Bob Roop

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Title History

 

  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles w/Buddy Fuller Awarded (February ??, 1970);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Dale Lewis (June 12, 1971);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating Ole Anderson (December 23, 1971);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Boris Malenko defeating Bearcat Wright & Bobby Shane (May 9, 1972);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Bill Watts (May ??, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating ????????? (June 14, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating ???????? (November ??, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Bob Orton Jr. defeating Ken Lucas & Mike Graham (????, 1976);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Bob Orton Jr. defeating Bill Dromo & Eddie Graham (January 27, 1976);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Alexi Smirnoff defeating Pepper Gomez & Pat Patterson (March 30, 1977);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Dean Ho (September 17, 1977);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Rocky Johnson (March 13, 1978);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Golden defeating Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson (August ??, 1978);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Bob Orton Jr. defeating Ken Lucas & Kevin Sullivan [Tournament] (February 11, 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Television title defeating ???????? (April ??, 1979);
  • ICW (Poffo) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Bob Orton Jr. defeating ??????? (July ??, 1979);
  • ICW (Poffo) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Terry Gibbs defeating ??????? (April ??, 1980);
  • ICW (Poffo) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Big Boy Williams defeating ????????? (August ??, 1980);
  • ICW (Poffo) Television title defeating Randy Savage [Tournament] (September 9, 1980);
  • ICW (Poffo) Television title defeating Bob Orton Jr. (June 13, 1981);
  • Mid South Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Super Destroyer (July 22, 1981);
  • Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Ted DiBiase (March 17, 1982);
  • NWA World Television title defeating Ron Garvin (September ??, 1984);
  • NWA World Television title defeating Ron Garvin (January ??, 1985);

 

Career Highlights

 

  • Bob Roop amature wrestled in High School and went to Michigan State University on a football scholarship..
  • 1968: Bob Roop earned a spot on the United States Olympic Team in Greco-Roman Heavyweight Wrestling..
  • ~~~Bob Roop placed in seventh in the Mexico City Summer Olympics, losing his match to Anatoli Roschin..
  • 1970: Bob Roop made his Atlanta debut pinning Aldo Bogni..
  • Bob Roop wrestled in Florida under the name Maha Singh, a member of the Army of Darkness, and was managed by Kevin Sullivan..
  • ~~~For the character, Bob Roop shaved one side of his head..
  • 1988: Bob Roop was forced to retire from wrestling after an automobile accident damaged his neck..
  • 2005: Bob Roop is now a school teacher in Lansing, Michigan and published a book called ‘Death Match’ in 2003…
  • July 15, 2006: Bob Roop was inducted into the International Wrestling Museum Hall of Fame in Newton, Iowa..

    Charles Wilson wrote: Lemme tell ya': Many will tell you the greatest World Tag Team Champions were the Andersons. Cannot argue that. But the greatest Tag Team ever was Bob Roop and Bob Orton jr. PERIOD! When Roop was faced with the task of branching out after being a single’s competitor for so long, he matched up with the likes of Killer Karl Krupp. *Ugh!* He partnered with some others and got nowhere. Then, in a bit of booking magic, someone paired Roop and Orton and the question became, “When is a pinning combination not a pinning combination?” Answer: When you’ve made the tag with your partner! Roop, ever the Greco-Roman master, would tag Orton and roll the opponent into a backslide. The fish would begin to try to roll out when Orton would jump about 27 feet high and bring a knee into his forehead. People in the stands just went berserk! Orton and Roop just seemed to have fun and they brought life to the Tag Team event when everyone else simply put up with it or used it as a set-up or grudge/revenge affair. I have truly not seen anything like those two – including the Andersons.