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Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler and one of the biggest wrestling stars in the beginning of the television era. His performances inspired generations of professional wrestlers, such as Butch Reed during his "Natural" phase, and the "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, who used Rogers' nickname, as well as his look, attitude and finishing hold, the figure-four leglock. He was a two-time world champion, holding the championship in both the NWA and the WWWF, today known as WWE, and is one of the only three wrestlers in history to hold both titles, with the other two being Ric Flair and A.J. Styles.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • American Wrestling Alliance
    • AWA World Heavyweight Championship (Chicago version) (1 time)
  • American Wrestling Association (Ohio)
    • AWA World Heavyweight Championship (Ohio version) (3 times)
  • American Wrestling Association (New England)
    • AWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Midwest Wrestling Association
    • MWA Ohio Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Great Scott (3) and Juan Sebastian (1)
  • Montreal Athletic Commission
    • World Heavyweight Championship (Montreal version) (3 times)
  • Other titles
    • Maryland Eastern Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
    • World Heavyweight Championship (Jack Pfeffer version) (5 times)

1 Five of Rogers' six reigns with the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship occurred before the title came under the control of the NWA and before the NWA was created. The situation is the same regarding Rogers' reign with the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship.

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