Johnny Rodz

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Title History

  • IWA (Montreal) International Heavyweight title (as Java Ruuk) defeating Edouard Carpentier (Febuary 11, 1980);
  • WWC (World Wrestling Council) World Tag Team titles w/Super Medico I defeating ????? ();

Career Highlights

  • Johnny Rodz worked in Los Angeles for Mike & Gene LaBelle as Arabian Wildman Java Ruuk at one stage..
  • ~~~1976: Java Ruuk won the annual Los Angeles battle royal eliminating Pork Chop Cash at the end..

World Wide Wrestling Federation:

  • Johnny Rodz was a respectable WWWF jobber who never really won many matches but always looked good..
  • January 21, 1980 – WWF: Kevin Von Erich pinned Johnny Rodz in Von Erich’s Madison Square Garden debut..
  • June 22, 1985–WWF Championship Wrestling: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated Johnny Rodz……..
  • ~~~One time, Johnny Rodz was wrestling Jay Strongbow at Seton Hall University & a heap of students wore Arab headgear..
  • ~~~~~The students kept bowing & doing a continuous chant of “Java Ruuk, Java Ruuk”..
  • ~~~~~The legendary Jay Strongbow had to break character & kept laughing until he had tears in his eyes..

Retirement & Training:

  • Johnny Rodz runs a wrestling school, training wrestlers such as Tazz & Brother Devon, Hugh Morrus, & Tommy Dreamer..
  • 1996: Johnny Rodz was inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame..
  • March 1, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: A video was shown of LAX attacking Johnny Rodz to further the LAX/Team 3-D storyline..
  • March 11, 2007 – TNA Destination-X: LAX (w/Konnan & Machete) beated Team 3-D (w/Johnny Rodz) in a “Ghetto Brawl”..
  • March 15, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Alex Shelley & Homicide & Hernandez beat Team 3-D (Ray & Devon & Runt w/Johnny Rodz)..