Muhammad Ali - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Muhammad Ali, 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.

Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942.

He died on June 3, 2016 at the age of 74.

As a boxer, Ali’s brash persona was inspired by pro wrestler Gorgeous George, recommended by him personally as his heelish antics brought in lucrative box office gates.

Muhammad Ali was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2024 as part of the Celebrity wing and in the NJPW Hall of Fame in 1990 as part of the NJPW Greatest 18 Club wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.)
  • Ring Names
    • Muhammad Ali ( March 6, 1964 - June 3, 2016)
    • Cassius Clay ( November 12, 1954 - March 5, 1964)
  • Born January 17, 1942
  • Died June 3, 2016 (aged 74)
  • Nationality Nationality: BangladeshBangladesh, Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Louisville, Kentucky
  • Billed From
    • Louisville, Kentucky ( November 12, 1954 - December 11, 1981)
  • Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
  • Weight
    • 236 lbs (107 kg)
  • Nicknames Boxing’s Poet Laureate; Black Superman; Gaseous Cassius; The Champ; The Greatest; The Louisville Lip/Slugger; The People’s Champion; The Prettiest Man in Sports
  • Notes As a boxer, Ali’s brash persona was inspired by pro wrestler Gorgeous George, recommended by him personally as his heelish antics brought in lucrative box office gates.

Career History

  • Roles
    • Ambassador ( April 14, 1995 - April 29, 1995)
    • Boxer ( November 12, 1954 - December 11, 1981)
    • Actor ( January 1, 1977 - November 30, 1979)
    • Musician ( January 1, 1963 - August 31, 1963)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW April 14, 1995 April 29, 1995
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF March 31, 1985 March 31, 1985
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPW March 25, 1976 June 26, 1976
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face February 25, 1964 December 11, 1981
    Tweener November 12, 1954 February 24, 1964
  • Images History
    Mar 1985
    Mar 1985
    Jan 1970
    Jan 1970
    May 1962
    May 1962
    Nov 1954
    Nov 1954

  • Finishers
    • Knockout Punch ( November 12, 1954 - December 11, 1981)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2024, Celebrity
    • NJPW Hall of Fame - Year 1990, NJPW Greatest 18 Club
  • In boxing

    • 3 WBA World Championship
    • 2 WBC World Championship
    • 1 NYSAC World Championship
    • 3 The Ring World Championship
    • 3 NABF Championship
    • Medals
      • Gold Medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics - Light heavyweight
      • Gold Medal at the 1959 Intercity Golden Gloves - Light heavyweight
      • Gold Medal at the 1960 Intercity Golden Gloves - Heavyweight
      • Gold Medal at the 1959 Chicago Golden Gloves - Light heavyweight
      • Gold Medal at the 1960 Chicago Golden Gloves - Light heavyweight
      • Gold Medal at the 1959 US National Championships - Light heavyweight
      • Gold Medal at the 1960 US National Championships - Light heavyweight
  • Other Accomplishments
    • International Boxing Hall of Fame induction (class of 1990)
    • 21 total world title defenses in boxing
    • BBC Sports Personality of the Century (1999)
    • Hollywood Walk of Fame star (2002)
    • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Century (1999)
    • United Nations Otto Hahn Peace Medal (2005)
    • United States Presidential Citizens Medal (2001)
    • United States Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005)
    • USA Today Athlete of the Century (1999)
    • The only three-time lineal/undisputed heavyweight champion

Relations

Muhammad Ali Games Appearances (4)

WWE Main Series (1/24)

Other Games (3)

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