Pat O'Connor - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Pat O'Connor, 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.

Patrick John O'Connor was born in Raetihi, New Zealand on August 22, 1924.

He died on August 16, 1990 at the age of 65.

Pat O'Connor was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2016 as part of the Legacy wing, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2011 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2007 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Patrick John O'Connor
  • Ring Names
    • Pat O'Connor ( September 25, 1950 - May 23, 1982)
  • Born August 22, 1924
  • Died August 16, 1990 (aged 65)
  • Nationality Nationality: New ZealandNew Zealand
  • Birth Place Raetihi, New Zealand
  • Billed From
    • Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 230 lbs (104 kg)
  • Nicknames The Magician

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( September 25, 1950 - May 23, 1982)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA January 25, 1975 May 23, 1982
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA September 25, 1950 January 1, 1982
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW January 22, 1982 February 4, 1982
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 3, 1978 May 11, 1978
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW February 20, 1973 December 18, 1975
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA November 15, 1950 April 18, 1970
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE January 12, 1968 February 29, 1968
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face September 25, 1950 May 23, 1982
  • Images
    Sep 1950
    Sep 1950

  • Finishers
    • O'Connor Roll - Reverse Rolling Cradle ( September 25, 1950 - May 23, 1982)
    • Piledriver ( September 25, 1950 - May 23, 1982)
    • Dropkick ( September 25, 1950 - May 23, 1982)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2016, Legacy
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2011, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2007, Television Era
  • Titles Won

    National Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (with Roy McClarity & Yukon Eric)

    American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 AWA World Tag Team Championship (with Wilbur Snyder)

    Central States Wrestling

    • 3 NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (with Bob Brown)
    • 2 NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Central States version) (with Sonny Myers)
    • 3 NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Central States version)
    • 4 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States version) (1 with Sonny Myers, 1 with Tiny Mills, 1 with Bob Geigel, 1 with Omar Atlas)

    Fred Kohler Enterprises

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Chicago version) (with Roy McClarity)

    Maple Leaf Wrestling

    • 1 NWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)
    • 1 NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship (with Whipper Billy Watson)

    Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Eastern Heavyweight Championship

    Midwest Wrestling Association

    • 1 Ohio Heavyweight Championship

    Montreal Athletic Commission

    • 2 World Heavyweight Championship (Montreal version)

    NWA New Zealand

    • 2 NWA British Empire/Commonwealth Championship (New Zealand version)

    NWA Rocky Mountain

    • 1 NWA Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Championship

    St. Louis Wrestling Club

    • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

    World Wrestling Association

    • 1 WWA World Tag Team Championship (with Wilbur Snyder)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
    • George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2004)
    • St. Louis Wrestling induction (class of 2007)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • 1950 British Empire Games silver medal (freestyle wrestling - heavyweight)
    • New Zealand Heavyweight Championship (1949, 1950 - amateur wrestling)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Pat O'Connor & Rufus R. Jones - Rufus R. Jones ( May 29, 1970 - November 20, 1981)

Pat O'Connor Game Appearances

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