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Sylvester Ritter

Sylvester Ritter was an American professional wrestler and professional football player, best known for his work in Mid-South Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation as the Junkyard Dog (or JYD for short), a nickname Ritter received while working in a wrecking yard. Entering the ring with his trademark chain attached to a dog collar, to the music of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," JYD regularly headlined cards that sold out the Louisiana Superdome and other major venues, becoming "the first blackwrestler to be made the undisputed top star of his promotion". JYD was one of the most electrifying and charismatic wrestlers in the country, particularly during his peak in the early 1980s. JYD was most known for his head butt and upper-body strength, the latter of which saw him regularly body slam such large wrestlers as the One Man Gang, Kamala, and King Kong Bundy. The word "thump," which referred to JYD's power slam, was prominently displayed on his wrestling trunks.

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Dec 13, 1952 In Wadesboro, NC
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie WWE WrestleMania 1985-03-31
Latest Project:
Movie Andre the Giant 2018-04-10
Known For
Poster of Hubert & Staller
Poster of WWE WrestleMania IV
Poster of WWE WrestleMania II
Poster of WWE WrestleMania
Movie Andre the Giant Himself (archive footage) 2018-04-10
Movie The US Championship: A Legacy of Greatness 2016-04-26
Movie Legends of Mid-South Wrestling 2013-09-10
Series Hubert & Staller Junkyard Dog 2011-11-02
Movie Hulk Hogan: Unreleased Collectors Series 2010-12-07
Movie WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010-12-07
Movie WWE: The Ladder Match 2007-06-05
Movie WCW SuperBrawl II Junkyard Dog 1992-02-29
Movie WCW WrestleWar 1991 Junkyard Dog 1991-02-24
Movie NWA The Great American Bash 1990 Junkyard Dog 1990-07-07
Movie NWA Halloween Havoc 1990 Junkyard Dog 1990-10-27
Movie NWA Starrcade '88 Junkyard Dog 1988-12-26
Movie WWE WrestleMania IV Junkyard Dog 1988-03-27
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1988 Junkyard Dog 1988-01-24
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1988 Junkyard Dog 1988-08-29
Movie WWE WrestleMania II Junkyard Dog 1986-04-07
Movie WWE The Big Event Junkyard Dog 1986-08-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania Junkyard Dog 1985-03-31
Movie WWE The Wrestling Classic The Junkyard Dog 1985-11-07