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.
  • August 2, 1991 – The Great American Bash: Big Josh and Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko by disqualification.
  • August 3, 1991 – Worldwide: Dustin Rhodes and The Yellow Dog defeated The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko).
  • September 5, 1991 – Clash of the Champions 16: The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) defeated Bill Kazmaier and Rick Steiner to win the tournament and the WCW tag team titles.
  • September 7, 1991 – Worldwide: The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) defeated Jamie Mikinnon and Jim Boss to retain the titles.
  • September 30, 1991 – Worldwide: The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) defeated Jim Boss and TC Carter.
  • October 12, 1991 – Saturday Night: WCW tag team champions The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) defeated The Screaming Eagles (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) to retain the titles.
  • October 12, 1991 – Worldwide: Larry Zbyszko defeated Jimmy Garvin.
  • October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc: WCW tag team champions The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) defeated The WCW Patriots (Firebreaker Chip and Todd Champion) to retain the titles.
  • November 2, 1991 – Worldwide: Barry Windham defeated Larry Zbyszko (w/Arn Anderson).
  • November 19, 1991 – Clash of the Champions 17: Dustin Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat defeated The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) to win the WCW tag team titles.
  • November 23, 1991 – Worldwide: Larry Zbyszko (w/Arn Anderson) defeated Firebreaker Chip.
  • November 30, 1991 – Worldwide: The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Beautiful Bobby and Larry Zbyszko) (w/Madusa) defeated Flyin’ Brian, Mike Graham and The Z-Man.
  • December 25-28, 1991 – House Show: The Z-Man defeated Larry Zbyszko.
  • December 29, 1991 – Starrcade: Dustin Rhodes and Richard Morton defeated El Gigante and Larry Zbyszko.
  • January 4, 1992 – NJPW: The Enforcers (Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko) defeated Michiyoshi Ohara and Shiro Koshinaka.
  • January 11, 1992 – Saturday Night: Larry Zbyszko defeated Terry Bronson. Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat and Ron Simmons defeated The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Larry Zbyszko and Rick Rude) (w/Madusa & Paul E. Dangerously).
  • January 18, 1992 – Saturday Night: Ron Simmons defeated Larry Zbyszko (w/Madusa).
  • January 21, 1992 – Clash of the Champions 21: Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes and Ron Simmons defeated The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Beautiful Bobby and Larry Zbyszko).
  • February 15, 1992 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko vs. Barry Windham and Ricky Steamboat ended in a no contest.
  • February 22, 1992 – Saturday Night: Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat and Sting defeated The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Beautiful Bobby, Larry Zbyszko and Rick Rude).
  • February 29, 1992 – SuperBrawl 2: Barry Windham and Dustin Rhodes defeated Larry Zbyszko and Steve Austin.
  • May 17, 1992 – WrestleWar: Sting’s Squadron (Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Ricky Steamboat and Sting) defeated The Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Beautiful Bobby, Larry Zbyszko, Rick Rude and Steve Austin) in a tag team war games rules match.
  • May 23, 1992 – Worldwide: Dustin Rhodes defeated Larry Zbyszko in the quarter-finals.
  • June 27, 1992 – Saturday Night: Larry Zbyszko defeated The Avenger.
  • April 21, 1994 – Worldwide: Larry Zbyszko defeated Lord Steven Regal to win the WCW TV title.
  • May 22, 1994 – Slamboree: Larry Zbyszko defeated Lord Steven Regal.
  • June 18, 1994 – Worldwide: Larry Zbyszko defeated Terra Ryzing to retain the TV title.
  • June 18, 1994 – Saturday Night: Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Thor.
  • June 23, 1994 – Clash of The Champions 27: Lord Steven Regal defeated Larry Zbyszko to win the WCW TV title.
  • July 3, 1994 – Worldwide: Terra Ryzing defeated Larry Zbyszko by count-out.
  • December 28, 1997 – Starrcade: Larry Zbyszko defeated Eric Bischoff by disqualification to retain his control for WCW. Bret Hart was special referee.
  • January 24, 1998 – WCW/nWo Souled Out: Larry Zbyszko defeated Scott Hall by disqualification.
  • December 6, 1999 – Nitro: Larry Zbyszko defeated Curt Hennig in a career vs. career match.

