John Tenta

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 400 lbs

Real Name: John Tenta

DOB: 6/22/1963

DOD: 6/08/2006

Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia (announced as Montreal, Quebec)

Other Names: Kototenzan(Japan Sumo), The Canadian Earthquake(WWF), Earthquake(WWF), Avalanche(WCW), Shark(WCW), Golga(WWF)

Wrestler Since: 1987

Finishing Maneuver: Earthquake Splash, Aftershock

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #136(1996), #101(1995), #99(1994), #93(1994), #40(1992), #50(1991)

Other Related Websites:
The Natural Disasters - Rollercoaster Bio
John Tenta - Online World of Wrestling Bio
John Tenta - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Last Updated: 6/09/2006)

The Beginning / AJPW
WWF: 1989 / 1990 / 1991 / 1992 / 1993
Japan: 1993-1994
WCW: 1994 / 1995 / 1996
Japan: 1996-1998
WWF: 1998 / 1999 / 2001
The Final Years

The Beginning

John Tenta's wrestling career began in school, when he attended Louisiana State University in the 1980's. He competed on both the football and wrestling teams, using his growing size to dominate opponents in the heavyweight division. It was expected for Tenta to go into the wrestling field after school, and he did not disappoint. However, he went a different route than many expected, as he headed to Japan in January 1986, taking up the art of sumo wrestling! As Kototenzan (which is translated as "Heavenly Mountain Harp"), he trained hard as a sumo. However, only a year or so later, Tenta decided that his career needed to take another direction, as he was drawn into another field of the sport.


Tenta trained under some true legends in Japan for his debut in professional wrestling, including Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta, and the Great Kabuki. He also went to Vancouver for a time, training with Al Tomko, before debuting for All Japan Pro Wrestling in 1987. For the next few years, Tenta learned his craft in AJPW, working hard to become a skilled wrestling inside the squared circle. For a time, Tenta teamed regularly with one of his trainers, the Great Kabuki, forming a strong team that competed during the '87 Real World Tag League (which was won by another trainer of Tenta, Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu). Tenta's run in AJPW was so successful, he became visible on the radar overseas in the United States. In 1989, Tenta, at the age of 26, signed on with the World Wrestling Federation.

WWF: 1989

During November '89 in the WWF, Dino Bravo, along with his manager, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, was feuding with the Ultimate Warrior. During one television taping, Bravo, who claimed to be much stronger than the Warrior, challenged him to a push-up contest, with a 'random' fan from the audience sitting on their backs. When the Warrior agreed, Hart went out and 'chose' Tenta from the crowd, bringing him to the ring. Bravo easily did 20 push-ups with the huge Tenta on his back, but when the Warrior started his attempt, Tenta put all his weight on him, then gave him a Senton Splash, knocking him into the mat! Tenta then celebrated with Bravo & Hart, joining their heel stable. Soon enough, the world was introduced to the Canadian Earthquake.

The Earthquake was soon wrecking havoc on WWF programming, at the command of Jimmy Hart. The Earthquake's first PPV came soon after, as he joined with Bravo, "The Macho King" Randy Savage, and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine as the team of the King's Court at the '89 Survivor Series. They took on the 4x4's, consisting of "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, "Rugged" Ronnie Garvin, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, and the Mighty Hercules. The Earthquake was certainly the main force in the match, as he took out Hercules with the Earthquake Splash to eliminate him. Duggan was able to even things up by eliminating Valentine, but things soon went the way of the King's Court, as Bravo took out Garvin with his Side Slam, and (after Earthquake landed a lot of damage) Savage put away Hart with the Flying Elbow. The three wrestlers then beat on Hacksaw, but the match later depended on Savage's manager, Sensational Sherri, who tripped up Hacksaw at one point, causing Duggan to chase her on the outside, getting counted out. Just like that, the Earthquake had his first PPV victory in the WWF.

