Wrestler: "Leaping" Lanny Poffo
Real Name: Lanny Mark Poffo
Birthday: December 28, 1954
Hometown: Downers Grove, Illinois
Moved to Sarasota, Florida
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'0" - 228 lbs
Trained by:
Debut: 1973
Previous Gimmicks: "Leaping" Lanny Poffo
The Genius
Finishing Move: "Honor Roll" Flying Senton
Favorite Moves: Moonsault
Notable Feuds: Brutus Beefcake
Hulk Hogan
Natural Disasters

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Article: The Legacy of Lanny Poffo

  • Lanny Poffo is the brother of Randy 'Macho Man' Savage, and the son of Angelo Poffo..
  • Lanny Poffo was a major star in in his father's promotion in Lexington known as International Championship Wrestling..
  • Mid-80s: "Leaping" Lanny Poffo was one of the most prominant jobbers in the World Wrestling Federation..
  • ~~~Leapin' Lanny's trademark was bringing frisbies to the ring with his poetry on them and throwing them to the crowd..
  • 1988: Lanny Poffo self-published a 172-page book of his poetry titled Wrestling with Rhyme..
  • Lanny Poffo is working on a book of anti-smoking limericks (he has already written 147 of the planned 300)..
  • Lanny Poffo is a member of the Abraham Lincoln Society and earns a living helping arrange loans for college students..
  • June 2004: Lanny Poffo has a book coming out in September for parents who want to teach their children not to smoke..
  • ~~~published by White-Boucke. For more info you can check at www.white-boucke.com/limericks.php
  • January 29, 2005 - WrestleReunion: "The Genius" Lanny Poffo defeated "The Royal Stud" Adam Windsor w/Dory Funk Jr...
  • August 13, 2005--Ballpark Brawl: Jimmy T (Local DJ) & Kamala defeated Jimmy Hart & Lanny Poffo..

    Jeff Nettleton wrote: I used to love watching Leaping Lanny's matches for his father's ICW promotion, every Saturday (and later, Sunday) afternoon. Lanny was different from the rest, with a high flying style and muscular physique. Most of the ICW guys were mat-based wrestlers, where Lanny was also skilled, but he flew around the ring like no other on the show. I saw him walk the ropes, perform moonsaults, victory rolls, and rolling reverse cradles; before most American wrestlers were performing them. Lanny always celebrated his wins with a backflip, showcasing his amazing agility. His tag-team with George Weingeroff was amazing. His matches with his brother were off the charts.

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