How tall was John Tenta

John Tenta's Height

6ft 5 ¾ (197.5 cm)

Canadian wrestler, who was well known as Earthquake. He once claimed "I am 6'7".

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Average Guess (95 Votes)
6ft 5.81in (197.6cm)
Slamo said on 21/Feb/23
6-5.5 legit
edge said on 11/Aug/22
Just watched matches with Hogan. Both looked around the same height. Both looked around 1.5" taller than Boss Man. Boss Man must of been around 6' 4".
Daniel Lee said on 26/May/22
Some noob guys could think he is 6'3 next to Giant Silva.
Buffbkj said on 2/Mar/22
Pro wrestling was always about"larger than life" athletes. I've been a fan since I was 7. I've always believed the kayfabe stats. Now I'm in my late 30s, and I've met many in person, they aren't as big as you would think. The biggest I had ever met was kevin Nash! I'm just shy of 6ft, and he had a good 9 or so on me. I've done a lot of research though, and it's just something that sparks my interest. But I've always been a taker fan. After all that I've seen, he could have been 6'8" in his prime, but I would venture to say that's in boots. Without, anywhere from 6'6"-6'7 max! I was thinking about the quake the other day, and from what I've seen, he and taker honestly looked roughly the same height when comparing quake, tugboat, and hogan.once upon a time, taker and hogan looked about the same height. In 02 there was about a four inch difference. I remember quake stating he was 6'6" around his wwf debut. And later billed at 6'7". His hasbro said 6'4" and typhoon at 6'6". He was either a little taller than typhoon or they were the same. But around 92-93 they had hall, crush, hogan, and taker, all around 6'8" which is bull, but I just found it interesting. I've compared quake to flair as well as taker. And they appear the same. I'd give quake 6'5 3/4" and taker 6'6 1/4" peak barefoot.just my opinion though. This is a fun page
Kunoichi said on 4/Oct/21
Baba was about 203 cm tall at that time.

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Hotspots said on 24/Jun/21
Looked taller than hogan. Hulk not over 6-5.5.
Covvvid1984. said on 13/Mar/21
Was same as hogan 6-5 approx
Tizwaxxx said on 3/Feb/21
Hogan height. 6-5.5. Looked identical in their fight
Kunoichi said on 21/Sep/20
Tenta was introduced as 206 cm before he came to Japan. His height was 196 cm after his arrival in Japan. In the first part, it was 198 cm.
Canson said on 19/Jul/20
Overlisted. He’s 6’5-6’5.5 peak after seeing more
Hotpots said on 18/Jul/20
Same as hogan peak. 6-5.
Frank R1 said on 17/Jun/20
John “Earthquake” Tenta appeared to be 6’7” standing next to the 6’6.5” (peak) Hulk Hogan. Tenta’s massive midsection caused him to hunch forward often, and this made him appear “deceptively shorter” than he was. On the rare occasions when he did stand fully upright, his full height was apparent.
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 19/May/20
Fred Ottman was imo one of the rare underbilled wrestlers ( like Orton ).
Looked at least 6'4.
Then again he has a very small head so very high eye level for his height and had hairs so 6'4 is probably where he is at 2 inches smaller than big John Tenta
Michael186 said on 1/May/20
I thought I read an old Sumo article form Tenta's time in Japan where he was listed as 197cm
Drackvan said on 2/Apr/20
I met Fred Ottman at a Canadian Wrestling Elite event a while back. Super nice guy. Barefoot, I stand between 6'2 1/4" and 6'2 1/2" tall. We were both wearing running shoes.

