||August 10, 1956
||Originally Norfolk, Virginia
Now lives in Tampa, Florida
|Height & Weight:
||6'3" - 384 lbs
||Big Bubba (Tennessee)
Bubba the Belt Collector
Big Steel Man
||Soul Train Jones
Jerry Lawler (Memphis)
Dusty Rhodes (Florida)
The Beverly Brothers
[Fred Ottman Gallery]
WWF World Tag Team titles w/Earthquake defeating Ted DiBiase & Irwin R. Shiester (July 20, 1992);
In The Beginning:
Fred Ottman wrestled in Memphis as "Bubba the Belt Collector" and feuded with Jerry "The King Lawler..
Frdd Ottman wrestled in Florida as "US Steel", and changed to "Big Steelman" after threats of lawsuits from the US Steel" company..
World Wrestling Federation:
Fred Ottman debuted in the WWF as Tugboat, and siding with Hulk Hogan in his feud with Dino Bravo & Earthquake..
Fred Ottman later adopted a more serious gimmick, Typhoon and formed a team with Earthquake, known as the Natural Disasters..
August 26, 1991 - Summerslam: The Natural Disasters (Earthquake & Typhoon) defeated The Bushwhackers (Luke & Butch)..
October 3, 1991 - Royal Albert Hall: Earthquake defeated The Big Bossman..
January 19, 1992 - Royal Rumble: The Natural Disasters defeated The Legion of Doom (Tag Champs) by COUNT OUT..
April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: The Natural Disasters defeated Money Inc. (Tag Champs) by COUNT OUT..
July 20, 1992: The Natural Disasters defeated Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & IRS) to win the WWF Tag Team titles..
August 29, 1992 - Summerslam: The Natural Disasters defeated The Beverly Brothers to retain..
October 13, 1992: Money Inc. defeated The Natural Disasters to win back the WWF Tag Team titles..
November 24, 1992 - Survivor Series: The Nasty Boys & The Natural Disasters beat Money Inc. & The Beverly Brothers..
World Championship Wrestling:
Fred Ottman was the victim of the most embarrassing moment in the history of wrestling, The Shockmaster..
~~~Fred Ottman's debut in WCW, as the Shockmaster, was botched when he tripped during his entrance and looked like a goof..
~~~Dispite the obvious botched entrance, the company decided to go on with the gimmick..
Fall Brawl 1993: Shockmaster/Sting/Davey Boy Smith/Dustin Rhodes defeated Harlem Heat/Vader/Sid Vicious in War Games..
Fred Ottman made appearances in Ted DiBiase's wXo promotion as an overweight bafoon who couldn't get out of his own vehicle.