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Tony Atlas (born Anthony White 1954 in Roanoke, VA) is a professional wrestler, bodybuilder, and powerlifter.
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Atlas started wrestling in 1974 as "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas because he was a "Mr. USA" bodybuilder prior to entering professional wrestling. He started in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and immediately feuded with the anti-American Ivan Koloff and the Iron Sheik.
During his career, Atlas worked for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the NWA's Jim Crockett Promotions, the World Wrestling Council (WWC), World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), the American Wrestling Association (AWA), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Among his regular partners were Tommy Rich (as "TNT"), Dick Murdoch, and Rocky Johnson. He was also known as the first person ever to cleanly pin Hulk Hogan, and has never lost to him either.
During his time with the NWA, Atlas captured the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title with Tommy Rich. He later teamed with Mr. Wrestling II, Thunderbolt Patterson, Kevin Sullivan, and Rocky Johnson. In the WWF, Tony teamed with Rocky Johnson to defeat Wild Samoans to win the Tag Team Titles becoming the first Black tag team to do so. In 1987, Tony teamed with Skip Young to win the World Class Texas Tag Team Title. In 1990, Tony again wrestled in the WWF as Saba Simba. In 1992, he wrestled in WCW, and in 1994 for the American Wrestling Federation (AWF). Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson together were known as "The Soul Patrol."
Tony currently runs his own promotion throughout the New England area called Atlas Pro Wrestling. He is a Certified Personal Trainer and trains at Fitness World in Lewiston, Maine. Tony Atlas's signature move is the gorilla press slam.
On April 1, 2006, Tony Atlas was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Special Delivery Jones