Jan 14, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Rod Price
Weight: 270 lbs.
Date of birth: January 25, 1964
From: LA, CA
Pro debut: 1988
Trained by: Red Bastien
– Price played in the NFL from 1985-87; his rookie season was spent with the L.A. Raiders, the rest with San Diego.
– In 1986, Price was trained by Red Bastien, who earlier had trained Steve Borden (Sting).
– Price teamed with Steve Austin to capture the TWF (Texas Wrestling Federation) Tag Team title on November 10, 1990.
– On July 6, 1991, Price defeated Super Medic 3 for the WWC Caribbean title in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
– On November 22, 1991, Price teamed with “Hollywood” John Tatum to defeat Steve Simpson and Chris Walker for the GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Tag Team title.
– The duo regained the title on January 10, 1992, after dropping the belts to “Wild” Bill Irwin and Black Bart.
– Price got the GWF North American title on August 21, 1992, when Scott Putski was fired.
– On February 5, 1993, Price dropped the North American title to Harlem Heat’s Stevie Ray.
– Ray was stripped of the title on June 30, 1993, and it reverted back to Price.
– Price defeated Chris Adams on April 1, 1994, to win the North American title for a third time.
– In 1995, Price toured Europe for WCW. He met his future wife, Julia, in Germany.
– Price returned to the WWF in 1996 and later arrived in the now defunct USWA.
– On May 1, 1998, Price defeated Action Jackson in the finals of a tournament to crown a new Texas Heavyweight champion.
– Price was stripped of the title June 28th of that year for refusing to pay a fine.
– A short time later, Price joined Extreme Championship Wrestling.