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Superstar Billy Graham, an innovator in what a modern wrestler looks and talks like, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for April 30th.  Superstar Billy Graham Biography: Birth Name: Eldridge Wayne Coleman Age: 79 (June 7th, 1943) Height: 6’4 Weight: 275 pounds Debut: 1970 Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona Accolades: 1x WWE Champion, WWE Hall of Fame (2004), PWI’s Match of the Year for 1977 and 1988, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (1996) In the early years of WWE, no name was more tied to the WWE Championship than Bruno Sammartino. After 1,237 days as champion, Sammartino…

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NWA

An all-time great and true pioneer of the sport, Lou Thesz is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for April 24th.  Lou Thesz Biography: Birth Name: Aloysious Martin Thesz Age: 86 (April 24th, 1916 – April 28th, 2002) Height: 6’2 Weight: 225 pounds Debut: 1932 Place of Birth: Banat, Michigan Accolades: 3x NWA World Heavyweight Champion, NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2005), 1x NWA International Heavyweight Champion, 2x World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion (original version), 1x Universal Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion, WCW Hall of Fame (Class of 1993), WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2016), Wrestling Observer Newsletter…

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AEW

Jay White, former leader of Bullet Club and current member of AEW, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for April 19th.  Jay White Biography: Birth Name: Jamie White Age: 30 (October 9th, 1992) Height: 6’1 Weight: 220 pounds Debut: 2013 Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand Accolades: 1x IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, 1x IWGP World Champion, 1x IWGP Intercontinental Champion, 1x NEVER Openweight Champion, 1x IWGP United States Champion, #23 on the PWI 500 in 2023 One of the biggest free agents in professional wrestling, Jay White ended his free agency when he showed up in AEW on.…

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Hot Rod, WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for April 17th.  ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper Biography: Birth Name: Roderick George Toombs Age: 61 (April 17th, 1954 – July 31st, 2015) Height: 6’2 Weight: 230 pounds Debut: 1969 Place of Birth: Saskatoon, Canada Accolades: 1x WWE Intercontinental Champion, 1x WWE Tag Team Champion, WWE Hall of Fame (2005), 3x WCW United States Champion, 2x NWA TV Champion, #45 on the PWI 500 in 1992 In his decades-long career, Roddy Piper was one of the most well-known and quotable wrestlers of all time. To honor…

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NXT

The enforcer of the Bloodline, Solo Sikoa, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for April 15th.  Solo Sikoa Biography: Birth Name: Joseph Fatu Age: 30 (March 18th, 1993) Height: 6’2 Weight: 249 pounds Debut: 2018 Place of Birth: Sacramento, California Accolades: 1x NXT North American Champion, #401 on the PWI 500 in 2022, PWI’s Faction of the Year as a part of the Bloodline (2022), Last night on Friday Night SmackDown, Solo Sikoa defeated Matt Riddle in the main event. In honor of this, Sikoa is today’s Wrestler of the Day.  Before becoming the enforcer for Roman Reigns…

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The Monster of all Monsters, Braun Strowman, is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for March 26th.  Braun Strowman Biography: Birth Name: Adam Scherr Age: 39 (September 6th, 1983) Height: 6’8 Weight: 385 pounds Debut: 2014 Place of Birth: North Carolina Accolades: 1x WWE Universal Champion, 1x WWE Intercontinental Champion, 2x WWE Tag Team Champion, WWE Greatest Royal Rumble winner, Mr. Money in the Bank (2018), Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (2019), Arnold Amateur Strongman Champion (2012) During the spring of 2020, WWE, like the rest of the world was trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Their…

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AEW

After his first match on AEW, El Hijo del Vikingo of AAA is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for March 23rd. El Hijo del Vikingo Biography: Birth Name: Emmanuel Roman Morales Age: 25 (April 29th, 1997) Height: 5’6 Weight: 161 pounds Debut: 2012 Place of Birth: Puebla, Mexico Accolades: 1x AAA Mega Champion (current), 2x AAA World Trios Champion, 1x Impact World Cup, #42 on PWI 500 in 2021, #8 on PWI 500 in 2022, #7 in Sports Illustrated’s Top Wrestlers in 2022 Last night on AEW Dynamite, Kenny Omega defeated El Hijo del Vikingo in an international…

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A multi-time world champion celebrating his 35th birthday, Impact Wrestling’s Jonathan Gresham is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for March 20th.  Jonathan Gresham Biography: Birth Name: Jonathan Gresham Age: 35 (March 20th, 1988) Height: 5’4 Weight: 180 pounds Debut: 2005 Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia Accolades: 1x Ring of Honor World Champion, 1x Ring of Honor Pure Champion, 1x Ring of Honor World Tag Team Champion, 1x NWA Mid-America X Division Championship, 1x CZW World Champion, #10 on PWI 500 in 2022 If you were to think of the physique of a stereotypical wrestler, Jonathan Gresham’s probably wouldn’t…

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NXT

Coming off his brawl with Grayson Waller, WWE’s Johnny Gargano is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for March 15th.  Johnny Gargano Biography: Birth Name: John Anthony Gargano Age: 35 (August 14th, 1987) Height: 5’10 Weight: 199 pounds Debut: 2005 Place of Birth: Lakewood, Ohio Accolades: 1x NXT Champion, 3x NXT North American Champion, 1x NXT Tag Team Champion, #6 on the PWI 500 in 2019, #9 on Sports Illustrated’s Top Men’s Wrestlers in 2018 For years Johnny Wrestling was the face of NXT, producing five-star matches and headlining numerous NXT Takeovers. Since returning to wrestling, Gargano has appeared…

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NXT

One-half of the multi-time World Tag Team Champion Steiner Brothers, Rick Steiner is the Wrestling Republic Wrestler of the Day for March 9th.  Rick Steiner Biography: Birth Name: Robert Rechsteiner Age: 62 (March 9th, 1961) Height: 5’11 Weight: 280 pounds Debut: 1983 Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan Accolades: 3x WCW World Television Champion, 1x WCW United States Champion, 2x NWA United States Tag Team Champion, 8x WCW World Tag Team Champion, 2x IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion, 2x WWE Tag Team Champion, WWE Hall of Famer (Class of 2022), #10 on the PWI 500 in 1991 For decades the Steiner…

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