Junkyard Dog

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Sylvester Ritter was a professional wrestler and college football player, best known for his work in Mid-South Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation as the Junkyard Dog (or JYD for short), a nickname Ritter received while working in a wrecking yard. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2004.

Entering the ring with his trademark chain attached to a dog collar, to the music of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," JYD regularly headlined cards that drew large crowds and regularly sold out the Louisiana Superdome and other major venues, becoming "the first black wrestler to be made the undisputed top star of his promotion".

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Sylvester Ritter was a professional wrestler and college football player, best known for his work in Mid-South Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation as the Junkyard Dog (or JYD for short), a nickname Ritter received while working in a wrecking yard. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2004.

Entering the ring with his trademark chain attached to a dog collar, to the music of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust," JYD regularly headlined cards that drew large crowds and regularly sold out the Louisiana Superdome and other major venues, becoming "the first black wrestler to be made the undisputed top star of his promotion".

On February 17, 1991 he would win his first WCW title, teaming with Ricky Morton and Tommy Rich to defeat Dr Z (Randy Culley), Dutch Mantell, and Buddy Landell and gain the WCW Six-Man Tag-Team Championship. He also began a short feud that month with The Master Blaster, winning each encounter. JYD would hold the title until June 3, when they were defeated by The Freebirds in Birmingham, Alabama. He would then leave the promotion in August

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