Otto Wanz

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Otto Wanz
Ring name(s) Otto Wanz
Big Otto[1]
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Billed weight 170 kg (370 lb)[1]
Born (1943-06-13) June 13, 1943 (age 70)
Resides Graz, Austria[1]
Debut 1969
Retired December 22, 1990

Otto Wanz (born June 13, 1943) is an Austrian former professional wrestler and boxer. He made his professional wrestling debut in 1976. He is a one time American Wrestling Association champion and former operator of the Catch Wrestling Association. Among his most famous international opponents were Antonio Inoki, Bull Power and André the Giant. He was one of only a few to bodyslam both André the Giant and Yokozuna. Today Wanz organizes strong men competitions in Austria called "Austrian Giants". He also held several records for tearing telephone books.

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  1. ^ a b c "Wrestler Profiles: Otto Wanz". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 

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