Bob Sweetan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Bob Sweetan
Born1940
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)"Bruiser" Bob Sweetan
Mister Pile Driver
KO Kox
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight210 lb (95 kg) (In his prime)
Debut1966 (Kansas City)
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Bob Sweetan
Born1940
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)"Bruiser" Bob Sweetan
Mister Pile Driver
KO Kox
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight210 lb (95 kg) (In his prime)
Debut1966 (Kansas City)

Bob Sweetan (born 1940), better known as "Bruiser" Bob Sweetan or "Mr. Piledriver" Bob Sweetan, after his signature finishing maneuver, is a retired American professional wrestler.

Career[edit]

Sweetan held numerous titles over his career. He enjoyed tremendous success with the National Wrestling Alliance and wrestled with Freddie Prosser who went under the name Freddie Sweetan in Canada for Stampede Wrestling. Sweetan and Terry Gibbs defeated Fabulous Freebirds for the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship. He also wrestled for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico. In the WWC he defeated King Tonga for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship. Sweetan was in the first ever WWC Anniversary. He even played himself in the movie The Wrestling Queen in 1975. Sweetan wrestled many notable wrestlers during his career such as Rufus R. Jones, Buzz Tyler, Randy Rose, Ted DiBiase, Bill Watts, Frank Hoy, Butch Reed, Adrian Adonis, Tully Blanchard, and Jesse Ventura.

Criticism[edit]

On WWE's Legends of Wrestling in 2009, longtime employee Jim Ross stated that he "didn't like" Sweetan and "didn't want to be around him", describing him as a "miserable human being".[1] In his book, Jim Duggan referred to Sweetan as a "bully" and "a real piece of garbage."[2] "Dr. Death" Steve Williams described him as "A very, very tough man."[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Finishing Move: Piledriver

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legends of Wrestling: Giants. WWE. 2009.
  2. ^ Duggan, Jim & Scott E. Williams (2012). Hacksaw: The Jim Duggan Story. Triumph Books. p. 47. ISBN 1600786863. 
  3. ^ Williams, Steve (2007). Steve Williams: How Dr. Death Became Dr. Life. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1596701803. 
  4. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

External links[edit]