- Sonny Rogers was trained by Bob Sabre and Kevin Clayton at the American Wrestling Club in Chicago..
- ~~~Same training class as Tony Leone, Terry Scholl, Chuck Greenlee, Juan Sebastian, and Mickey Shannon..
- Sonny Rogers debuted using the name Gaylord Fontaine against Kevin Clayton in Whitewater, Wisconsin..
- Sonny Rogers was given the name Sonny Rogers because of his likeness to Buddy Rogers..
- August 10, 1980: Sonny Rogers debuted in AWA teaming with Steve Olsonoski losing to Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura..
- Sonny Rogers also worked for Jerry Jarrett in Memphis and for Angelo Poffo’s ICW in Lexington, Kentucky..
- Sonny Rogers did a tag team gimmick with Jon Stewart calling themselves The Beach Boys..
- Sonny Rogers was the head trainer at Sam DeCero’s Windy City Wrestling in Chicago..
- Sonny Rogers also used to own Pro Championship Wrestling in Elk Grove Village..