WWF: 1990

The Canadian Earthquake looked to be one of the favorites going into the '90 Royal Rumble, especially with Bravo also involved in the match. It seemed that the big man was going to live up to expectations, as he entered at #19 and quickly eliminated Dusty Rhodes and Demolition Ax. Unfortunately, the Earthquake proved to be too big a threat, as several wrestlers, led by Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, teamed up against him, eventually managing to toss out the huge wrestler. Hulk Hogan went on the win the Rumble. Still, the Canadian Earthquake was making waves in the WWF, as he began putting wrestlers on the shelf with his devastating finisher, the Earthquake Splash. The Earthquake also regularly added multiple splashes after the first one, which were called "Aftershocks".

At Wrestlemania VI, the Earthquake (dropping the "Canadian" moniker) took on another challenger in the Mighty Hercules. Although the big man had a bit of difficulty at first with Hercules' strength, it soon went the Earthquake's way, as he put away Hercules with an Earthquake Splash for the pin, then threw in a couple of Aftershocks afterwards (as Hart held back the referee) for good measure. The Earthquake's domination continued at Saturday Night's Main Event #26 a few weeks later, with the Earthquake surprisingly squashing Hillbilly Jim for another victory. Over the next few months, the Earthquake took out more opponents, eventually building himself into a main-event threat for the company. This led to his feud with one of the legends of the business, Hulk Hogan. On a special edition of the Brother Love show, Earthquake ambushed the Hulkster, repeatedly Splashing him and injuring the ribs of the legend, igniting their feud.

The two wrestlers met at Summerslam '90, with Hogan having the Big Boss Man in his corner (a substitute for Tugboat) to counter-act the effect of Bravo & Hart. During the match, Hogan repeatedly tried to slam the Earthquake, with no success. Late in the match, with Bravo having helped from the outside, the Earthquake got the Earthquake Splash on Hogan, then landed a 2nd one for good measure. However, Hogan kicked out of the pin and Hulked up, eventually slamming Earthquake! The two eventually fought to the outside, with Hogan driving Earthquake onto a table before rolling back into the ring, taking the win via Countout. It was not the last time the two men would meet, however, as they continued to feud for much of the next few months, in the runner-up for PWI's 1990 Feud of the Year (beaten out by WCW's Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger feud).

Going into November '90, the Earthquake formed the Natural Disasters, consisting of himself, Bravo, Haku, & the Barbarian, to take on the Hulkamaniacs (Hogan, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Tugboat, & the Boss Man) at the '90 Survivor Series. The Earthquake's team took the first hit early on, as the Boss Man eliminated Haku after the Boss Man Slam. Soon after, though, the Earthquake entered the ring to work on dominating the competition once again. It proved too much for Hacksaw, who got his 2x4 and used it as a weapon on Earthquake, hurting the big man but also causing Duggan to be DQ'ed. It did allow, however, Hogan to come in and bodyslam the still-stunned Earthquake, but the big man was able to come back and get a Powerbomb on Hogan to take control. However, after landing several shots on the Hulkster, the Earthquake opted to tag in Bravo, who was later surprised and rolled up by Hogan for the elimination! Earthquake evened the odds again by landing the Earthquake Splash on the Boss Man, making it 2-on-2. This soon became 1-on-1, as the Earthquake went nose-to-nose with the equally large Tugboat. The two men fought to the outside, leading to the Double Countout. The Barbarian tried to take advantage of a downed Hogan afterwards, but this, as usual, didn't work out, as Hogan Hulked up and defeated the Barbarian for the victory.

WWF: 1991

The Earthquake & Bravo continued to feud with Hogan & Tugboat into the new year, with the Earthquake once again one of the favorites going into the '91 Royal Rumble. The big man got a slightly better draw this time, entering at #22. He again had an immediate impact, sending out the Legion of Doom's Animal to remove a power player in the match. Earthquake would later eliminate Tito Santana and the British Bulldog to reach the final 3, along with "Nasty Boy" Brian Knobbs and the Hulkster. Although the heels tried double-teaming Hogan, including an Earthquake Splash, it failed, as Hogan was able to come back and eliminate Knobbs with the Big Boot. The Earthquake made a comeback of his own after Hogan failed to slam him, but Hogan was again too much, clotheslining Earthquake out of the ring to make him the runner-up of the Rumble, being unable to put the Hulkster away.

