Tommy Rich - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Tommy Rich, 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.

Robert Scott Vick was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee on July 26, 1956, and he is currently 67 years old.

He is currently a Part Time Wrestler, working for Independent promotions, under the ring name of Tommy Rich.

Tommy Rich was inducted in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008 and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2021 as part of the Modern Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Robert Scott Vick
  • Ring Names
    • Tommy Rich ( April 6, 1992 - Present)
    • Thomas Rich ( July 15, 1991 - May 17, 1992)
    • Tommy Rich ( February 27, 1984 - July 14, 1991)
    • Mr. R ( December 29, 1983 - February 26, 1984)
    • Tommy Rich ( July 1, 1974 - December 28, 1983)
  • Born July 26, 1956 (age 67)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Billed From
    • Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 235 lbs (107 kg)
  • Nicknames Big Don; Wildfire

Career History

  • Roles
    • Part Time Wrestler ( June 2, 2006 - Present)
    • Wrestler ( July 1, 1974 - November 16, 2002)
    • Manager ( March 15, 1997 - August 20, 1999)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY June 2, 2006 Present
    Promotion INDY February 22, 1997 November 16, 2002
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW January 11, 1997 August 20, 1999
    Promotion Smoky Mountain WrestlingSMW July 6, 1995 November 26, 1995
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW June 21, 1989 May 17, 1992
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA June 21, 1989 December 28, 1990
    Promotion CWA August 22, 1988 October 10, 1988
    Promotion CWA September 15, 1986 June 15, 1987
    Promotion CWA February 28, 1984 December 10, 1984
    Promotion CWA May 25, 1980 August 6, 1981
    Promotion CWA March 20, 1977 August 1, 1977
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Tweener August 21, 1999 Present
    Heel August 18, 1991 August 20, 1999
    Face June 21, 1989 August 17, 1991
    Heel April 24, 1987 June 20, 1989
    Face July 1, 1977 April 23, 1987
  • Images
    Aug 2022
    Aug 2022
    Jun 2006
    Jun 2006
    Jan 1997
    Jan 1997
    Jun 1989
    Jun 1989
    Jun 1987
    Jun 1987
    Apr 1985
    Apr 1985
    Feb 1984
    Feb 1984
    Dec 1983
    Dec 1983
    Jan 1980
    Jan 1980
    Jul 1974
    Jul 1974

  • Finishers
    • Sitout Suplex Slam ( July 1, 1974 - Present)
    • Lou Thesz Press ( July 1, 1974 - Present)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” by Hank Williams Jr. - Single ( March 6, 1997 - August 20, 1999)
    • Theme Song “Stayin’ Alive” by N-Trance - with The FBI - Team ( May 1, 1997 - August 20, 1999)
    • Theme Song “Back in Black” by AC/DC - Single ( January 30, 1997 - May 15, 1999)
    • Theme Song “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd - with The Militia - Team ( August 4, 1995 - August 26, 1995)
    • Theme Song “Here Comes Trouble” by Bad Company - Single ( July 15, 1995 - November 26, 1995)
    • Theme Song “We Deliver!” by Howard Pfeifer - Single ( November 19, 1991 - May 17, 1992)
    • Theme Song “Diddley Do” by Slim Pezin - Single ( April 6, 1990 - November 18, 1991)
    • Theme Song “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” by Hank Williams Jr. - Single ( July 1, 1989 - April 5, 1990)
    • Theme Song “Roll With the Changes” by REO Speedwagon - Single ( March 28, 1987 - December 16, 1988)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2008, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2021, Modern Era
  • Titles Won

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 3 NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
    • 7 NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (1 with Tony Atlas, 1 with Rick Martel, 2 with Stan Hansen, 1 with Thunderbolt Patterson, 1 with Wahoo McDaniel, 1 with the Crusher)
    • 1 NWA Georgia Television Championship
    • 1 NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 NWA National Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 NWA World Heavyweight Championship

    NWA Mid-America

    • 2 AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (2 with Bill Dundee, 1 with Eddie Gilbert, 1 with Dutch Mantel)
    • 1 CWA International Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 CWA World Tag Team Championship (1 with Bill Dundee, 1 with Jerry Lawler)
    • 2 NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1 with Tojo Yamamoto, 1 with George Gulas)
    • 2 NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Memphis version)
    • 1 NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (with Tojo Yamamoto)

    World Championship Wrestling

    • 2 WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1 with Ricky Morton & Junkyard Dog, 1 with Ricky Morton & Terrence Taylor)

    All-Star Championship Wrestling 

    • 1 ACW Southern Heavyweight Championship

    American Wrestling Federation

    • 1 AWF Tag Team Championship (with Greg Valentine)

    Cajun Wrestling Federation

    • 1 CWF Heavyweight Championship

    Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling

    • 1 CAPW North American Tag Team Championship (with K. C. Blood)

    Deep South Wrestling

    • 2 Deep South Heavyweight Championship

    International Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 IWA Southern Heavyweight Championship

    National Wrestling Conference

    • 1 NWC Heavyweight Championship

    Premiere Wrestling Federation

    • 1 PWF Universal Heavyweight Championship

    Smoky Mountain Wrestling

    • 1 SMW Heavyweight Championship

    Southeastern Championship Wrestling

    • 1 NWA Southeast Continental Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (Northern division) (1 with Bill Dundee, 1 with Johnny Rich, 1 with Steve Armstrong)

    Southern Championship Wrestling / Georgia All-Star Wrestling

    • 1 SCW Heavyweight Championship
    • 3 SCW Tag Team Championship (1 with Ted Oates, 1 with Steve Pritchard, 1 with Joey Maggs)

    Tennessee All-Star Wrestling

    • 1 TASW Heavyweight Championship

    United States Wrestling Association

    • 4 USWA Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 USWA World Tag Team Championship (with Doug Gilbert)

    Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling

    • 1 XICW Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • Memphis Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2021)
    • Ohio Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2020)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club Men’s Wrestling Award (2020)
    • PWI Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (1979)
    • PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1981)
    • PWI Rookie of the Year (1978)
    • WON Feud of the Year (1987 - with Austin Idol vs. Jerry Lawler)
    • WON Best Babyface (1981)

Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables
    • FBI - Full Blooded Italians - Nunzio / Little Guido, Tracy Smothers, Big Guido, Davey Pazano, JT Smith, Sal E. Graziano, Salvatore Bellomo, Tony DeVito, Ulf Herman ( March 15, 1997 - August 20, 1999)
    • Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich - Doug Gilbert ( January 10, 1994 - June 17, 1996)
    • Militia - Al Snow, Bull Buchanan, Jacqueline, Jim Cornette, Kane, Terry Gordy, Buddy Landel ( July 6, 1995 - September 2, 1995)
    • York Foundation - Irwin R. Schyster / Mike Rotunda, Ricky Morton, Terri Runnels, Terry Taylor, Mr. Hughes ( June 16, 1991 - December 7, 1991)
    • Steve Armstrong & Tommy Rich - Steve Armstrong ( April 22, 1985 - July 22, 1986)
    • New Fabulous Ones - Eddie Gilbert ( March 12, 1984 - August 7, 1984)
    • Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich - Bill Dundee ( November 24, 1980 - August 6, 1981)
    • Bill Dundee & Tommy Rich - Bill Dundee ( February 2, 1976 - May 29, 1977)
    • Tojo Yamamoto & Tommy Rich - Tojo Yamamoto ( June 28, 1975 - January 15, 1977)
  • Managers Nunzio / Little Guido
  • Wrestlers managed Nunzio / Little Guido

Tommy Rich Game Appearances

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