Typhoon

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Title History

  • Texas All Star USA Heavyweight title defeating Al Madril for vacant title (December 21, 1985);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Heavyweight title defeating Pat Tanaka for vacant title (October 6, 1986);
  • CWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Tracy Smothers (October 27, 1986);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Jerry Lawler defeating Roger Smith and Don Bass (November 3, 1986);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/ Goliath defeating Pat Tanaka and Jeff Jarrett (February 22, 1987);
  • PWF Florida Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (May 13, 1989);
  • SWS (Japan) Tag Team titles w/ Earthquake defeating Shunji and George Takano (April 17, 1992);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Earthquake defeating Money Inc. (July 20, 1992);
  • IAW Tag Team titles w/ Ax defeating Texas Hangmen (August 24, 1996);
  • IAW Tag Team titles w/ Ax defeating Texas Hangmen (February 4, 1997);

Typhoon Career History

In The Beginning:

  • Fred Ottman wrestled in Memphis as “Bubba the Belt Collector” and feuded with Jerry “The King Lawler.
  • Frdd Ottman wrestled in Florida as “US Steel”, and changed to “Big Steelman” after threats of lawsuits from the US Steel” company.

World Wrestling Federation – Tugboat:

World Wrestling Federation – The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon):

  • August 26, 1991 – SummerSlam: The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch).
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: The Natural Disasters defeated Tag Team champions The Legion of Doom by Countout.
  • The Natural Disasters dumped their manager, Jimmy Hart, because Hart was favoring his other tag team, Money Inc., at the time.

World Wrestling Federation – The Natural Disasters (babyface turn):

  • April 5, 1992 – WrestleMania 8: The Natural Disasters defeated WWF Tag Team champions Money Inc. by Countout.
  • July 20, 1992: The Natural Disasters defeated Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and IRS) to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • August 29, 1992 – Summerslam: The Natural Disasters defeated The Beverly Brothers to retain the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • October 13, 1992: Money Inc. (IRS and Ted DiBiase) defeated The Natural Disasters to win back the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • November 24, 1992 – Survivor Series: The Nasty Boys and The Natural Disasters beat Money Inc. and The Beverly Brothers.

World Wrestling Federation – Typhoon:

  • February 1, 1993 – RAW: Doink the Clown defeated Typhoon.
  • February 15, 1993 – RAW: Typhoon competed in a battle royal which was won by Razor Ramon.
  • March 8, 1993 – RAW: Typhoon defeated L.A. Gore.
  • April 26, 1993 – RAW: Typhoon defeated Skull Von Krush.
  • May 10, 1993 – RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Typhoon.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Fred Ottman was the victim of the most embarrassing gimmick in the history of wrestling, The SHOCKMASTER.
  • ~~~Fred Ottman’s debut in WCW, as the “Shockmaster,” was botched when he tripped during his entrance and looked like a goof.
  • ~~~Dispite the obvious botched entrance on LIVE TELEVISION, the company decided to continue with the character.
  • September 19, 1993 – Fall Brawl: Sting’s Team defeated Sid Vicious’ Team in a War Games Steel Cage Match.
  • ~~~Sting’s Team = Sting and Davey Boy Smith and Dustin Rhodes and The Shockmaster.
  • ~~~Sid’s Team = Sid Vicious and Big Van Vader and Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray).
  • October 24, 1993 – Halloween Havoc: Ice Train and Charlie Norris and Shockmaster defeated Harlem Heat and The Equalizer.
  • November 10, 1993 – Clash of Champions #25: Shockmaster defeated The Equalizer.
  • November 20, 1993 – BattleBowl: The Shockmaster and Paul Orndorff defeated Steven Regal and Ricky Steamboat in the Lethal Lottery.
  • December 27, 1993 – Starrcade: The Shockmaster defeated King Kong.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • June 20, 1994 – Monday Night RAW: Typhoon defeated The Black Phantom.

Post Fame:

  • Fred Ottman made appearances in Ted DiBiase’s wXo promotion as an overweight bafoon who couldn’t get out of his own vehicle.