Rick Titan


Height: 6'6"

Weight: 272 lbs

Real Name: Richard Bogner

DOB: 1/16/1970

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Other Names: "New Razor Ramon" (WWF), Big Titan (Japan), "Ti Do" (WAR), "The Free Spirit"

Wrestler Since: 1989

Finishing Maneuver: Crucifix Powerbomb, Exploder Suplex, Gutwrench Powerbomb

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #137(1998), #273(1997), #124(1995)

Other Related Websites:
nWo Japan - Rollercoaster Bio
Rick Bogner - Wikipedia Bio

History: The Big Titan, in a short career, became a big name in Japan, as well as other places. He began wrestling in various organizations around Japan. In May '91, Big Titan defeated Atsushi Onita for the Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling World Martial Arts Title. He only held the belt for 15 days before losing to Tarzan Goto. The Titan then went into tag-team wrestling with the Gladiator. The two became the first FMW Brass Knuckles Tag-Team Champions when they defeated Onita and Katsutoshi Niiyama in the tournament finals. The two held the title for four months before being upset by Mr. Pogo and Hisakatsu Ooya. The two soon went their separate ways.

After wrestling some in the ECW, Titan came to the WWF as the new "Razor Ramon". Along with the new "Diesel"(now Kane), the two soon joined up against the Hart Foundation. Unfortunately, the fans were not happy about the "reincarnations", so the two soon left the WWF and came to the USWA, where "Razor" defeated "Diesel" in a Loser-Leaves match. Soon after "Razor" became Ric Titan, dropping the poorly-considered persona and forming his own. After wrestling with little success in the USWA, Titan headed back to Japan.

In January 1998, Big Titan joined the nWo Japan faction, and went on to have some major matches against some of the top stars in New Japan Pro Wrestling. The attachment to nWo Japan helped make him a major star in the NJPW for a time. When the nWo Japan angle ran its course, though, Big Titan went back to being a midcarder. He eventually changed his name to be "The Free Spirit" Rick Titan, and wrestled in various independents as well as NJPW. In 2001, Titan opted to retire, due to neck injuries. After only 9 years as a pro, Richard Bogner is now out of wrestling.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (8 - 10)
- FMW Fall Spectacular '91 = Big Titan and Gladiator defeated Sambo Asako and Ricky Fuji.
- FMW Fall Spectacular '92 = Big Titan, Gladiator, and Horace Boulder won a "Street Fight Stretcher" Match over Ricky Fuji, Sambo Asako and the Great Punk.
- FMW 4th Anniversary Show (May '93) = Big Titan Gladiator and Ricky Fuji won a "Loser Leaves Town No Rope Barbed Wire Tornado Street Fight Death" Match over Tarzan Goto, Katsuji Ueda and the Great Punk.
- FMW Summer Spectacular '93 = Big Titan and Gladiator beat Sambo Asako and Katsuji Ueda in a "Street Fight" Match.
- FMW 1993 Year-End Spectacular = Big Titan, Gladiator and Ricky Fuji defeated Sambo Asako, Katsuji Ueda and Gregori Veritchev in a "Street Fight" Match.
- FMW Tag-Team Leagues '94 (January 8-18 '94) = Big Titan and Gladiator won the League.
- FMW 5th Anniversary Show (May '94) = Big Titan, Gladiator and Ricky Fuji won over Gedo, Jedo and Hiromichi Fuyuki.
- FMW Summer Spectacular '94 = Big Titan was beaten by Gladiator.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July 20, '96) = Big Titan & Lionheart fell to Nobukazu Hirai & the Ultimo Dragon.
- WAR Sumo Hall (July 21, '96) = Ti Do & Hiromichi Fuyuki were beaten by Riki Choshu & Satoshi Kojima.
- WWF Survivor Series '96 = Razor Ramon II, Vader, Farooq and Diesel II fought in an "Elimination" Match against Flash Funk, "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, Yokozuna and Savio Vega. Razor II was eliminated by Funk. There were no "survivors".
- WWF In Your House 12 (December '96) = Razor Ramon II and Diesel II lost to then-WWF Tag Champs Owen Hart and the British Bulldog.
- WWF Royal Rumble '97 = Razor Ramon II competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Steve Austin.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (February '98) = Big Titan was pinned by Shinya Hashimoto.
- NJPW IWGP Tag Title Tournament '98 (June 3-5, '98) = Big Titan and V.K. Wallstreet lost in the first round to Kensuke Sasaki and Kazuo Yamazaki. Masa Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan won the vacated belts.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 5, '98) = Big Titan & Mr. Wallstreet again were beaten by Kensuke Sasaki & Kazuo Yamazaki.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (July 31, '98) = Big Titan lost in the first round of the 1998 G-1 Climax Tournament to Tadao Yasuda.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 1, '98) = Big Titan, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Keiji Mutoh defeated Osamu Nishimura, Manabu Nakanishi & Tatsumi Fujinami.

Title Summary:
- Frontier Martial Arts World Martial Arts Champion (1/15/92 - 1/30/92)
- RMW International Champion (??/??/??)
- RMW International Champion(2) (??/??/??)
- Frontier Martial Arts World Brass Knuckles Tag-Team Champion w/ The Gladiator (1/18/94 - 4/21/94)