Gary Wolfe (wrestler)

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Gary Wolfe
Pitbull Gary Wolfe 2013.jpg
Wolfe making his entrance at a show in March 2013
Born (1967-03-11) March 11, 1967 (age 51)
Hammonton, New Jersey, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Gary Wolf
Gary Wolfe
The Pitbull
Pitbull #1
Pitbull Rex
Wolfe Job
Brute Force[1]
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Billed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Trained by Larry Sharpe
Debut 1988

Gary Wolfe (born March 11, 1967) is an American professional wrestler best known as Pitbull #1 as one half of the tag team called The Pitbulls, with Anthony Durante as Pitbull #2. He is a former two-time 3PW World Heavyweight Champion.



Wolfe started working originally in Tri-State Wrestling Alliance, which was the predecessor to ECW. After breaking his neck in a match with Shane Douglas, a lengthy feud occurred between Douglas and Gary Wolfe's partner, Anthony Durante, while Wolfe recovered from his injury. Gary Wolfe can be seen on Forever Hardcore, where he talks about how he broke his neck. He said that after he broke his neck he went back stage and tried to click it back into place not knowing it was broken and is lucky to be walking today.

The Pitbulls won the ECW Tag Team Championship on September 16, 1995 from Raven and Stevie Richards, due to interference from their manager, Francine. One month later they would lose the titles back to Raven and Richards.

At Cyberslam 1996 Francine and the Pitbulls defeated The Eliminators and Stevie Richards in a Dog Collar Match when Francine pinned Richards after Richards was Superbombed by the Pitbulls.

On July 13, 1996 at Heat Wave, Francine turned on The Pitbulls and became the manager of Shane Douglas, who she twice helped become ECW World Heavyweight Champion.

Wolfe appeared at WWE's ECW One Night Stand 2005 to introduce the "ECW Remembers" video honoring "extreme" wrestlers who had died. His own partner Anthony Durante, died on September 25, 2003, from a homemade OxyContin overdose.[2]

After ECW

Wolfe appeared regularly for Tod Gordon's Pro Wrestling Unplugged promotion as 'The Pitbull' Gary Wolfe. He also made many appearances in 3PW, during his time there winning both their World Heavyweight Championship (being first to do so), and their Tag Team Championship, with Mike Kruel.

He has appeared in Pro Wrestling Unplugged, leading a group called Team PIT featuring wrestlers, Aramis and former Women's Champion, Annie Social. after PWU was sold to Atomic Championship Wrestling (ACW) Wolfe became one of the head trainers for the CZW Wrestling Academy replacing the late John Kronus. As a wrestling trainer Wolfe has helped trained many wrestlers. Notable graduates include The Wifebeater, Annie Social, and Johnny Kashmere.

Gary Wolfe previously co-hosted a wrestling radio show on the internet called False Count Radio.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments


  1. ^ "Exposed! Pro Wrestling's Greatest Secrets". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  2. ^ Poole, Robert Jr. (2003-11-07). "Wrestling Deaths Becoming Serious Concern: What can the sport do to save itself from tragedy?". Archived from the original on 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
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  5. ^ Solie's Title Histories: ECW
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  8. ^ Solie's Title Histories: 3PW - Pro Pain Pro Wrestling
  9. ^ Solie's Title Histories: 3PW - Pro Pain Pro Wrestling
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  11. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1996". Retrieved June 7, 2017. 

External links

  • The official website of Gary Wolf
  • December 30th, 2008 Audio Interview with Pitbull #1 Gary Wolf
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