Buddy Rose

Do you remember the “Blow Away” diet starring “Playboy” Buddy Rose?  We do, and as funny as it was, this is not how we remember him.  In a profession with chiseled bodies, Buddy Rose stuck out like the proverbial sore thumb.  He was overweight, and later in his career was morbidly obese.  It has to be noted that regardless of his size, he was an excellent worker whose ring psychology was matched by few.  His last run in the WWE may have been as enhancement talent, but the “Playboy” once received a title shot against Bob Backlund at Madison Square Gardens, was the co-holder of the AWA Tag Titles when it still mattered, and was a huge draw in the Pacific Northwest.  Bottom line is that Buddy has a lot more credentials than those who only remember the Blow Away diet.

 

Should Buddy Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 17.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Paul Perschmann (Real Name)
    The Executioner
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Key Championships Held: NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team (12) 2w/Jesse Ventura, 4w/Ed Wiskoski, 2w/Rip Oliver, 1w/Stan Stasiak, 1w/Brian Adias, 1w/Curt Hennig, 1w/Avalanche
    NWA Hawaii Heavyweight
    NWA Hawaii Tag Team w/John Studd
    NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight (2)
    NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team w/Ed Wiskoski
    NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight (8)
    AWA World Tag Team w/Doug Somers
  • Why they will get in: He did have a solid run in the WWF and many other regions.
  • Why they won't get in: He is best known for the Blow Away Diet.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Wins the first of many tag titles with his friend, Ed Wiskoski (12/7/77)
    2.  Beats Roddy Piper for the Pacific Northwest Title  (9/20/80)
    3.  Headlines Madison Square Garden in a losing effort against WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Bob Backlund  (8/30/82)
    4.  Was in the Opening match at the first Wrestlemania (masked) against Tito Santana (3/31/85)
    5.  Loses the AWA World Tag Titles to the Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) in a memorable Steel Cage Match (12/25/86)

Should Buddy Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 17.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.6%

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