Check out Typhoon’s WWE Alumni profile
here! 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.
Fred Ottman made appearances in Ted DiBiase’s
wXo promotion as an overweight bafoon who couldn’t get out of his own vehicle.