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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..



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Trained By

WCW Power Plant



September 22, 1974


Colorado Springs, Colorado
Currently Resides in Tokyo, Japan





350 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Muscle Buster

Favorite Move(s)

Triple Powerbomb
Release German Suplex
High Angle Backbreaker
Sambo Suplex

Notable Feuds