Only a few weeks later, the Earthquake & Bravo teamed up to try and finally get a win over Hogan & Tugboat at The Main Event V. Unfortunately, things went as they usually did, with Hogan's team taking the win. Soon after, possibly having realized the futility of taking on Hogan, the Earthquake faded from the main event spot, instead taking on lesser wrestlers and using his size and strength to destroy them. At Wrestlemania VII, the Earthquake took on a former ally in Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. The Earthquake managed to fight off the Figure Four Leglock, then, thanks to a distraction from Hart, he took advantage, squashing Valentine to get another Wrestlemania victory.

Over the next few months, Earthquake entered into a feud with Jake "The Snake" Roberts, with Earthquake showing some fear of Jake's snake, Damian. However, in one of the most shocking moments in WWF history, Earthquake took care of the problem, grabbing the bag with Damian in it and squashing it! The squashing itself wasn't shown on tv, as they cut away from the assault, but it was clear that Damian wasn't coming back to television any time soon. The two wrestlers fought several times, without any real resolution to the feud. Instead, Earthquake took a different track, joining with the Nasty Boys in a feud against the Bushwhackers & Tugboat. However, the story took a startling turn, as Tugboat turned on the Bushwhackers and allied with Earthquake instead, changing his name to Typhoon to form the Natural Disasters!

At Summerslam '91, the Natural Disasters took on the Bushwhackers, who had an ailing Andre the Giant in their corner. It wasn't much of a contest, as the gigantic size advantage of the Disasters allowed them to dominate the Bushwhackers, eventually getting the squash pin to end things. The Natural Disasters then went to go after Andre as well, but the Legion of Doom made the save, keeping them from injuring the legend. The Disasters feuded with the Legion of Doom (who were the tag-team champions at the time) for the next few months. At the '91 Survivor Series, the Disasters teamed up with Irwin R Schyster to take on the Legion of Doom & the Big Boss Man in an "Elimination" Match. IRS struck the first blow, using his briefcase to knock out the Boss Man long enough to pin him. However, the briefcase came back to haunt the Disasters, as IRS accidentally struck Typhoon to cause his elimination! Earthquake argued with IRS after the match, then surprisingly went with Typhoon, getting counted out and leaving IRS against both members of the LOD! The match ended soon after, with IRS getting pinned.

WWF: 1992

Despite walking away from their Survivor Series match, the Natural Disasters continued feuding with the Legion of Doom, confident that it was only a matter of time before they defeated them and won the WWF World Tag-Team Titles. They got their chance at the '92 Royal Rumble, as the two teams faced off. Earthquake & Typhoon used their size to dominate the champions, but in the end, the fight went to the outside. Typhoon made it back into the ring, while the champs did not. Although the Natural Disasters got a Countout victory, they were denied the titles, since they only transfer on a pinfall or submission win. After the match, the Disasters, along with their manager, Jimmy Hart, protested the win, believing that they deserved the titles, and that the Legion of Doom had "run" to preserve their reign.

Things soon changed, though, as the Legion of Doom lost the Tag-Team Titles to Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Irwin R. Schyster) in February, then soon temporarily left the company. The Natural Disasters, deprived of their current foes, still wanted their crack at the titles, and thus transfered their pursuit to the hated Money Inc. This quickly turned the Natural Disasters into fan favorites, as they quickly went after the heel champs. At Wrestlemania VIII, the two teams went at it, with the Disasters using their great size advantage to beat on the champs. DiBiase & IRS were able to double-team Typhoon for a while after he took a bad tumble to the outside, but Earthquake eventually got the hot tag and dominated the two men, eventually going for the Earthquake Splash on IRS. But DiBiase smartly pulled IRS out of the way, then the two champs made a run for it. Once again, the Natural Disasters had gotten a big PPV win, but, since it was by Countout, there was no gold to show for it.

