Larry Zbysko


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Title History

  • PWI (Pro-Wrestling Illustrated) Rookie Of The Year Award (1974);
  • WWWF Tag Team titles w/Tony Garea defeating Yukon Lumberjacks (November 21, 1978);
  • PWI (Pro-Wrestling Illustrated) Most Hated Wrestler Of The Year Award (1980);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Wrestling II by winning a Tournament (June 5, 1983);
  • AWA Americas Heavyweight title Awarded (January 1985);
  • NWA Western States Heritage Heavyweight title defeating Barry Windham (January 24, 1988);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title won a Battle Royal (Febuary 7, 1989);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Mr. Saito (April 8, 1990);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Arn Anderson defeating Bill Kazmier and Rick Steiner in a Tournament (September 5, 1991);
  • WCW World Television title defeating Steven Regal (May 2, 1994);
  • (Nashville) USA Championship Wrestling North American Heavyweight title defeating Chris Harris (March 2, 2002);
  • SCW (Florida) Tag Team titles w/Mister Sain Laurent by winning 3-WAY for vacant Tag Team titles (October 14, 2006);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title [Re-Awarded] (February 5, 2008);
  • AOM (All Out Mayhem) Heavyweight title defeating Palmer Canon (November 20, 2010);

Career Highlights

World Wide Wrestling Federation:

  • 1980: Larry Zbyszko engaged in a brutal and bloody feud with his former mentor, Bruno Sammartino.
  • August 9, 1980 – Showdown at Shae: Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko in a “Steel Cage” match.

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • June 5, 1983: Larry Zbyszko defeated Mr. Wrestling II in a tournament final for the Georgia National Heavyweight title
  • 1983: Larry Zbyszko paid “Killer” Tim Brooks $25,000 for the NWA National title.

American Wrestling Association:

  • Sept 28, 1985-AWA SuperClash: Greg Gagne and Scott Hall and Curt Hennig beat Ray Stevens and Nick Bockwinkel and Larry Zbyszko.
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: Scott LeDoux defeated Larry Zbysko by Disqualification in a “boxing” match.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • 1991: Larry Zbyszko teamed with Ric Flair, Sid Vicious and Barry Windham in War Games.

Retirement and NWA TNA:

  • January 15, 2003 – NWA:TNA: Larry makes a surprise appearance and gives a long “tradition” speech.
  • ~~~Larry has a pull-apart brawl with AJ Styles and this sets up a match next week.
  • January 22, 2003 – NWA^TNA: A.J. Styles b Larry Zbyszko with both feet on the ropes.
  • January 29, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Larry Zbyszko becomes AJ Styles’ manager after AJ couldn’t beat him twice in 10 minutes.
  • January 31, 2002 – World Wide Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko b Dean Jablonski and Rowdy Ron in a handicap match.
  • August 6, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Kid Kash defeated Larry Zbyszko after interference by Abyss.
  • April 25, 2004 – Pittsburgh Pro Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko defeated Lord Zoltan in Zbyszko’s hometown.
  • June 23, 2004 – TNA PPV: Larry Zbyszko makes an appearance to support Ron Killings against World Champion Jeff Jarrett.
  • June 25, 2004 – TNA Impact: Larry Zbyszko makes another appearance and gets a Guitar-shot from Jeff Jarrett!
  • July 9, 2004 – TNA Impact: The Naturals vs Chris Daniels and Primetime ended in a 10-minute time limit draw (Non title match).
  • ~~~The “judge” for the match was Larry Zbyszko, who ruled that Chris Daniels and Elix Skipper won the match by decision!
  • July 14, 2004 – NWA^TNA: Ron Killings’ Team defeated Jeff Jarrett’s Team in a “10-Man Tag Team Guitar on a Poll” match.
  • ~~~Ron Killings’ Team = Ron Killings and BG James and Konnan and Dusty Rhodes and Larry Zbyszko.
  • ~~~Jeff Jarrett’s Team = Jeff Jarrett and Ken Shamrock and Onyx and Chad Collyer and Hotstuff Hernandez.
  • July 17, 2004 – Iron Ring Wrestling: CC Ryder and Larry Zbyszko defeated Ricky Morton and Tim Horner.
  • October 16, 2004 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko defeated Jason Hexx.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: “Outlaw” Ron Bass and Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham.
  • February 26, 2005 – ACPW: Larry Zbyszko defeated K.C. McKnight.
  • June 25, 2005 – NWA Spinebuster: Steve Corino defeated Larry Zbyszko to retain the AWA World Heavyweight title.
  • July 16, 2005 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Francine showed up and introduced Larry Zybzsko who came out and cut a promo.
  • July 30, 2005 – Retro Wrestling Alliance: Greg Valentine vs Larry Zbyszko ended in a draw
  • August 27, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Larry Zbyszko defeated Diamond Dallas Page to win five minutes with Bruno Sammartino!
  • ~~~DDP actually used a diamond cutter on Zbyszko, then pulled him on top of him so Larry won the match.
  • ~~~Bruno Sammartino attacked Larry Zbyszko and started choking him out until he was pulled off very quickly.
  • September 17, 2005 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Larry Zbyzsko defeated Ninja (Sherri Martel led 3 ninjas to attack Zbyszko).
  • October 28, 2005 – SCW 7th Anniversary Show: Chasyn Rance defeated Larry Zbyszko.

