Gorilla Monsoon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Gorilla Monsoon

American professional wrestler

Date of Birth: 04-Jun-1937

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Death: 06-Oct-1999

Profession: actor, professional wrestler

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Gorilla Monsoon

  • Robert James Marella (June 4, 1937 ÔÇô October 6, 1999), better known by his ring name of Gorilla Monsoon, was an American professional wrestler, play-by-play commentator, and booker. Monsoon is famous for his run as a super-heavyweight main eventer, and later as the voice of the World Wrestling Federation, as commentator and backstage manager during the 1980s and 1990s.
  • He also portrayed the on-screen role of WWF President from 1995 to 1997. In professional wrestling, the staging area just behind the entrance curtain at an event, a position which Marella established and where he could often be found during WWF shows late in his career, is named the "Gorilla Position" in his honor.
  • Although remembered fondly by many viewers, Monsoon was voted Worst Television Announcer a record six times by readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter in the publication's annual awards poll.

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