Tuesday, February 27, 2007

WCW: Johnny Rich

Wrestler: Johnny Rich
Real Name: Rod Wilsford
Birthday: November 21, 1958
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Marital Status: Single
Height & Weight: 6'1" - 245 lbs
Trained by: Tojo Yamamoto
Wrestling Debut: : 1978

Johnny Rich (born John Richardson on November 21, 1956 in Hendersonville, Tennessee) is an American professional wrestler. He is the cousin of wrestler Tommy Rich.

Rich started wrestling in 1976 in Alabama's Southeast Championship Wrestling under the name Roy Rogers. He soon changed his name to "Johnny Rich" because his cousin, Tommy Rich, was very popular with the fans.

He achieved some success as a member of the "Rat Patrol" with Scott and Steve Armstrong. The Rat Patrol feuded with Ron Fuller's Stud Stable, which included Arn Anderson in the early 1980s.

In the mid-1980s, Rich wrestled in Southeast Championship Wrestling with his cousin Tommy and Steve Armstrong, feuding with Robert Fuller's version of the Stud Stable. He lost a "loser-leaves-town" match to them and came back as a masked wrestler called The Intern.

In 1987, Rich wrestled in the American Wrestling Association and called himself Johnny "Crash" Rich. He had some mid-level success there as a baby-face.

In the late 1980s, he wrestled in the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions where he teamed with his cousin Tommy and his "brother", Davey Rich.

In the early 1990s, he was a jobber in World Championship Wrestling on WCW Saturday Night.

He retired in the mid-1990s but came back in 2004 to work on the independent circuit in the Alabama area, where he can still be found today.

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