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Bob Sweetan

Bob Sweetan

American professional wrestler
Bob Sweetan
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American professional wrestler
Is Wrestler Athlete Amateur wrestler
From Canada
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth Calgary
The details

Biography

Bob Sweetan (born July 4, 1940), better known as "Bruiser" Bob Sweetan or "Mr. Piledriver" Bob Sweetan, after his signature finishing maneuver, is a retired American professional wrestler.

Professional wrestling career

Sweetan held numerous titles over his career. He enjoyed some 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. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams described him as "A very, very tough man."

Criticism

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". In his book, Jim Duggan referred to Sweetan as a "bully" and a "real piece of garbage".

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Piledriver

Championships and accomplishments

  • Central States Wrestling
    • NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (5 times)
    • NWA Central States Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Mike George (1) and Terry Gibbs (1)
    • NWA Central States Television Championship (2 times)
    • NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Central States version) (3 times) – with Dick Murdoch (2), Killer Karl Kox (1)
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States version) (1 time) - with Bob Brown
  • Mid-States Championship Wrestling
    • MSCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Gulf Coast
    • NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA San Francisco
    • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version) (2 times)
  • NWA Tri-State - Mid-South Wrestling Association
    • NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Seigfried Stanke (1), Killer Karl Kox (1) and Tony Rocco (1)
    • NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Tri-State version) (2 times)
    • Mid-South Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Mike George
  • Southwest Championship Wrestling
    • SCW Southwest Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • SCW Southwest Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Dick Slater
  • Stampede Wrestling
    • NWA International Tag Team Championship (Calgary version) (4 times) - with The Beast (1), Gil Hayes (1), Fred Sweetan (1) and Paul Peller (1)
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Central States Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 254. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "Central States Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Central States Television Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 255–256. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "(Kansas and Western Missouri) West Missouri: North American Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 253. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • "NWA North American Tag Team Title (Central States version)". wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "(Kansas and Western Missouri) West Missouri: World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 253. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "National Wrestling Alliance Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "(California) San Francisco: United States Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(Louisiana & Oklahoma) Louisiana/Oklahoma: US Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 232. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(Louisiana & Oklahoma) Louisiana/Oklahoma: Mid-South Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(Texas) San Antonio: Southwest Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(Texas) San Antonio: Southwest Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 340–341. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(Puerto Rico): WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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