The battles between the two teams continued over the next few months, with the Natural Disasters' former manager, Jimmy Hart, siding with Money Inc and working against the faces. But the power & strength edge of Earthquake & Typhoon finally proved to be too much in July '92, when the Natural Disasters managed to take down Money Inc to become the WWF World Tag-Team Champions! Money Inc worked to try to find a way to get the belts back, but Earthquake & Typhoon proved hard to beat. With Money Inc then becoming occupied with the Legion of Doom, the Natural Disasters found a new team to defend against: the Beverly Brothers. The two teams met at Summerslam '92, with the Beverlys' manager, the Genius, on hand to help them cheat. At one point, it almost paid off, as the Genius' scroll was used to knock out Typhoon! But Earthquake stopped the pin, then managed to get the tag, squashing both Beverlys and landing the Earthquake Splash for the victory, allowing the Disasters to retain the titles.

After the victory, the Natural Disasters went back to feuding with Money Inc, who still wanted their gold back. Through trickery, they succeeded, winning the belts in October '92. The feud continued going into the '92 Survivor Series, where the Natural Disasters teamed with the Nasty Boys to take on Money Inc & the Beverly Brothers in a "Team Elimination" Match. The Disasters struck first, with Earthquake landing the Earthquake Splash on Beau Beverly to eliminate the Beverlys from the competition. Typhoon then looked to take out Money Inc as well, knocking DiBiase from the ring, then attacking IRS. But DiBiase managed to grab Typhoon's legs from the outside, allowing IRS to get the quick, cheap pin to eliminate the Disasters! Before the Disasters were even out of the arena, though, Nasty Boy Sags ran in and rolled up IRS, getting the win for the Nasty Boys/Disasters team. With the Nasty Boys taking over the #1 Contenders spot, the Disasters slowly faded from the top of the tag-team ranks as the year came to a close, eventually splitting up.

WWF: 1993

As the problems continued between Earthquake and Typhoon, the two started feuding heading into the '93 Royal Rumble. During the main Rumble match, with Typhoon already in the ring, Earthquake came in at #23 and immediately went after his former tag-team partner, causing the crowd to get behind him, especially when Earthquake managed to send the big Typhoon over the top rope, eliminating him. Earthquake would also eliminate another old foe in Irwin R. Schyster, before losing a size vs. size battle with Yokozuna, who threw him out, then went on to win the Rumble. Meanwhile, the Earthquake, who had been a major player in the WWF for over 4 years, departed from the company soon afterwards, having done all he could for the organization.

Japan: 1993-1994

For the next year, John Tenta (reverting to his real name, since the WWF owned the rights to Earthquake) wrestled overseas in his old stomping grounds of Japan. He wrestled for several companies over the span, including Wrestle Association-R (WAR) and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Tenta did team up some with another former WWF wrestler for a while in Haku, but the two were unable to earn any gold in NJPW. In early '94, Tenta made a brief return to the WWF, engaging in a "sumo" feud with Yokozuna. However, Tenta failed to get the win, despite his sumo skills, and soon left the company again to head back to Japan once more. However, things were brewing to get Tenta back in the public eye, as one of his friends, Hulk Hogan, had become a strong force in World Championship Wrestling, and was interested in bringing in some 'new' talent.

WCW: 1994

In October '94, Hogan, as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, was in a major feud with "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair over the title. At Halloween Havoc '94, the two met in a "Title vs. Retirement" Match, with Hogan managing to defeat Flair to send him into retirement (at least for a while). After the match, though, Hogan was assaulted by a masked man, who was revealed as Hogan's former friend, the Butcher (aka Brutus "The Barbar" Beefcake). The Butcher was soon joined by two more attackers: Kevin Sullivan and John Tenta, now known as the Avalanche, who still wanted a piece of Hogan after their feud in the WWF.

Avalanche, Sullivan, & the Butcher took on Hogan, along with Sulivan's brother, Dave Sullivan, & Sting, at Clash of the Champions XXIX. Although Avalanche's power proved to be a strong factor in the match, Hogan's team still got the victory, possibly due in part to Hogan's friend and ally, Mr. T, working as the special referee. Hogan pinned Sullivan to win the match. Avalanche continued to feud with Sting over the next few weeks, looking to take out one of Hogan's main allies. Avalanche and Sting met again at Starrcade '94, with Avalanche using his strength & size advantage to control the tempo of the match. But when Avalanche missed the Splash, Sting was able to come back, only to see the ref get taken out. This allowed Kevin Sullivan to come in and attack Sting along with Avalanche, but a second ref ran down and called for the DQ, costing Avalanche the win. Hogan also ran down to make the save, sending the Dungeon of Doom away from the ring. Later that night, Hogan defeated the Butcher to stay the WCW Champion, with Avalanche & Sullivan attacking him afterwards. Randy Savage then ran down to make the save, joining with Hogan against Avalanche, Sullivan, & the Butcher.

