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Bob Orton Jr.



Real Name: Bob Orton Jr.
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 242 lbs.
Date of birth: November 10, 1950
From: Kansas City, KS
Pro debut: 1972
Trained by: Hiro Matsuda, Eddie Graham & Jack Brisco
Finishing move: The Superplex

Biography

- On August 15, 1972, Orton & Hiro Matsuda defeated Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles
- On June 9, 1973, Orton & Mr Wrestling II defeated The Super Infernos (Doug Gilbert & Don Smith) to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles
- On June 27, 1975, Orton & Dick Slater defeated Bob Armstrong & Robert Fuller to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles
- On July 29, 1975, Orton & Slater defeated Mr Wrestling I & II to win the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles
- In April 1976, Orton teamed with his father to defeated Mike & Eddie Graham to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles. Orton Sr gave his share of the title to Bob Roop
- In June 1976, Orton defeated Jack Brisco to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title
- In June 1977, Orton was awarded one half of the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Titles, with Mr Knoxville as his partner. The duo would lose and regain the belts in September
- In January 1979, Orton (as The Invader) teamed with Jerry Blackwell to defeat Kevin Sullivan & Ken Lucas and win the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Titles
- On February 11, 1979, Orton & Bob Roop defeated Sullivan & Lucas in the final of a tournament to win the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Titles
- On October 15, 1979, Orton won the ICW Southeastern Heavyweight Title
- On October 11, 1980, Orton defeated Bob Roop to win the ICW Television Title
- At Starrcade 1983, Orton & Dick Slater defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood
- On January 8, 1984, Orton & Don Kernodle won a tournament to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles
- In mid-1984, Orton signed with the WWF and began appearing as Roddy Piper’s bodyguard
- On July 23, 1984, at The Brawl To End It All, Orton fought Tito Santana to a time-limit draw
- At the first WrestleMania, Orton was in the corner of Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff as they lost the main event match to Hulk Hogan & Mr T
- On May 10, 1985, on the first Saturday Night’s Main Event, Hulk Hogan defeated Orton to retain the WWF World Title
- On the January 4, 1986 edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event, Roddy Piper, Orton and Jesse Ventura beat Hillbilly Jim, Uncle Elmer, and Cousin Luke
- In the summer of 1987, Orton left the WWF
- In April-May 1989, Orton had a brief stint in WCW, leaving after a loss to Dick Murdoch at WrestleWar 89
- On June 19, 1992, Orton was awarded the UWF Southern States Title, but would lose it 3 days later to Paul Orndorff
- On July 24, 1993, Orton was awarded the UWF International Heavyweight Title, though defended it only once before it was retired later that year
- On September 23, 1994, Orton was once again awarded the UWF Southern States Title, but this would be his only appearance as champion before the promotion closed
- On October 5, 1996, Orton defeated Tito Santana to win the AWF Heavyweight Title, but lost the title back to Santana that same night
- In March 2005, Orton returned to WWE programming, aiding his son Randy in his feud with The Undertaker
- On April 2, 2005, Orton was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his son Randy
- At No Mercy 2005, Bob & Randy Orton defeated The Undertaker in a Handicap Casket Match. The pair set the casket on fire following the match
- On February 13, 2006, Orton was released from his WWE contract


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