Tony Atlas

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Title History

  • NWA Georgia Televison title (1975);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Mr. Wrestling II defeating Ole & Gene Anderson (August 1, 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Tommy Rich defeating The Executioner & Pak Song (November 1977);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Mr. Wrestling II defeating Jacques Goulet & Ole Anderson (February 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Thunderbolt Patterson defeating Ivan Koloff & Ole Anderson (June 23, 1978);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight title defeating Ken Patera (September 17, 1978);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Kevin Sullivan defeating Alexi Smirnoff & Ivan Koloff (April 1980);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Dennis Condrey (October 24, 1980);
  • SCW (Southwest) Brass Knuckles title defeating Mongolian Stomper (September 3, 1982);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Samoans (Afa & Sika) (November 15, 1983);
  • WCCW (World Class) Televison title defeating Crusher Yurkof (Bam Bam Bigelow) (December 1, 1986);
  • WWC North American Tag Team titles w/Miguelito Perez defeating Bob Heffernan & Gran Mendoza (April 25, 1987);
  • WCWA (World Class) Texas Tag Team titles w/Skip Young defeating Texas Red & Ted Arcidi [Tournament Final] (June 29, 1987);
  • NWA (World Class) Texas Brass Knuckles title defeating Abdullah the Butcher (August ??, 1987);
  • ICW (New England) Heavyweight title defeating Joe Savoldi (Febuary 11, 1989);
  • ICW (New England) Heavyweight title defeating Vic Steamboat (April 19, 1991);
  • AWF (Puerto Rico) North American Heavyweight title Awarded (May 1992);
  • CWA (New England) Heavyweight title defeating Vic Steamboat (December 4, 1993);
  • EWA (Eastern Wrestling Alliance) Heavyweight title defeating Rick Fuller (January 24, 1998);
  • NWA Tri State Heavyweight title defeating J.W Idol (September 9, 2000);

Career Highlights

Body Building

  • Tony Atlas was a professional bodybuilder before getting into wrestling..
  • Tony Atlas is a former Mr. USA (body building champion)..

National Wrestling Alliance

World Wide Wrestling Federation

  • August 9, 1980–Showdown at Shae: Tony Atlas defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Ken Patera by count out..
  • September 22, 1980–WWF/NWA Title Unification: Tony Atlas defeated Wild Samoan Sika.
  • 1981: Tony Atlas pinned Hulk Hogan in a match that took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City..
  • ~~~TV cameras showed Hogan’s foot was on the ropes during the count (Hogan assaulted the referee after the match!).

World Wrestling Federation

  • Tony Atlas rejoined the WWF and formed a tag team with Rocky Johnson..
  • Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson defeated the Wild Samoans to win the WWWF World Tag Team titles..
  • February 18, 1985–The War To Settle The Score: Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff defeated Tony Atlas.
  • August 13, 1985–Ohio State Fair Show: Tony Atlas defeated “Magnificent” Don Muraco.
  • October 3, 1985–Saturday Night’s Main Event: King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated Andre the Giant & Tony Atlas by disqualification.
  • April 7, 1986–WrestleMania 2: Tony Atlas competed in a Invitational Battle Royal which was won by Andre The Giant.

World Class Championship Wrestling

  • November 27, 1986–World Class Championship Wrestling: Abdullah the Butcher defeated Tony Atlas by disqualification.
  • December 25, 1986–World Class Championship Wrestling: Tony Atlas defeated Matt Borne.
  • 1987: Tony Atlas teamed up with Skip Young to win the World Class Texas Tag Team titles..
  • August 1987–WCCW: Tony Atlas defeated Abdullah the Butcher to win the WCCW Brass Knuckles Title.
  • September 7, 1987–WCCW: Tony Atlas defeated Brian Adias to retain the WCCW Brass Knuckles Title.
  • Late 1987: Tony Atlas was stripped of the WCCW Brass Knuckles Title and the Title was retired..

World Wide Wrestling Federation – Saba Simba

  • 1990: Tony Atlas again wrestled in the WWF as Saba Simba, a less-than-memorable gimmick..
  • Late 1990: Tony Atlas won a battle royal and announced he would be wrestling under the ring name Saba Simba.
  • January 19, 1991–Royal Rumble: Saba Simba entered the rumble at number 7 and was eliminated by Rick Martel.
  • Early 1991: WWF told Tony Atlas that his gimmick Saba Simba had become racist and that the company was getting in trouble..
  • ~~~The WWF dropped the Saba Simba gimmick and as a result Tony Atlas left WWF to join World Championship Wrestling..