WCW: 1995

Avalanche continued feuding with Sting going into the new year, facing him again at Clash of the Champions XXX. It went badly for Avalanche, though, as he was forced to submit to the Scorpion Deathlock. Avalanche next began teaming with another heel, Big Bubba Rogers (known as the Big Boss Man in the WWF), still going after Sting. Avalanche & Big Bubba took on Sting & Savage at Superbrawl V, with the size advantage once again on Avalanche's side. Once again, though, it proved to not be enough, as Sting got a Flying Crossbody on Avalanche, who tripped over a downed Big Bubba and was pinned for the loss. Undeterred, Avalanche continued to go after the faces, and took on Savage at Uncensored '95. It was another strength vs. speed match, with Avalanche dominating portions of it after Savage failed to slam him. Late in the match, though, the Avalanche missed his Splash, allowing Savage to take control. Surprisingly, though, Savage was then attacked by a 'woman' from the crowd, who was soon revealed as a returning Ric Flair! Avalanche & Flair teamed up to beat down Savage, causing the DQ.

Soon after this match, "Avalanche" took some time off from WCW, with rumors stating that the WWF was threatening a lawsuit due to his name being too similar to their trademarked name of Earthquake. Tenta disappeared from PPVs for the next few months, as he began to come up with a new gimmick. In the summer of '95, Kevin Sullivan began forming the Dungeon of Doom, at the beheast of the Leader (Curtis Iaukea). He brought in several wrestlers, including Kamala, Meng, the Zodiac (the Butcher), and, surprisingly, the 400-lb Shark! The group quickly went after Hogan, wanting to finish Hulkamania forever. Hogan, on the other hand, just wanted his hands on Sullivan. A match was set up at Fall Brawl '95, pitting the Dungeon of Doom (Shark, Kamala, Meng, & Zodiac) in a "Wargames" Match against Hogan, Savage, Lex Luger, & Sting. Shark actually started the match against his long-time nemesis, Sting, and hung around throughout the whole bout, as a man was added every few minutes. Finally, in the end, Hogan got the win by forcing Zodiac to submit. Afterwards, with the rest of the Dungeon forced to leave, Hogan got 5 minutes against Sullivan. However, the match ended abruptly, with the Giant (the Big Show in the WWF) attacking and injuring Hogan, becoming a major force for the Dungeon.

Unfortunately for the Shark, with a man the size of the Giant part of the Dungeon of Doom, the Shark seemed to have less of a use in the group. He did not appear during Halloween Havoc '95, with several other Dungeon of Doom members involved in matches. Shark did appear during the 60-Man, Three Ring Battle Royal at World War III '95, but he was quickly eliminated from the match (which was won by Randy Savage). Shark also was not part of Starrcade '95, having fallen from active participation in WCW.

WCW: 1996

The Shark had left the Dungeon of Doom behind going into the new year, and had a minor feud with the Giant, leading to half of his hair being shaved off by Big Bubba Rogers. The feud between the two men grew in the summer of '96, with John Tenta dropping the Shark moniker by proclaiming that he wasn't a fish. Tenta and Rogers met at the Great American Bash '96, with Tenta looking for some revenge for the loss of his hair. He got it, grabbing Rogers and getting a huge Powerbomb for the victory.

