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Fred Blassie

Biography

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Quick Facts


Full Name Freddie Blassie
Died June 2, 2003, Hartsdale, Greenburgh, New York, United States
Height 1.78 m
Weight 99.79 kg
Profession Actor, Professional Wrestler
Nationality American
Spouse Miyako Morozumi, Nettie Needles
Children Cheryl Blassie, Gary Blassie, Ron Blassie
Parents Jacob Blassie, Anna Blassie
Movies My Breakfast with Blassie


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 WWE Hall of Famer.
2 His name was commonly spelled as "Freddie Blassie", however "Freddy Blassie" was the spelling Blassie himself used when signing autographs.
3 Published author.
4 In January 1962, Blassie and Mr. Moto defeated Hans Hermann and Jesus Ortega for the California version of the WWA International TV Tag Team title.
5 Inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.
6 Managed the likes of The Wolfman, The Sheik of Baghdad, Waldo von Erich, Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Mohammad Ali, Baron Scicluna, Crusher Blackwell, Hercules Hernandez, Baron Von Raschke, Bad News Brown, Peter Maivia, George "The Animal" Steele, The Polish Prince, Mr. Saito, Adrian Adonis, Tiger Chung Lee, Victor Rivera, Jesse Ventura, Killer Khan, Mr. Fuji, Nikolai Volkoff, The Iron Sheik, Dick Murdoch, Lou Albano, Stan Hansen and Hulk Hogan
7 Mentioned by name in R.E.M.'s song "Man on the Moon".
8 He claimed to be the second profesional wrestler to bleach his hair blonde, following in the footsteps of George Wagner's ring persona "Gorgeous George."
9 In the 1950s, Fred Blassie was hands down the most hated wrestler in the southeastern territory.
10 Notable Title Wins Include: NWA Southern Heavyweight title (14); WWA (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight title (4); WWA World Tag Team title (2 times w/Mr. Moto-1964 and w/Buddy Austin-1967); NWA America's Heavyweight championships (5); Georgia Heavyweight title; "Beat The Champ" TV Title; NWA America's Brass Knuckles Title
11 Following his 1986 on-camera retirement (he remained an executive for the WWE), still made occasional on-camera appearances since then, and his last came on "WWE Raw" in May, just a few weeks before his death (to promote his newly-released biography, "Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks"). In that storyline, he is menaced by Eric Bischoff and his henchmen, before calling on the Dudley Brothers to "Get the tables!" (and of course, Bubba Ray and D-Von take care of Bischoff and his cronies).
12 On-camera manager for World Wrestling Federation villans, 1973-1986. His departure (due to health reasons) was explained on "WWF Superstars of Wrestling" by his desire to travel around the world.
13 In 1976 he managed Muhammad Ali during his shoot match
14 Shares birthday with professional wrestlers Paul Wight, Jim Neidhart and wrestling manager "Sensational" 'Sheri Martel'
15 One of the 100 Greatest Wrestlers of the 20th Century (Inside Wrestling Presents, Summer 2000).
16 Had a novelty hit called "Pencil Necked Geek"
17 Credited with bringing a young Hulk Hogan into the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in late 1979.
18 Longtime professional wrestler and wrestling manager.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWF Challenge 1986 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
WWF Superstars 1986 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
WWF All-Star Wrestling 1980-1986 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling 1986 TV Series Classy Freddie Blassie
Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-1986 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
WrestleMania 2 1986 TV Special 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
Best of the WWF Volume 7 1986 Video Classy Freddie Blassie
Best of the WWF Volume 8 1986 Video Classy Freddie Blassie
Tag Team Champions 1986 Video Freddie Blassie
The WWF's Grand Slams 1986 Video Classy Freddie Blassie
Villains of the Squared Circle 1986 Video Classy Freddie Blassie
Wrestling's Living Legend Bruno Sammartino 1986 Video Classy Freddie Blassie
WWF's Explosive TNT Show 1986 Video Classy Freddie Blassie
When Nature Calls 1985 Psychiatrist
World Wrestling Federation 1973-1985 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
Best of the WWF Volume 2 1985 Video Classie Freddie Blassie
Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! 1985 Video Classie Fred Blassie
Land of a Thousand Dances 1985 Video short 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
The WWF's Amazing Managers 1985 Video Classy Freddie Blassie
Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! 1985 Video Classie Freddie Blassie
Spectrum Wrestling 1984 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
Tuesday Night Titans 1984 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
My Breakfast with Blassie 1983 Freddie Blassie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Summerslam 2006 TV Special Himself (managers dvd)
WWE Confidential 2003 TV Series Himself
WWE Raw 1996-2003 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie / Evil Dr. Madman
Hollywood Hulk Hogan: Hulk Still Rules 2002 Video documentary Himself
Invasion 2001 TV Movie Himself
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura: The Man, the Myth, the Legend 1999 Documentary Himself
The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Grand Masters of Wrestling: Volume 2 1997 Video Himself
WWF Hall of Fame 1996 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself
WWF Hall of Fame 1995 TV Special Himself
WWF Hall of Fame 1994 TV Special Himself
Body Slam 1986 Himself
WrestleMania 1985 TV Special 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
The War to Settle the Score 1985 TV Movie Himself (as Fred Blassie)
World Championship Wrestling 1984 TV Series Himself
Tuesday Night Titans 1984 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1983 TV Series Himself
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1976 TV Series Himself
That Regis Philbin Show 1964-1965 TV Series Himself
The Dick Van Dyke Show 1962 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment 2013 Video documentary 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
The Epic Journey of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson 2012 Video 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
The Real Rocky 2011 TV Movie Himself
The True Story of WrestleMania 2011 Video 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010 Video 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009 Video 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event 2009 Video 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006 Video Himself
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers 2006 Video 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story 2006 Video documentary Himself
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology - Vol. 1 2005 Video 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling 2004 TV Movie documentary 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
War Stories with Oliver North 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
WWE Raw 1998-2003 TV Series 'Classy' Freddie Blassie
WWE Confidential 2003 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 [WWE interview, shortly before his death] I had a great life, something you can't buy. You could spend all the money in the world and not have as much fun as I had. It was a wonderful life.
2 [to anyone he didn't like] You pencil-necked geek!
3 en to the WWF wrestlers during Invasion 2001] Gentleman, there comes a time when every man must fight for that he believes in. Now is the time, get up, stand up and fight.

#Trademark
1 As a wrestling manager, wore shirts and trousers of the exact same color, sometimes with a matching jacket.


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