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Ernie "The Grand Wizard" Roth
Birth: Aug. 30, 1926
Canton
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1983
Fort Lauderdale
Broward County
Florida, USA

Professional Wrestler. Also known as "The Grand Wizard" back in the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Ernie Roth was arguably one of the greatest wrestling managers of all time. He was also a color analyst for the WWF. Roth had a number of other identities in the wrestling world, most notably Abdullah Farouk, manager of the original Sheik. As the Grand Wizard, the advisor dressed in deliberately mismatched clothes, most notably his spangly turban and wrap-around sunglasses. While his protégés – including wrestlers like Sergeant Slaughter, Ernie Ladd and Blackjack Mulligan – manhandled their opponents, the Wizard commanded the microphone. His finest accomplishment was managing, Superstar Billy Graham on the night that he dethroned Bruno Sammartino for the WWF/E championship in 1977. Ernie Roth died of a heart attack on October 13, 1983. In 1995, he was inducted into the WWF/E Hall of Fame. (bio by: Adam J.) 
 
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Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Originally Created by: Adam J.
Record added: Aug 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9269480
Ernie The Grand Wizard Roth
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God bless. Rest in peace.
- Ohio Baby
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014

- DENA ANN
 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
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