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Wrestler Name: 'Superstar' Johnny Johnson

Real Name: Thomas Erickson

Birthday: December 8, 1949

Hometown: Virginia City, MT

Billed From: Philadelphia

Marital Status: Single

Alignment: Face

Height: 6'3”

Weight: 234

Theme Music: "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John

Wrestling Debut: August 1966

MVW Debut: March 5, 1981

Debut Opp: Kurt Wesson

Last Match: August 16, 1994

Last Opp: Ray Stevens

Style: Top Notch Brawler

Finishing Move:

Favorite Moves:

Weapon:

Notable Feuds:

Image: Geoffrey Thorne (In the Heat of the Night)

Personal HistoryEdit

Thomas was born on December 8, 1949, to Gilbert and Eleanor (Rothchild) Erickson in Virginia City, Montana. He grew up in rural Montana and became a pro wrestler in Portland in August 1966 with Pacific Northwest Wrestling. In 1976, he moved to the World Wide Wrestling Federation. He claims to have beaten Billy Graham for the 'Superstar' moniker in Philadelphia.

Thomas came to the MVW in March 1981. Taking the name 'Superstar' Johnny Johnson, he became the leader of the Duplicity stable. On October 19, 1983, the two met again for the nickname. Graham defeated him for the sole use of the nickname.

Thomas left the MVW in 1994 after contract disputes with Arnold Adams. Thomas wanted to get into the MVW Heavyweight Title picture in the 1994-95 television season. Arnold wanted to move away from the older wrestlers and allow the younger wrestlers their title opportunities.

Thomas went on to work with Hardcore Wrestling Organization in Poplar Bluff, MO. He threw everything away in 1998 when he was forced to sell his portion of the HWO. He spiraled into a depression that brought him into the realm of drugs and alcohol. After four bouts in rehab, Thomas finally became sober in July 2005.

As of June 2011, Thomas was bouncing around between houses, moving sometimes as often as once a month.

Title HistoryEdit

Title#Won FromLost To
City of Jackson Heavyweight Title1'Sensational' Seth Greeley
(October 13, 1981)

See also Duplicity

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