June 10, 1968: Lars and Gene and Ole (teaming for the first time ever) beat Paul Demarco and Amazing Zuma and Les Thatcher.
~~~The Anderson Brother trio were only billed as brother because of their uncanny resemblence, they were not related in real life.
Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene and Ole Anderson):
April 1970: Ole and Gene Anderson captured the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles.
1971: Ole Anderson won the Florida Tag Team title with Ronnie Garvin.
1971: Ole Anderson defeated NWA World Champion Jack Brisco for the Florida TV title.
1973: Ole Anderson won the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title from Jerry Brisco.
1973: Ole and Gene Anderson recaptured the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles.
1973: Ole Anderson defeated James J. Dillon in the finals of a tournament for the first Mid-Atlantic TV Champion.
May 31, 1974: Ole and Gene Anderson beat Robert Fuller and “Bullet” Bob Armstrong for the Georgia Tag Team titles.
1973: Ole and Gene Anderson beat Tim Woods and Harley Race to win the Georgia Tag Team titles again.
1975: Ole and Gene Anderson became the first NWA (Mid-Atlantic) World Tag Team champions.
1975: Ole Anderson was defeated by Paul Jones in the first round of a tournament for the United States Heavyweight title.
Ole and Gene Anderson continued to bounce back and forth between Georgia and the Mid-Atlantic areas.
December 25, 1976: Ole and Gene Anderson were defeated by Ric Flair and Greg Valentine for the titles in a steel cage match.
1977: Ole and Gene Anderson were suddenly “fan favorites”.
Ole, Gene and Wahoo McDaniel feuded with Ric Flair, Greg Valentine and Blackjack Mulligan.
Ole and Gene Anderson returned to Georgia and went on to win four more Georgia Tag Team championships.
May, 1977: Ole and Gene Anderson got a win over Ric Flair and Greg Valentine to win their 4th World Tag Team title.
~~~Ric Flair and Greg Valentine eventually reagined the belts.
Gene Anderson’s health problems led to his retirement.
Ole Anderson on his own:
Ole Anderson teamed with Jacques Goulet, Lars Anderson (ficticious “relitive”), Ernie Ladd to each win the Georgia Tag Team titles.
Ole Anderson teamed with Ivan Koloff and they became five-time Georgia Tag Team champions between 1978-79.
Ole Anderson travelled to the Alabama area where he had two reigns as the Southeast Heavyweight Champion.
Ole and Lars Anderson returned to Georgia as “The Masked Avengers” to feud with the Russians, Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff.
Ole Anderson later teamed with Dusty Rhodes to take on “The Assassins”.
Ole Anderson and Dusty Rhodes took on The Assassins in a cage match with Gene Anderson and Ivan Koloff as special guest referees.
~~~Ole and Gene BOTH turned on Dusty leaving him open to a 5-1 beating inside the cage!
May 1, 1981: Ole and Gene Anderson (out of retirement) went back to the Carolinas and won one more World Tag Team Championship.
~~~Gene Anderson went into permanent retirement soon after, vacating the titles.
1982: Ole Anderson won another World Tag Team Title with the dangerous cowboy, Stan Hansen in a tournament.
The Four Horsemen:
1984: Ole Anderson began teaming regularly with Thunderbolt Patterson.
1985: Ole Anderson and Thunderbolt Patterson started a feud with Arn Anderson in Georgia.
Ole Anderson ended up turning on Thunderbolt and joining forces with his ‘family’, Arn Anderson.
Ole and Arn Anderson immediately joined Ric Flair and Tully Blanchard in the first version of the famous Four Horsemen!
Ole Anderson released a very well-written and entertaining (yet controversial) book entitled Inside Out, co-written by Scott Teal.
Summer 2007: Ole Anderson was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and it worsened with memory loss and decreased mobility.
Alan R. Rogowski
September 22, 1942
St. Paul, Minnesota
Height and Weight
6'1" 256 lbs
August 19, 1967