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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 »

Died:

(age 42) in Sanford, Florida, USA

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Known For

WWE Raw
WWE Raw Golga / Earthquake / Golga- The Oddities
(1994-1999)
WWE Sunday Night Heat
(1998-1999)
Summerslam
Summerslam Earthquake
(1990)

Filmography

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 1998-1999 WWE Sunday Night Heat (TV Series)
Golga
- Episode #2.8 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #2.2 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #1.21 (1998) ... Golga
- Episode #1.14 (1998) ... Golga
 1994-1999 WWE Raw (TV Series)
Golga / Earthquake / Golga- The Oddities
- Episode #7.5 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #7.4 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #6.52 (1998) ... Golga
- Episode #6.49 (1998) ... Golga
- Episode #6.47 (1998) ... Golga
 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 SuperBrawl VI (TV Movie)
The Shark
 1995 WCW World War 3 (TV Movie)
The Shark
 1995/I Clash of the Champions (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1994 Clash of the Champions XXIX (TV Movie)
Avalanche
 1992 Supertape 92 (Video)
Earthquake
 1991 World Tour 1991 (Video)
Earthquake
 1991 WWF Supertape Vol. 4 (Video)
Earthquake
 1991 WWF UK Rampage '91 (TV Movie)
Earthquake
 1991 WWF Mega Matches (Video)
Earthquake
 1990 Hulkamania Forever (Video)
Earthquake
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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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Did You Know?

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!"

Trivia:

Attended Louisiana State University. For years he had a LSU Tigers tattoo on his arm. While he was doing the Shark gimmick, he endured a 24-hour procedure to have the Tiger turned into a shark. Soon after, he stopped doing the gimmick. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

The Shark See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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