*I have a photo of Fred and I, please email me and I can include such.*
Big T said on 27/Feb/20
What is really weird is Fred Ottman is listed 6’3” yet barely looks an inch shorter than him?
Phenom89 said on 27/Jan/19
@ Sotiris Gravas

Wow...Hogan was not 6'6 as i always thought but 6'4 range.
6'9range for André.
tree said on 27/Jan/19
Ottoman was 6ft5 Click Here
Canson said on 21/Jan/19
@Henry; no guarantee that was not a morning measurement. That said it could’ve been rounded to 6’6 even. 6’5.75 looks ok but he could just be 6’5.5 possibly or up to 197.5
Henry said on 20/Jan/19
Rob, he was measured 6'6" barefoot here and 198 cm in Sumo barefoot. I think it's time for a height upgrade to either 6'6" or 6'5.953".
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RP said on 13/Jan/19
Good pics Sotiris,
1990 Hulk Hogan & Giant Baba height difference looks almost identical to 1995-1996 Hulk Hogan & Dennis Rodman.
Someone should do a mash-up height comparison of those 4 guys!
1990 Hulk Hogan
1996 Hulk Hogan
1990 Giant Baba
1996 Dennis Rodman
184guy2 said on 6/Nov/18
Considering John Tenta near still near 6'6 in 1996 , How tall do you think Ron Reis Looks with him ?
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Editor Rob
He could look over 7ft at times.
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
@Christian: agreed
Manpreet Singh Virk said on 21/Oct/18
Tenta is 6'4 before his death.
tree said on 13/Oct/18
Tenta was 197,Bossman 193 Click Here
Bossman with the rock and mean gene looked 6ft4
Mayfield said on 6/Oct/18
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Compare Bossman to Crush, who Rob has listed at 6'5. Crush edges him out but a bit. Bossman was a legit 6'4
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 6/Sep/18
The listings for Tenta and Hogan should be switched. Tenta was taller than Hogan.
184guy2 said on 4/Sep/18
John Tenta 6'4 HAHAHA , now that's funny
The guy looked easy 6'6 with Hogan , Andre , Big Show , Giant Silva , Kurrgan and many others
Please stop trolling every wrestler page

BTW , The Big Boss Man had to be about 6'4 , he was visible taller than Strong 6'3er Ted Dibiase
Sotiris Gravas said on 3/Sep/18
Fred Ottman was and is still 6'3". Tenta had 1" on him, so was really around 6'4": Click Here , Click Here , Click Here

Sometimes, thanks to footwear, they looked the same height... Click Here
or Ottman (aka Tugboat/Typhoon) looked taller... Click Here

Here's 6'2" Sting w/ Earthquake... Click Here

Compare 6'4.75 Charles Barkley w/ Earthquake... Click Here

Here's 6'4" Tenta w/ 6'6" Giant Baba... Click Here
And YES, Baba (aka Shohei Baba) was only 6'6"... Click Here

Time for a BIG downgrade, Rob.

Here's Baba w/ Vince... Click Here
W/ Hogan... Click Here
W/ Andre... Click Here
Canson said on 27/Apr/18
6’5.5 at a low
Logan said on 4/Feb/18
Please add Kamala and Fred Ottman, I wonder how tall they are
Logan said on 27/Jan/18
Rob please add Fred Ottman.
Mayfield said on 23/Jan/18
Boss Man is at least 6'4, he had a good inch on Ted DiBiase, plus someone posted a video somewhere with him and the Rock and he had the edge. He definitely inched past 6'3 guys
RP said on 21/Jan/18
Big Boss Man's true barefoot height was 6'3.5" tops! Not 6'5"!
Logan said on 9/Jan/18
He was either 6-5 or 6-6. Hard to tell because when he is with typhoon it's like a two inch difference so 6-5 but he looks a little taller than Bossman who is 6-5
So 6-5 or 6-6.
Mighty_- said on 19/Sep/17
He was either 197 or 198cm which is the general consensus.

No way under that , I remember an old match with Yokozuna where they were sizing up, and he stood tall for once.
Towered over Yoko
AJ said on 6/Aug/17
Rob how tall is Fred ottman Aka Typhoon,TugBoat and Shockmaster? He is the guy who teamed up with John Tenta aka Earthquake.
even said on 7/Jul/17
at least 6 5
ost17 said on 8/Mar/17
tbf , a near 6-6 guy and an inch pair of boots could easily claim 6-7 out and about
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 6/Feb/17
Aza said on 1/Feb/17

