Graz celebs: Otto Wanz

Otto Wanz was born on June 13, 1943 in Graz.

He is a former professional wrestler. He is a one time American Wrestling Association champion and former operator of the Catch Wrestling Association. He appeared in various TV series and movies.


“Obsessed With Wrestling” reports:

Otto Wanz started his career as Boxer and he won the Austrian boxing Title several times..
Early 1980: Big Otto was a very big name wrestler in Europe and in the United States..
August 29, 1982: Otto Wanz defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA World Heavyweight title..
October 9, 1982: Nick Bockwinkel defeated Otto Wanz to recapture the AWA World Heavyweight title..
1983: Otto Wanz was part of the big New Japan tournament to crown the very first IWGP Heavyweight Champion..
1990s: Otto Wanz was the operator of a Germany-based promotion called Catch Wrestling Assocition..
Otto Wanz is a celebrity in Austria, appearing in many commercials, and is an actor..
Otto Wanz made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for destroying telephonebooks with his bare hands..

CWA Promotion Otto Wanz

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