NWA: Total Nonstop Action – Director of Authority:

  • October 2005: Director of Authority Larry Zbyszko repeatedly ejected Raven from the building week after week.
  • November 6, 2005 – Iron Ring Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko vs Jimmy Golden ended in Double DQ.
  • November 3, 2005 – TNA Impact: Larry Zbyszko kicked Raven out of the building so he wouldn’t get involved in the main event.
  • November 12, 2005 – TNA Impact: Raven confronted Larry Zbyszko about mistreating him, so Zbyszko gave him an release form.
  • ~~~Zbyszko said he could sign it and leave TNA or stay and be put through hell in TNA week after week.
  • November 13, 2005 – TNA Genesis: Raven defeated PJ Palaco (formerly known as Justin Credible) – match set up by Larry Zbyszko.
  • November 26, 2005 – TNA Impact: Larry Zbyszko once again offered Raven the chance to sign a release form to get out of TNA.
  • December 11, 2005 – TNA Turning Point: Raven defeated Larry Zbyszko’s Choice (Chris K. aka Chris Kanyon).
  • January 14, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko w/Missy Hyatt defeated Rip Malibu.
  • January 15, 2006 – Final Resolution: Sean Waltman (hand picked opponent) defeated Raven forcing Raven to leave TNA “forever”.
  • March 4, 2006 – SCW: Jaison Moore defeating “Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko by Disqualification.
  • March 25, 2006 – ACPW: Buff Bagwell defeated “Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko..
  • April 8, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Larry Zbyszko was warned that TNA management was bringing in a “New Guy” soon..
  • April 22, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko held the 8th annual Spring Breakout Bikini Contest.
  • April 23, 2006 – TNA Lockdown: Larry Zbyszko was put on probation (storyline) and Raven returned and attacked Zbyszko!
  • April 27, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Raven once again showed up to make Larry Zbyszko’s life a living hell and chased him backstage.
  • May 13, 2006 – Powerhouse Wrestling: Larry Zbyzsko defeated Brick House Baker..
  • May 14, 2006 – TNA Sacrifice: Raven defeated A-1 w/Larry Zbyszko.
  • June 2006: Larry Zbyszko was repeatedly warned about a “New Public Face of TNA Management” who was coming in to TNA.
  • June 3, 2006 – NWA Wisconsin: Larry Zbyszko and Adrian Lynch defeated Matt Longtime and Kevin Krueger in a tag team match.
  • June 10, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Demolition Ax (Bill Eadie) defeated Larry Zbyszko..
  • June 15, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Larry Zbyszko opened a car door and saw who the New Face of TNA Management was!
  • June 18, 2006 – TNA Slammiversary: Larry Zbyszko interfered in the King of the Mountain match and helped “screw” Christian Cage.
  • June 24, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: A.J. Styles defeated Raven with Larry Zbyszko as the guest referee.
  • July 16, 2006 – TNA Victory Road: Raven defeated Larry Zbyszko in a Hair vs Hair match with Marc “Slick” Johnson as referee.
  • July 29, 2006 – SCW: Drunk and Disorderly (formerly the New Heavenly Bodies) defeated Larry Zbyszko and Chasyn Rance.
  • September 29, 2006 – National Wrestling Superstars: Larry Zbyszko defeated Sal Sincere w/King Kaluha..
  • September 30, 2006 – National Wrestling Superstars: Larry Zbyszko defeated Ace Darling.
  • October 14, 2006 – SCW: Larry Zbyszko and Mister Sain Laurent won a 3-WAY to capture the SCW Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~Larry Zbyszko and Mister Sain Laurent defeated Jason Hexx and Aaron Epic and Dagon Briggs and David Mercury.
  • October 22, 2006 – TNA Bound For Glory: Eric Young defeated “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko in a “Loser Gets Fired!” match.

