• One Of The Tallest Pro-Wrestlers Of All Time Passed Away 16 Years Ago Today
On this day in 2005, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Silo Sam (Real name: John Harris) at the age of 52.
Standing at 7-foot-5 (billed as 7-foot-7), John Harris ranks #3 on the list of the tallest professional wrestlers ever (tap here to check out the complete list).
Known as Silo Sam in Verne Gagne’s AWA (1986), he was known as Big John Harris on CWA Memphis Wrestling TV (1984-1985) and as Little John in Fritz Von Erich’s WCCW.
In 1987, he wrestled on untelevised WWF House Shows, but they didn’t end up hiring him.
Quite a lot of people remember him for chasing Pee-Wee Herman because of a girl in the movie “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
September 12, 1952 – April 19, 2005
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 19, 1986) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This was the original third nationally syndicated show that later became known as “WWF Wrestling Spotlight” after the August 30, 1986 episode.
NOT to be confused with the famous “WWF Superstars of Wrestling” TV show, that eventually took over WWF Championship Wrestling in September 1986 and ran until 1997, before becoming a recap/highlights show that ran till 2001.
Here’s the card:
– Cpl. Kirchner & George Steele vs. Scrubs
– WWF Update
– The Hart Foundation vs. Scrubs
– Tony Atlas & Lanny Poffo vs. Johnny K-9 & Joe Mirto
– Dump Matsumoto & Bull Nakano vs. Susan Starr & Candice Pardue
– Piper’s Pit with King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd
– Macho Man on TNT
– The Rougeau Brothers vs. The Moondogs