High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Alan Robert Rogowski (born September 22, 1942), better known by his ring name of Ole Anderson, is a retired professional wrestler and a promoter. He held numerous NWA World Tag Team Championships with Gene Anderson, who was portrayed as his brother.Anderson started wrestling in 1967 in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) as Rock Rogowski, where he held the AWA Midwest Heavyweight and the AWA Midwest Tag Team Titles.He went on to work for National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned promotions such as Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP, out of Charlotte, North Carolina) and Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW), where he adopted the ring name Ole Anderson, and became a member of the legendary tag team called the Minnesota Wrecking Crew with his "brother" Gene Anderson after Lars Anderson left the team in the late 1960s. The team of Ole and Gene became synonymous with tag team wrestling in JCP and GCW for many years running.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Anthony White (born April 23, 1954) better known by his ring name "Tony Atlas" is a bodybuilder, powerlifter, and professional wrestler who has held multiple titles and championships in each sport. He is also known by his bodybuilding title, "Mr. USA" (a distinction he earned three times), the nom de guerre the "Black Superman", as well as an alter ego named Saba Simba. He returned as a on screen manager for World Wrestling Entertainment appearing on its ECW brand. Atlas started wrestling in 1975 for the National Wrestling Alliance World Wide/Mid Atlantic area. His debut, on July 10, was a tag team match with Bob Bruggers against Art Neilson and The Blue Scorpion. The match finished with Atlas winning the fall for his team with a sleeper hold on the Blue Scorpion.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Tag Team Championship was professional wrestling world tag team championship in the American Wrestling Association from 1960 until the promotion folded in 1991. When the NWA Minneapolis Wrestling and Boxing Club operated by Verne Gagne withdrew from the National Wrestling Alliance in May 1960, Daniel Grant and David Marsh were the recognized champions of the NWA World Tag Team Championship (Minneapolis version). At the time, the AWA continued to recognize the NWA champions as their World champions. However, by August 1960, and having recently recaptured the NWA Tag Team championships for a second time, Marsh and Grant were recognized as the first AWA World Tag Team Champions when AWA stopped recognizing NWA champions.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Floyd Gerald "Jerry" Brisco (born September 19, 1946) is a former American professional wrestler, and prior to June, 2009, worked a road agent for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Raw brand. In the course of his career, Brisco wrestled for several National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) member promotions and won dozens of championships. In the course of his career, he, along with his partner Pat Patterson, achieved a degree of fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the onscreen "stooge" of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. He is the younger brother of professional wrestler Jack Brisco who passed away in early 2010.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Before the NWA was founded in 1948, there existed many regional professional wrestling promotions across North America (each promoting its own "World" champion). None of them, however, had backing or recognition outside of their own respective geographic base-areas. The concept of the NWA was to consolidate the championships of these regional companies into one true world championship of pro wrestling, whose holder would be recognized worldwide. In 1948, Paul "Pinkie" George, a promoter from the Midwest, founded the original version of the National Wrestling Alliance with the backing of five other promoters (Al Haft, Tony Strecher, Harry Light, Orville Brown, and Sam Muchnick). This newly-formed NWA Board of Directors wanted Brown to be the first-ever NWA World champion. During the reign of the second NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Lou Thesz (1949?1956),
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kia Michelle Stevens (born September 4, 1977), better known by her ring names Amazing Kong and Awesome Kong, is an American independent professional wrestler, best known for working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). She is currently working for Shimmer Women Athletes, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), and various independent promotions in the United States and Japan. She began her professional wrestling career in 2002 after appearing on a reality television show. In Japan, she held both the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship and the AWA Superstars of Wrestling World Women''s Champion. In addition, she teamed with Aja Kong as the team Double Kong, holding numerous tag team championships. After returning to the United States, she held the NWA World Women''s Championship once in 2007, trading it with MsChif. In 2006 and 2007, she also appeared in several matches for the all-female wrestling promotion Shimmer. In October 2007, she joined TNA, immediately feuding with Gail Kim over the newly created TNA Women''s Knockout Championship.
Judgment Day: In Your House was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which took place on October 18, 1998 at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois. It was the first pay-per-view titled Judgment Day as WWF were uniquely naming all pay-per-views under the In Your House banner. When this pattern stopped in 2000, Judgment Day was one of the In Your House titles picked to be used on an annual basis. Nine professional wrestling matches were scheduled on the event's card. The main event saw (fictional) brothers The Undertaker and Kane fighting each other, despite their alliance at the time, for the WWF Championship which was vacant at the time after company owner Vince McMahon stripped former champion Steve Austin to further the storyline. Austin was made special guest referee for the match, a role he was not keen to accept. As well as this match, the card featured four other championship matches, and had the WWF Woman's Championship not been reinstated only the month before the event would have comprehensively featured all the active WWF championships.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! William Jason Reso (born November 30, 1973) is a Canadian professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring names Christian and Christian Cage. He currently wrestles for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) promotion, formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), on its Raw brand. Reso was trained by former professional wrestlers Ron Hutchinson, Dory Funk, Jr., and Tom Prichard, and made his wrestling debut in June 1995. Reso wrestled in Canadian independent promotions early in his career. During his time in these promotions, he won various championships in tag team competition. Reso signed with the WWF in August 1998, after training in the company's wrestling training camp, The Funking Conservatory. After signing with the WWF, Reso made his debut and captured his first title with the company, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship, and would hold onto it for a month. Also in 1998 he was given a vampire character, in which he formed an alliance with Gangrel and Edge, forming The Brood. The following year, Reso and Edge parted ways with Gangrel and formed an alliance of their own.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The IWA World Tag Team Championship was the top tag team professional wrestling title in the Australian World Championship Wrestling promotion from 1966 through 1971. Although a part of WCW, the championship carried the IWA initials, for the International Wrestling Alliance, WCW's sanctioning body for its championships. WCW joined the National Wrestling Alliance in August 1969, but still recognized this title as its world title. In 1971, the title was abandoned and the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship was established as WCW's new top tag team title.