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Buddy Rogers

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Herman Rohde Jr.
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 227 lbs.
Date of birth: February 20, 1921
Date of death: June 26, 1992
From: Camden, NJ
Pro debut: June 1939
Trained by: Joe Cox & Fred Grubmeyer
Finishing move: Figure Four Grapevine


– On October 7, 1959, Rogers faced “Jersey” Joe Walcott in a wrestler-boxer contest at The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
– On June 30, 1961, Rogers defeated Pat O’Connor at Chicago’s Comiskey Park to win the NWA World Heavyweight title.
– In April 1963, The World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) recognized Rogers as its first champion.

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