Wrestler Name: 'Superstar' Johnny Johnson
Real Name: Thomas Erickson
Birthday: December 8, 1949
Hometown: Virginia City, MT
Billed From: Philadelphia
Marital Status: Single
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
Image: Geoffrey Thorne (In the Heat of the Night)
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.
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|City of Jackson Heavyweight Title||1||'Sensational' Seth Greeley|
(October 13, 1981)
See also Duplicity