Frank Andersson

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Frank Öivind Stefan Andersson (born 9 May 1956 in Trollhättan) is a Swedish retired amateur and professional wrestler.

Amateur wrestling career[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Bronze 1984 Los Angeles Light heavyweight
World Championships
Gold WC 1977 Greco-Roman wrestling
Gold WC 1979 Greco-Roman wrestling
Gold WC 1982 Greco-Roman wrestling

In the World Championships, Andersson won three gold medals and two silver ones. He won a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.[1]

During his career as an amateur wrestler, Andersson was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1977.[2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Frank Andersson
Birth name Frank Andersson
Born Trollhättan, Sweden[3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Frank Andersson[3]
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[3]
Billed weight 233 lb (106 kg; 16.6 st)[3]
Trained by Brad Rheingans[3]
WCW Power Plant[3]
Debut 2 September 1991[3]
Retired 1995[3]

Andersson wrestled professionally in Japan with New Japan Pro Wrestling and in the United States with World Championship Wrestling in the early to mid-1990s, making his professional wrestling debut in 1991.[4] He retired in 1995. Andersson made his comeback in 2014 for STHLM, a promotion based in Stockholm. He won the STHLM title on 6 September when he defeated Ken Malmsteen in the main event.[5]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves
    • Armbar
    • Corkscrew elbow drop
    • Diving body splash
    • Hipp toss variations
    • Modified rolling armbar

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • STHLM Wrestling
    • STHLM Wrestling Championship (1 time, current)


  1. ^ "". 1984-07-28. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ SvD - Bragdmedaljörer genom tiderna "Feat medals of all time" (Swedish)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Frank Andersson". Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  4. ^ Frank Andersson's contract signing with Eric Bischoff on YouTube "Frank Andersson's contract signing with Eric Bischoff / WCW (Swedish)
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External links[edit]

Preceded by
Anders Gärderud & Bernt Johansson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Björn Borg & Ingemar Stenmark