Martin Burns - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Martin Burns, 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.

Martin Burns was born in Cedar County, Iowa on January 15, 1861.

He died on January 8, 1937 at the age of 75.

He was a catch wrestler, coach and teacher.

Martin Burns was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017 as part of the Legacy wing and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2003 as part of the Pioneer Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Martin Burns
  • Ring Names
    • Martin Burns ( January 1, 1879 - December 31, 1936)
  • Born January 15, 1861
  • Died January 8, 1937 (aged 75)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Cedar County, Iowa
  • Billed From
    • Springfield Township, Iowa
  • Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
  • Weight
    • 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Nicknames Farmer; The Grandmaster of American Wrestling
  • Notes He was a catch wrestler, coach and teacher.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1879 - January 23, 1908)
    • Coach ( January 1, 1893 - December 31, 1936)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY January 1, 1879 January 23, 1908
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 1, 1879 January 23, 1908
  • Images History
    Jan 1908
    Jan 1908
    Jan 1879
    Jan 1879

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2017, Legacy
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2003, Pioneer Era
  • Catch wrestling

    • 1 World Catch-as-Catch-Can Championship
    • 1 American Catch-as-Catch-can Championship

    Other titles

    • 1 American Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 World Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Iowa Sports Hall of Fame induction (1951)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2001)
    • International Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2002)

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