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Real name: John Tenta
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 468 lbs.
Date of birth: June 22, 1963
Date of death: June 7, 2006
Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Pro debut: 1987
Trained by: Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta, Great Kabuki, Terry Gordy, The Road Warriors & Dory Funk
Finishing move: Earthquake Splash

Biography

- John Tenta began competing as a sumo wrestler in October 1985
- On June 9, 1987, John Tenta defeated George Weingeroff
- On January 8, 1988, John Tenta, Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Abdullah The Butcher, The Black Assassin & TNT
- On April 30, 1989, Hulk Hogan defeated John Tenta by DQ (Tenta’s WWF debut)
- On November 2, 1989, Earthquake defeated Mark Young (Earthquake’s WWF debut)
- At Survivor Series ’89, Dino Braco, Earthquake, Greg Valentine & Randy Savage defeated Bret Hart, Hercules, Jim Duggan & Ronnie Garvin)
- On March 22, 1990, The Ultimate Warrior defeated Earthquake to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
- On July 10, 1990, Earthquake defeated Jim Duggan
- At Summerslam ’90, Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake by countout
- On November 11, 1990, Earthquake wins a 21-man Bunkhouse Battle Royal
- At Survivor Series ’90, Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, The Big Boss Man & Tugboat defeated Dino Bravo, Earthquake, Haku & The Barbarian
- On January 13, 1991, Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a Stretcher Match
- On January 14, 1991, The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) defeated Dino Bravo & Earthquake to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
- On February 27, 1991, Jake Roberts defeated Earthquake in a Cage Match
- On March 30, 1991, Earthquake defeated Koji Kitao
- On May 28, 1991, The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated Bill Sampson & Bob Abbott
- On September 30, 1991, The Legion Of Doom (Hawk & Animal) defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) by DQ to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
- At Survivor Series ’91, The Big Boss Man, Hawk & Animal defeated Irwin R Schyster, Earthquake & Typhoon
- On December 12, 1991, The Legion Of Doom (Hawk & Animal) defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
- On March 1, 1992, The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated Jim Duggan & Sgt Slaughter by DQ
- At WrestleMania VIII, The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Irwin R Schyster) by countout
- On April 17, 1992, The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated George & Shunji Takano to win the SWS Tag Team Titles
- On April 18, 1992, Haku & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) to win the SWS Tag Team Titles
- On July 20, 1992, The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Irwin R Schyster) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles
- On August 29, 1992, The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau & Blake) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
- On September 24, 1992, The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated Papa Shango & Skinner to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
- On October 13, 1992, Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Irwin R Schyster) defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles
- On November 7, 1992, The British Bulldog, Earthquake & Typhoon defeated Ted DiBiase, Irwin R Schyster & Razor Ramon
- At Survivor Series ’92, Brian Knobbs, Jerry Sags, Earthquake & Typhoon defeated Beau Beverly, Blake Beverly, Ted DiBiase & Irwin R Schyster
- On December 4, 1992, The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
- On January 5, 1993, John Tenta defeated Yoshihiro Ito
- On January 25, 1993, Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Earthquake (Earthquake’s final WWF match for a year)
- On October 11, 1993, Mil Mascaras & Ultimo Dragon defeated John Tenta & Stan Lane
- On December 3, 1993, Dr Wagner Jr, John Tenta & Pierroth Jr defeated Corazon de Leon, El Rayo de Jalisco Jr & King Haku in a two-out-of-three falls match
- On January 31, 1994, Earthquake defeated Cory Student (Earthquake’s WWF return)
- On April 26, 1994, Earthquake defeated Yokozuna in a Sumo Wrestling match
- On May 5, 1994, Yokozuna defeated Earthquake (the final appearance of the Earthquake character)
- On July 17, 1994, Atsushi Onita, Bam Bam Bigelow & Genichiro Tenryu defeated Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki & John Tenta to win the WAR Tag Team Tournament
- On November 16, 1994, Dave Sullivan, Hulk Hogan & Sting defeated Avalanche, Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher with Mr T as special guest referee
- On January 25, 1995, Sting defeated Avalanche with The Guardian Angel as special guest referee
- At Fall Brawl ’95, Hulk Hogan, Lex Luger, Randy Savage & Sting defeated Kamala, Meng, The Shark & Zodiac in a War Games Match
- On October 9, 1995, Sting defeated The Shark to retain the WCW United States Title
- On March 27, 1996, Lex Luger defeated The Shark to retain the WCW Television Title
- On May 27, 1996, The Giant defeated The Shark to retain the WCW World Title
- At Bash At The Beach ’96, John Tenta defeated Big Bubba in a Carson City Silver Dollar Match
- On July 20, 1996, Koki Kitahara, Nobuhiko Takada & Yuhi Sano defeated Arashi, John Tenta & Osamu Taitoko in the WAR Tag Team Tournament
- On October 30, 1996, Jeff Jarrett defeated John Tenta (Tenta’s final WCW appearance)
- On February 16, 1998, John Tenta defeated Mike Davis (Tenta’s WWF return)
- At SummerSlam ’98, The Oddities (Giant Silva, Golga & Kurrgan) defeated Kai En Tai (Dick Togo, Mens Teioh, Sho Funaki & Taka Michinoku) in a Handicap Match
- On October 23, 1998, The Oddities (Golga & Kurrgan) defeated Too Much (Scott Taylor & Brian Christopher) & The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) in a 3-Way Match
- On November 16, 1998, D-Generation X (Billy Gunn, Road Dogg & X-Pac) defeated The Oddities (Golga, Kurrgan & Giant Silva)
- On January 11, 1999, The Disciples Of Apocalypse (Skull & 8-Ball) defeated The Oddities (Golga & Kurrgan) & Too Much (Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor) in an Elimination Match
- On February 21, 1999, The Brood (Edge & Christian) defeated The Oddities (Golga & Kurrgan) (Tenta’s final WWF appearance)
- At WrestleMania X-7, Earthquake competed in the Gimmick Battle Royal, won by The Iron Sheik
- On November 23, 2002, Genichiro Tenryu & John Tenta defeated Shigeo Okumura & Yoji Ano
- On December 6, 2002, Genichiro Tenryu & John Tenta finished runner up in the Real World Tag League 2002
- On February 8, 2003, Satoshi Kojima defeated John Tenta to retain the MLW Heavyweight Title
- On February 16, 2003, Nobutaka Araya & Arashi defeated Gigantes & John Tenta by DQ to retain the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles
- On March 25, 2003, Keiji Muto defeated John Tenta in the Champion’s Carnival 2003
- On July 10, 2003, John Tenta defeated Gran Hamada & Taichi Ishikari in a Handicap Match
- On November 18, 2005, John Tenta announced that he was critically ill with cancer
- On June 7, 2006, John Tenta lost his battle with bladder cancer


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