Vader - Pro Wrestler Profile

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

Leon Allen White was born in Lynwood, California on May 14, 1955.

He died on June 18, 2018 at the age of 63.

Vader was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Leon Allen White
  • Ring Names
    • Vader ( April 12, 1991 - May 25, 2017)
    • Big Van Vader ( December 27, 1987 - September 11, 2015)
    • Big Vader ( May 31, 2003 - July 20, 2003)
    • Super Vader ( May 6, 1993 - April 20, 1995)
    • Bull Power ( May 18, 1986 - December 21, 1991)
    • Leon White ( October 18, 1985 - May 3, 1987)
  • Born May 14, 1955
  • Died June 18, 2018 (aged 63)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place Lynwood, California
  • Billed From
    • The Rocky Mountains
  • Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
  • Weight
    • 450 lbs (204 kg)
  • Nicknames The Mastodon; The Rocky Mountain Monster

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( October 18, 1985 - May 25, 2017)
  • Companies / Promotions
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY April 18, 2010 May 25, 2017
    Promotion HUSTLE January 4, 2004 January 4, 2004
    Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH October 7, 2000 January 15, 2003
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPW November 14, 1998 April 7, 2000
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF January 21, 1996 October 11, 1998
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW July 7, 1990 September 11, 1995
    Promotion UWF I May 6, 1993 April 20, 1995
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight December 27, 1987 July 8, 1992
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA October 18, 1985 May 3, 1987
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Heel November 14, 1998 May 25, 2017
    Face July 7, 1997 November 13, 1998
    Heel October 18, 1985 July 6, 1997
  • Images
    Apr 1992
    Apr 1992
    Oct 1985
    Oct 1985

  • Finishers
    • Vadersault - Moonsault ( December 27, 1987 - May 25, 2017)
    • Vader Bomb - Corner Slingshot Splash ( December 27, 1987 - May 25, 2017)
    • Release Powerbomb ( October 18, 1985 - May 25, 2017)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Eyes of the World" by Rainbow - Single ( November 14, 1998 - May 25, 2017)
    • Theme Song "It's Vader Time" - Single ( October 7, 2000 - January 15, 2003)
    • Theme Song "Mastodon" by Jim Johnston - Single ( January 21, 1996 - October 11, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Eyes of the World" by Rainbow - Single ( December 27, 1987 - July 8, 1992)
    • Theme Song "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen - Single ( October 18, 1985 - May 3, 1987)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2022, Individual
  • Titles Won

    World Championship Wrestling

    • 3 WCW World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WCW United States Heavyweight Championship

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 3 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 IWGP Tag Team Championship - with Bam Bam Bigelow

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 2 AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship - with Steve Williams

    Catch Wrestling Association

    • 3 CWA World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 CWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship

    Impact Zone Wrestling

    • 1 IZW Heavyweight Championship

    Pro Wrestling Noah

    • 1 GHC Tag Team Championship - with Scorpio

    Universal Wrestling Association

    • 1 UWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Union of Wrestling Forces International

    • 1 UWFI Pro-Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship

    Xtreme Wrestling Alliance

    • 1 XWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WCW BattleBowl Winner (1993)
    • NJPW Super Grade Tag League Winner (1991 - with Tatsumi Fujinami)
    • NJPW IWGP Title Tournament Winner (1989)
    • AJPW Champion's Carnival Winner (1999)
    • WWF Slammy Award - Crime of the Century (1996 - for assaulting WWF President Gorilla Monsoon)
    • PW Noah GHC Tag Team Title Tournament Winner (2001 - with Scorpio)
    • CWA Bremen Catch Cup Winner (1987)
    • UWFI Best of the World Tournament Winner (1994)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (1993)
    • 2° in PWI 500 (1993)
    • Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team Award (1998 - with Stan Hansen)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • WON Wrestler of the Year (1993)
    • WON Best Heel (1993)
    • WON Most Improved Wrestler (1999)
    • WON Best Wrestling Maneuver (1993 - Moonsault)

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