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Joseph Savoldi
Birth nameJoseph Fornini
Born (1957-07-24) July 24, 1957 (age 66)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Joe Savoldi
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Billed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Debut1982

Joseph Fornini, better known by his ring name "Jumping" Joe Savoldi (born July 24, 1957) is an American professional wrestler and the son of wrestler Angelo Savoldi. While it has been claimed he is related to the original Joe Savoldi that is not accurate, his father was a storyline brother of Joe Savoldi, but not related by blood. Savoldi was most notable for his time in International Championship Wrestling / International World Class Championship Wrestling owned and operated by his father Angelo and his brother Mario Savoldi.

Professional wrestling career

Fornini made his in ring wrestling debut in 1982 adopting the name "Jumping" Joe Savoldi, adopting the storyline last name of his father, Angelo Savoldi. Savoldi has competed in North American and international promotions since the 1980s, most notably for his father's International World Class Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, Mid-South Wrestling (later Universal Wrestling Federation) and the National Wrestling Alliance. He has been part of two team teams, the New York Rockers (also known as the Rock 'N' Roll Rockers) with Al Perez and the S & S Express with Steve Simpson who would later hold the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship in 1985.[1] Savoldi later reformed the S & S Express with Vic Steamboat in ICW (the precursor to IWCCW) and would hold the tag-team titles twice during 1988 and 1989.[1]

Championships and accomplishments

  • Class of 2010
  • PWI ranked him # 160 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 1993

References

  1. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Boston: International Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  3. ^ "International Championship Wrestling (1984-1991/01)/International World Class Championship Wrestling (1991/01-mid-1990s) Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Boston: International Championship Wrestling Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  5. ^ "International Championship Wrestling (1984-1991/01)/International World Class Championship Wrestling (1991/01-mid-1990s) Tag Team Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Boston: International Championship Wrestling Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  7. ^ Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(Oregon & Washington) Portland: NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 317–320. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.