[John Tenta Gallery]
||June 22, 1963
||Vancouver, British Columbia
||Married 17 years (Same woman!)
|Height & Weight:
||6'7" - 462 lbs (prime)
||Kototenzan (Heavenly Mountain)
Canadian Earthquake (WWF)
John Tenta (WCW)
Big Bubba Rogers
WWF Tag Team titles w/Typhoon ();
UWA (Canada) World Heavyweight title ();
SWS Tag Team titles ();
In The Beginning
John Tenta attended Louisiana State University before going to Japan to take up the sport of Sumo Wrestling..
John Tenta signed a big contract with All Japan Pro Wrestling which was run by the legendary Giant Baba..
World Wrestling Federation
Tenta debuted when Dino Bravo pulled the "large" man out of the audience to sit on his back while he did push-ups..
~~~"Big John" then sat on Ultimate Warrior's back, but SQUASHED HIM like a bug!
~~~"Big John" was then given the name "The Canadian Earthquake", but the Canadian part was eventually dropped..
Earthquake & Dino Bravo teamed up for the next several months against men like Ultimate Warrior & Hulk Hogan..
January 28, 1991 - The Main Event V: Hulk Hogan & Tugboat defeated The Canadian Earthquake & Dino Bravo..
The Natural Disasters
Earthquake formed a tag team with Typhoon (aka Tugboat, who had turned on Hogan) 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 - 1994 - Avalanche!!
John Tenta jumped ship to WCW, where he was known as "Avalanche" and aligned himself with Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher..
November 16, 1994 - Clash: Hulk Hogan & Sting & Dave Sullivan beat Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher & The Avalanche..
December 27, 1994 - Starrcade: Sting defeated Avalanche by Disqualification..
January 25, 1995 - Clash: Sting defeated Avalanche by Scorpion Deathlock Submission..
February 19, 1995 - Superbrawl V: Randy Savage & Sting defeated "Big" Bubba Rogers & Avalanche..
March 19, 1995 - Uncensored: Randy Savage defeated Avalanche by Disqualification..
World Championship Wrestling - 1995 - Shark Attack!!
John Tenta was transformed into "The Shark" and joined the Dungeon of Doom..
September 17, 1995 - Fall Brawl: Hogan/Savage/Sting/Luger defeated Shark/Zodiac/Kamala/Meng in a War Games match!
October 9, 1995 - Nitro: Sting defeated The Shark..
October 30, 1995 - Nitro: Scott Norton vs The Shark ended to a Double Countout..
November 23, 1995 - Nitro: Scott Norton defeated The Shark..
November 26, 1995 - World War III: The Shark participated in the 60-MAN 3-ring battle royal..
May 27, 1996 - Nitro: The Giant defeated The Shark to retain the World Heavyweight title..
May 19, 1996 - Slamboree: The American Males (Marcus Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) defeated The Shark & Maxx Muscle..
World Championship Wrestling - John Tenta
John Tenta had a revelation and started wrestling under his real name, John Tenta..
John Tenta was attacked by "Big" Bubba Rogers, who shaved off half of Tenta's hair and beard!
June 3, 1996 - Nitro: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers by Count-Out..
June 16, 1996 - Great American Bash: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers..
June 17, 1996 - Nitro: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers..
July 1, 1996 - Nitro: The Giant defeated John Tenta to retain the World Heavyweight title..
July 7, 1996 - Bash at the Beach: John Tenta beat Big Bubba in a Carson City Silver Dollar Match..
September 9, 1996 - Nitro: John Tenta defeated Randy Savage by Count-Out..
World Wrestling Federation - Human Oddities
John Tenta returned to the WWF, under a leather mask, using the name "Golga" in the Human Oddities..
John Tenta ran a wrestling school out of Sanford, Florida and promoted occasional cards in the area..
John Tenta vs Cancer
May 2004: John Tenta revealed on the Wrestlecrap forum that he has advanced bladder cancer and will be starting chemotherapy..
August 17, 2004: John Tenta announced on the WrestleCrap Forum that he was given 13-to-18 months to live WITHOUT treatment..
~~~He has a new tumor in his left lung. 2 lymph nodes are enlarged in his heart & he's undergoing 4 chemotherapy sessions a day..
November 2005: John Tenta was told the tumor in his hip didn't react to chemo-therapy and has actually grown larger..
~~~He also has four large tumors on his lungs. His doctor has told him that the chances of long term survival are 10% to 20%...
June 7, 2006: John "Earthquake" Tenta passed away after a lengthy battle with bladder cancer at the age of 42...