Career Highlights


Here are just some of the many accolades Vader has achieved over his career, courtesy of Onlineworldofwrestling.com .

Title History

  • CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight title (as Bull Power) defeating Otto Wanz (March 22, 1987);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Shinya Hashimoto [Tournament] (April 24, 1989);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Riki Choshu (August 10, 1989);
  • CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight title (as Bull Power) defeating Otto Wanz (August 21, 1989);
  • UWA (Mexico) World Heavyweight title defeating El Canek (November 22, 1989);
  • CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight title defeating Mark Rambo for vacant title (December 22, 1990);
  • IWGP Heavyweight title defeating Tatsumi Fujinami (January 17, 1991);
  • CWA (Catch Wrestling Association) Intercontinental Heavyweight title defeating Tatsumi Fujinami (December 21, 1991);
  • IWGP Tag Team titles w/Bam Bam Bigelow defeating Keiji Mutoh and Hiroshi Hase (March 1, 1992);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Sting (July 12, 1992);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Ron Simmons (December 30, 1992);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Sting (March 17, 1993);
  • WCW United States Heavyweight title defeating Jim Duggan (December 27, 1994);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Akira Taue for vacant title (March 6, 1999);
  • AJPW (All Japan) Triple Crown Heavyweight title defeating Mitsuharu Misawa (October 30, 1999);
  • AJPW (All Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Steve Williams defeating Jun Akiyama and Kenta Kobashi (February 20, 2000);
  • NOAH Global Honored Tag Team titles w/2 Cold Scorpio defeating Akitoshi Saito and Jun Akiyama [Tournament] (October 19, 2001);
  • IZW (Okalahoma) Heavyweight title defeating Aaron Neil (October 22, 2005);

Career Highlights

New Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • December 27, 1987 – New Japan Pro Wrestling: Big Van Vader defeated Antonio Inoki at Sumo Hall.
  • April 24, 1989 – New Japan: Big Van Vader defeated Masahiro Chono in the 1st round. Big Van Vader defeated Tatsumi Fujinami in the semi-finals. Big Van Vader defeated Shinya Hashimoto to win the tournament and vacant IWGP heavyweight title.
  • May 25, 1989 – NJPW: Salman Hashimikov defeated Big Van Vader to win the IWGP heavyweight title.
  • July 13, 1989 – Sumo Hall: Big Van Vader defeated Salman Hashimikov.
  • August 10, 1989 – Sumo Hall: Big Van Vader pinned Riki Choshu to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title!
  • February 10, 1990 – Tokyo Dome: Big Van Vader (IWGP Champion) fought to a Double Count-out with Stan Hansen.
  • July 7, 1990 – WCW Great American Bash: Big Van Vader pinned Tom Zenk.
  • August 19, 1990 – Sumo Hall: Riki Choshu defeated Big Van Vader for the IWGP title.
  • September 30, 1990 – Inoki’s 30th Anniversary Show: Antonio Inoki and Tiger Jeet Singh defeated Big Van Vader and Animal Hamaguchi.
  • February 24, 1991 – WCW WrestleWar: Big Van Vader vs Stan Hansen fought to a double disqualification.
  • March 21, 1991 – Tokyo Dome: Big Van Vader and Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated Doom.
  • June 12, 1991 – Budokan Hall: Big Van Vader pinned Scott Norton.
  • August 9, 1991 – Sumo Hall: Big Van Vader defeated Scott Norton by Count Out.
  • August 10, 1991 – Sumo Hall: Keiji Mutoh defeated Big Van Vader.
  • August 11, 1991 – Sumo Hall: Big Van Vader/Bam-Bam Bigelow/Scott Norton beat Hiroshi Hase/Kensuke Sasaki/Tatsumi Fujinami.
  • October 27, 1991 – WCW Halloween Havoc: El Gigante, Sting & The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) defeated Abdullah The Butcher, Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack and The Diamond Studd in a “Chamber of Horrors”.
  • November 23, 1991 – Worldwide: Big Van Vader defeated Mike McReynolds.
  • December 29, 1991 – WCW Starrcade: Big Van Vader and Mr. Hughes beat Rick Steiner and the Nightstalker.
  • ~~~Later in the night, Big Van Vader competed in a “2 Ring Battle Royal”, which was won by Sting.
  • January 4, 1992 – WCW/NJPW Super Show II: Big Van Vader vs El Gigante fought to a double count-out.
  • January 21, 1992 – WCW Clash of the Champions XVIII: The Steiner Brothers defeated Big Van Vader and Mr. Hughes.
