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Rochester, New York
  • Billed From
    • Willingboro, New Jersey
  • Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
  • Weight
    • 400 lbs (181 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Producer ( August 4, 1997 - March 28, 1999)
    • President ( July 12, 1995 - August 3, 1997)
    • Commentator ( November 25, 1982 - May 12, 1996)
    • Wrestler ( September 17, 1958 - September 17, 1983)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF January 14, 1967 March 28, 1999
    Promotion World Wrestling CouncilWWC July 30, 1977 March 3, 1979
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 25, 1974 June 13, 1974
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF July 30, 1963 August 23, 1965
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA July 28, 1960 July 20, 1963
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face August 23, 1980 September 17, 1983
    Heel July 30, 1977 September 24, 1977
    Face September 17, 1958 July 29, 1977
  • Images History
    Nov 1982
    Nov 1982
    Jul 1963
    Jul 1963
    Sep 1958
    Sep 1958

  • Finishers
    • Manchurian Splash / Gorilla Splash - Running Splash ( September 17, 1958 - September 17, 1983)
    • Airplane Spin ( September 17, 1958 - September 17, 1983)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1994, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2010, Colleague/Territory Division
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

  • World Championship Wrestling (Australia)

    • 1 IWA World Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles)

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

    World Wrestling Council

    • 2 WWC North American Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2011)
    • WWF Slammy Award - Most Evolutionary (1994 – with King Kong Bundy)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (1994)
    • National Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (2011 - amateur wrestling)
    • Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame induction (1973 - amateur wrestling)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Gorilla Monsoon & Bill Watts - Bill Watts ( April 8, 1965 - August 6, 1965)
  • Family

Gorilla Monsoon Games Appearances (1)

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