World Championship Wrestling

  • November 18, 1992–WCW Clash: Ron Simmons and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Tony Atlas, Barbarian and Cactus Jack (handicap match).
  • January 13, 1993–WCW Clash of Champions #22: Vinnie Vegas defeated Tony Atlas in a arm wrestling match.

American Wrestling Federation

Semi-Retirement

  • Tony Atlas is a Certified Personal Trainer and trains at Fitness World in Lewiston, Maine..
  • July 17, 2004–Iron Ring Wrestling: Mr. USA Tony Atlas defeated KC Thunder..
  • October 23, 2004–Rice Pro Wrestling: Tony Atlas defeated Nikolai Volkoff by Disqualification..
  • July 17, 2005–Iron Ring Wrestling: Tony Atlas vs Barbarian ended in a double count out..
  • October 2005: Tony Atlas, The Patriot, Ranger Ross and The Stro defeated Ivan Koloff and The Russian Army..
  • November 19, 2005–CCW Tribute to Starrcade: Tony Atlas defeated Tracy Smothers..
  • March 27, 2006 – RAW: They announced that Tony Atlas would be inducted into the WWE HOF on April 1 in Chicago..
  • April 1, 2006: “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by S.D. Jones..
  • May 6, 2006–New World Wrestling: Tony Atlas defeated Outpatient..
  • July 14, 2006–Big Time Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake and Tony Atlas defeated The Brain Surgeons..
  • July 15, 2006–2CW: Zachary Springate III defeated Tony Atlas in a Flag match..
  • March 2, 2007–Big Time Wrestling: Tony Atlas defeated The Russian Hammer w/Johnny Fabulous..
  • March 17, 2007: Atlas Pro Wrestling: Tony Atlas, Christian Redinger and Sponge beat Tony Roy, Rush and Amanda Storm..
  • April 14, 2007–Powerhouse Wrestling of New England: Don Vega beat Tony Atlas by Countout to retain the Powerhouse title
  • May 26, 2007–Big Time Wrestling: Mr. T.A. w/Johnny Fabulous defeated Tony Atlas by DQ in Bourne, Massachusetts..
  • June 24, 2007–Pro Wrestling Syndicate: Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas were there signing autographs..
  • September 8, 2007–East Coast Championship Wrestling: Mike Edwards and Johnny Nash beat Big Rick Fuller and Tony Atlas
  • November 9, 2007–National Wrestling Superstars: Tony Atlas canceled saying WWE booked him to teach this weekend at OVW..
  • December 31, 2007–National Wrestling Superstars: Tony Atlas vs. King Kaluha ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka defeated Salvatore Sincere and King Kaluha..
  • January 4, 2008–Top Rope Promotions: Brutus Beefcake and Tony Atlas defeated Jihad Islamabad and Furio Falcone..
  • April 11, 2008–Legends Wrestling Alliance: Tony Atlas defeated ZS3 in Genesee, Michigan..
  • May 3, 2008–Adirondack Pro Wrestling: “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas defeated APW Champion Shane Anderson by countout.

