Junkyard Dog - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Junkyard Dog, 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.

Sylvester Ritter was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina on December 13, 1952.

He died on June 2, 1998 at the age of 45.

Junkyard Dog was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2012 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Sylvester Ritter
  • Ring Names
    • Junkyard Dog ( September 6, 1979 - June 2, 1998)
    • Stagger Lee ( October 27, 1982 - May 11, 1984)
    • Big Daddy Ritter ( November 1, 1978 - September 5, 1979)
    • Leroy Rochester ( December 21, 1977 - October 31, 1978)
    • Sylvester Ritter ( April 4, 1977 - December 20, 1977)
    • Leroy Rochester ( January 1, 1976 - April 3, 1977)
  • Born December 13, 1952
  • Died June 2, 1998 (aged 45)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Wadesboro, North Carolina
  • Billed From
    • Charlotte, North Carolina ( January 1, 1976 - Present)
  • Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
  • Weight
    • 280 lbs (127 kg)
  • Nicknames JYD

Career History

  • Roles
    • Coach ( January 1, 1993 - June 2, 1998)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1976 - November 24, 1995)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 14, 1993 November 26, 1994
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW December 7, 1988 July 28, 1993
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF August 10, 1984 October 16, 1988
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 7, 1981 July 30, 1984
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW October 21, 1983 July 30, 1984
    Promotion CWA May 14, 1984 May 21, 1984
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 21, 1977 December 21, 1979
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE January 5, 1979 August 11, 1979
    Promotion IWE April 13, 1979 May 9, 1979
    Promotion CWA May 29, 1977 June 27, 1977
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face September 6, 1979 November 24, 1995
  • Images
    Sep 1990
    Sep 1990
    Aug 1984
    Aug 1984
    Jan 1975
    Jan 1975

  • Finishers
    • Thump - Standing Scoop Powerslam or Front Powerslam ( January 1, 1976 - November 25, 1995)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Grab Them Cakes" by Junkyard Dog & Vicki Sue Robinson - Single ( January 1, 1986 - October 16, 1988)
    • Theme Song "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen - Single ( August 10, 1984 - December 31, 1985)
    • Theme Song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce - Single ( January 1, 1976 - August 9, 1984)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2004, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2012, Modern Era
  • 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
    • 4 Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
    • 8 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (1 with Buck Robley, 3 with Dick Murdoch, 1 with Jerry Stubbs, 1 with Killer Karl Kox, 1 with Mike George, 1 with Terry Orndorff)

    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
    • WWF Wrestling Classic Tournament Winner (1985)
    • WWF Slammy Award - Best Single Performer (1986)
    • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1980)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1982 vs. Ted DiBiase)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • The Dudes with Attitude - Giant González, Lex Luger, Paul Orndorff, Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Sting ( July 7, 1990 - July 7, 1990)
    • The Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana - Tito Santana ( March 22, 1985 - April 7, 1986)
    • Bill Watts & Stagger Lee - Bill Watts ( April 3, 1984 - May 10, 1984)
    • Junkyard Dog & Mr. Olympia - Mr. Olympia ( February 17, 1982 - December 8, 1982)
    • Junkyard Dog & Mike George - Mike George ( October 7, 1981 - February 3, 1982)
    • Junkyard Dog & Buck Robley - Buck Robley ( January 4, 1980 - December 27, 1981)
    • Bill Watts & Junkyard Dog - Bill Watts ( August 25, 1980 - October 27, 1981)
    • Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch - Dick Murdoch ( March 23, 1981 - July 28, 1981)
    • Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox - Killer Karl Kox ( November 14, 1980 - February 1, 1981)
    • Junkyard Dog & Terry Orndorff - Terry Orndorff ( September 15, 1980 - October 31, 1980)

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