Buddy Rose


Real Name - Paul Perschman
Birthdate - ?/?/53
5'11" 250 lbs. - Portland, OR

Aliases - Executioner

Athletic background - Baseball, Hockey

Teachers - Verne Gagne, Billy Robinson

Professional background - Portland(`77-`84), AWA(`78), San Francisco(`78-`79), Hawaii(`78), Vancouver(`79), Vancover(`81), WWF(`85), AWA(`86), WWF(`87), Indies(`8?-`03)

Groups - Rose's Army

Peak Years - `79-`84

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- European Backbreaker

Favorites -
- Bodyslam
- Rope Necksnap
- Jumping Stomp
- Turnbuckle Smash
- Driving Kneedrops
- Overhead Chop

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 6
science - 4
aerial - 2
power - 6
strikes - 7

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 8
selling - 9
bumping - 9
carrying - 7
heat - 8
legacy - 4

Place in History - "Playboy" Buddy Rose was one of the very best working heels in the world in his day. He didn't look like much by current standards; Rose was short and chubby and had some of the worst-looking platinum blond hair the wrestling world has ever seen. While the cocky bleach blonde had become a staple in pro-wrestling, Rose made that common schtick his own. He was a very good talker and played the heel beautifully and could've been a top player in many regions on those qualities. However, Rose blossomed into an excellent worker, who could bump around as well as anyone, sell a beating dramatically and brutalize babyfaces without killing their star power. From San Francisco and Portland to Honolulu and Minneapolis, Buddy Rose was one of the most hated heels any territory he spent much time in. Due to his size and look, he never got the chances he deserved. In the late 70s and early 80s, Buddy Rose and his Army ran the Pacific Northwest. He had tremendous feuds with Jesse Ventura, Roddy Piper, Lonnie Mayne and many others. While his career floundered after leaving Portland, Buddy Rose had one last dance in the AWA. He formed a team with midcarder Doug Somers that feuded with the up-and-coming Midnight Rockers in some of the best matches of the 1980s. While most were amazed by a young Shawn Michaels, Buddy Rose's role in those battles cannot be denied. While Rose never had a significant run in the "major" territories, he must be acknowledged as one of the best workers of the late 70s and early 80s with exceptional consistancy and character.