Mr. Wrestling II - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Mr. Wrestling II, 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.

John Francis Walker was born in Charleston, South Carolina on September 10, 1934.

He died on June 10, 2020 at the age of 85.

A Georgia native, Mr. Wrestling II was US President Jimmy Carter's favorite wrestler, even being invited for his inauguration (which Mr. Wrestling II declined).

Mr. Wrestling II was inducted in the WCW Hall of Fame in 1993, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2012 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2014 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name John Francis Walker
  • Ring Names
    • Mr. Wrestling II ( January 22, 1973 - October 13, 2007)
    • Johnny Walker ( August 18, 1971 - July 30, 1974)
    • The Grappler ( March 1, 1971 - August 17, 1971)
    • Johnny Walker ( January 1, 1955 - February 28, 1971)
    • Jack Walker ( April 4, 1957 - August 22, 1957)
  • Born September 10, 1934
  • Died June 10, 2020 (aged 85)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Charleston, South Carolina
  • Billed From
    • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 247 lbs (112 kg)
  • Nicknames Rubberman
  • Notes A Georgia native, Mr. Wrestling II was US President Jimmy Carter's favorite wrestler, even being invited for his inauguration (which Mr. Wrestling II declined).

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( October 13, 2007 - October 13, 2007)
    • Wrestler ( June 14, 1967 - April 28, 1990)
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1955 - October 16, 1964)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY June 2, 1987 April 28, 1990
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 18, 1985 May 30, 1987
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF October 5, 1984 December 13, 1985
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA June 14, 1967 October 1, 1984
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA January 1, 1955 October 16, 1964
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE January 10, 1961 July 13, 1961
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE February 2, 1960 October 29, 1960
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW February 4, 1959 April 13, 1959
    Promotion World Class Championship WrestlingWCCW November 7, 1957 December 26, 1957
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 22, 1973 April 28, 1990
    Tweener January 1, 1955 January 21, 1973
  • Images
    Oct 2007
    Oct 2007
    Jan 1973
    Jan 1973
    Aug 1971
    Aug 1971
    Mar 1971
    Mar 1971
    Jun 1967
    Jun 1967
    Jan 1955
    Jan 1955

  • Finishers
    • Running Knee Lift ( June 14, 1967 - April 28, 1990)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WCW Hall of Fame - Year 1993, Individual
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2012, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2014, Television Era
  • Titles Won

    Big Time Promotions

    • 2 Big Time Television Championship

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 2 NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 with Boris Malenko, 1 with Big Bad John)
    • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)

    Continental Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship

    Deep South Wrestling

    • 1 DSW American Championship
    • 1 Deep South Heavyweight Championship

    Hawai'i Championship Wrestling

    • 1 HCW Kekaulike Heritage Tag Team Championship (with Mr. Wrestling III/Steve Corino)

    Mid-South Sports / Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 12 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship
    • 6 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 with Bob Orton, Jr., 4 with Mr. Wrestling I, 1 with Tony Atlas)
    • 3 NWA Macon Tag Team Championship (2 with Mr. Wrestling I, 1 with Jerry Lawler)
    • 1 NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (Georgia version) (with Bill Dromo)

    NWA Tri-State / Mid-South Wrestling Association

    • 1 Mid-South Mississippi Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 Mid-South North American Championship
    • 2 Mid-South Tag Team Championship (1 with Tiger Conway Jr., 1 with Magnum T.A.)
    • 2 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)

    NWA Big Time Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (with Amazing Zuma)

    NWA Mid-America

    • 9 NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (2 with Ken Lucas, 1 with Bob Ramstead, 1 with Sundown Kid, 3 with Dennis Hall, 1 with Tojo Yamamoto, 1 with Bearcat Brown)
    • 4 NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (with Oni Maivia)
    • 4 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (2 with Len Rossi, 2 with Bearcat Brown)

    North American Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 NAWA Television Championship

    Southern Championship Wrestling (Georgia)

    • 1 SCW Tag Team Championship (with Ranger Ross)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1975)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1980)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Mr. Wrestling II & Magnum T.A. - Magnum T.A. ( November 9, 1983 - March 17, 1984)
    • Mr. Wrestling & Johnny Walker / Mr. Wrestling I & II - Mr. Wrestling I ( August 23, 1971 - January 28, 1981)

Mr. Wrestling II Game Appearances

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