Talk:Big John Studd

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It's the name he performed under for the latter part of his career and at the height of his fame. He is dead, so will not achieve fame under a new name. McPhail 23:28, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

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Listed year of debut as pro wrestler was given as 1976, but there are articles in wrestling magazines from 1972 and '73 about him as Chuck O'Connor in WWWF. 1976 was, however, the year he appeared as one of the Executioners tag team (along with mentor Killer Kowalski) and they went on to win the WWWF tag team belts until being stripped of the titles. They were eventually defeated in a runoff tournament by Chief Jay Strongbow (Joe Scarpa) and Billy White Wolf (Adnan Al-Kaissie). Kowalski retired shortly thereafter. (talk) 20:55, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


Can anyone confirm that Studd used the Chokeslam? If not, I'm deleting it from his moveset. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:43, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

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The move request was completed by User:Marudubshinki --HappyCamper 21:30, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

According to, Big John was really 6'7 and billed at 6'10.-- 05:22, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, if Andre was 6'10, that needs to be changed then.(Halbared 14:46, 22 May 2006 (UTC))


I think he was 6'9. He was only one inch away from Andre the Giant who was 6'10. Son of Kong

Not really. You have to consider that Studd wore lifts in his shoes. Just like Kane they made seem taller. In reality he was a legit 6´7", perhaps 6´8", but no taller.

John Minton was 6´6"-6´6.5" He was just an inch taller than 6´5" Bill Fralic during their interview at Wrestlemania 2. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:43, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 10:59, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Feud with Andre[edit]

I'd always assumed that Studd's Royal Rumble victory, along with his being a face, along with Andre being a heel, was a set up for him to eventually defeat Andre. Does anyone know if Studd did eventually ever pin Andre? --BillFromDDTDigest (talk) 01:24, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Cause of Death[edit]

The Albano shoot (located at ) was cited as a source for Studd dying due to Lou Gehrig's. The claim is around the 30 minute mark of that interview. Honestly, on viewing it, it really comes off as Lou forgetting Studd's actual cause of death (Cancer/Hodgkins). There was reporting on Studd's death at the time (Mike Mooneyham) and absolutely no other source online mentions ALS and Studd aside from a probably confused Captain Lou Albano. --RobbieFal (talk) 08:54, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

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