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[[File:Buddy_Rogers.jpg|thumb|194px]]Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler and one of the biggest wrestling stars in the beginning of the television era. His performances inspired generations of professional wrestlers, such as [[Butch Reed]] during his "Natural" phase, and the "Nature Boy" [[Ric Flair]], who used Rogers' nickname, as well as his look, attitude and finishing hold, the figure-four leglock. He was a two-time world champion, most notably becoming the first professional wrestler to hold both the [[WWE|WWWF]] World Heavyweight Championship, now known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the [[NWA]] World Heavyweight Championship. In 1994 he was inducted into the [[WWE Hall of Fame]].
 
[[File:Buddy_Rogers.jpg|thumb|194px]]Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler and one of the biggest wrestling stars in the beginning of the television era. His performances inspired generations of professional wrestlers, such as [[Butch Reed]] during his "Natural" phase, and the "Nature Boy" [[Ric Flair]], who used Rogers' nickname, as well as his look, attitude and finishing hold, the figure-four leglock. He was a two-time world champion, most notably becoming the first professional wrestler to hold both the [[WWE|WWWF]] World Heavyweight Championship, now known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the [[NWA]] World Heavyweight Championship. In 1994 he was inducted into the [[WWE Hall of Fame]].
   
* [[American Wrestling Alliance]] World Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version)
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* American Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version)
 
* [[American Wrestling Association]] World Heavyweight Championship (Ohio version)
 
* [[American Wrestling Association]] World Heavyweight Championship (Ohio version)
 
* [[American Wrestling Association]] Eastern States Heavyweight Championship
 
* [[American Wrestling Association]] Eastern States Heavyweight Championship
 
* [[Midwest Wrestling Association]] Ohio Tag Team Championship
 
* [[Midwest Wrestling Association]] Ohio Tag Team Championship
* [[Montreal Athletic Commission]] World Heavyweight Championship (Montreal version)
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* Montreal Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Championship (Montreal version)
 
* [[NWA World Heavyweight Championship]]
 
* [[NWA World Heavyweight Championship]]
* [[NWA Capitol Wrestling]] / NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Northeast version)
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* NWA Capitol Wrestling / NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Northeast version)
* [[NWA Chicago]] / NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version)
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* NWA Chicago / NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version)
 
* [[NWA Mid-America]] Heavyweight Championship
 
* [[NWA Mid-America]] Heavyweight Championship
 
* [[NWA San Francisco]] / [[NWA World Tag Team Championship]] (San Francisco version)
 
* [[NWA San Francisco]] / [[NWA World Tag Team Championship]] (San Francisco version)
 
* [[NWA Western States Sports]] / NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version)
 
* [[NWA Western States Sports]] / NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version)
* [[Southwest Sports Inc.]] / [[NWA]] Texas Heavyweight Championship
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* Southwest Sports Inc. / [[NWA]] Texas Heavyweight Championship
* [[Texas Heavyweight Championship]]
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* Texas Heavyweight Championship
* [[Texas Tag Team Championship]]
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* Texas Tag Team Championship
 
* [[WWE Championship|World Wide Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Championship]]
 
* [[WWE Championship|World Wide Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Championship]]
* [[Maryland Eastern Heavyweight Championship]]
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* Maryland Eastern Heavyweight Championship
* [[World Heavyweight Championship (Jack Pfeffer version)]]
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* World Heavyweight Championship (Jack Pfeffer version)
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 12:06, 14 January 2021

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Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler and one of the biggest wrestling stars in the beginning of the television era. His performances inspired generations of professional wrestlers, such as Butch Reed during his "Natural" phase, and the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, who used Rogers' nickname, as well as his look, attitude and finishing hold, the figure-four leglock. He was a two-time world champion, most notably becoming the first professional wrestler to hold both the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship, now known as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. In 1994 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

See Also

WWE Alumni