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Wrestler: Johnny Rodz
Real Name: Johnny Rodriguez
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Hometown: Billed from Steubenville, Ohio
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Previous Gimmicks: "Arabian Wildman" Java Ruuk
"The Unpredictable" Johnny Rodz
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Notable Feuds: Earl Maynard

  • Johnny Rodz worked in Los Angeles for Mike & Gene LaBelle as Arabian Wildman Java Ruuk at one stage..
  • ~~~1976: Java Ruuk won the annual Los Angeles battle royal eliminating Pork Chop Cash at the end..

    World Wide Wrestling Federation:
  • Johnny Rodz was a respectable WWWF jobber who never really won many matches but always looked good..
  • June 22, 1985--WWF Championship Wrestling: Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat defeated Johnny Rodz........
  • ~~~One time, Johnny Rodz was wrestling Jay Strongbow at Seton Hall University & a heap of students wore Arab headgear..
  • ~~~~~The students kept bowing & doing a continuous chant of “Java Ruuk, Java Ruuk”..
  • ~~~~~The legendary Jay Strongbow had to break character & kept laughing until he had tears in his eyes..

    Retirement & Training:
  • Johnny Rodz runs a wrestling school, training wrestlers such as Tazz & Brother Devon, Hugh Morrus, & Tommy Dreamer..
  • 1996: Johnny Rodz was inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame..
  • March 1, 2007 - TNA iMPACT: A video was shown of LAX attacking Johnny Rodz to further the LAX/Team 3-D storyline..
  • March 11, 2007 - TNA Destination-X: LAX (w/Konnan & Machete) beated Team 3-D (w/Johnny Rodz) in a "Ghetto Brawl"..
  • March 15, 2007 - TNA iMPACT: Alex Shelley & Homicide & Hernandez beat Team 3-D (Ray & Devon & Runt w/Johnny Rodz)..