Birthday - 11/6/42
Hometown - Portland, OR.
Ht/Wt - 6'1", 270 lbs
Trained by - Verne Gagne
Debut - 1973
NWA American (WCCW) Tag Team Titles w/ Tex Mckenzie, Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan 7/22/74 / Blackjack Lanza
& Blackjack Mulligan 8/?/74
NWA Tri-State U.S. Tag Team Titles w/ Killer Karl Kox, Bob Sweetan & Randy Tyler 10/19/76 / Bill Watts & Billy
NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Title - Killer Karl Kox ?/?/76 / Bobby Jaggers 12/2/76
NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title - Greg Valentine 4/2/78 / Tony Atlas 10/7/78
NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title - Tony Atlas 10/21/78 / Jim Brunzell 9/14/79
Missouri Heavyweight Title - Kevin Von Erich 11/23/79 / Ted Dibiase 11/21/80
WWF Intercontinental Title - Pat Patterson 4/21/80 / Pedro Morales 12/8/80
NWA American Heavyweight Title (WCCW) - Kerry Von Erich ?/?/81 / Masked Superstar ?/?/81
Missouri Heavyweight Title - Jack Brisco 10/23/81 / Dick The Bruiser 1/1/82
AWA World Tag Team Titles w/ Jerry Blackwell, Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne 6/26/83 / Crusher & Baron Von Raschke 5/6/84
AWA World Tag Team Titles w/ Brad Rheingans, Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka 3/25/89 / Wayne Bloom & Mike Enos 9/18/89
PWA Tag Team Titles w/ Baron Von Raschke, The Punishers 12/29/91 / vacated titles 1/4/92
Other career highlights:
Ken Patera grew up in Portland, Oregon and became a world class Olympiclifter..
1971: Ken won four gold medals at the Pan American games..
1972: Ken represented the United States in the '72 Olympics..
Ken trained with Verne Gagne and made his pro debut in 1973..
1977: Ken used his swinging full nelson to injure several wrestlers in the WWWF and was voted PWI's "Most Hated Wrestler."
1977: Ken participated in several World's Strongest Man competitions which are often shown on ESPN or TSN even today..
January 25, 1978: Ken lost to Dusty Rhodes in the semi-main event at the Orange Bowl..