The two continued to feud over the next month, with Tenta and Rogers signing to face off in a "Carson City Silver Dollar" Match at Bash At The Beach '96. The match was simple: a sock full of silver dollars was hung from a pole 20 feet above one of the turnbuckles, with the man who could get the weapon being able to use it. It looked impossible for Tenta to get the coins, as he couldn't climb the pole. He almost succeeded by lifting the pole up, but was stopped by Rogers, who later used a pair of scissors to take off even more of Tenta's hair. In the end, the main factor in the match was Jimmy Hart, who, as Rogers' manager, was able to climb up the pole to get the weapon. However, as Hart came down, he failed to realize that Tenta had taken out Rogers! Thus, Tenta got the coins from Hart and knocked out Rogers, winning the match, as well as the feud. Unfortunately, that was about the end of Tenta's run in WCW, as he would leave the company soon after the victory.

Japan: 1996-1998

Tenta once again returned to Japan after his departure from World Championship Wrestling, competing regularly with companies like WAR over the next year. By this time, Tenta, in his 30's, was slowing down as an active wrestler, having accomplished a lot in his 10-year career in the business. Still, it was set for Tenta to have one more major run in the company that brought him name-recognition to the world, the WWF. 'Name-recognition' wasn't the motivation, though, as Tenta would return to his old stomping grounds in an entirely different way, in part due to the amount of weight he had lost since he had been known as the Canadian Earthquake.

WWF: 1998

In May '98, the Oddities were formed, as a stable ran by the Jackyl. It consisted of several strange wrestlers, including Giant Silva, Kurrgan, Luna Vachon, and a masked wrestler by the name of Golga (Tenta). Golga seemed the strangest of the bunch, as he rarely spoke and carried around an Eric Cartman doll (of South Park fame) with him to the ring. The Oddities made their first PPV appearance at Summerslam '98, with the Insane Clown Posse singing their theme song to bring them to the ring. Golga, Kurrgan, & Giant Silva took on Kaientai (TAKA Michinoku, Sho Funaki, Mens Teioh, & Dick Togo) in a "Handicap" Match (although the jury was out which team was more handicapped, since all three of the Oddities had a huge size advantage on the 4 Kaientai members). Although Kaientai was able to use teamwork against Golga at one point in the match, the size difference was too much, as Giant Silva & Kurrgan both did a Double Chokeslam on 2 members of Kaientai, followed by Golga splashing all 4 and pinning them for the win.

AFter that victory, the Oddities hung around the WWF, usually involved in comedic situations for the organization. Golga wrestled on several dark matches the next few months, earning his keep with his antics regarding the Cartman doll. The group made one more PPV apperance before the end of the year, at Rock Bottom in December '98, where Golga & Kurrgan wrestled against the Headbangers. Late in the match, Golga got the hot tag and took it to Thrasher. However, Golga missed the blind tag to Mosh, who was able to come off the top rope and take Golga down, getting the pin to steal the victory.

WWF: 1999

The Oddities gimmick was fading out by the beginning of '99, with Golga appearing at one more WWF Pay-Per-View, the '99 Royal Rumble. Golga entered at #3, breaking up the battle between "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (#1) and Vince McMahon (#2). McMahon had promised a bounty for whoever eliminated Austin for the Rumble, and Golga opted to try for it, attacking Austin while McMahon escaped the ring. It didn't work out too well for Golga, as Austin quickly eliminated the masked wrestler, then took off after McMahon. Soon after, the Oddities were broken up, and Tenta once again left the WWF behind, going into semi-retirement, with regular appearances on the indy circuit.

WWF: 2001

John Tenta's final appearance in the World Wrestling Federation occurred at one of the biggest events of 2001: Wrestlemania X-7. Tenta, reprising his role as a slimmer Earthquake, came out to participate in the "Gimmicks Battle Royal", which was basically a celebration of some of the old-school stars of the business. While Earthquake, as always, was considered a favorite in a "Battle Royal" style match, he was soon eliminated, with the Iron Sheik managing to get the victory (although his celebration was short-lived, as Sgt. Slaughter took him out after the match). Still, Tenta got to see the WWF fans one more time, reminding fans of earlier times in the company.