  • March 1, 1992 – 20th Anniversary Show: Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hiro Hase and Keiji Mutoh to win the IWGP Tag titles.
  • March 9, 1992 – NJPW: Big Van Vader and Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Masahiro Chono and Shinya Hashimoto to win the IWGP tag team titles.
  • April 11, 1992 – Saturday Night: Big Van Vader defeated Jim Boss and John Collins in a handicap match.
  • April 30, 1992 – Sumo Hall: Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Masa Chono and Keiji Mutoh.
  • May 1, 1992 – NJPW: IWGP tag team champions Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Hiroshi Hase and Keiji Muto to retain the titles.
  • May 2, 1992 – Worldwide: Big Van Vader defeated Carl Robertson and Steve Greene in a handicap match.
  • May 16, 1992 – Worldwide: Big Van Vader vs. Nikita Koloff in the 1st round, ended in a double count-out.
  • May 17, 1992 – NJPW: Tony Halme defeated Big Van Vader.
  • June 26, 1992 – Budokan Hall: The Steiner Brothers defeated Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow to win the IWGP tag team titles.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • July 12, 1992 – Great American Bash: Big Van Vader beat Sting to win the WCW Heavyweight Title.
  • August 16, 1992 – Main Event: Ron Simmons defeated Big Van Vader to win the WCW world heavyweight title.
  • September 2, 1992 – Clash of the Champions XX: Big Van Vader, Jake Roberts, Rick Rude and The Super Invader defeated Nikita Koloff, Sting & The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner) in a tag team elimination match.
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Big Van Vader defeated Nikita Koloff to retain the WCW world heavyweight title.
  • Nov/Dec 1992 – King Of Cable Tournament: Big Van Vader defeated Tony Atlas and Dustin Rhodes to reach the finals at Starrcade.
  • November 14, 1992 – Worldwide: Ricky Steamboat defeated Vader by DQ.
  • December 19, 1992 – Worldwide: Dustin Rhodes and Ron Simmons defeated Barry Windham and Vader by disqualification.
  • December 28, 1992 – Starrcade: Big Van Vader and Dustin Rhodes beat Kensuke Sasaki and The Barbarian.
  • ~~~Later in the night, Sting pinned Big Van Vader to wub the “King of Cable” tournament.
  • ~~~Big Van Vader then competed in the “2-Ring Battle Royal”, which was won by the Great Muta.
  • December 30, 1992 – House Show: Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons to win the WCW world heavyweight title.
  • January 13, 1993 – Clash of the Champions XXII: Cactus Jack, Dustin Rhodes and Sting defeated Barry Windham, Big Van Vader and Paul Orndorff in a “Steel Cage” Match.
  • January 16, 1993 – Saturday Night: WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader defeated Tim Dickinson to retain the title.
  • January 23, 1993 – Saturday Night: Big Van Vader and Paul Orndorff defeated Johnny Gunn and The Z-Man.
  • January 30, 1993 – Worldwide: Big Van Vader defeated Bobby Baker.
  • January 30, 1993 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes and Sting defeated Barry Windham and Big Van Vader by disqualification.
  • February 6, 1993 – Worldwide: Ron Simmons and Sting defeated Big Van Vader and Paul Orndorff by disqualification.
  • February 7, 1993 – Main Event: Big Van Vader defeated The Barbarian.
  • February 13, 1993 – Worldwide: Larry Santo defeated Big Van Vader by DQ.
  • February 13, 1993 – Saturday Night: Rick Thames defeated Big Van Vader by disqualification.
  • February 20, 1993 – Worldwide: TA McCoy defeated Big Van Vader by DQ.
  • February 20, 1993 – Saturday Night: Chris Sullivan defeated Big Van Vader by disqualification.
  • February 21, 1993 – SuperBrawl III: Big Van Vader defeated Sting in a “Leather Strap” Match.
  • March 7, 1993 – Main Event: WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader defeated Cactus Jack to retain the title.
  • March 11, 1993 – House Show: Sting defeated Big Van Vader to win the WCW world heavyweight title.
  • March 13, 1993 – Saturday Night (Taped): WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader defeated Dave Hart to retain the title.
  • March 17, 1993 – House Show: Big Van Vader defeated Sting to win the WCW world heavyweight title.
  • March 20, 1993 – Saturday Night: WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader defeated Tim Dixon to retain the title.
  • April 17, 1993 – Saturday Night: Cactus Jack defeated WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader by count-out. Big Van Vader retains.
  • May 23, 1993 – Slamboree: WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader defeated Davey Boy Smith by disqualification to retain the title.
