Ernie Ladd



Height: 6'9"

Weight: 315 lbs

Real Name: Ernie Ladd

DOB: 11/28/1938

DOD: 3/10/2007

Hometown: Orange, Texas

Other Names: "Big Cat", "The Cat"

Wrestler Since: 1961

Finishing Maneuver: Kick To The Head, Taped Thumb to the Throat

Other Related Websites:
Ernie Ladd - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Ernie Ladd - Wikipedia Bio
Ernie Ladd - WWE Hall of Fame Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (11 - 12, 2 DCOs, 2 DDQs)
- AWA Comiskey Park (August 14, '70) = Ladd fought to a Double Disqualification with Blackjack Lanza.
- JWA 1st Annual NWA Tag League (September/November '70) = Ladd & Rocky Johnson competed in the league, which was won by Kantaro Hoshino & Antonio Inoki.
- NWF Superbowl of Wrestling (August 12, '72) = Ladd fought to a Double Disqualification with Abdullah the Butcher.
- WWWF Showdown at Shea '72 (September 30) = Ladd was beaten by Gorilla Monsoon.
- Mid-South Coliseum Show (April 12, '76) = Ladd & Ron Mikolajczak lost a "Loser Leaves Town" Match to Jerry Lawler & Plowboy Frazier.
- Mid-South Coliseum Show (January 24, '77) = Ladd & Jerry Lawler beat Rocky Johnson & the Mongolian Stomper.
- Mid-South Coliseum Show (January 31, '77) = Ladd lost, via DQ, to Rocky Johnson.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (April 1, '78) = Ladd retained the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title, fighting to a Double Countout with Andre the Giant.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 22, '78) = Ladd lost a "Steel Cage" Match to Ray Candy.
- Georgia Omni Thanksgiving Tag Team Tournament '78 (November 23) = Ladd & Stan Hansen defeated Mr. Wrestling I & II, then lost to Dusty Rhodes & Dick Slater. Terry & Dory Funk Jr won the tournament.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (December 25, '78) = Ladd won the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title, via forfeit, over Ray Candy. Later on, Ladd & Stan Hansen defeated Gama Singh & the Angel and the Briscos, before losing in the finals of the Mid-South United States Tag-Team Title Tournament to Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant.
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Battle of the Nature Boys (July 8, '79) = Ladd fought to a Double Countout with Dusty Rhodes.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 21, '79) = Ladd lost, via DQ, to the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champ, Mr. Wrestling II.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November 27, '80) = Ladd & Leroy Brown fell to Bill Watts & the Junkyard Dog. Later on, Ladd won a "Lights Out" Match over Paul Orndorff.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (April 18, '81) = Ladd & Leroy Brown beat Tony Charles & Don Diamond, then lost to Dick Murdoch & the Junkyard Dog in the Mid-South Tag-Team Title Tournament. The Grappler & Super Destroyer won the tournament.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November 26, '81) = Ladd won, via Countout, over Kerry von Erich.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (May 1, '82) = Ladd won, via Countout, over the Assassin.
- WCCW Wrestling Star Wars (October 25, '81) = Ladd stayed the Texas Brass Knuckles Champion, pinning Jose Lothario.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 7, '82) = Ladd & Buck Robley beat the Assassin & the One Man Gang.
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title Tournament (January/March '84) = Ladd lost in the first round to Greg Valentine. Mark Youngblood won the tournament.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (November 22, '84) = Ladd stayed the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, but lost, via DQ, to Magnum TA.

Title Summary:
- WWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Edouard Carpentier (2/64 - 2/27/64)
- NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion (65 - 4/30/65)
- NWF North American Heavyweight Champion (12/05/70 - ??)
- NWF Brass Knuckles Champion (5/18/72 - ??)
- NWF Heavyweight Champion (6/09/72 - 6/24/72)
- NWA Americas Heavyweight Champion (7/28/72 - 12/01/72)
- WWA (Indiana) World Tag-Team Champion w/ Baron Von Rashcke (2/24/73 - 7/21/73)
- NWF North American Heavyweight Champion(2) (74)
- NWA Americas Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/12/74 - 8/16/74)
- WWC North American Heavyweight Champion (10/21/74 - 11/23/74)
- NWA Americas Heavyweight Champion(3) (10/75 - 10/31/75)
- NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion (7/15/77 - 8/23/77)
- NWA (Tri-State) North American Heavyweight Champion (2/14/78 - 5/29/78)
- NWA (Tri-State) United States Tag-Team Champion w/ the Assassin (4/05/78 - 4/23/78)
- NWA (Tri-State) North American Heavyweight Champion(2) (6/78)
- NWA (Tri-State) North American Heavyweight Champion(3) (8/15/78 - 11/17/78)
- NWA Arkansas Heavyweight Champion (10/26/78 - 11/02/78)
- NWA (Tri-State) North American Heavyweight Champion(4) (12/25/78 - 2/16/79)
- NWA Georgia Tag-Team Champion w/ Ole Anderson (10/05/79 - 10/15/79)
- NWA (Florida) Southern Heavyweight Champion (10/79 - 10/26/79)
- Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Champion (1/18/80 - 3/14/80)
- NWA Central States Tag-Team Champion w/ Bruiser Brody (2/03/80 - 3/20/80)
- WWA (Indianapolis) World Heavyweight Champion (11/01/80 - 11/29/80)
- Mid-South Tag-Team Champion w/ Leroy Brown (11/80 - 1/29/81)
- Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Champion(2) (1/16/81 - 3/81)
- Mid-South Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Leroy Brown (2/01/81 - 3/30/81)
- NWA American Heavyweight Champion (5/11/81 - 6/04/81)
- NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Champion (11/81 - 12/25/81)
- Mid-South (formerly Tri-State) North American Heavyweight Champion(5) (10/16/84 - 12/05/84)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 1 3rd RU)
- 1979 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Ladd vs. Mr. Wrestling II)
- 1980 Most Hated Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up