September 14, on 75-m to year of life died a famous Austrian wrestler Otto Wanz (Big Otto), reports the Wrestling Observer.
He was the most popular wrestler of Germany and Austria in 1970-80-ies. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in an interview that Vants was one of those who inspired him to practice bodybuilding.
«Big Otto», characterized by impressive dimensions, met in the ring with such famous wrestlers as «Bull’s strength», Antonio Cenci, «Andre the Giant».
In 1982, he became the champion of the American Wrestling Association heavy weight.
Otto Wanz was one of the founders and the repeated champion of Catch Wrestling Association.
He starred in the movie, including the TV series «crime scene».