|Ring name(s)||Rip Oliver
Super Ninja (WWF)
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
|Born||Portland, Oregon, United States|
Lawrence Oliver is a former professional wrestler, known as "Crippler" Rip Oliver, who had great success in Pacific Northwest Wrestling. He is the son of Ray Oliver, Sr., known as Rip "the Crippler" Oliver, and the brother of Ray Oliver, Jr., who also portrayed the masked Super Ninja character from time to time. His cousin, Earl Oliver, is a successful musician and founder of the oldest pro wrestling internet website, Solie's Vintage Wrestling.
Professional wrestling career
In Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW), he set a record for holding the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship more than anyone. Rip also had many titles in tag team competition, holding the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship and the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship a combined 18 times.
After wrestling in PNW, Rip began to wrestle for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). During his run Rip appeared once on Saturday Night's Main Event, going by the name of Super Ninja, challenging The Ultimate Warrior for the Intercontinental Championship. During his many title reigns Rip faced many wrestlers such as Rocky Johnson, Brett Sawyer, Billy Jack Haynes, Buddy Rose, Bobby Jaggers, Stan Stasiak, Larry Hennig, Curt Hennig, Brian Adams (wrestler), Jay Youngblood, Steve Regal, Roddy Piper, Tom Zenk, and Buzz Sawyer.
Championships and accomplishments
- NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (2 times) - with Fidel Cortez (1) and Buddy Rose (1)
- Oregon Wrestling Federation
- OWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)