The Executioners (professional wrestling)

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The Executioners is the name of several tag teams and single masked wrestlers who wrestled in the BYWA, TWA, AWF and the World Wide Wrestling Federation.

The Executioners (1970s)[edit]

The Executioners
Tag team
Members Executioner #1
Executioner #2
Executioner #3
Name(s) The Executioners
Heights Executioner #1:
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Executioner #2:
6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Executioner #3:
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
758 lb (344 kg)[1]
Debut 1976
Disbanded 1976
Years active 1976

The first version of Executioners was founded by Executioner #1, who was a masked wrestler, wrestling for World Wide Wrestling Federation. In 1976 he trained Executioner #2, and the two became a tag team in WWWF.

Together, the Executioners captured the WWWF Tag Team Championship on May 11, 1976 by defeating Louis Cerdan and Tony Parisi. Later, they were joined by a third masked wrestler who called himself Executioner #3.

The Executioners were stripped of their titles on December 7 because Executioner #3 was used in a title defense against Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf. A three-team tournament was announced after Executioner #3 was unmasked as Nikolai Volkoff.

Volkoff selected Tor Kamata as his partner and then The Executioners & Nikolai Volkoff and Tor Kamata were defeated by Chief Jay Strongbow and Billy White Wolf in the three-team tournament.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

The Executioners (NWF)[edit]

The Executioners (NWF)
Tag team
Members Jerry Johnson
Terry Manton
Name(s) 1 and 2
Debut 1986
Disbanded 2002
Years active 1986-2002

The Executioners (sometimes referred to as The Masked Executioners) were Terry Manton and Jerry Fazio[2] (aka Jerry Johnson, real name Gerard Fazio) from 1986 to 2002. Manton and Fazio held six championships in various independent promotions most notable being the nationally syndicated National Wrestling Federation managed by Damien Kane. During their stay in the NWF, The Executioners defeated The Wild Samoans, Jerry and Ted Oates and The Fantastics. Fazio continued to wrestle under as The Executioner from 2002 on to 2013.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

List of wrestlers who wrestled as an Executioner[edit]



  • Ron Shaw
  • Charley Rhoads



  • Jerry Fazio
  • Terry Manton


  • Van Van Horne (Memphis)




  1. ^ Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2012). WWE Encyclopedia: Updated & Expanded. DK. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-7566-9159-2. 
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