Tony Atlas

Oct 6, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Anthony White
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 261 lbs.
Date of birth: April 23, 1944
Hometown: Lewiston, ME
Pro debut: 1974
Trained by: Larry Sharpe
Finishing move: The Press Slam


– Atlas wrestled in the NWA and captured the NWA Georgia Tag Team titles with Tommy Rich.
– In 1981, Atlas pinned Hulk Hogan in a match that took place in Madison Square Garden.
– Atlas joined the WWWF and formed a tag team with Rocky Johnson.
– Atlas and Johnson defeated the Wild Somoans to win the WWWF World Tag Team title.
– In 1987, Atlas teamed up with Skip Young to win the World Class Texas Tag Team title.
– In 1990, Atlas again wrestled in the WWF as Saba Simba, a less-than-memorable gimmick.
– On July 17, 2004, Atlas defeated KC Thunder.
– On November 19, 2005 at CCW’s Tribute to Starrcade, Atlas defeated Tracy Smothers.
– Altas was inducted into the WWE hall of fame on April 1, 2006 in Chicago, IL.
– In 2008, Atlas became Mark Henry’s manager in ECW.

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