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John Tenta (1963–2006)

Deceased Canadian Sumo turned professional wrestler best known for his work for WWE from 1989 to 1993. He went undefeated as a Sumo wrestler but left the sport out of frustration with the lifestyle and knowing he would never get elevated to Yokozuna (Grand Champion) status. He trained in All Japan Pro Wrestling and debuted for the promotion in ... See full bio »


(age 42) in Sanford, Florida, USA

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 1995-1997 WCW Monday Nitro (TV Series)
The Shark / John Tenta
- Episode #2.26 (1997) ... John Tenta
- Episode #2.25 (1997) ... John Tenta
- Episode #1.52 (1996) ... John Tenta
- Episode #1.42 (1996) ... John Tenta
- Episode #1.40 (1996) ... John Tenta
 1996 WCW Bash at the Beach (TV Movie)
John Tenta
 1996 WCW SuperBrawl VI (TV Movie)
The Shark
 1995 WCW World War 3 (TV Movie)
The Shark
 1995/I Clash of the Champions (TV Movie)
 1994 Clash of the Champions XXIX (TV Movie)
 1991 WWF UK Rampage '91 (TV Movie)
 1991 Royal Rumble (Video)
 1990 Summerslam (Video)
 1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
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Alternate Names:

Shark Attack | The Canadian Earthquake | Golga | Kototenzan | Big John Tenta


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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Personal Quote:

[Disowning his Shark gimmick] "I'm not a shark, I'm not a fish, I'm not an avalanche. I am a man! John Tenta! A 500 lbs. man!"


Won the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Achievement Award for "First Runners-Up Tag Team of the Year 1992". (with Typhoon) See more »


As Golga, he always came to the ring with a stuffed Eric Cartman (from South Park) doll. See more »


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