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Bob Orton

Bob Orton

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :November 10, 1950
Height :6 feet 1 inches
Weight :110 kg

Bob Orton known by the ring name “Cowboy” Bob Orton, is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is the son of professional wrestler Bob Orton Sr., the brother of professional wrestler Barry Orton, and the father of professional wrestler Randy Orton. He is best known for his time in the WWF (World Wrestling Federation, now WWE). He has also wrestled for several promotions in the United States, Japan, and other countries.

QUICK FACTS

Birth nameRobert Keith Orton Jr.
BornNovember 10, 1950 (age 72)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Elaine Orton

(m. 1968)

Children3, including Randy
FamilyBob Orton (father)
Barry Orton (brother)
Randy Orton (son)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Bob Orton Jr.
Bob Orton 
The Invader 
Young Mr. Wrestling
Billed height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Billed weight242 lb (110 kg)

Bob Orton Biography, EarlyLife

On November 10, 1950, Bob Orton Jr. was born. Bob Orton Jr. is 72 years old. Robert Keith “Bob” Orton Jr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and is the son of professional wrestler Bob Orton Sr.

The nationality of Bob Orton Jr. is American. He formed a strong connection to his country and its wrestling traditions while growing up in Kansas City. Bob Orton Jr. has embraced the long history and cultural significance of wrestling in the United States as an American wrestler.

Bob Orton Education

We have no information on the names of the educational institutions he attended.

Bob Orton’s Height, And Weight

He has a height of 185 cm (6 feet 1 inches). His weight is 110 kg.

Career

Championship Wrestling from Florida (1972–1980)

Orton trained with Hiro Matsuda, after dropping out of college, and at the age of 22, Orton made his debut in the promotion Championship Wrestling from Florida in 1972 with the ring name of Young Mr. Wrestling wrestling in instances with his father Bob Orton Sr. They won the tag team title from the promotion. Orton was one of the first wrestlers to use the Superplex as his finishing maneuver. Orton, in his early days in wrestling, used a gimmick of a masked wrestler known as The Invader. He often used this gimmick, until 1976.

American Wrestling Association (1976, 1978, 1988)

Orton spent time in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association in 1976 and 1978, a large portion of it under the tutelage of AWA MVP Manager Bobby Heenan. Orton feuded with Greg Gagne among others. Gagne-Orton was a featured match on the AWA undercard for the Muhammad Ali-Antonio Inoki mixed martial arts match.

Orton had a brief stint back in the AWA in early 1988 following his November 1987 dismissal from the WWF, during which he renewed his alliance with Adrian Adonis from the WWF.

National Wrestling Alliance (1980–1982)

Following experiencing success in the Florida, Central States, and Mid-South regions, Orton competed in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1980-1981 using a cowboy’s gimmick. While he competed in the NWA, he won several matches and earned a reputation as a hard worker and a legit tough wrestler. In 1982, he left the NWA to sign a contract with the World Wrestling Federation.

World Wrestling Federation (1982)

In 1982, Orton competed in the World Wrestling Federation. He challenged Bob Backlund for the WWF Heavyweight Championship in Philadelphia, winning by count-out (the title cannot change of hands by disqualification or count-out). They had a lumberjack match a month later again in Philadelphia, but Orton was again unsuccessful. Their matches ran in some of the largest cities on the WWF circuit.

World Championship Wrestling (1989)

On March 30, 1989, Orton made his debut with then-National Wrestling Alliance member, World Championship Wrestling. Wrestling at a WCW Saturday Night taping in Atlanta, Georgia, and managed by Gary Hart, Orton defeated Shane Douglas. On the April 1 episode of Saturday Night, it was announced that Orton would be facing his former partner Dick Murdoch at the upcoming Clash of Champions VI. The following day at the Clash, Orton defeated Murdoch after Gary Hart interfered.

He then went on a house show tour facing mostly preliminary opposition. On April 14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Orton suffered his first defeat, falling to Mike Justice. Murdoch challenged Orton to a bull rope match after he had interfered in one of Orton’s matches, in which Orton defeated Trent Knight. He lost to Murdoch at the 1989 Wrestlewar in the bull rope match. Shortly after the match, Orton’s manager “Playboy” Gary Hart started brawling with Murdoch, and then Orton attacked Murdoch with the cowbell of the bull rope, and threw him out of the ring, choking him, and attacking the referees that were trying to stop him in the process. After his release, Orton made a one-time appearance at a WCW house show in Kiel, Missouri, defeating Dutch Mantell.

Bob Orton’s Net Worth

Bob Orton Jr.’s net worth as of 2023 is $5 million.

Bob Orton’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Elaine Orton, a nurse at Christian Hospital NE in Missouri, is married to Orton. They have three children together: Randy, a professional wrestler, Nathan, a mixed martial artist, and Becky. His current residence is in Florissant, Missouri.

Bob Orton Awards

  • American Wrestling Federation
    • AWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Cauliflower Alley Club
    • Family Award (2005) – with Barry Orton and Bob Orton
  • Central States Wrestling Alliance
    • CSWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Championship Wrestling from Florida
    • NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Bob Orton (1) and Bob Roop (2)
  • International Championship Wrestling
    • ICW Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • ICW Southeastern Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Barry Orton (1), Bob Roop (1), and Tony Peters (1)
    • ICW Television Championship (1 time)
  • Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (1 time) – with Don Kernodle
  • Mid-South Sports/Georgia Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Georgia Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Dick Slater (1) and Mr. Wrestling II (1)
    • NWA Macon Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dick Slater
  • Mid-South Wrestling
    • Mid-South Mississippi Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Midwest Powerhouse Wrestling
    • MPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Powerhouse Championship Wrestling
    • PCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI Rookie of the Year (1973) tied with Tony Garea
    • Ranked No. 121 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years” in 2003.
  • Old School Wrestling Alliance
    • OSWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling
    • SICW Tag Team Championship (1 time)- with Tony Atlas
  • Southeastern Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Bob Roop (1), Jerry Blackwell (1), and Ron Garvin (2)
  • Universal Wrestling Federation
    • UWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • UWF Southern States Championship (2 times)
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2005)
  • Other Titles
    • VWS Television Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Most Unimproved (1986)

FAQ

What is the net worth of Bob Orton?

His net worth is 5 million dollars.

What is the height of Bob Orton?

His height is 6 feet 1 inches.

What is the age of Bob Orton?

His age is 72 years as of 2023.

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