Baron von Raschke



Height: 6'3"

Weight: 281 lbs

Real Name: James Raschke

DOB: 1940

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska (Billed from Germany)

Other Names: None

Wrestler Since: 1966

Finishing Maneuver: Iron Claw

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #476(1994), #335(1993), #350(1992), #332(1991)

Official Website: http://www.baronvonraschke.com/

Other Related Websites:
Baron von Raschke - Obsessed With Wrestling Bio
Baron von Raschke - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (5 - 23, 1 DDQ)
- AWA Comiskey Park (August 14, '70) = Raschke lost a "Three Falls" Match to the AWA World Heavyweight Champion, Verne Gagne.
- IWE 4th World Series (March/May '72) = Raschke lost in the semi-finals to the eventual winner of the league, Giant Rousimoff.
- AWA Soldiers Field (September 1, '72) = Raschke pinned Billy Red Cloud.
- AWA Comiskey Park (September 7, '74) = Raschke fought to a Double Disqualification with Pepper Gomez.
- AJPW Open Championship (December '75) = Rashcke competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 11, '75) = Raschke lost to Rusher Kimura.
- AWA Comiskey Park (August 27, '76) = Raschke, Mad Dog Vachon, & Ox Baker were beaten by Wilbur Snyder & the High Flyers.
- NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament (April 23, '78) = Raschke & Cyclon Negro lost in the first round to the eventual winner, Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat.
- NWA/WWF World Title Unification (November 7, '80) = Raschke was taken down by Dory Funk Jr.
- NWA Central States Tag-Team Title Tournament (June 18, '81) = Raschke & Bobby Jaggars lost in the first round to the eventual winners, Terry Gibbs & Bob Sweetan.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '81 (November/December) = Raschke & Karl Krupp competed in the league, which was won by Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka.
- NWA Sam Muchnick Retirement Show (January 1, '82) = Raschke fell to Dewey Robertson.
- NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title Tournament (July 15, '82) = Raschke lost in the first round to Butch Reed. Ric Flair won the tournament.
- AWA/NWA Star Wars (February 24, '85) = Raschke & Jerry Lawler lost to the AWA World Tag-Team Champs, the Road Warriors. Later on, Raschke & Lawler competed in a "Tag-Team Battle Royal", which was won by Sgt. Slaughter.
- AWA StarCage '85 (April 21) = Raschke & Buck Zumhoffe won over Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal.
- AWA/NWA Star Wars (August 16, '85) = Raschke defeated Davey Gee.
- AWA SuperClash (September 28, '85) = Raschke, Crusher, & Dick the Bruiser lost to the NWA World 6-Man Tag Champs, Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff, & Khrusher Khruschev.
- AWA/NWA Star Wars (February 24, '86) = Raschke, Ivan Koloff, & Nikita Koloff fell to Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors.
- AWA/NWA Rage in a Cage (April 28, '86) = Raschke lost to the NWA United States Champion, Magnum TA.
- Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (June 14, '86) = Raschke was taken down by Robert Gibson.
- NWA Great American Bash '86 (July 5) = Raschke lost a "Bunkhouse" Match to Manny Fernandez.
- NWA Great American Bash '86 (July 26) = Raschke lost a "Loaded Glove On A Pole" Match to Manny Fernandez.
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (September 28, '86) = Raschke & Shaska Whatley lost in the first round to Dusty Rhodes & Magnum TA. Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev won the tournament.
- NWA Starrcade '86 (November 27) = Raschke & Hector Guerrero defeated Shaska Whatley & The Barbarian.
- NWA United States Tag-Team Title Tournament (April/May '87) = Raschke & Shaska Whatley lost in the first round to the eventual winners, the Midnight Express (Condrey & Eaton).
- AWA Rage in a Cage II (April 16, '88) = Raschke & Ray Stevens were beaten by Teijo Khan & Soldat Ustinov.
- AWA SuperClash IV (April 8, '90) = Raschke won, via Countout, over Col DeBeers.
- WCW Slamboree '93 (May 23) = Raschke & Ivan Koloff fell to Brad Armstrong & Thunderbolt Patterson.

Title Summary:
- IWA Heavyweight Champion (11/27/1967 - 1967)
- NWA Americas Tag-Team Champion w/ Dusty Rhodes (1969)
- WWA World Heavyweight Champion (3/07/1970 - 10/14/1970)
- WWA World Heavyweight Champion(2) (11/29/1971 - 2/04/1972)
- WWA World Heavyweight Champion(3) (6/03/1972 - 3/31/1973)
- WWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Ernie Ladd (2/24/1973 - 7/21/1973)
- NWA Central States World Tag-Team Champion w/ Mad Dog Vachon (9/30/1976 - 10/21/1976)
- NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion (10/12/1977 - 3/1978)
- NWA World Television Champion (3/1978 - 3/05/1978)
- NWA World Television Champion(2) (3/26/1978 - 6/07/1978)
- NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Champion w/ Greg Valentine (6/07/1978 - 12/1978)
- NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Paul Jones (4/28/1979 - 8/08/1979)
- NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Paul Jones (8/22/1979 - 10/24/1979)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion (6/08/1980 - 8/1980)
- AWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Crusher Lisowski (5/06/1984 - 8/25/1984)
- NWA Six-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff (5/17/1986)
- PWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Ken Patera (12/29/1991 - 1/04/1992)
- PWA Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Brad Rheingans (1/25/1992 - 1992)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 2 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1976 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Raschke vs. Nick Bockwinkle)
- 1979 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Raschke & Paul Jones)