Big John Quinn
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"Big" John Quinn
Very successful wrestler in Canada in the 70s who became world heavyweight
champion in England in the 80s. Wrestled as the Kentucky Butcher in the
WWWF in the 70s and had some title shots against Bruno Sammartino.
His nine Canadian tag championships in Vancouver include 4 reigns with
Bob Brown, one with
Kurt Von Hess, whith whom he also won the IWA
World tag title in Japan, and one with Don Leo Jonathan in 1978.
"In the left corner, the man they love to hate -- the Mighty Quinn, a
32-year-old Canadian. He's 6ft 4in tall and weights 20 stone 10 lb. His
hobby -- eating the British for breakfast. John Quinn is desperate to
be the best because he really HATES the British. During his five months
in Britain, Quinn says he has become disgusted with us -- especially with
the wrestling audiences."
(From REVEILLE, June 15, 1979)
- 9-time Canadian tag champion (Vancouver), 1970-78
- 3-time Stampede North American champion, 1971, 74
- Mid-South North American champion, as The Stomper, 1972
- Mid-South Brass Knucks champion, as The Stomper, 1972
- Stampede International tag champion, with Mr. Hito, 1975
- 2-time Pacific Coast champion (Vancouver), 1976, 78
- IWF tag champion (Japan), with Kurt Von Hess, 1977
- 2-time World heavyweight champion (England), 1980-85