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Junkyard Dog

Born 1953
Died June 1, 1998
He was 45 years old

Sylvester Ritter, known to the world as the Junkyard Dog, may not get the credit he deserves for what he did in professional wrestling. The Dog became the biggest draw in the old territory days, enjoying tremendous runs through Georgia, the Mid-South, Florida and World Class.

JYD was right at the top of the WWF when it began its run as the No. 1 promotion in the world. There were no titles for the JYD in the WWF, but the fans will remember him as one of the best "good guys" of all-time.

WWF

TV1 v. Ron Bass (MSG)
FJ2 vs. Paul Kelly (MSG 12/28/84)
#7 JYD, Bulldog, Tito Santana vs. Hart Foundation, HonkyTonk Man
#10 vs. Adrian Adonis (The Big Event 8/28/86)
#15 vs. Jake Roberts
#17 JYD, Andre, Snuka v. Studd, Patera, Jesse Ventura
#19 vs. Iron Sheik; vs. Moondog Spot; vs. Randy Savage (Wrestling Classic 11/7/85)
#23 vs. Ted DiBiase
#25 vs. King Kong Bundy
#26 vs. Terry Funk (SNME 10/85)
#27 JYD & Hogan vs. Funks (SNME 5/3/86)
DD13 vs. Pete Doherty (SNME 5/11/85)
DD16 vs. Adrian Adonis (SNME 2/15/86)
DD4 vs. Harley Race (SNME 1/3/87)
#14 vs. Greg Valentine (Wrestlemania I 3/31/85)
#2 JYD & Tito Santana vs. Funks (Wrestlemania II 4/7/86)
vs. Harley Race (Wrestlemania III 3/29/87)
#9 Wrestlemania IV Battle Royal (3/27/88)
#12 vs. Rick Rude (Summer Slam 8/29/88)
#9 vs. One Man Gang
CD2 JYD, Steamboat, King Tonga v. Jim Haley, Mr. X, Rusty Brooks (10/85)
BS2 JYD, George Steele vs. Steve Lombardi, Dave Barbie (12/15/85)
JYD & Danny Spivey vs. Steve Lombardi, scrub (12/29/85)
MC1 vs. Bundy (MSG 6/86)
vs. Race (Spectrum)
MA2 vs. Greg Valentine (MSG 7/86)
DM5 JYD & Hogan vs. Funks (Boston 3/8/86)
MS3 JYD, Piper, Steamboat v. Race, Adonis, Savage (Elimination)
ES20/EB11 Andre, JYD, Dusty v. Samoans, Ernie Ladd

NWA

TV1 JYD, Dusty Rhodes, Rick Steiner v. Hawk, Paul Ellering, Dr. Death
TV2 vs. Ron Simmons
ES4 vs. Moondog Rex (Halloween Havoc 10/27/90)
#18 vs. Butch Reed (Clash VI 4/2/89)
SS4 vs. Butch Reed
#30 vs. Ric Flair (Clash 11 6/13/90)
#37 JYD & Tommy Rich v. Freebirds (six-man tag title change)
EB1 JYD, Orndorff, El Gigante v. Arn, Windham, Vicious (Bash 7/7/90)
#5 JYD & Ivan Koloff vs. Russian Assassins (Starrcade 12/26/88)

WCW

NC2 JYD, Barry Windham v. Steve Austin, Larry Zybyszko (Bunkhouse Match)
ES2 JYD, Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich v. State Patrol, Big Cat (Wrestle War 2/24/91)
TV8 JYD, Morton, Rich v. Eaton, Taylor, Landell
vs. One Man Gang
TV9 vs. Ricky Morton
TV15 vs. Dick Slater
JYD & Jim Neidhart v. Orndorff, Slater
JYD, Simmons v. Slater, Eaton
ES27 JYD, News v. Valentine, Taylor
JYD, Brad Armstrong, News v. Arn, Eaton, Austin
JYD, Simmons v. Page, Vegas
ES28 JYD, Simmons v. Morton, Page
JYD, Josh v. Cactus, Page
#55 JYD, Brad Armstrong, J.B. Badd v. Hughes, Dallas Page, Vinnie Vegas

MID-ATLANTIC

LF6 vs. Dick Slater

GEORGIA

MW6 JYD, Joe Robley Vs. Freebirds
PH2 JYD & DiBiase vs. Buddy Roberts, Terry Gordy

MID-SOUTH

MC2 vs. Butch Reed
vs. Mr. Wrestling II
ES8 JYD & Brian Blair vs. Samoans
LF19 JYD & Mike George v. Samoans
vs. Grappler
JYD, Murdoch, Mr. Olympia v. Gang, Samoans
vs. Bob Sweetan
vs. Bob Roop
vs. Ted DiBiase (No DQ)
JYD & Ernie Ladd vs. Assassin, Rick Harris
JYD & Mr. Olympia vs. DiBiase, Duggan
vs. One Man Gang
JYD & Mr. Olympia vs. DiBiase, Matt Borne
Stagger Lee vs. DiBiase
JYD & Mr. Wrestling II vs. DiBiase, Matt Borne
vs. Matt Borne

WCCW

OS2/DD5 v. Missing Link (Parade of Champions 5/6/84)

STAMPEDE

LC1 Big Daddy Ritter vs. Jake Roberts

MEWF

LF33 Kevin Sullivan vs. Junkyard Dog with Sherri
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