Bob Roop Official Website
Wrestler: Bob Roop
Real Name: Robert Roop
Hometown: Born in Blacksburg, Virginia
Moved to East Lansing, Michigan
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'1" - 270 lbs
Trained by: Joe Dibello
Debut: 1969 (Atlanta)
Previous Gimmicks: The Gladiator
Maya Singh
Maha Singh
Finishing Move: Shoulder Breaker
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds:

  • NWA Television title (2);
  • NWA National Television title;
  • NWA (Southeastern) Television title;
  • NWA (Florida) Television title;
  • NWA (Florida) Heavyweight title (2);
  • NWA (Florida) Brass Knuckles title;
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles;
  • NWA (Southeastern) Tag Team titles (2);
  • NWA Tag Team titles;
  • NWA (Florida) Tag Team titles (4);
  • NWA (Mid-South) North American Heavyweight title;

  • Bob Roop amature wrestled in High School and went to Michigan State University on a football scholarship..
  • 1968: Bob Roop earned a spot on the United States Olympic Team in Greco-Roman Heavyweight Wrestling..
  • ~~~Bob Roop placed in seventh in the Mexico City Summer Olympics, losing his match to Anatoli Roschin..
  • 1970: Bob Roop made his Atlanta debut pinning Aldo Bogni..
  • Bob Roop wrestled in Florida under the name Maha Singh, a member of the Army of Darkness, and was managed by Kevin Sullivan..
  • ~~~For the character, Bob Roop shaved one side of his head..
  • 1988: Bob Roop was forced to retire from wrestling after an automobile accident damaged his neck..
  • 2005: Bob Roop is now a school teacher in Lansing, Michigan and published a book called 'Death Match' in 2003...
  • July 15, 2006: Bob Roop was inducted into the International Wrestling Museum Hall of Fame in Newton, Iowa..

    Charles Wilson wrote: Lemme tell ya': Many will tell you the greatest World Tag Team Champions were the Andersons. Cannot argue that. But the greatest Tag Team ever was Bob Roop and Bob Orton jr. PERIOD! When Roop was faced with the task of branching out after being a single's competitor for so long, he matched up with the likes of Killer Karl Krupp. *Ugh!* He partnered with some others and got nowhere. Then, in a bit of booking magic, someone paired Roop and Orton and the question became, "When is a pinning combination not a pinning combination?" Answer: When you've made the tag with your partner! Roop, ever the Greco-Roman master, would tag Orton and roll the opponent into a backslide. The fish would begin to try to roll out when Orton would jump about 27 feet high and bring a knee into his forehead. People in the stands just went berserk! Orton and Roop just seemed to have fun and they brought life to the Tag Team event when everyone else simply put up with it or used it as a set-up or grudge/revenge affair. I have truly not seen anything like those two - including the Andersons.