World Wrestling Entertainment (ECW) – Tony Atlas & Mark Henry

World Wrestling Entertainment (ECW) – Tony Atlas on the Abraham Washington Show

  • September 1, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: Tony Atlas returned as the laughing sidekick on The Abraham Washington Show..
  • September 22, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: Sheamus and Shelton Benjamin were guests on the Abraham Washington Show..
  • September 29, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler were guests on the Abraham Washington Show..
  • November 10, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: Yoshi Tatsu was the guest on the Abraham Washington Show with Abe & Tony Atlas..
  • November 24, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: Matt Hardy was the guest on the Abraham Washington Show with Abe & Tony Atlas..
  • December 14, 2009–Slammy Awards: A.Washington, Tony Atlas and Big Dick Johnson presented for “OH MY Moment of the Year!”
  • December 15, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: 2009 Diva of the Year Maria Kanellis was a special guest on the Abraham Washington Show..
  • January 19, 2010–ECW on Sy-Fy: Santino Marella guest hosted the Abraham Washington Show with guest Vladimir Kozlov..
  • February 2, 2010–ECW on Sy-Fy: Christian & Zack Ryder w/Rosa were the special guests on the Abraham Washington Show..
  • February 16, 2010–Final ECW: Abraham Washington w/Tony Atlas hyped NXT and proclaimed that he was now a free agent!
  • ~~~Abraham was interrupted by Shelton Benjamin, Vance Archer, Caylen Croft and Trent Barreta, and finally Vladimir Kozlov..
  • May 2, 2010: Tony Atlas (56) was let go as creative has had nothing for him since the demise of the Abraham Washington show.
  • July 9, 2010–WWC: Chicano defeated Tony Atlas.
  • July 10, 2010–WWC: Chris Joel defeated Tony Atlas.
  • July 11, 2010–WWC: Black Pain defeated Tony Atlas.
  • September 25, 2010–NWS: Tony Atlas defeated Hasheem Ali.
  • September 25, 2010–NWS: Tony Atlas defeated Danny Inferno.
  • October 2, 2010–PHW: Tony Atlas defeated Josef Von Schmidt by disqualification.
  • November 15, 2010–Old School RAW: Tony Atlas was one of many old school wrestlers to appear on this special episode..
  • February 18, 2011–TRP: Tony Atlas defeated Eric Alden.
  • February 19, 2011–TRP: Tony Atlas defeated Big Daddy Bravo.
  • February 20, 2011–TRP: Tony Atlas defeated TRP Interstate champion Guy Alexander by disqualification.
  • March 27, 2011–BTW: Tony Atlas, The Rush and Jim Duggan defeated Antoine Roy, Benny Jux and Jimmy James.
  • May 1, 2011–Wrestlefest: Tony Atlas, Shane Douglas and Dynamite Dean defeated Bill Collier, Bobby Shields and Sean Alexander.
  • May 21, 2011–Big Time Wrestling: Kimo and Tony Atlas defeated Hopsing Lee and Chico Navarro.
  • August 12, 2011–JCW: Tony Atlas was in the battle royal won by Zach Gowen.
  • August 19, 2011–NWS: Danny Inferno defeated Tony Atlas.
  • August 20, 2011–NWS: Tony Atlas defeated Danny Inferno.
  • September 30, 2011–BTW: Tony Atlas and Jay Jaillet defeated Buck Nasty and Colossus.
  • November 18, 2011–WLW: Tony Atlas defeated Billy Hills.
  • November 19, 2011–WLW: Tony Atlas defeated Jason Jones by disqualification.
  • January 5, 2012–PWE: Tony Atlas defeated Rick Daniels.
  • February 11, 2012–NWA on Fire: Tony Atlas defeated The Giant Pharaoh by disqualification.
  • April 26, 2012–PWE: Tony Atlas and The Professor defeated Kyle Huntley by count-out in a handicap match.
  • April 27, 2012–BTW: Tony Atlas defeated The Rush.
  • June 29, 2012–TRP: Tony Atlas defeated Abel James.
  • July 3, 2012–PWE: Tony Atlas and Cousin Larry defeated The Professor and Sean Burke.
  • July 12, 2012–PWE: Tony Atlas defeated Doink The Clown (Rick Daniels).
  • August 17, 2012–TRP: Tony Atlas defeated Shane Alden.
  • August 30, 2012–Tap Nelson Tribute Show: Tony Atlas defeated Jake Slater.
  • October 6, 2012–BTW: Tony Atlas and Cousin Larry defeated Antoine Roy and Rush.
  • December 6, 2012–PWE: Beau Douglas, Owen Brody and Pittbull Brando defeated Tony Atlas, Jimmy Capone and Roadblock.
  • February 23, 2013–Indy Event in Maine, USA: Tony Atlas and Crash Landing defeated Gene Geroux and Roadblock.
  • March 15, 2013–BTW: Tony Atlas defeated Damien Darling.
  • March 24, 2013–BTW: Tony Atlas, Rikishi and Cousin Larry defeated AJ Mitrano, Mr. TA and Antoine Roy.
  • May 17, 2013–TRP: Tony Atlas defeated Craig Costa.
  • June 15, 2013–PWE: Tony Atlas and SoSay defeated Robo De Luna and Melanie Cruise.
  • June 16, 2013–PWE: Tony Atlas and Cousin Larry defeated Ashton Vuitton and Champ Matthews.
  • June 21, 2013–TRP: Tony Atlas and Freightrain defeated Jake Manning and Mr. E.
  • July 2, 2013–PWE: Tony Atlas defeated GA West.
  • September 28, 2013–NECW: Tony Atlas and Slyck Wagner Brown defeated Genesis and Jeremy Prophet.