  • June 16, 1993 – Clash of the Champions XXIII: Big Van Vader, Rick Rude and Sid Vicious defeated Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes and Sting.
  • July 18, 1993 – Beach Blast: Davey Boy Smith and Sting defeated Big Van Vader and Sid Vicious.
  • August 18, 1993 – Clash of the Champions XXIV: Big Van Vader defeated Davey Boy Smith to retain the WCW world heavyweight title.
  • September 19, 1993 – Fall Brawl: Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes, Sting & The Shockmaster defeated Harlem Heat (Kane & Kole), Big Van Vader & Sid Vicious in a war games rules match.
  • September 25, 1993 – Saturday Night: Big Van Vader defeated Jason Johnson.
  • October 9, 1993 – Saturday Night: Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader by disqualification. Big Van Vader retains.
  • October 16, 1993 – Saturday Night: WCW world heavyweight champion Big Van Vader defeated Ricky Steamboat in a lumberjack match to retain the title.
  • October 24, 1993 – Halloween Havoc: Big Van Vader defeated Cactus Jack in a “Texas Death Match”.
  • November 10, 1993 – Clash of the Champions XXV: Ric Flair defeated Big Van Vader by disqualification (Vader retains World title).
  • November 20, 1993 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson and Ric Flair vs. Big Van Vader and Steve Austin ended in a no contest.
  • November 20, 1993 – Battlebowl: Vader and Cactus Jack defeated Charlie Norris and Kane (Later, Vader won the Battle Royal).
  • November 27, 1993 – Saturday Night: Big Van Vader defeated Alex Davis.
  • Jesse Ventura Strongest Arms Arm-Wrestling Tournament 1993: Vader beat Nikita Koloff then lost to the eventual winner, Van Hammer.
  • December 4, 1993 – Worldwide: Big Van Vader defeated Bert Stiles.
  • December 27, 1993 – Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Vader for the World Heavyweight title.
  • January 22, 1994 – Worldwide: Vader defeated Ryan Hogan.
  • January 22, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Al Phillips.
  • January 27, 1994 – Clash of the Champions XXVI: Sting and Ric Flair vs Big Van Vader and Rick Rude in an “Elimination” match.
  • ~~~Big Van Vader was counted out, and Sting was the sole survivor of the match.
  • January 29, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Chris Nelson.
  • February 1, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Bill Payne, Chris Sullivan, Otis Apollo and Ricky Tango in a handicap match.
  • February 12, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Sonny Rogers.
  • February 20, 1994 – SuperBrawl IV: Ric Flair defeated Big Van Vader in a “Thundercage” match to retain the World title.
  • February 26, 1994 – Saturday Night: Ricky Steamboat defeated Big Van Vader by disqualification.
  • March 1994 – European Cup Tournament: Vader beat Paul Roma, Cactus Jack and Ric Flair, before falling to Sting in the finals.
  • March 19, 1994 – Worldwide: Maxx Payne defeated Big Van Vader by DQ.
  • April 9, 1994 – Saturday Night: Big Van Vader defeated Bill Payne.
  • April 17, 1994 – Spring Stampede: Big Van Vader pinned The Boss.
  • April 28, 1994 – House Show: Vader defeated Cactus Jack.
  • April 30, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Maxx Payne.
  • May 22, 1994 – Slamboree: Sting defeated Big Van Vader to win the vacant International title.
  • July 2, 1994 – Worldwide: Vader defeated David Walby.
  • July 16, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Mike McReynolds.
  • July 17, 1994 – Bash At The Beach: Big Van Vader defeated The Guardian Angel by disqualification.
  • August 27, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Chris Nelson.
  • September 10, 1994 – Worldwide: Vader defeated Brian Armstrong.
  • September 18, 1994 – Fall Brawl: Big Van Vader defeated Sting and The Gardian Angel in a “Triangle” match.
  • October 1, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Tommy Stephens.
  • October 10, 1994 – Worldwide: Vader defeated Brian Armstrong.
  • October 23, 1994 – Halloween Havoc: Vader pinned The Guardian Angel.
  • November 4-6, 1994 – House Show: Vader defeated The Guardian Angel.
  • November 12, 1994 – Worldwide: Vader defeated David Walby.
  • November 16, 1994 – Clash of the Champions XXIX: Big Van Vader defeated Dustin Rhodes.
  • November 26, 1994 – Worldwide: Vader defeated Brian Costello.
  • December 3, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Johnny Gilbert.
  • December 10, 1994 – Saturday Night: WCW United States champion Jim Duggandefeated Vader by disqualification to retain the title.
