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Sylvester Ritter (1952–1998)

The man who would eventually become known as the Junk Yard Dog was born on December 13, 1953, in Wadesboro, North Carolina. He played football & wrestled in high school and was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1975 after graduating from Fayetville State University, but was cut after blowing out his knee. He tried out of the Packers and held a few ... See full bio »

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 1992 WCW Wrestle War (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1991 WCW Wrestle War (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1990 Halloween Havoc (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1990 Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1988 Starrcade (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1988 Summerslam (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1988 WCW Main Event (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
 1988 WrestleMania IV (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1987 WrestleMania III (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1986 WrestleMania 2 (TV Movie)
Junkyard Dog
 1985 Land of a Thousand Dances (Video short)
Junkyard Dog
 1984 World Wrestling Federation (TV Series)
Junkyard Dog
- Episode dated 28 December 1984 (1984) ... Junkyard Dog
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Other Works:

Performed his own theme music, "Grab Them Cakes"

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm sure enough in living color!

Trivia:

Since leaving WWE and being as a legend, JYD is probably the best known legend to never win a championship in the WWE. Other legends such as 'George Steele' have also never won a championship. See more »

Trademark:

Wrestling finishing move "The Thump" See more »

Nickname:

Big Daddy See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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