Big John Studd



Height: 6'10"

Weight: 364 lbs

Real Name: John William Minton

DOB: 2/19/50

DOD: 3/20/95

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Other Names: Captain America(WCCW), Captain USA(WCCW), Chuck O'Connor(WWA), Masked Superstar II(Mid-Atlantic), Executioner #2(WWWF)

Wrestler Since: 1976

Finishing Maneuver: Reverse Bearhug

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: None

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (5 - 10, 2 DCOs)
- AWA/WWWF Title Unification (March 25, '79) = Studd & Ken Patera were beaten by the NWA Tag Champs, Jimmy Snuka & Paul Orndorff.
- Mid-Atlantic Battle of the Nature Boys (July 8, '79) = Studd & Ken Patera fell to Jim Brunzell & Rufus R. Jones.
- Toronto Cadillac Tournament (March 7, '82) = Studd took down John Banello, then fought to a Double Countout with Blackjack Mulligan Jr. Jimmy Valiant won the tournament.
- NWA/WWF World Title Unification (July 4, '82) = Studd lost a "Texas Death" Match to Leroy Brown.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (July 7, '82) = Studd & the Super Destroyer lost to the Mid-South Tag Champs, Mr. Olympia & the Junkyard Dog.
- IWGP League '83 (May/June) = Studd competed in the league, which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- IWGP Sumo Hall (June 2, '83) = Studd fought to a Double Countout with Seji Sakaguchi.
- IWGP Sumo Hall (November 3, '83) = Studd & Steven Wright beat Ryuma Go & Osamu Kido.
- IWGP League '84 (May/June) = Studd competed in the League, which was won by Antonio Inoki.
- WWF Wrestlemania I (March 31, '85) = Studd lost the "$15,000 Bodyslam Challenge" to Andre the Giant.
- WWF Ohio State Fair Show (August 13, '85) = Studd fell to the WWF World Champ, Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #2 (October 3, '85) = Studd & King Kong Bundy won, via DQ, over Tony Atlas & Andre the Giant.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #3 (October 31, '85) = Studd & King Kong Bundy lost, via DQ, to Hulk Hogan & Andre the Giant.
- WWF Wrestlemania II (April 5, '86) = Studd competed in an "WWF/NFL Battle Royal", which was won by Andre the Giant.
- WWF The Big Event (August 28, '86) = Studd, King Kong Bundy & Bobby Heenan won, via DQ, over Lou Albano, Big & Super Machine.
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 (January 15) = Studd won the Royal Rumble.

Title Summary:
- WWA Indiana World Tag-Team Champion w/ Ox Baker (3/13/76 - 5/01/76)
- WWWF Tag-Team Champion w/ Killer Kowalski(Executioner #1) (5/11/76 - 10/26/77)
- NWA America Heavyweight Champion (7/25/77 - 9/30/77)
- NWA Texas Tag-Team Champion w/ Bull Ramons (77 - 2/78)
- NWA Hawaii Tag-Team Champion w/ Buddy Rose (5/17/78 - 6/14/78)
- NWA Hawaii North American Heavyweight Champion (6/78)
- NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Champion (6/78 - 9/78)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champion w/ Ric Flair (10/30/78 - 11/05/78)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ken Patera (1/79 - 79)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Masked Superstar #2 (3/26/80 - 80)
- NWA Knoxville Southern Heavyweight Champion (7/24/81 - 10/02/81)
- NWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion (9/20/81 - 1/17/82)
- NWA National Tag-Team Champion w/ Super Destroyer (3/82 - 7/02/82)
- NWA Florida Global Tag-Team Champion w/ Jim Garvin (82 - 11/14/82)
- EWU World Super Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)

PWI Achievement Awards: (1 win, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 1 3rd RU)
- 1976 Tag-Team of the Year (The Executioners)
- 1977 Rookie of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1985 Most Hated Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up