Pedro Morales - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Pedro Morales, 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.

Pedro Antonio Morales was born in Culebra, Puerto Rico on October 22, 1942.

He died on February 12, 2019 at the age of 76.

Pedro Morales was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2015 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Pedro Antonio Morales
  • Ring Names
    • Pedro Morales ( December 13, 1958 - March 21, 2003)
    • Johnny Como ( January 8, 1962 - August 11, 1962)
  • Born October 22, 1942
  • Died February 12, 2019 (aged 76)
  • Nationality Nationality: Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  • Birth Place Culebra, Puerto Rico
  • Billed From
    • Culebra, Puerto Rico
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 235 lbs (107 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Producer ( November 17, 1987 - March 21, 2003)
    • Commentator ( November 17, 1987 - March 21, 2003)
    • Wrestler ( December 13, 1958 - November 16, 1987)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW January 1, 1990 March 21, 2003
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF May 6, 1980 December 31, 1989
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight May 24, 1985 June 6, 1985
    Promotion World Wrestling CouncilWWC April 30, 1983 September 15, 1984
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP January 18, 1979 August 30, 1980
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA December 13, 1958 August 30, 1980
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight October 26, 1979 December 16, 1979
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight June 23, 1978 July 27, 1978
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA October 30, 1976 September 10, 1977
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight April 2, 1976 May 13, 1976
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWWF November 21, 1970 March 1, 1975
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW May 30, 1974 June 13, 1974
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face December 13, 1958 November 16, 1987
  • Images History
    Nov 1970
    Nov 1970
    Dec 1958
    Dec 1958

  • Finishers
    • Morales Lock - Boston Crab ( November 11, 1958 - November 16, 1987)
    • Caribbean Cannonball - Senton Splash ( November 11, 1958 - November 16, 1987)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Pedro Morales" by The Mighty Ions - Single ( May 6, 1980 - November 16, 1987)
    • Theme Song "Pedro Morales" by The Mighty Ions - Single ( November 21, 1970 - March 1, 1975)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1995, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2015, Television Era
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

  • 50th State Big Time Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship (1 with Bing Ki Lee, 2 with Ed Francis)

    American Wrestling Alliance

    • 2 AWA San Francisco World Tag Team Championship (with Pepper Gomez)

    Big Time Wrestling (San Francisco)

    • 3 NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version) (2 with Pepper Gomez, 1 with Pat Patterson)

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Rocky Johnson)
    • 1 NWA Florida Television Championship
    • 1 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)
    • 3 NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)

    Worldwide Wrestling Associates

    • 2 WWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 WWA World Tag Team Championship (1 with Luis Hernandez, 1 with Mark Lewin, 1 with Ricky Romero, 1 with Victor Rivera)

    World Wrestling Council

    • 2 WWC North American Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WWC World Tag Team Championship (with Carlos Colón Sr.)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWF Triple Crown Champion
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Other honoree (1994)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1972)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2017)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • Pedro Morales & Tito Santana - Tito Santana ( April 16, 1985 - June 22, 1987)
    • Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales - Bob Backlund ( July 8, 1980 - August 10, 1980)
    • Pedro Morales & Rocky Johnson - Rocky Johnson ( September 6, 1977 - February 23, 1978)
    • Pedro Morales & Victor Rivera - Victor Rivera ( October 16, 1971 - December 9, 1972)
    • Hahn Lee & Pedro Morales - Hahn Lee ( November 6, 1968 - October 7, 1970)
    • Pedro Morales & Pepper Gomez - Pepper Gomez ( January 21, 1967 - October 30, 1968)
    • Pedro Morales & Victor Rivera - Victor Rivera ( July 2, 1967 - November 5, 1967)
    • Luis Hernandez & Pedro Morales - Luis Hernandez ( March 11, 1965 - November 11, 1966)
    • Miguel Pérez & Pedro Morales - Miguel Pérez ( December 11, 1962 - December 14, 1964)

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