  • December 17, 1994 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Dustin Rhodes by DQ.
  • December 27, 1994 – Starrcade: Vader defeated Jim Duggan to win the WCW United States title.
  • February 5, 1995 – Worldwide: Vader defeated KC Thomson.
  • February 11, 1995 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Mike Glory and Rick Keller in a handicap match.
  • February 19, 1995 – SuperBrawl V: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Van Vader by DQ to retain the World title.
  • March 4, 1995 – Saturday Night: WCW United States champion Vader defeated The Patriot to retain the title.
  • March 9-12, 1995 – House Show: WCW United States champion Vader defeated Jim Duggan to retain the title.
  • March 18, 1995 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Tracy Benton.
  • March 19, 1995 – Uncensored: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Van Vader in a “Leather Strap” match to retain.
  • April 5, 1995 – Saturday Night: Vader and Arn Anderson defeated The Patriot and Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • April 13, 1995 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Al Phillips.
  • May 5, 1995 – Worldwide: Vader defeated Mike Martin.
  • May 20, 1995 – Worldwide: Ric Flair and Vader defeated Los Dos Amigos.
  • May 21, 1995 – Slamboree: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage beat Big Van Vader and Ric Flair.
  • June 6, 1995 – WCW Pro: Vader defeated Ricky Lane.
  • June 17, 1995 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Eddie Jackie.
  • June 20, 1995 – WCW Pro: Vader defeated Steve Storm.
  • July 16, 1995 – Bash At The Beach: Hulk Hogan defeated Big Van Vader in a “Steel Cage” match.
  • July 29, 1995 – Saturday Night: Vader defeated Tom Torres.
  • August 6, 1995 – Clash of the Champions XXXI: Big Van Vader beat Ric Flair and Arn Anderson in a handicap match.
  • August 29, 1995: Vader and Paul Orndorff are involved in a locker room altercation which would eventually lead to Vader’s dismissal.
  • September 9, 1995 – Saturday Night (Taped): Vader defeated Scott D’Amore and Bobby Starr in a handicap match.
  • January 4, 1996 – NJPW: Antonio Inoki defeated Vader.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • January 21, 1996 – Royal Rumble: Vader (WWF Debut) entered the rumble at number 13 and was eliminated by Shawn Michaels.
  • January 22, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated Savio Vega (After the match, Vader attacked and Vader-bombed Gorilla Monsoon!).
  • March 31, 1996 – WrestleMania 12: Owen Hart and British Bulldog and Vader beat Yokozuna and Ahmed Johnson and Jake Roberts.
  • April 6, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated Shawn Dakota.
  • April 8, 1996 – RAW: Vader w/Jim Cornette defeated Yokozuna when the referee deemed Yokozuna unable to continue..
  • ~~~After the match; Yokozuna was carried out in a forklift due to his “broken leg”.
  • April 22, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated Fatu.
  • April 27, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated John Black.
  • April 28, 1996 – IYH Good Friends, Better Enemies: Vader defeated Razor Ramon.
  • May 13, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated Duke “The Dumpster” Droese.
  • May 25, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated Bob Holly.
  • May 26, 1996 – Beware Of Dog I: Yokozuna defeated Vader.
  • May 27, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated Ahmed Johnson.
  • May 28, 1996 – Beware of Dog II: Vader defeated Yokozuna.
  • June 15, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated Tony Johnson.
  • June 23, 1996 – King of the Ring: Jake Roberts defeated Vader by disqualification in the semi-finals of the King of the Ring tournament.
  • June 24, 1996 – RAW: Vader and Owen Hart and The Bulldog defeated Aldo Montoya and Savio Vega and Barry Horowitz.
  • June 29, 1996 – Superstars: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Vader by count-out in a dark match.
  • July 8, 1996 – RAW: The British Bulldog and Vader defeated The Godwinns (Henry O. and Phinneas I).
  • July 12, 1996 – International Incident: Vader and Owen Hart and Bulldog defeated Shawn Michaels and Ahmed Johnson and Sid.
  • July 20, 1996 – Superstars: Vader, Owen Hart and The British Bulldog defeated Bill Payne, Kevin Krueger and Rex Royal.
  • July 29, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated “Wildman” Marc Mero.
  • August 10, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated Alex Porteau and Lou Andrews in a handicap match.
  • August 18, 1996 – SummerSlam: Shawn Michaels defeated Vader to retain the WWF Heavyweight title.
  • August 19, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated Freddie Joe Floyd (Tracy Smothers).
  • September 1, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated Ken Hendrix.
  • September 22, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated Savio Vega.
