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John Tenta

John Anthony Tenta, Jr. was a Canadian sumōtori and professional wrestler best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation as Earthquake. After a promising start to his sumo career, using the nameKototenzan, Tenta switched to professional wrestling and became a high-profile star for the WWF, feuding with Hulk Hogan and winning the WWF Tag Team Championship with partner, and personal friend, Typhoon. His professional wrestling career also encompassed runs in World Championship Wrestling, where he was known as Avalanche and The Shark, All Japan Pro Wrestling and a return to WWF as Golga. Tenta died in 2006 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Jun 22, 1963 In Surrey, BC
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Latest Project:
Movie Hulk Hogan: Unreleased Collectors Series 2010-12-07
Known For
Poster of Hulk Hogan: Unreleased Collectors Series
Poster of WWE Royal Rumble 1999
Poster of WWE Battle Royal at the Albert Hall
Poster of WWE WrestleMania VI
Movie Hulk Hogan: Unreleased Collectors Series 2010-12-07
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1999 Golga 1999-01-25
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1998 Golga 1998-08-30
Movie WWE Rock Bottom: In Your House Golga 1998-12-13
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1996 Himself 1996-06-16
Movie WCW Bash At The Beach 1996 Himself 1996-07-06
Movie WCW SuperBrawl V Avalanche 1995-02-19
Movie WCW Uncensored 1995 Avalanche 1995-03-19
Movie WCW World War 3 1995 The Shark 1995-11-26
Series WCW Monday Nitro 1995-09-04
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 1995 The Shark 1995-09-17
Movie WWE WrestleMania X Earthquake 1994-03-20
Movie WCW Starrcade '94 Avalanche 1994-12-27
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1993 Earthquake 1993-01-24
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1992 Earthquake 1992-01-19
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1992 Earthquake 1992-11-25
Movie WWE WrestleMania VIII Earthquake 1992-04-05
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1992 Earhquake 1992-08-29
Movie WWE WrestleMania VII Earthquake 1991-03-24
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Earthquake 1991-01-19
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1991 Himself 1991-04-21
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1991 Earthquake 1991-08-26
Movie WWE Battle Royal at the Albert Hall Earthquake 1991-10-03
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Earthquake 1990-04-01
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 Earthquake 1990-08-27
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1990 Earthquake 1990-11-22
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Canadian Earthquake 1989-11-23
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10