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Ron Reis

Ronald Allen Reis is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1995 and 1998 under the ring names The Yeti and Reese. Ron Reis is the son of Ron Reis, Sr., who was a member of National Collegiate Athletic Association title-winning basketball teams in 1961 and 1962 while studying at the University of Cincinnati. Reis attended Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. He played on the school's basketball team, scoring 2,082 points and competing in the 1987 Central Coast championship. Reis went on to attend Santa Clara University, where he played basketball for four years. Ron Reis was trained by Big John Studd. He made his professional debut on March 12, 1994 for the New England-based International Wrestling Federation under his birth name. In 1995, Reis began performing for the Las Vegas-based National Wrestling Conference as "SWAT". Reis debuted in World Championship Wrestling on Monday Nitro, October 23, 1995,[1] as The Yeti - the Dungeon of Doom's so-called "insurance policy" for the upcoming WCW World Heavyweight Championship match between Dungeon member The Giant and current champion Hulk Hogan at Halloween Havoc 1995. Initially introduced frozen inside a block of ice, the Yeti soon broke out of the ice to reveal a heavily bandaged appearance reminiscent of a huge mummy and went on to interfere in the Halloween Havoc 1995 main event, where he and The Giant attacked Hulk Hogan with a double-bearhug. Reis wore lifts in his boots at the event and had bandages wrapped high on his head, which gave the effect of The Yeti appearing noticeably taller than The Giant (in reality Reis is only around an inch taller than Wight) and caused an astonished Tony Schiavone to remark "The Yeti is taller than The Giant!". Following Halloween Havoc, The Yeti's ring attire was changed to resemble a masked ninja. However Reis only made three more appearances as the character; as an entrant in the 60-man battle royal at World War 3 1995, in a match against Barry Houston on WCW Prime, and in a match against WCW United States Heavyweight Champion One Man Gang on WCW Saturday Night in January 1996, where Reis' character was renamed The Super Giant Ninja. This would be the final appearance of the character. Reis later became known as Big Ron Studd in 1996, and WCW announcers billed Reis as having taken the surname of his trainer Big John Studd. In his column in WCW Magazine, Bobby Heenan, who had managed John Studd, expressed disdain over this angle. WCW primarily used the Studd character as an enhancement talent. On October 21, 1996 edition of Nitro he was defeated by Jeff Jarrett. On the March 2, 1998 edition of Nitro, Reis joined Raven's Flock as Reese. Raven claimed that Reis' size had made him an outcast from society, leading him to seek acceptance within the Flock. Reis acted as Raven's enforcer, though he was unable to prevent Goldberg defeating Raven for the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship. He also suffered a loss to Juventud Guerrera at the 1998 Great American Bash. Reese's last appearance was on the June 29, 1998 episode of Nitro. Saturn pinned Reese with a Death Valley Driver.


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Born:
Apr 26, 1970 In San Jose, California, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
6
First Appeared:
In the movie Beach Fever 1989-07-01
Latest Project:
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1998 1998-06-14
Known For
Poster of WCW The Great American Bash 1998
Poster of WCW World War 3 1996
Poster of WCW World War 3 1995
Poster of WCW Halloween Havoc 1995
Filmography
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1998 Reese 1998-06-14
Movie WCW World War 3 1996 Ron Studd 1996-11-24
Series WCW Monday Nitro Unknown 1995-09-04
Movie WCW World War 3 1995 The Yeti 1995-11-26
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc 1995 The Yeti 1995-10-29
Movie Beach Fever Gus 1989-07-01