  • September 22, 1996 – Mind Games: Sycho Sid defeated Vader in a dark match.
  • September 30, 1996 – RAW: Vader and Jim Cornette defeated Shawn Michaels and Jose Lothario.
  • ~~~After the match; Sycho Sid and Goldust come out and started a 4-way brawl with Vader and Michaels!
  • October 14, 1996 – RAW: Vader defeated Phinneas I. Godwinn.
  • October 20, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated John Chrystal.
  • October 20, 1996 – Buried Alive: Sycho Sid defeated Vader.
  • November 16, 1996 – Survivor Series: Vader’s team defeated Yokozuna’s team in a Survivor Series Elimination match.
  • ~~~Vader and Faarooq and Razor Ramon (fake) and Diesel (fake) vs. Yokozuna and Flash Funk and Jimmy Snuka and Savio Vega ended in a no contest.
  • December 15, 1996 – Superstars: Vader defeated Tim McNeany.
  • December 16, 1996 – RAW: Vader vs Stone Cold Steve Austin ended in a No Contest.
  • January 6, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
  • January 19, 1997 – Royal Rumble: Vader beat Undertaker – then competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
  • January 21, 1997 – Triple Threat: Vader defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin by disqualification.
  • January 27, 1997 – RAW: The Godwinns (Henry O. and Phinneas I.) defeated Vader and Mankind by count-out.
  • February 1, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Ahmed Johnson defeated Vader by disqualification.
  • February 2, 1997 – Superstars: Vader defeated Ced-Man.
  • February 3, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin by DQ.
  • February 13, 1997 – Raw Thursday: Bret Hart defeated Vader.
  • February 16, 1997 – Final Four: Bret Hart defeated Vader and Steve Austin and Undertaker in a 4-WAY to win the WWF title!
  • February 1997 – European Title Tournament: Vader defeated Rocky Maivia in the 1st Round.
  • February 1997 – European Title Tournament: The British Bulldog defeated Vader in the 2nd Round.
  • March 3, 1997 – RAW: The Rock defeated Vader by disqualification to retain the Intercontinental Title.
  • March 10, 1997 – RAW: Vader and Mankind defeated Sycho Sid and The Undertaker.
  • March 17, 1997 – RAW: The British Bulldog defeated Vader by disqualification to retain the European Title.
  • March 23, 1997 – WrestleMania 13: Owen Hart and British Bulldog vs. Vader and Mankind ended in a Double Count-out.
  • April 7, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated Frank Stilleto.
  • April 14, 1997 – RAW: Mankind and Vader defeated The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) by disqualification.
  • 1997: Vader was involved in an incident on a Kuwaiti talk show – during an international tour, Vader was the guest of a talk show.
  • ~~~Vader was asked by the host, Bassam Al Otham, if “wrestling was fake”.
  • ~~~Vader then started throwing furniture around and shouting in the face of host.
  • ~~~There were threats of jail time and heavy fines for Vader at the time because the host felt his honor had been diminished.
  • April Kuwaiti Cup 1997: Vader defeated Bart Gunn and Freddie Joe Floyd, before losing to Owen Hart in the semi-finals.
  • April 28, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated Roaddog.
  • May 3, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader defeated Don Chota.
  • May 5, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated Goldust.
  • May 11, 1997 – A Cold Day In Hell: Ken Shamrock defeated Vader in a “No Holds Barred” match.
  • May 26, 1997 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson defeated Vader.
  • June 8, 1997 – Raw Tag Team Tournament: Faarooq and DLo Brown defeated Vader and The Undertaker in the first round.
  • June 23, 1997 – RAW: D-Lo Brown and Faarooq defeated The Undertaker and Vader in the quarter-finals.
  • June 30, 1997 – RAW: Rockabilly (Billy Gunn) vs. Vader ended in a No Contest.
  • July 6, 1997 – Canadian Stampede: The Undertaker defeated Vader to retain the Heavyweight title.
  • July 14, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated Flash Funk (aka 2 Cold Scorpio).
  • July 21, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated Ken Shamrock by Count-out.
  • July 28, 1997 – RAW: Vader vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley ended in a No Contest.
  • August 4, 1997 – RAW: Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Vader ended in a Double Count-out.
  • August 9, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader was in a battle royal won by The Patriot.
  • August 16, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley by disqualification.
  • August 18, 1997 – RAW: The Patriot defeated Vader.
  • August 24, 1997 – House Show: Vader defeated Jesse Jammes.
  • August 25, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated WWF champion Bret “Hitman” Hart by disqualification.
