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John Tenta (1963–2006)

John Tenta was born on June 22, 1963 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He was an actor, known for Summerslam (1990), Starrcade (1994) and WrestleMania VIII (1992). He was married to Josephine Tenta. He died on June 7, 2006 in Sanford, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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(age 42) in Sanford, Florida, USA

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Known For

Summerslam
Summerslam Earthquake
(1990)
Starrcade
Starrcade Avalanche
(1994)
WrestleMania VIII
WrestleMania VIII Earthquake
(1992)

Filmography

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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 The Great American Bash (TV Movie)
John Tenta
 1996 WCW SuperBrawl VI (TV Movie)
The Shark
 1995 WCW World War 3 (TV Movie)
The Shark
 1995/II Clash of the Champions (TV Movie)
The Shark
 1995 WCW Uncensored (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1995 WCW SuperBrawl V (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1995/I Clash of the Champions (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1994 Starrcade (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1994 Clash of the Champions XXIX (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1994 Halloween Havoc (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1991 WWF UK Rampage '91 (TV Movie)
Earthquake
 1991 WrestleMania VII (TV Movie)
Earthquake
 1991 Royal Rumble (Video)
Earthquake
 1990 Summerslam (Video)
Earthquake
 1990 WrestleMania VI (TV Movie)
Earthquake
 1990 Royal Rumble (Video)
Earthquake
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (26 credits)

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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Disowning his Shark gimmick] "I'm not a fish. I'm a man!"

Trivia:

Moved to Houston with his family in 2004 to receive treatment for bladder cancer where he eventually passed away in 2006. He is survived by his wife and three kids. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Golga See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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