Ahmed Johnson


Title History

  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (November 6, 1995);
  • WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Goldust (June 23, 1996);
  • TAP (Texas All-Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title;

 Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Tony Norris played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • November 19, 1995 – Survivor Series: Ahmed Johnson (debut) and Shawn Michaels and The British Bulldog were the survivors in their match.
  • January 8, 1996 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated Jeff Brettler..
  • January 21, 1996 – Royal Rumble: Amhed Johnson defeated Jeff Jarrett by Disqualification.
  • February 26, 1996 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated Shinobi the Ninja..
  • March 25, 1996 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated Owen Hart by DQ..
  • March 31, 1996 – Wrestlemania XII: Vader and Owen Hart and British Bulldog defeats Ahmed Johnson and Yokozuna and Jake Roberts.
  • May 13, 1996 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated BodyDonna Zip..
  • May 27, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated Ahmed Johnson..
  • June 23, 1996 – King of the Ring: Ahmed Johnson defeated Goldust to become WWF Intercontinental champion..
  • June 24, 1996 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley..
  • July 15, 1996 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated Bart Gunn..
  • July 22, 1996 – RAW: Shawn Michaels & Ahmed Johnson defeated The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn)..
  • ~~~The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) defeated Shawn Michaels & Ahmed Johnson by Countout..
  • August 5, 1996 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson won a 11-Man Battle Royal (Participants: The Undertaker, Sycho Sid, Mankind, Ahmed Johnson, Steve Austin, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Goldust, Savio Vega, Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw and Marc Mero)..
  • January 19, 1997 – Royal Rumble: Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq Asaad by Disqualification.
  • March 23, 1997 – WrestleMania XIII: Ahmed Johnson and Legion of Doom defeated The Nation of Domination.
  • June 8, 1997 – King of the Ring: Hunter Heurst Helmsley defeated Ahmed Johnson in the Semi-finals of the KotR tournament.
  • November 9, 1997 – Survivor Series: Ahmed Johnson and Ken Shamrock and Legion of Doom took on the Nation of Domination.
  • Ahmed Johnson gained amazing popularity in the WWF but couldn’t stay healthy so he was let go.In 1998, the late independent wrestling promoter Dennis Coraluzzo booked Ahmed Johnson on two shows in New Jersey. Dennis sent referee Fred Rubenstein to pick Johnson up at the hotel. Fred was driving his new Nissan Altima and when Johnson saw the vehicle he said, “You expect me to ride in this?” He then demanded they get him a limousine. Coraluzzo turned down that demand and Johnson refused to leave the hotel and come to the show. When the show started, Coraluzzo got on the mic and told the fans the story, and also claimed Johnson said, “Fuck the fans” to him, which may have not been an accurate quote. Coraluzzo then told the fans the phone number to Johnson’s hotel room, told fans to write it down and call him and tell him what you think about his no-showing. He later had a ring card girl walk through the crowd with a giant sign with Johnson’s phone number. There was a line of fans at the pay phone in the lobby of the venue calling Johnson and yelling at him for no-showing. The next day, Johnson called up Coraluzzo and was furious, saying his phone kept ringing all night, well past 3 a.m., and that he couldn’t get any sleep. The big question is why Johnson just didn’t tell the front desk to block all calls to his room.World Championship Wrestling:
  • Tony Norris breifly appeared in WCW as “Big T” in the team Harlem Heat 2000 with Stevie Ray.In The Meantime:
  • Tony Norris was recently seen in a VH1 made-for-TV movie about MC Hammer.
  • ~~~Tony Norris played the role of a member of Death Row Records mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s posse.
  • March 7, 2003 – Maximum Pro Wrestling: Gangrel and Sabu defeated Monte Brown and Ahmed Johnson.