  • August 28-31, 1997 – House Show: Vader defeated Flash Funk.
  • September 8, 1997 – RAW: WWF champion Bret “Hitman” Hart vs Vader ended in a No Contest.
  • September 13-15, 1997 – House Show: Vader defeated Triple H.
  • September 27, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader and The Patriot defeated The Godwinns.
  • September 27, 1997 – One Night Only: Vader defeated Owen Hart.
  • September 29, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated WWF European champion The British Bulldog by disqualification.
  • September 28, 1997 – FMW Fall Spectacular: Vader defeated Ken Shamrock in an “Ultimate Rules” match.
  • October 5, 1997 – Badd Blood: Bret Hart and British Bulldog defeated Vader and The Patriot.
  • November 3, 1997 – RAW: Vader defeated The British Bulldog in a Dog Collar match.
  • November 9, 1997 – Survivor Series: Team Canada defeated Vader’s Team in a Survivor Series Elimination Match.
  • ~~~The Bulldog and Jim Neidhart and Phil Lafon and Doug Furnas beat Vader and Marc Mero and Goldust and Steve Blackman..
  • ~~~Vader was eliminated by the sole ‘survivor’ The British Bulldog.
  • November 15, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader defeated Martin Roy.
  • November 17, 1997 – RAW: Vader vs Goldust ended in a No Contest.
  • November 24, 1997 – RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated Vader to retain the WWF Title.
  • December 4, 1997 – RAW: The Rock defeated Vader by Count-out to retain the Intercontinental Title.
  • December 8, 1997 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett defeated Vader by Count Out.
  • December 13, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader defeated Faarooq.
  • December 20, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader defeated Marc Mero by disqualification.
  • January 3, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader defeated Julio Sanchez.
  • January 12, 1998 – RAW: Vader defeated Goldust by disqualification.
  • January 18, 1998 – Royal Rumble: Vader defeated Goldust. Vader was also in the Royal Rumble match won by Steve Austin.
  • January 26, 1998 – RAW: Vader defeated TAFKA Goldust.
  • February 15, 1998 – No Way Out of Texas: Kane defeated Vader.
  • May 2, 1998 – Over The Edge: Kane defeated Vader in a “Mask vs. Mask” match.
  • May 8-9, 1998 – House Show: Vader defeated Pierre.
  • May 10, 1998 – House Show: Vader defeated Vader defeated Jacques.
  • May 11, 1998 – RAW: Vader defeated Barry Windham.
  • May 16, 1998 – House Show: Vader defeated Kurrgan.
  • May 25, 1998 – RAW: Vader defeated Jeff Jarrett by disqualification.
  • June 6, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: Vader defeated Rex Regal.
  • June 8, 1998 – RAW: Vader vs. Mark Henry ended in a No Contest.
  • June 15, 1998 – RAW: The Rock defeated Vader to retain the Intercontinental Title.
  • July 4, 1998 – Shotgun: Vader defeated Frank Stiletto.
  • July 6, 1998 – RAW: Vader vs Bradshaw ended in a No Contest.
  • July 13, 1998 – RAW: The Undertaker defeated Vader.
  • July 26, 1998 – Fully Loaded: Mark Henry defeated Vader.
  • July 27, 1998 – RAW: Vader defeated European champion D’Lo Brown by Count-out.
  • August 1, 1998 – Shotgun: Vader defeated European champion D’Lo Brown by Count-out.
  • August 9, 1998 – Heat: Vader defeated Mark Henry by disqualification.
  • August 10, 1998 – RAW: Vader vs The Godfather ended in a No Contest.
  • August 12-15, 1998 – House Show: Vader defeated Mark Henry.
  • August 16, 1998 – Heat: Vader vs. Bart Gunn ended in a No Contest.
  • August 22, 1998 – Shotgun: Vader defeated Jesus Castillo.
  • August 30, 1998 – Heat: Disciples of Apocalypse defeated Vader and Bradshaw.
  • September 5, 1998 – House Show: Vader defeated Kane in a steel cage match.
  • September 12, 1998 – RAW Saturday Night: Vader defeated Dustin Runnels.
  • September 13, 1998 – Heat: Ken Shamrock defeated Vader.
  • September 27, 1998 – Breakdown: Justin Bradshaw defeated Vader in a “Falls Count Anywhere” Match.
  • September 28, 1998 – RAW: Al Snow defeated Vader.
  • October 5, 1998 – RAW: Marc Mero defeated Vader.
  • October 11, 1998 – HEAT: Edge defeated Vader.