The Final Years

After again leaving the WWF, John Tenta wrestled some again overseas, competing in 2002 and 2003 for All Japan Pro Wrestling. He also opened a wrestling school in Sanford, Florida, helping to train the next generation of professional wrestlers. Tenta also became known for posting on, having the Official John Tenta Forum there. In May '04, Tenta made the startling announcement that he was currently fighting bladder cancer, routinely going through chemotherapy. Tenta was only given a little over a year to live. Tenta fought hard against the disease, being an inspriration for others who had forms of the cancer. However, in the end, the chemotherapy was unsuccessful, and John Tenta passed away on June 7th, 2006, only two weeks before his 43th birthday. He will truly be missed by the professional wrestling community.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (30 - 34)
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 9, '87) = John Tenta won over George Weingroff.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (October 6, '87) = Tenta, Hiroshi Wajima, & Giant Baba defeated Tiger Jeet Singh, Rusher Kimura, & Goro Tsurumi.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '87 (November/December) = Tenta & the Great Kabuki competed in the league, which was won by Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 11, '87) = Tenta & the Great Kabuki beat Tom Zenk & the Terminator.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (March 27, '88) = Tenta & Yoshiaki Yatsu fell to Tiger Jeet Singh & Abdullah the Butcher.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (June 10, '88) = Tenta forced Havanna the Terror to submit.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '88 (November/December) = Tenta & Shunji Takano competed in the league, which was won by Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 16, '88) = Tenta & Shunji Takano lost to Jimmy Snuka & Tiger Mask.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (September 2, '89) = Tenta & the Great Kabuki defeated Pez Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 (November 23) = The Canadian Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Randy Savage & Greg Valentine fought in an "Elimination" Match against Jim Duggan, Bret Hart, Ronnie Garvin & Hercules. Earthquake, Bravo & Savage "survived".
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 (January 21) = Earthquake competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF WrestleMania VI (April 1, '90) = Earthquake defeated Hercules.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #26 (April 23, '90) = Earthquake pinned Hillbilly Jim.
- WWF Summerslam '90 (August 27) = Earthquake lost, via countout, to Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 (November 22) = Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku & the Barbarian fought in an "Elimination" Match against Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, Tugboat & the Big Boss Man. Earthquake and Typhoon were counted out. Hogan was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 (January 19) = Earthquake competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF The Main Event V (January 28, '91) = Earthquake & Dino Bravo were beaten by Hulk Hogan & Tugboat.
- WWF WrestleMania VII (March 24, '91) = Earthquake took down Greg Valentine.
- SWS Tokyo Dome (March 30, '91) = Earthquake beat Koji Kitao.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #29 (April 15, '91) = Earthquake competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Mr. Perfect.
- WWF UK Rampage 1991 (April 24) = Earthquake won, via countout, over Jake Roberts.
- WWF At The Omni (May 3, '91) = Earthquake won, via DQ, over Jake Roberts.
- WWF Summerslam '91 (August 26) = The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated the Bushwhackers.
- WWF Royal Albert Hall Show (October 3, '91) = Earthquake pinned the Big Boss Man. Later on, Earthquake competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Davey Boy Smith.
- WWF Survivor Series '91 (November 28) = The Natural Disasters & Irwin R. Schyster fought in an "Elimination" Match against The Big Boss Man & the Legion of Doom. Earthquake was counted out. The Legion of Doom 'survived'.
- SWS Tokyo Dome (December 12, '91) = The Natural Disasters lost to the WWF Tag Champs, the Legion of Doom.
- WWF At The Omni (January 5, '92) = The Natural Disasters fell to the Legion of Doom.
- WWF Royal Rumble '92 (January 19) = The Natural Disasters won, via countout, over the WWF Tag Champs, the Legion of Doom.
- WWF WrestleMania VIII (April 5, '92) = The Natural Disasters won, via countout, over the WWF Tag Champs, Money Inc.
