Saturday, April 20, 2024
Paul Ellering

Paul Ellering

Melrose, Minnesota
Paul Ellering
Height & Weight:
244 Ib

Titles Won:

  • AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • AWA Southern Tag Team Championship – with Sheik Ali Hassan

Ellering spent most of his wrestling career managing the Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk), working with them from 1981 to 1991 and again on occasions between 1992 and 1997. In addition to being their on screen manager he actually handled the team’s affairs outside the ring as well, including contract negotiations and travel arrangements.

Ellering, and the Road Warriors were inducted into both the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011. Five years later, in June of 2016, he returned to the ring at NXT TakeOver: The End as the manager of a debuting, heel tag team called “Authors of Pain”.

Prior to becoming a manager he was a professional wrestler, but retired in 1981 to become a full-time manager, only wrestling on special occasions. In the late 1990s he was involved in a storyline where he actually turned on the Road Warriors and managed Disciples of Apocalypse as they fought the Road Warriors. After retiring from being manager he raced in the Iditarod sled dog race.

Wrestlers Managed: The Road Warriors, Matt Borne, King Kong Bundy, Jos LeDuc, The Spoiler, The Iron Sheik, Abdullah the Butcher, Buzz Sawyer, Killer Karl Krupp, The Disciples of Apocalypse and The Authors of Pain.

Notable Feuds

vs. Jesse Ventura

vs. Jerry Lawler

vs. Jimmy Valiant

w/ D.O.A. vs. Road Warriors

Other Notable Achievemenets

IWA Tag Team Championship – with Terry Latham

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
(Class of 2011) (As a member of The Road Warriors)

PWI Manager of the Year (1984)

WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)