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John Tenta (1963–2006)


Deceased Canadian Sumo turned professional wrestler best known for his work for WWE from 1989 to 1993. He went undefeated as a Sumo wrestler but left the sport out of frustration with the lifestyle and knowing he would never get elevated to Yokozuna (Grand Champion) status. He trained in All Japan Pro Wrestling and debuted for the promotion in ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 42) in Sanford, Florida, USA

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Known For

WCW Monday Nitro The Shark / John Tenta
(1995-1997)
(1990-1991)
WWF Superstars Earthquake / Earthquake- The Natural Disasters / John / The Canadian Earthquake
(1989-1994)
(1990)

Filmography

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 1998-1999 WWE Sunday Night Heat (TV Series)
Golga
- Episode #2.8 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #2.2 (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #1.21 (1998) ... Golga
- Episode #1.14 (1998) ... Golga
 1994-1999 WWE Raw (TV Series)
Golga / Earthquake
- Triple H vs. Kane (1999) ... Golga
- Royal Rumble '99 Fallout (1999) ... Golga
- Episode #6.52 (1998) ... Golga
- The New Corporate Outlaws (1998) ... Golga
- Commissioner Shawn Michaels (1998) ... Golga
 1998 WWF Shotgun Saturday Night (TV Series)
Golga- The Oddities
- Episode dated 19 September 1998 (1998) ... Golga- The Oddities
 1995-1997 WCW Monday Nitro (TV Series)
The Shark / John Tenta
- Episode #2.26 (1997) ... John Tenta
- Episode #2.25 (1997) ... John Tenta
- Episode #1.52 (1996) ... John Tenta
- Episode #1.42 (1996) ... John Tenta
- Episode #1.40 (1996) ... John Tenta
 1996 WCW Saturday Night (TV Series)
The Shark
- Episode dated 16 March 1996 (1996) ... The Shark
 1994 Inside the WWF (Video)
Earthquake
 1994 Paul Bearer's Hits from the Crypt (Video)
Earthquake
 1989-1994 WWF Superstars (TV Series)
Earthquake / Earthquake- The Natural Disasters / The Canadian Earthquake / ...
- Episode dated 19 February 1994 (1994) ... Earthquake
- Episode dated 21 November 1992 (1992) ... Earthquake
- Episode dated 8 August 1992 (1992) ... Earthquake
- Episode #5.38 (1992) ... Earthquake- The Natural Disasters
- Episode dated 21 March 1992 (1992) ... Earthquake
 1993 Best of Ultimate Warrior (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 Best of WWF Tag Team Champions (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 German Fan Favorites (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 Wrestling Grudge Matches (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 WWF: WrestleFest '93 (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 WWF: Grudges, Gripes and Grunts (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 Bashed in the USA (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 Invasion of the Bodyslammers (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 WWF: Smack 'Em Whack 'Em (Video)
Earthquake
 1993 WWF 1992: The Year in Review (Video)
Earthquake
 1992 Best of WWF Superheroes (Video)
Earthquake
 1992 SummerSlam's Greatest Hits (Video)
Earthquake
 1992 WWF Wrestling's Fan Favorite Matches (Video)
Earthquake
 1992 WWF: Wrestlefest '92 (Video)
Eathquake
 1992 1992 Battle of the WWF Superstars (Video)
Earthquake
 1992 Crunch Classic (Video)
Earthquake
 1990-1992 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
Earthquake
- Episode dated 15 March 1992 (1992) ... Earthquake
- Episode dated 8 March 1992 (1992) ... Earthquake
- Episode dated 14 July 1991 (1991) ... Earthquake
- Episode dated 9 June 1991 (1991) ... Earthquake
- Episode #4.42 (1990) ... Earthquake
 1992 Supertape 92 (Video)
Earthquake
 1991 World Tour 1991 (Video)
Earthquake
 1991 WWF Supertape Vol. 4 (Video)
Earthquake
 1990-1991 Saturday Night's Main Event (TV Series)
Earthquake
- Episode #6.4 (1991) ... Earthquake
- Episode #6.3 (1991) ... Earthquake
- Episode #6.1 (1990) ... Earthquake
- WWF Wild Kingdom (1990) ... Earthquake
- Episode #5.5 (1990) ... Earthquake
 1991 Greatest Hits (Video)
Earthquake
 1991 WWF Mega Matches (Video)
Earthquake
 1991 WWF Prime-Time Wrestling (TV Series)
Earthquake
- Episode dated 25 March 1991 (1991) ... Earthquake
 1990 Hulkamania Forever (Video)
Earthquake
 1990 World Wrestling Federation (TV Series)
Earthquake
- Episode dated 19 March 1990 (1990) ... Earthquake
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (37 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (31 credits)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Shark Attack | The Canadian Earthquake | Golga | Kototenzan | Big John Tenta

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Disowning his Shark gimmick] "I'm not a shark, I'm not a fish, I'm not an avalanche. I am a man! John Tenta! A 500 lbs. man!"

Trivia:

He was never pinned on PPV as Earthquake. In fact, he was only ever pinned twice on PPV in his entire career. Sting and Randy Savage defeated Avalanche and Big Bubba at "WCW SuperBrawl V" when Sting pinned Avalanche. The Headbangers (Mosh (Chaz Warrington) and Thrasher (Glenn Ruth)) defeated the Oddities (Golga and Kurrgan) at "WWF Rock Bottom" when Mosh pinned Golga after Golga had missed his ... See more »

Trademark:

As Golga, he always came to the ring with a stuffed Eric Cartman (from South Park) doll. See more »

Nickname:

Golga See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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