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Lawrence Robert ‘Larry’ Shreve was born on the 11th January 1941, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and is a former professional wrestler who, under the name of Abdullah the Butcher, is most famous for his brutal and aggressive wrestling style. Apart from being easily recognized by scars on his bald head, he is also widely known for being involved in some of the bloodiest and most violent fights in the history of professional wrestling.

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this hardcore wrestler has accumulated so far? How rich Abdullah the Butcher is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Abdullah the Butcher’s net worth, as of mid-2017, exceeds the sum of $2 million, acquired almost exclusively through his professional wrestling career which was active for over 52 years, between 1958 and 2010.

Abdullah the Butcher Net Worth $2 million

Abdullah was one of 10 siblings; he began practicing karate and judo at a very young age, and being 6 ft (1.83m) tall and weighing around 330 lbs (150 kg), at the age of 17 he gained the attention of a local wrestling promoter and soon after made his debut as professional wrestler in 1958. He developed the persoa of a wicked sadistic Arab – Abdullah the Butcher. Competing in several independent territories in the beginning, he quickly established himself as the meanest rule breaker in the world of wrestling when, totally unscripted(!), he broke a chair over Gino Brito’s head and then continued to beat him with its leg. However, these ventures provided the basis for Abdullah the Butcher’s net worth, fame and notoriety.

In 1967, Abdullah teamed up with Dr. Jerry Graham and won his first major title – The NWA Canadian Tag Team Title – in Vancouver, Canada. This was followed by capturing and successfully defending the IWA International Heavyweight Champion title three years in a row, between 1969 and 1972. In 1972, he also won the NWF World Heavyweight Title, while in 1982 he added the WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion title to his professional portfolio. It is certain that all these accomplishments helped Abdullah to dramatically expand the total of his net worth.

Over the years, he constantly toured different regions, including the USA, Japan and New Zealand, repeatedly breaking the rules and further developing his character as well as his fearsome reputation – he earned the nickname “The Madman from The Sudan” as his aggressive and bloodthirsty wrestling style often included stabbing his opponent with a fork, or any other foreign object that he could lay his hands on. Scars on his head originate from the excessive use of “blading” – an intentional cutting during matches to provoke bleeding. Portraying himself as a savage Arab who does not speak English at all, The Madman from The Sudan never gave any interviews, all of which helped Abdullah the Butcher to gain a huge dose of popularity, and reputation as well as an impressive amount of wealth.

In 2011, Abdullah the Butcher was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

When it comes to his personal life, Abdullah has been described as the total opposite of his fighting-ring-persona – cheerful and pleasant. However, he has married four times, firstly to Vivian Jensen (1960-65), then to Sandra Dunmore from 1970-89. From ’90-’95 he was married to Dana Wilson, and has now been married to Mary Ackerman since 2001. They currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 11, 1941
Birth place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Weight:163 kg
Profession:Professional wrestler
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Mary Ackerman (m. 2001), Dana Wilson (m. 1990–1995), Sandra Dunmore (m. 1970–1989), Vivian Jensen (m. 1960–1965)
Movies:Wrestling Gold: Vol. 1: Busted Open
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Interesting Facts