Naah no apologize Aza, purpose or mistake - it was a very very funny thing to read :)
Aza said on 1/Feb/17
apologies , on reflection can see how my comment could have been misconstrued so just to clarify he is 6'6 evening height.. meant to say he is almost 6'7 first thing in the morning standing at his most erectest.
Aza said on 31/Jan/17
Nothing strange at all. We are all different. It's called diversity of opinion.
The Ben said on 31/Jan/17
Rob has this one spot on.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 30/Jan/17
Editor Rob: it's Aza's sense of humour 😳

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heightchecker34 said on 29/Jan/17
Interesting height you chose, I rarely see you going in to the 3/4 inch area. That tells me, you are pretty sure of his height and can pinpoint it pretty much to a tee. I always believed his claim of 6 ft 7, but after his matches with Hogan and Jake the Snake, he is pretty much in the solid 6 ft 5 range as well, if not a weak 6'6, so this height is actually perfect. Amazing wrestler for a big guy, and one of my favorites, loved his matches with Bam Bam Bigelow, he always made Bam Bam look small, who is in the legit 6'2 300 lb range , so 6'6 is always possible. RIP John Tenta!
Jim hopper said on 29/Jan/17
Proves Hogan was never over 6-6". Tenta was 1/2" taller.
Mayfield said on 28/Jan/17
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Check this out and download this, the WWF Super WrestleMania manual for Super Nintendo. You all think the mixing up of the heights of the Quake and Typhoon figures is bad, check this out. They have Undertaker at 6'6, Tyhpoon and Quake at 6'1 and 6'2 respectively, Road Warrior Hawk at 6'10.5, Jake Roberts at 6'3 and Randy Savage at 6'5
day day said on 27/Jan/17
I do remember the 6'4 468lbs on the back of the hasbro card and typhoon was 6'6 384lbs on the back of his maybe they got the heights mixed up anyway he was usually given 6'7 when he wrestled hulk who was still being billed 6'8 anyway id say 6'6 is spot on he was with 2 giants in the oddities
69 Reversals said on 26/Jan/17
Always thought he was atleast 6'3. Pics have proved me wrong though. Good work.
RP said on 25/Jan/17
Tenta 6'5.75" peak
Hogan 6'5.5" to 6'5.75" peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/17
I think mainly he was billed anywhere from 6ft7-6ft9
dicksock said on 25/Jan/17
Well now Hogan has to be lowered because there is no way Hogan was taller than Tenta. Tenta was listed in sumo wrestling at 6.5.95" and he edged out a prime Hogan. I would bump Tenta up to 6'6" and lower Hogan to 6'5.5".
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 25/Jan/17
Mayfield said on 25/Jan/17
Good add, thank you

Funny thing though, with Rampage talking about how he was billed at 6'9, I saw one of the old WWF action figures of him and in the back packaging with his profile card, he was listed 6'4! How rare is it the WWF/E underbilled heights like this?

Yeah, collected the Hasbro figures during early nineties :)
I think someone just made a mistake and mixed Typhoon and Earthquake, because Typhoon was listed at 6ft6in...

I think 6ft5.75in fits him best, slightly taller than 6ft5.25-6ft5.5in Hogan, if Hogan had no camera or posture advantage
Mayfield said on 25/Jan/17
Good add, thank you

Funny thing though, with Rampage talking about how he was billed at 6'9, I saw one of the old WWF action figures of him and in the back packaging with his profile card, he was listed 6'4! How rare is it the WWF/E underbilled heights like this?
Editor Rob
now that's a collector's item. Hold onto it, one day it may be worth something!
Chaz said on 25/Jan/17
well we know he was measured at this in Sumo,so he's at least this at one point in the day.but we don't know the time of day,he was slightly taller than Hogan.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 25/Jan/17
"John Tenta's Height was 6ft 5.5in (196.9 cm)"

He couldn't have been a full 6ft6 like Rampage and Anotheruser said. Hogan was 6ft5.75 peak (my opinion), and still edged Tenta out. Click Here
Strong 5ft9 said on 25/Jan/17
RIP 1963-2006
Anotheruser said on 24/Jan/17
Looked 6'6 With hogan
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jan/17
Nice add! I'd have guessed 6ft6...I think WWE billed him 6ft9!
James B said on 24/Jan/17
Yeah I'd say he looked this

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