- WWF Summerslam '92 (August 29) = The Natural Disasters stayed the WWF Tag Champs, beating the Beverly Brothers.
- WWF Survivor Series '92 (November 22) = The Natural Disasters & the Nasty Boys fought in a "Tag-Team Elimination" Match against Money Inc & the Beverly Brothers. The Disasters were eliminated when Typhoon was pinned by Irwin R. Schyster. The Nasty Boys were the sole 'survivors'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '93 (January 24) = Earthquake competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Yokozuna.
- WAR Sumo Hall (April 2, '93) = Earthquake defeated the Renegade.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '93) = John Tenta & Haku lost to the IWGP Tag-Team Champs, the Hellraisers.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 17, '93) = Tenta & Haku defeated Tony Halme & the Barbarian.
- WAR Sumo Hall (December 15, '93) = Tenta beat the Warlord.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July 17, '94) = Tenta, Ashura Hara & Jinsei Shinzaki won over Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo & Jado. Later on, Tenta, Hara & Shinzaki beat Koki Kitihara, Takashi Ishikawa & Koji Ishinriki, then lost in the finals of the Six-Man Tag-Team Tournament to Genichiro Tenryu, Atsushi Onita & Bam Bam Bigelow.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (October 8, '94) = Tenta & Super Vader lost to Gary Albright & Kazuo Yamazaki.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXIX (November 16, '94) = Avalanche, Kevin Sullivan & the Butcher fell to Hulk Hogan, Dave Sullivan & Sting. Mr. T was the special referee.
- WCW Starrcade '94 (December 27) = Avalanche lost, via DQ, to Sting.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXX (January 25, '95) = Avalanche was forced to submit to Sting.
- WCW SuperBrawl V (February 19, '95) = Avalanche & Big Bubba were beaten by Randy Savage & Sting.
- WCW Uncensored '95 (March 19) = Avalanche lost, via DQ, to Randy Savage.
- WCW Fall Brawl '95 (September 17) = Shark, Meng, Kamala & Zodiac lost a "Wargames" Match to Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Lex Luger & Sting.
- WCW World War 3 '95 (November 26) = Shark competed in the "WWIII 3-Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Randy Savage.
- WCW Slamboree '96 (May 19, '96) = In a dark match, Shark & Maxx fell to Marcus Bagwell & Scotty Riggs.
- WCW Great American Bash '96 (June 16) = Tenta pinned Big Bubba.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '96 (July 7) = Tenta won a "Carson City Silver Dollar" Match over Big Bubba.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July 20, '96) = Tenta, Osamu Taitoko & Arashi defeated Koji Kitao, Koki Kitihara & Maasaki Mochizuki, then fell to Nobuhiko Takada, Koki Kitihara & Yuhi Sano in the WAR Six-Man Tag-Team Title Tournament.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July 21, '96) = Tenta was pinned by Arashi.
- WAR Sumo Hall (December 13, '96) = Tenta lost to Koji Kitao.
- WWF SummerSlam '98 (August 13) = Golga, Kurrgan & Giant Silva won a "Handicap" Match over Taka Michinoku, Sho Funaki, Mens Teioh & Dick Togo.
- WWF Breakdown (September 27, '98) = In a dark match, Golga defeated Mosh.
- WWF Judgment Day '98 (October 18) = In a dark match, Golga, Kurrgan & Giant Silva won over Jose Estrada, Miguel Perez & Jesus Castillo.
- WWF Rock Bottom (December 13, '98) = Golga & Kurrgan lost to the Headbangers.
- WWF Royal Rumble '99 (January 24) = Golga competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Vince McMahon.
- WrestleMania X-7 (April 1, '01) = Earthquake competed in the "Gimmick Battle Royal", which was won by the Iron Sheik.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 6, '02) = Tenta & Genichiro Tenryu beat Keiji Mutoh & Road Warrior Animal.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (February 23, '03) = Tenta, Jimmy Yang & Gigantes fell to Genichiro Tenryu, Yoji Anjoh & Kaz Hayashi.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July 19, '03) = Tenta, George Hines & Robbie Brookside defeated Hiroshi Hase, Shigeo Okumura & Masayuki Kono.

Title Summary:
- UWA Canadian Heavyweight Champion (11/28/87 - ??)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Typhoon (7/20/92 - 10/13/92)

PWI Achievement Awards: (1 wins, 1 1st RUs, 1 2nd RUs, 1 3rd RUs)
- 1990 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Earthquake vs. Hulk Hogan)
- 1990 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)
- 1990 Feud of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Earthquake vs. Hulk Hogan)
- 1990 Most Hated Wrestler
- 1992 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runners-Up (Natural Disasters)