Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Sylvester Ritter
Ring Names
  • Junkyard Dog
  • Big Daddy Ritter
  • Leroy Rochester
  • Stagger Lee
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight
  • 280 lbs (127 kg)
Born December 13, 1952
Died June 2, 1998 (aged 45)
Birth Place Wadesboro, North Carolina
Billed From
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Nicknames JYD

Career History

Roles
  • Coach (January 1, 1993 - June 2, 1998)
  • Wrestler (May 29, 1977 - November 24, 1995)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWANovember 14, 1993November 26, 1994
Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCWDecember 7, 1988July 28, 1993
Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEAugust 10, 1984October 16, 1988
Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWAFebruary 7, 1981July 30, 1984
Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWADecember 21, 1977December 21, 1979
Promotion STAMPEDEJanuary 5, 1979August 11, 1979
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Face
Images
Dec 1977
Dec 1977
Finishers
  • Thump - Standing scoop powerslam or front powerslam
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Grab Them Cakes", by Junkyard Dog & Vicki Sue Robinson - Single

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2004, Individual
Titles Won

World Championship Wrestling

  • 1 WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship - with Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich

Mid-South Wrestling Association

  • 3 Mid-South Louisiana Championship (3 times)
  • 4 Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
  • 8 Mid-South Tag Team Championship - with Buck Robley (1), Terry Orndorff (1), Killer Karl Kox (1), Dick Murdoch (3), Mike George (1), Jerry Stubbs (1)

NWA Mid-America

  • 1 NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship - with Gypsy Joe

Stampede Wrestling

  • 2 Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship

United States Wrestling Association

  • 1 USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • WWE Hall of Fame induction (class of 2004)
  • WWF Wrestling Classic tournament Winner (1985)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum induction (class of 2012)
  • 1986 WWF Slammy Award - Best Single Performer
  • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1980)
  • 5° in the PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
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