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PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER: Rock Riddle is the original "Mr. Wonderful" of professional wrestling and a 4-time Hall of Fame recipient. He wrestled nearly all of the legends including Lou Thesz, Andre the Giant, Pat Patterson, Jerry Lawler, Haystacks Calhoun, Ric Flair, Harley Race, Vern Gagne, Red Bastien, Jack Brisco, Gerry Brisco, Dory and Terry Funk, Ted DiBiase, John Tolos, The Iron Sheik, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "Judo" Gene Lebell, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Gorgeous George Jr., Greg Valentine, Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Ray Stevens, Pedro Morales, Superstar Billy Graham, Mondo and Chavo Guerrero, and hundreds more. He appeared on over 1,000 TV shows and helped to sell out major arenas all over the United States and parts of Canada. A multiple title holder, he enjoyed top billing over the World Heavyweight Championship match between Jack Brisco and Ken Mantell. Here's a direct quote introduction from WWE exec Pat Patterson: "This is Rock Riddle, the original Mr. Wonderful of professional wrestling. I had some of the best matches of my career with this man." Riddle says that's one of the greatest compliments he has ever received.
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING GUEST TRAINER & SEMINAR SPEAKER: When time permits, Rock makes himself available to various professional wrestling organizations as a guest trainer and seminar leader/speaker for their local wrestlers and students. These events are usually combinations of a seminar and ring training and virtually all end with a standing ovation.
COLOR COMMENTATOR: Rock does color commentary for pro wrestling TV shows, most notably EWF (Empire Wrestling Federation) based in Southern California.
FILM/TELEVISION PRODUCER: Rock has over a dozen producer credits. IMDB lists 5 of the seven projects currently "announced," "in development," or in "pre-production." If you subscribe to IMDB Pro, you'll get more information on more upcoming projects. If not, you can see basic info here.
MOVIE & TELEVISION ACTOR: "I have a lot of friends in the entertainment industry," Rock tells us. "It's rare when a month goes by when I don't have 1 or 2 offers from producer friends to work in their movies or TV projects. I turn just about everything down. I don't have the time and it's rare that I'm passionate enough about a specific film to want to invest the time necessary." Even so, Rock has over 25 film and television credits listed on IMDB with a couple more about to be added. Rock has worked with major stars in award-winning movies. Of particular interest is the fact that his first movie role ever was "Also Starring" with the late and great Robin Williams.
ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SEMINAR LEADER/SPEAKER: Rock has been involved in the entertainment industry for over a third of a century. His background includes: Publicist and President of APS Entertainment and Hollywood Success Marketing and Public Relations as well as: SAG franchised talent agent and agency co-owner; personal manager; producer; casting director; stunt person; talk show host; film and television actor, color commentator; and Amazon.com best-selling, award-winning author ("How to Become a Magnet to Hollywood Success"). His greatest talents include (1) his mastery in the marketing and promotion of entertainment industry professionals and (2) his amazing ability to motivate, inspire, and teach people how to achieve and transcend their dreams. His awards include the prestigious Reel Honoree Award, an award presented to individuals who make a difference in the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Sylvester Stallone, Charles Bronson, David Carradine, Robert Conrad, James Cagney, Kirk Douglas, Cesar Romero and Mickey Rooney. This background along with his admission that he's never met a camera or microphone that he didn't like - well, that combined with his winning personality make Rock a very impressive speaker. He usually speaks for entertainment industry people 6-10 times per year. Check his schedule for upcoming events.
PROFESSIONAL FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR: Rock is an incredibly talented firearms instructor and competitive shooter. Take a look at his credentials here.
Hall of Famer!
Class of 2023 - George Tragos/Lou Thesz National Wrestling Hall of Fame
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