Fred Ottman Biography
Birthday: August 10, 1956 (Leo)
Born In: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Fred Alex Ottman is a retired American professional wrestler. Born with a big stature, he began power-lifting at the age of seventeen and while doing so he was noticed by Boris Malenko, who trained him to become a professional wrestler. At the age of 28, he debuted as a professional wrestler, wrestling for various promoters under different monikers including Big Bubba and Big Man Steel. At the age of 33, he joined World Wrestling Federation, where he wrestled first as Tugboat, playing a key babyface ally of Hulk Hogan. Later he changed his name to Typhoon to form a tag team called The Natural Disasters with Earthquake. Later as Shockmaster, he made the biggest blunder in the wrestling history, falling over heels while entering the set of WCW’s 'Fall Brawl 1993: War Games'. Although it hurt his career for a short while, he soon overcame it and continued to wrestle successfully until the age of forty-five.