For this one we are taking a look at the oldest surviving wrestlers today!
Now we know in wrestling we see a lot of wrestlers who die young, people around their 40's,50's and sometimes in their 30's. But these legends have stood the test of time and even the ol' Reaper himself can't make these guys tap!
Also before we go on I just wanna say that this list will only include living wrestlers today so the late great Abe Coleman won't be included here who was the longest living wrestler at the age of 101!
Another quick fun fact: Bill Mercer the commentator for WCCW is the oldest surviving wrestling personality today at the age of 90 but since he is not a wrestler, he won't be included in the list below.
With all of that out of the way, let's get right on to the countdown!
The man is widely known as the best WWE World Champion of all time as he once held the title for 8 years straight, this is also considered as one of the best wrestling streaks ever!
Bruno was the biggest star for WWWF in the 70's before Hulk Hogan came along. Some of his most memorable matches and title defenses took place in Madison Square Garden, which is the same building he was inducted on to the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2013!
Also for a man who's 80 years old, Bruno is still able to stay in shape! Definitely a true example of a living legend!
Mr. Fuji had a long career in professional wrestling, both as a wrestler & manager! As a wrestler he is best known for his tag-team run with Professor Toru Tanaka. They still hold the record for the longest reign as World Tag-Team Champions!
In his managerial career, he is probably best remembered for managing the late great Yokozuna! Fuji also managed the likes of Don Muraco,Demolition,George Steele,and The Barbarian.
He was inducted on the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.
While he isn't in the best shape these days, Mr. Fuji is still tough and has kept a positive attitude in life.
Goulet found success wrestling in his home country of Canada and in Japan where he held multiple belts there! He is also the 2nd World Tag-Team Champions when he won the belts with the late great Karl Gotch.
Goulet wrestled all over the world for 4 decades before retiring in 1987. Another fun fact about him is that he is the first person to defeat Ric Flair!
These days Goulet plays Golf, he mainly competes for celebrity and charity tournaments.
"The Destroyer" Dick Beyer
Dick Beyer is recognized as the man that popularized masked wrestling in the US. He was inducted in multiple Hall of Fames already but not in the WWE, which is a shame!
He currently lives in Japan where he had a successful career in wrestling.
Don Leo Jonathan
Just like The Destroyer, Jonathan also had a career that lasted for over 5 decades! He is best known for his matches against his rival Andre the Giant. Ironically, his last match was when he team up with Andre & Roddy Piper defeating the team of The Sheepherders (aka The Bushwhackers) and "Playboy" Buddy Rose!
Don Leo Jonathan also appeared in Sylvester Stallone's movie "Paradise Alley" along with several other wrestlers. He was inducted into numerous Hall of Fames already including the Pro Wrestling HOF. He also still appears on wrestling conventions and talk shows to this day.
At a young age, he practiced boxing and martial arts but chose pro wrestling as an occupation. El Mongol started out his career in Mexico, but it was in Georgia Championship Wrestling where he found success.
He has held the GCW Title 8 times! He also held titles in the NWA and AWA. El Mongol's career lasted for two decades. After retiring he ran a restaurant business, which is now closed.
Juan Kachmanian had a lot of ring names throughout his 4 decade career but he is best known to many as Pampero Firpo! Firpo is often credited as one of the men who popularized the hardcore style of wrestling.
He is best known for his long rivalry against The Sheik. Firpo held a plethora of titles in the NWA, he is also a former WWC World Champion.
If you want to know what he's up to these days, check out this article.
Fun Fact: Pampero Firpo is the man who invented the "Oooh Yeah!" catchphrase which was popularized by none other than "Macho Man" Randy Savage!
"Cowboy" Bob Ellis
Ellis isn't only known for being the first Cowboy in wrestling but he also invented the "Bulldog" maneuver and has held a plethora of titles in the NWA,AWA,WWA,and WWWF.
It's actually amazing that he is living a long life because most of his fellow midget wrestlers are gone now unfortunately. Sky Low Low,Little Beaver,Little Tokyo,and Cowboy Lang.
Lord Littlebrook is a 2x World Midget Champion for the NWA. Most fans remember him for his match at WrestleMania 3 where he teamed up with King Kong Bundy and Little Tokyo and took on Hillbilly Jim,Haiti Kid,and Little Beaver!
His career started in the 50's and his last match was on 1995! Both of his sons are active pro wrestlers in the indie scene today.
He is the first Portugese wrestler to ever wrestle for the WWE (WWWF back then.) Also ironically enough, while his nickname was "The Portugese Champion" there was actually no record that he won any belts in his entire career!
Rocha only had a short career in wrestling, he spent most of it in a tag-team run with his brother Jack.
He is still living in Portugal to this day and is staying strong at 89 years old!
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