Bob Sapp

[Bob Sapp GALLERY]

Title History

  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Kensuke Sasaki (March 28, 2004);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Bob Sapp was a standout offensive lineman for the University of Washington where he won the Morris Award..
  • 1997: Bob Sapp was drafted 69th overall in the NFL (National Football League) Draft by the Chicago Bears..
  • Bob Sapp was under contract with the Bears for four years but appeared in only one regular season game.
  • Bob Sapp has an 8-2-1 mixed martial arts record, including seven win by knockout..

Getting Into The Business:

  • 2001: Bob Sapp began his pro wrestling career in NWA Wildside in Georgia..
  • Bob Sapp trained at the WCW Power Plant just before the company was sold to Vince McMahon & the WWFe..

The Japan ICON:

  • Bob Sapp has become outrageously popular in Japan, many consider him to be as popular there as Hogan was in the USA..
  • January 4, 2004–New Japan Pro Wrestling: Keiji Muto & Bob Sapp defeated Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan..
  • March 28, 2004: Bob Sapp captured the IWGP Heavyweight title by defeating Kensuke Sasaki at Tokyo Sumo Hall..
  • May 3, 2004–New Japan Pro Wrestling: Bob Sapp defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title..
  • June 2004: New Japan strips Bob Sapp of the IWGP Heavyweight championship..
  • 2005: Bob Sapp had a role in the remake of The Longest Yard (a sports comedy staring Adam Sandler) as Switowski..
  • August 4, 2005–Wrestle-One (debut show): Bob Sapp defeated Giant Bernard (A-Train)..
  • October 2, 2005–WRESTLE-1 GP: Bob Sapp defeated Jun Akiyama (GP 2nd round)..
  • December 31, 2005–K-1: Musashi defeated Bob Sapp by decision in Kickboxing from the Osaka Dome..
  • June 27, 2009: Bobby Lashley defeated Bob Sapp in the first round of their MMA fight in Biloxi, Mississippi..