[Ole Anderson Gallery]
[Minn Wrecking Crew Gallery]
[Four Horsemen Gallery]
||September 22, 1942
||St. Paul, Minnesoda
|Height & Weight:
||6'1" - 256 lbs
||August 19, 1967
NWA Tag Team titles;
In The Beginning:
Al Rogowski spent several years in the Army before discovering professional wrestling through the legendary Verne Gagne..
August 18, 1967: Al Rogowski debuted in Verne Gagne's Minnesoda-based promotion under the name "Rock Rogowski"..
September 1967: Verne Gagne sent Rock Rogowski to work for the Dusek's Omaha promotion..
Minnesoda Wrecking Crew (Original):
Ole Anderson joined Gene Anderson & Lars Anderson to form the orginal Minnesoda Wrestling Crew, (aka the Anderson Brothers)..
June 10, 1968: Lars & Gene & Ole (teaming for the first time ever) beat Paul Demarco & Amazing Zuma & Les Thatcher..
~~~The Anderson Brother trio were only billed as brother because of their uncanny resemblence, they were not related in real life..
Minnesoda Wrecking Crew (Gene & Ole Anderson):
April 1970: Ole & Gene Anderson captured the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
1971: Ole Anderson won the Florida Tag Team title with Ronnie Garvin..
1971: Ole Anderson defeated NWA World Champion Jack Brisco for the Florida TV title..
1973: Ole Anderson won the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title from Jerry Brisco..
1973: Ole & Gene Anderson recaptured the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles..
1973: Ole Anderson defeated James J. Dillon in the finals of a tournament for the first Mid-Atlantic TV Champion..
May 31, 1974: Ole & Gene Anderson beat Robert Fuller & "Bullet" Bob Armstrong for the Georgia Tag Team titles..
1973: Ole & Gene Anderson beat Tim Woods & Harley Race to win the Georgia Tag Team titles again..
1975: Ole & Gene Anderson became the first NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team champions..
1975: Ole Anderson was defeated by Paul Jones in the first round of a tournament for the United States Heavyweight title..
Ole & Gene Anderson continued to bounce back and forth between Georgia and the Mid-Atlantic areas..
December 25, 1976: Ole & Gene Anderson were defeated by Ric Flair & Greg Valentine for the titles in a steel cage match..
1977: Ole & Gene Anderson were suddenly "fan favorites"..
Ole, Gene & Wahoo McDaniel feuded with Ric Flair, Greg Valentine & Blackjack Mulligan..
Ole & Gene Anderson returned to Georgia and went on to win four more Georgia Tag Team championships..
May, 1977: Ole & Gene Anderson got a win over Ric Flair & Greg Valentine to win their 4th World Tag Team title..
~~~Ric Flair & Greg Valentine eventually reagined the belts..
Gene Anderson's health problems led to his retirement..
Ole Anderson on his own:
Ole Anderson teamed with Jacques Goulet, Lars Anderson (ficticious "relitive"), Ernie Ladd to each win the Georgia Tag Team titles..
Ole Anderson teamed with Ivan Koloff and they became five-time Georgia Tag Team champions between 1978-79..
Ole Anderson travelled to the Alabama area where he had two reigns as the Southeast Heavyweight Champion..
Ole & Lars Anderson returned to Georgia as "The Masked Avengers" to feud with the Russians, Ivan Koloff & Alexis Smirnoff..
Ole Anderson later teamed with Dusty Rhodes to take on "The Assassins"..
Ole Anderson & Dusty Rhodes took on The Assassins in a cage match with Gene Anderson & Ivan Koloff as special guest referees..
~~~Ole & Gene BOTH turned on Dusty leaving him open to a 5-1 beating inside the cage!
May 1, 1981: Ole & Gene Anderson (out of retirement) went back to the Carolinas and won one more World Tag Team Championship..
~~~Gene Anderson went into permanent retirement soon after, vacating the titles..
1982: Ole Anderson won another World Tag Team Title with the dangerous cowboy, Stan Hansen in a tournament..
The Four Horsemen:
1984: Ole Anderson began teaming regularly with Thunderbolt Patterson..
1985: Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson started a feud with Arn Anderson in Georgia..
Ole Anderson ended up turning on Thunderbolt and joining forces with his 'family', Arn Anderson..
Ole & Arn Anderson immediately joined Ric Flair & Tully Blanchard in the first version of the famous Four Horsemen!