Barry O


(Slam! Wrestling) Part 1: The Other Orton
(Slam! Wrestling) Part 2: Breaks His Silence
(Slam! Wrestling) Part 3: Scandal/Drugs/Recovery

Title History

  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Hector Guerrero defeating Twin Devils (May 11, 1979);
  • ICW (Poffo) Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Bob Orton Jr. defeating ???????? (October ??, 1979);
  • WOW (World Organized Wrestling) Heavyweight title (1 day);
  • IWF Heavyweight title ();

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Barry O was most known as a jobber in the World Wrestling Federation..
  • February 23, 1985– WWF: Tony Garea defeated Barry O..
  • April 9, 1985– WWF: Barry O defeated Rene Goulet..
  • April 16, 1985– WWF: Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham defeated Barry O & Jim Haley..
  • April 29, 1985– WWF: Rick McGraw defeated Barry O..
  • May 7, 1985– WWF: Paul Orndorff defeated Barry O..
  • May 8, 1985– WWF: British Bulldogs defeated Barry O & Moondog Spot..
  • May 26, 1985– WWF: Barry O defeated Don Kolov..
  • June 4, 1985– WWF: Barry O & Moondog Spot defeated Jim Young & Bobby Leon..
  • June 17, 1985– WWF: Lanny Poffo & Pedro Morales defeated Barry O & Joe Rizzo..
  • June 22, 1985– WWF: Lanny Poffo defeated Barry O..
  • June 26, 1985– WWF: George Steele defeated Barry O..
  • July 20, 1985– WWF: Jim Brunzell defeated Barry O..
  • July 22, 1985– WWF: Tony Atlas defeated Barry O..
  • August 10, 1985– WWF: Pedro Morales defeated Barry O..
  • September 9, 1985– WWF: Uncle Elmer & Cousin Junior defeated Barry O & Jerry Adams..
  • September 22, 1985– WWF: King Tonga defeated Barry O..
  • October 1, 1985– Paul Orndorff, Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Barry O, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart..
  • October 21, 1985– WWF: Tony Atlas & Mike Rotundo defeated Barry O & Mike Sharpe..
  • October 22, 1985– WWF: Pedro Morales & Tito Santana defeated Barry O & John Rizzo..
  • November 12, 1985– WWF: King Tonga & Ricky Steamboat defeated Barry O & Joe Mirto..
  • November 25, 1985– WWF: Jesse Ventura defeated Barry O..
  • December 17, 1985– WWF: King Tonga, Junkyard Dog & Ricky Steamboat beat Barry O, Mr. X & Joe Mirto..
  • January 1, 1986– WWF: Hillbilly Jim defeated Barry O..
  • January 12, 1986– WWF: Barry O defeated Jose Luis Rivera..
  • January 25, 1986– WWF: Jim Brunzell defeated Barry O..
  • February 7, 1986– WWF: Dan Spivey defeated Barry O..
  • February 14, 1986– WWF: King Tonga beat Barry O..
  • March 1, 1986– WWF: Jim Powers defeated Barry O..
  • March 11, 1986– WWF: The Killer Bees defeated Barry O & Les Thorton..
  • September 16, 1986– WWF: Raymond & Jacques Rougeau defeated Barry O & Hercules..
  • September 28, 1986–Prime Time Wrestling: Barry O defeated Frankie Laine.
  • October 6, 1986– WWF: The Islanders (Tama & Haku) defeated Barry O & Steve Lombardi..
  • October 11, 1986–Superstars: The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Barry O & Hercules Hernandez.
  • October 12, 1986–Wrestling Challenge: The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Barry O & Butch Cooper.
  • October 25, 1986–Superstars: The Islanders (Haku & Tama) defeated Barry O & Steve Lombardi.
  • October 29, 1986– WWF: Tom Zenk & Rick Martel defeated Barry O & The Gladiator..
  • November 2, 1986–Wrestling Challenge: The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques Rougeau & Raymond Rougeau) defeated Barry O & Tiger Chung Lee.
  • November 15, 1986–Superstars: The Islanders (Haku & Tama) defeated Barry O & The Gladiator.
  • November 23, 1986–Wrestling Challenge: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) defeated Barry O & The Gladiator.
  • December 7, 1986–Wrestling Challenge: Hillbilly Jim, Pedro Morales & Tito Santana defeated Barry O, Brian Costello & Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • December 13, 1986–Superstars: Hillbilly Jim, Pedro Morales & Tito Santana defeated Barry O, Moondog Spot & The Raider.
  • January 5, 1987– WWF: Ricky Steamboat defeated Barry O..
  • January 17, 1987–Superstars: Ricky Steamboat defeated Barry O.
  • January 25, 1987–Wrestling Challenge: The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Barry O & David Vance.
  • January 26, 1987– WWF: Paul Roma defeated Barry O..
  • February 16, 1987– WWF: Koko B. Ware defeated Barry O..
  • February 22, 1987–Wrestling Challenge: The Junkyard Dog defeated Barry O.
  • February 23, 1987–MSG Network: Outback Jack defeated Barry O.
  • March 8, 1987–Wrestling Challenge: Tito Santana defeated Barry O.
  • March 14, 1987–Superstars: Koko B. Ware defeated Barry O.
  • March 21, 1987– WWF: Tom Zenk & Rick Martel defeated Barry O & Dusty Wolfe..
  • March 22, 1987–Wrestling Challenge: Tom Magee defeated Barry O in a dark match.
  • April 12, 1987–Wrestling Challenge: The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid) & Tito Santana defeated Barry O, Jimmy Jack Funk & The Gladiator.
  • April 18, 1987–Superstars: The Can-Am Connection (Rick Martel & Tom Zenk) defeated Barry O & Dusty Wolfe.

Stampede Wrestling:

  • Barry O wrestled for Stampede as “The Zodiac”, a tribute to his father, who wrestled under that name in Florida in the 70s..
  • July 30, 1990– World Wrestling Federation: Brooklyn Brawler (Steve Lombardi) defeated Barry O..
  • August 26, 1990–Wrestling Challenge: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) defeated Barry O & Chris Duffy.
  • September 1, 1990–Superstars: Jimmy Snuka defeated Barry O.
  • September 22, 1990–Superstars: The Texas Tornado defeated Barry O to retain the Intercontinental title.
  • September 30, 1990–Wrestling Challenge: Tito Santana defeated Barry O.
  • March 26, 1991–Prime Time Wrestling: Greg Valentine defeated Barry O.
  • April 13, 1991–Superstars: Bret Hart defeated Barry O.
  • April 21, 1991–Wrestling Challenge: Jake Roberts defeated Barry O.
  • April 27, 1991–Superstars: The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated Barry O & Bill Lucas.

Retirement:

  • Barry O was one of the most outspoken critics during the sex scandal that hit the WWF in the early 1990’s..
  • 2005-06: Barry Orton co-wrote, directed and executive produced an independent film called “Tweak the Heat”..
  • January 29, 2011–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Barry Orton participated in a Legends Wrestle-Royale in Los Angeles, California..
  • March 19, 2021: Barry O passed away at the age of 62.