Pro Wrestler Profile - Larry Zbyszko

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name Lawrence Whistler
Ring Names
  • Larry Zbyszko
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight
  • 233 lbs (106 kg)
Born December 5, 1951 (age 69)
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois
Billed From
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nicknames The Living Legend

Career History

Roles
  • Ambassador ( April 7, 2013 - December 31, 2016)
  • Wrestler ( September 29, 1972 - April 25, 2015)
  • Director of Operations ( June 19, 2005 - October 22, 2006)
  • Commentator ( June 29, 1992 - September 26, 2000)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE April 7, 2013 December 31, 2016
Promotion Impact WrestlingTNA January 15, 2003 October 22, 2006
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW February 8, 1991 September 26, 2000
Promotion American Wrestling Association AWA January 20, 1989 August 18, 1990
Promotion World Championship Wrestling WCW November 6, 1988 January 16, 1989
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA March 8, 1983 October 29, 1988
Promotion American Wrestling Association AWA March 25, 1984 October 25, 1987
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW October 1, 1982 October 21, 1982
Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW July 3, 1981 July 30, 1981
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment WWE March 8, 1974 February 7, 1981
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA February 17, 1975 December 17, 1976
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA May 28, 1973 October 1, 1973
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Heel
Images
Nov 1988
Nov 1988
Sep 1972
Sep 1972
Finishers
  • LarryLand Dreamer - Guillotine Choke
  • Piledriver

Titles & Accomplishments

Hall of Fame
  • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2015, Individual
Titles Won

World Wide Wrestling Federation

  • 1 WWWF Tag Team Championship (with Tony Garea)

Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling

  • 1 NWA Western States Heritage Championship
  • 1 WCW World Tag Team Championship (with Arn Anderson)
  • 1 WCW World Television Championship

American Wrestling Association

  • 2 AWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 AWA America's Heavyweight Championship

AWA Superstars of Wrestling

  • 1 AWA Superstars of Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship
  • 1 AWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Chasyn Rance & Seth Springer)

Georgia Championship Wrestling

  • 2 NWA National Heavyweight Championship

NWA Hollywood Wrestling

  • 1 NWA "Beat the Champ" Television Championship

Southern Championship Wrestling

  • 1 SCW Southern Tag Team Championship (with Mister Saint Laurent)

USA Championship Wrestling

  • 1 USA North American Heavyweight Championship

Other Accomplishments
  • WWE Hall of Fame induction (class of 2015)
  • New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2010)
  • Legends Pro Wrestling's XWF/LPW Hall of Fame induction (class of 2008)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (1996)
  • PWI Match of the Year (1980 - vs. Bruno Sammartino, Cage match at Showdown at Shea)
  • PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1980)
  • PWI Rookie of the Year (1974)
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1991 - with Arn Anderson)

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