  • October 23-24, 1998 – House Show: Intercontinental champion Ken Shamrock defeated Vader and The Rock in a 3-way match.

All Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • December 5, 1998 – Real World Tag League: Kenta Kobashi and Jun Akiyama defeated Vader and Stan Hansen in the finals.
  • March 6, 1999 – Budokan Hall: Vader defeated Akira Taue for the vacant Triple Crown.
  • April 16, 1999 – Champion Carnival: Vader defeated Kenta Kobashi to win the 1999 Champion Carnival.
  • May 2, 1999 – Tokyo Dome: Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Vader for the Triple Crown.
  • June 11, 1999 – Budokan Hall: Vader pinned Bart Gunn.
  • July 23, 1999 – Budokan Hall: Kenta Kobashi and Jun Akiyama defeated Vader and Gary Albright.
  • September 4, 1999 – Budokan Hall: Vader defeated Misuharu Misawa.
  • October 30, 1999 – Budokan Hall: Vader defeated Mitsuharu Misawa for the Triple Crown title.
  • Nov/Dec 1999 – Real World Tag Team League: Vader and Johnny Smith competed in the league, won by Kenta Kobashi and Jun Akiyama.
  • December 3, 1999 – Budokan Hall: Vader/Johnny Smith/Maunukea Mossman beat Mitsuharu Misawa/Yoshinari Ogawa/Satoro Asako.
  • February 27, 2000 – Budokan Hall: Kenta Kobashi defeated Vader for the Triple Crown title.
  • March/April 2000 – Champion Carnival: Vader defeated Yoshihiro Takayama, then lost to Mitsuharu Misawa.

Keeping Busy:

  • October 19, 2001 – Vader and Too Cold Scorpio defeayed Jun Akiyama and Akitoshi Saito to win the GHC Tag Team title tournament.
  • July 1, 2002 – Leon “Vader” White was arrested on suspicion of spitting and threatening officers, resisting arrest,
  • ~~~drinking and driving, careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
  • ~~~Leon White had apparently driven his sports utility vehicle into a bush about a block from his home,
  • ~~~suffering a cut on the head, and left the scene to go home.
  • ~~~The police went to White’s home and he said he was looking for bullfrogs and catfish in a pond and crashed while driving home.
  • ~~~The officers said White appeared to be drunk, and when asked if he’d been drinking, said:
  • ~~~”I will and can kick all of your asses! Let’s fight,” according to the arrest report.
  • ~~~The officers got their dogs out and Vader did the Vanderlei Silva with the dogs,
  • ~~~picked up two rocks and threatened to throw them at the officers, and spit at one, but missed.
  • ~~~Eventually the officers talked him into cooperation and he was handcuffed and taken in without an incident.
  • ~~~This would be his third drinking and driving arrest in Boulder.

NWA: Total Nonstop Action:

  • February 19, 2003 – NWA^TNA: Vader makes a surprise appearance running in to save Dusty Rhodes.
  • February 26, 2003 – NWA:TNA: Vader and Dusty Rhodes beat Ron and Don Harris via DQ when Siaki, Desire and Nikita Koloff run in.
  • January 4, 2004 – Z1 Hustle-1: Shin’ya Hashimoto defeated Big Van Vader.
  • June 5, 2004 – Jersey All Pro Wrestling: Vader and Mike Awesome defeated Dan Maff and Samoa Joe.

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Legend:

  • October 31, 2005 – RAW: The Coach and Goldust challenged any other Smackdown! wrestler to a match at Taboo Tuesday.
  • ~~~Batista came down and fought with The Coach and Goldust until Big Van Vader came down and absolutely destroyed Batista!
  • November 1, 2005 – Taboo Tuesday: Batista defeated Jonathan Coachman w/Goldust and Big Van Vader in a Street Fight!
  • ~~~Fans Chose The Stipulation Of Match: 1) Verbal Debate, 2) Arm Wrestling, or 3) Street Fight (91%).
  • November 19, 2005 – Mid South Wrestling Alliance: Prince al-Farat/Slash bin Rotten/Disciples of Allah beat The Patriots and Vader
  • December 10, 2005 – IZW: Aaron Neil, John Zorthos and Bernie Donderwitz vs Vader, The Old School Assassins ended in a double disqualification..
  • December 10, 2005 – MSWA: Big Van Vader and The Angry Americans defeated Prince al-Farat and Slash bin Rotten and The Outlaw.
  • January 14, 2006 – Impact Zone Wrestling: Big Van Vader defeated Aaron Neil to retain the IZW title.