“The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko:

  • November 25, 2006 – Packerland Pro Wrestling: Cobra beat Scott Steiner when heel referee Larry Zbyszko turned on Steiner!
  • January 14, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Team Vision (Mister Saint Laurent and Larry Zbyszko) beat Ricky Silver and Allison Danger
  • March 24, 2007 – International Wrestling Cartel: The Legend Bruno Sammartino was given the key to the city of Franklin.
  • ~~~Dominic Denucci w/Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko w/Lord Zoltan (Zoltan inadvertently hit Larry Zbyszko).
  • June 9, 2007 – NWA Wisconsin: “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko defeated Derrick St. Holmes in DePere, Wisconsin.
  • August 24, 2007 – WWWA: Glen Osbourne defeated “Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko in Hazleton, Pennsylvania at St. Joseph’s Gym.
  • October 27, 2007 – PWU: “New Batman” Johnny Kashmere hosted a Batcave segment with guests Larry Winters and Larry Zbyszko.
  • ~~~Devon Moore defeated 2 Cold Scorpio to win the PWU Title with interference from special guest referee Larry Zbyszko.
  • February 2, 2008 – ACPW: Larry Zbyszko worked as the figurehead commissioner in Eustis, Florida.
  • February 5, 2008: The AWA World Heavyweight title was “returned” to Larry Zbyszko by AWA President Dale Gagne.
  • May 10, 2008 – I Believe in Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko and Chasyn Rance defeated the Vandalz in Orlando, Florida.
  • May 15, 2008 – Georgia Pro Wrestling Association: Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Pain to retain the AWA World Heavyweight Title.
  • June 28, 2008 – Boynton Championship Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko defeated Tommy Vandal to retain the AWA World title.
  • August 9, 2008 – I Believe in Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko w/Becky Bayless beat Tommy Vandal to retain the AWA World title.
  • October 25, 2008 – I Believe in Wrestling: Larry Zbyszko defeated Scott Davis to retain the AWA World Heavyweight title
  • April 10, 2010 – International Wrestling Cartel: David Sammartino defeated “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko.
  • June 25, 2010 – WWA: Jim Neidhart and Ryze Woo defeated Larry Zbyszko and Frankie Capone in Melbourne, Florida.
  • November 20, 2010 – All Out Mayhem: Palmer Canon defeated Captain Freedom to win the AOM Heavyweight title.
  • ~~~LATER: “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko defeated Palmer Canon to win the AOM Heavyweight Championship!