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1WWE Hall of Famer.
2Former BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Champion.
3At All Japan's 27th Anniversary show, he and Terry Funk beat Tarzan Goto and Tomoaki Honma.
4During the spring of 1976, he won All Japan's Champion Carnival. He also won the Champion Carnival in 1979.
5World Tag Team titles with Jerry Graham; Canadian Tag Team titles with Jerry Graham; Montreal International title (4); Stampede North American Heavyweight title (5); NWF World Heavyweight title; Commonwealth (New Zealand) Heavyweight title; NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles, with Killer Brooks; NWA (Detroit) United States Heavyweight title; NWA Georgia Heavyweight title; Columbus (Georgia) Heavyweight title; PWF (All Japan) Heavyweight title; NWA (All Japan) International Tag Team titles with Ray Candy; United National (All Japan) Heavyweight title; WWC (Puerto Rico) Universal Heavyweight title (2); WWC (Puerto Rico) North American Geavyweight title; WWC (Puerto Rico) Universal Heavyweight title (3)
6Abdullah began his career in 1958 wrestling in various Canadian indy promotions.
7Abdullah was never supposed to be able to speak English, so he worked with several managers over the years including Eddie "The Brain" Creatchman, J.J. Dillon, Gary Hart, Bearcat Wright, Rock Hunter and many others.
8Has had notable feuds with some of the greatest legends of wrestling including The Sheik, Buddy Rogers, Bobo Brazil, Jack Brisco, Bruiser Brody, Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race, Terry Funk, Dory Funk, The Iron Sheik, Dino Bravo, Kamala, Sting, Cactus Jack and Sabu.
9Owned and operated an Atlanta, Georgia area restaurant called, "Abdullah the Butcher's House of Ribs".
10Although his ring persona was quite menacing, he's well liked for his cheerful disposition outside of the ring
11One of the 100 Greatest Wrestlers of the 20th Century (Inside Wrestling Presents, Summer 2000).


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
IWA Mid South: Legacy of Violence2009VideoAbdullah the Butcher
RPW: Sizzlin Summer Bash2009VideoAbdullah the Butcher
UXW: Violent by Nature2005VideoAbdullah the Butcher
IWA East Coast: Battle of the Butchers2004VideoAbdullah the Butcher
King of Carnage: Fatal Fourway2003VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 32003VideoAbdullah the Butcher
MLW: Rise of the Renegades2003VideoAbdullah the Butcher
IWA Mid South: Extreme Heaven 20012001VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 12000VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 22000VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Heroes of Wrestling1999TV MovieAbdullah the Butcher
Eastern Championship Wrestling1993TV SeriesAbdullah the Butcher
ECW Ultra Clash '931993VideoAbdullah the Butcher
WCW World Championship Wrestling1985-1991TV SeriesAbdullah the Butcher
Halloween Havoc1991TV MovieAbdullah the Butcher
Roaring Fire1982Samson / Spartacus
Caged Men Plus One Woman1971Abdullah
Lucha Libre Internacional1969TV Series
Stampede Wrestling1957TV Series 1957

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 12000Video writer: "Hypnotize"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
350 Days2016DocumentaryHimself
The Life & Times of Abdullah the Butcher2011Documentary
WrestleMania XXVII2011TV SpecialAbdullah the Butcher
WWE Hall of Fame 20112011TV SpecialHimself
AJPW Samurai TV2002TV SeriesHimself (2002)
ACW Wrestling's Wildest Matches!2001Video documentaryHimself
BJPW Samurai TV2000TV SeriesHimself
Starrcade1991TV SpecialAbdullah the Butcher
Starrcade1988TV SpecialAbdullah the Butcher
I Like to Hurt People1985DocumentaryHimself
Starrcade '85: The Gathering1985TV SpecialAbdullah the Butcher
Starrcade1983TV SpecialAbdullah the Butcher
Ringside Wrestling1973TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Hall of Fame2014TV SpecialAbdullah the Butcher
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History2013VideoAbdullah the Butcher
WWE: Best Cage Matches2011VideoAbdullah the Butcher
WWE Legends of Wrestling2011TV SeriesAbdullah the Butcher
Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology2010VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Card Subject to Change2010DocumentaryAbdullah the Butcher
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW2009VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Starrcade: The Essential Collection2009Abdullah the Butcher
Psychopathic: The Videos2007VideoHimself (segment "Real underground baby") (uncredited)
The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling2007VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Best of IPW Hardcore Wrestlin: Vol. 12006VideoAbdullah the Butcher
The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be2005Video documentaryAbdullah the Butcher
The Rise & Fall of ECW2004Video documentaryAbdullah the Butcher
Wrestling Gold Vol.1: Busted Open!2001VideoAbdullah the Butcher
Eastern Championship Wrestling1993TV SeriesAbdullah the Butcher
Clash of the Champions XXI1992TV MovieAbdullah the Butcher
Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents Lords of the Ring: Superstars & Superbouts1985VideoAbdullah the Butcher

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