  • January 15, 2006 – Mid-South Wrestling Alliance: Big Van Vader defeated Dr. Jon Davis.
  • March 18, 2006 – Impact Zone Wrestling: Aaron Neil defeated Big Van Vader to win the Impact Zone title
  • March 19, 2006 – MSWA: Big Van Vader and Michael Faith and Bad Boy beat Angel Williams and Aaron Neil and Se7en
  • April 29, 2010 – Shinjuku Face: Vader and Jesse White and Too Cold Scorpio beat Tatsumi Fujinami and Tamo Honda and Makoto Hashi.
  • April 18, 2011 – IGF Genome 15: Big Van Vader defeated Tatsumi Fujinami.
  • April 28, 2011 – IGF: Vader vs. Tatsumi Fujinami ended in a time limit draw.
  • March 16, 2012 – RJPW: Vader defeated Tiger Shark.
  • March 31, 2012 – WrestleReunion Tribute to CWF: Vader defeated Steve Stasiak and Rick Fury in a handicap match.
  • April 14, 2012 – PWS: Vader defeated Necro Butcher.
  • May 11, 2012 – RPW: Vader defeated Jay Bradley.
  • June 1, 2012 – PCW: Big Van Vader defeated 2 Cold Scorpio.
  • June 2, 2012 – PCW: Big Van Vader and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Jay Lethal and Devon Storm.
  • June 11, 2012 – RAW: Vader defeated Heath Slater.
  • August 12, 2012 – JCW: Vader and Scott Steiner defeated Roderick Street and Shaun Summers.
  • September 28, 2012 – NWA Ring Warriors: Vader defeated Jesse Neal.
  • September 29, 2012 – NWA Ring Warriors: Vader and Goldust defeated Bruce Santee and Kory Chavis.
  • October 6, 2012 – PWF: Vader defeated Mad Man Pondo.
  • October 12, 2012 – PWS: Vader and Rikishi defeated Jobber Justin and Jobber Dustin.
  • December 7, 2012 – AJPW: Big Van Vader, Keiji Muto and KENSO defeated Bambikiller, Franz Dynamite and MAZADA.
  • December 8, 2012 – AJPW: Akebono, Big Van Vader and Ryoto Hama defeated Joe Doering, Suwama and Yasufumi Nakanoue.
  • December 11, 2012 – AJPW: Big Van Vader and Keiji Muto defeated Bambikiller and Franz Dynamite.
  • March 17, 2013 – XWA: XWA heavyweight champion Vader defeated Kristian Frost to retain the title.
  • April 5, 2013 – PWS: Vader defeated AC Gamble.
  • April 13, 2013 – IWC: Vader defeated Chest Flexor and Corey Futuristic in a handicap match.
  • April 20, 2013 – ECPW: Vader defeated ECPW heavyweight champion Andrew Anderson by count-out. Andrew Anderson retains the title.
  • November 16, 2013 – PWS: Vader defeated Justin Credible.
  • December 6, 2013 – PCW: Dave Mastiff defeated Vader by disqualification.
  • December 7, 2013 – BCW: Vader and Grado defeated Red Lightning and TJ Rage.
  • December 8, 2013 – BCW: Vader and Wolfgang defeated Jack Jester and James Scott.
  • December 28, 2013 – MCW: Vader defeated Drolix.
  • February 28, 2014 – BTW: BTW heavyweight champion Flex Armstrong vs. Vader ended in a no contest. Flex Armstrong retains the title.
  • March 1, 2014 – BTW: Vader defeated Zane Riley.
  • March 7, 2014 – BTW: Vader defeated Aaron Amadeus.
  • March 8, 2014 – BTW: Vader defeated John Bryar.
  • March 28, 2014 – NEW: Vader defeated Jimmy Preston.
  • March 29, 2014 – NEFW: Vader defeated Shaddy.
  • April 5, 2014 – WOW: Vader, Fallah and Harley defeated Jack Gallow, Jason Cross and Adbul Nasir.
  • November 29, 2014 – Wrestlecade: Vader participated in the #1 contenders battle royal for the Wrestlecade title won by Sean Waltman.
  • June 24, 2015 – TNA IMPACT: Vader defeated Bram by disqualification.
  • August 2, 2015 – AWR: Vader defeated Sonny Vice.
  • August 29, 2015 – APWA: Big Van Vader defeated Damon Divine.
  • April 2, 2016 – WWE Hall of Fame: Vader inducted Stan Hansen in the WWE Hall of Fame.
  • August 12, 2016 – RevPro: Vader defeated Will Ospreay.
  • August 14, 2016 – XWA: Vader defeated Sid Scala.