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 disqualification.
  • 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 23, 2006 – SCW: Team Vision (Chasyn Rance, Larry Zbyszko and Mister Saint Laurent) defeated Chris Nelson and Michael Cade in a handicap match.
  • 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.
  • October 28, 2006 – TNT: Larry Zbyszko defeated Killer Kowalski Jr..

“The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko:

  • November 25, 2006 – Packerland Pro Wrestling: Cobra beat Scott Steiner when heel referee Larry Zbyszko turned on Steiner!
  • December 9, 2006 – TNT: The Barbarian, Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton defeated Larry Zbyszko, Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton.
  • January 14, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Team Vision (Mister Saint Laurent and Larry Zbyszko) beat Ricky Silver and Allison Danger.
  • March 3, 2007 – SCW: Aaron Epic, Jason Hexx and Michael Cade defeated Chasyn Rance, Larry Zbyszko and Mister Saint Laurent.
  • 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).
  • May 12, 2007 – WCPW: Larry Zbyszko defeated Vito Fontaine.
  • May 19, 2007 – SCW: Chris Nelson and Michael Cade defeated Team Vision (Larry Zbyszko and Mister Saint Laurent) to win the tag team titles.
  • 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 15, 2007 – SCW: SCW Florida tag team champions Team Vision (Larry Zbyszko and Mister Saint Laurent) vs. The Heartbreak Express (Phil Davis and Sean Davis) ended in a no contest to retain the titles.
  • 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 3, 2008 – AWA: Larry Zbyszko defeated Ricky Landell to retain the AWA world heavyweight title.
  • 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.
  • January 3, 2009 – BELIEVE: Becky Bayless and Larry Zbyszko defeated Jessika Haze and Scott Davis.
  • February 28, 2009 – NWA Charlotte: Phil Shatter defeated Larry Zbyszko to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heritage title.
  • April 4, 2009 – BELIEVE: Devin Dalton and Larry Zbyszko defeated Brett Thunder and QT Marshall.
  • May 2, 2009 – NWA Wrestle Birmingham: NWA Alabama heavyweight champion Dennis Condrey defeated Larry Zbyszko to retain the title.
  • May 16, 2009 – BELIEVE: Larry Zbyszko and Glacier defeated Mr. Milo Beasley and Ray Beez.
  • January 29, 2010 – ROH SoCal Showdown: Larry Zbyszko defeated Scotty 2 Hotty.
  • April 10, 2010 – International Wrestling Cartel: David Sammartino defeated “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko.
  • May 2, 2010 – Deaf Wrestlefest: David Sammartino and Larry Zbyszko defeated Frank Stalletto and Lou Marconi by disqualification.
  • 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!
  • August 20, 2011 – BELIEVE XXXII: AWA world heavyweight champion Larry Zbyszko vs. Robin Donahue ended in a no contest to retain the title.
  • October 22, 2011 – BELIEVE XXXIV: QT Marshall defeated Larry Zbyszko.
  • November 19, 2011 – BELIEVE XXXV: Larry Zbyszko defeated Tony Torres.
  • January 7, 2012 – BELIEVE XXXVII: Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Reed.
  • February 4, 2012 – BELIEVE XXXVIII: NWA world heavyweight champion The Sheik defeated AWA world heavyweight champion Larry Zbyszko to retain the NWA world title, to win the AWA world title which results in the unification of both titles.
  • March 16, 2012 – Wrestlewar: Doug Gilbert and Larry Zbyszko defeated Jason Nesmith and Jeremiah Plunkett.
  • March 31, 2013 – PWS: Brian Blair, Carlos Colon, Lanny Poffo and Mike Graham defeated Gary Royal, Larry Zbyszko, Ron Bass and The Masked Superstar in a tag team elimination match.
  • April 28, 2013 – BELIEVE 52: Larry Zbyszko and Tim Zbyszko defeated Josh Hess and Justine Silver.
  • Larry Zbyszko will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2015 during the WrestleMania 31 ceremonies in Santa Clara, CA.