Sputnik Monroe - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Sputnik Monroe, 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.

Roscoe Monroe Brumbaugh (born Rosco Monroe Merrick) was born in Dodge City, Kansas on December 18, 1928.

He died on November 3, 2006 at the age of 77.

Sputnik Monroe was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2018 as part of the Legacy wing, in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2012 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2017 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Roscoe Monroe Brumbaugh (born Rosco Monroe Merrick)
  • Ring Names
    • Sputnik Monroe ( May 8, 1958 - December 25, 1975)
    • Rocky Monroe ( January 1, 1949 - May 7, 1958)
    • Rock Monroe ( January 1, 1945 - December 31, 1948)
  • Born December 18, 1928
  • Died November 3, 2006 (aged 77)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Dodge City, Kansas
  • Billed From
    • Wichita, Kansas
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 235 lbs (107 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1945 - December 25, 1975)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA November 9, 1956 December 25, 1975
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel January 1, 1945 December 25, 1975
  • Images
    Jan 1945
    Jan 1945

  • Finishers
    • Kneedrop ( January 1, 1945 - December 25, 1975)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2018, Legacy
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2012, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2017, Television Era
  • Titles Won

    Championship Wrestling from Florida

    • 1 NWA Florida Southern Tag Team Championship (with Rocket Monroe)
    • 1 NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (with Norvell Austin)
    • 2 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Florida version) (with Rocket Monroe)

    Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Gulf Coast Louisiana Championship

    Mid-South Sports

    • 2 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship

    NWA Mid-America

    • 1 NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (with Norvell Austin)
    • 2 NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship (with Tommy Gilbert)

    NWA Tri-State

    • 1 NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Southwest Sports, Inc.

    • 1 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (1 with Danny McShain, 1 with Rocket Monroe)

    Western States Sports

    • 1 NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Amarillo version) (with Ken Lucas)
    • 1 NWA Western States Tag Team Championship (with Baby Blimp)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • USWA Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1994)
    • NWA Hall of Fame: Humanitarian Award (2012)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Gulf Coast/CAC Honoree (2000)
    • NWA Mid-America Southern Tag Team Title Tournament Winner (1971 - with Norvell Austin)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • The Brothers Monroe - Rocket Monroe ( December 15, 1972 - November 6, 1973)
    • Norvell Austin & Sputnik Monroe - Norvell Austin ( October 25, 1971 - August 5, 1973)
    • Matty Suzuki & Sputnik Monroe - Matty Suzuki ( February 28, 1969 - June 24, 1969)
    • The Brothers Monroe - Rocket Monroe ( March 7, 1967 - July 3, 1967)
    • Sputnik Monroe & Tarzan Tyler - Tarzan Tyler ( May 10, 1966 - July 28, 1966)
    • The Brothers Monroe - Rocket Monroe ( June 27, 1961 - July 19, 1961)

Sputnik Monroe Game Appearances

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