Gorilla Monsoon

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Birthday
4, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 6, 1999 (62)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 6, 1999 (62)

About

Popular in the super heavyweight main event scene, also well known for being one of the most recognizable voices of the WWF; signature finishing move was the airplane spin.

Before Fame

He was second in the 1959 NCAA wrestling championships while playing at Ithaca College, which led to his being discovered by promoter Pedro Martinez.

Trivia

In one of WWF's iconic moments, he sparred with Muhammad Ali in a spur-of-the-moment fight.

Family Life

He was married to Maureen Marella until his death, and he had three children with her: Joey, Sharon, and Valerie.

Associated With

During his career he was good friends with WWF/WWE founder Vince McMahon.