John Ringer

Title History

  • Arizona State Jr. Heavyweight title;
  • Arizona Heavyweight title;

Career Highlights

  • John Ringer used the name of “Macho Man” before Randy Savage.
  • John Ringer held the Arizona State Championship a number of different times from 1978 to 1986.
  • ~~~He traded the Arizone title back and forth with Billy Anderson, Benny Mendeblis and others.
  • John Ringer teamed briefly with Superstar Billy Graham in Phoenix as Graham prepared to return to the WWF in the early 1980s.
  • John Ringer was told to be the “brother” of Jack Ringer who had a successful Arizona run before him.
  • ~~~They shared a facial resemblance and similar styles; but they were not related and never actually met in person.
  • After his retirement in 1992, John Ringer dropped out of sight and there was even gossip he had died.
  • ~~~He re-emerged in Phoenix in 2003 when he showed up at an old-timer reunion.
  • ~~~He ended up working as a solar heating salesman with longtime rival, Jody Arnold.
  • August 23,2012 – John Ringer passed away with his daughter by his side.

    Anonymous wrote: Though retired, John Ringer is anything but finished with the business. He now resides in Glendale, Arizona and is one of the assisting trainers for Real Deal Pro Wrestling. A promotion run by “Mr. Wrestling” David Rose.