38 Facts About Barry Horowitz


Barry Horowitz was born on March 24,1959 and is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation.


Barry Horowitz trained as a professional wrestler under Boris Malenko in Tampa, Florida, for 18 months and debuted in 1979 on the Floridian independent circuit.


Barry Horowitz went on to work for the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Jim Crockett, Sr.


Barry Horowitz eventually joined Championship Wrestling from Florida as Jack Hart.


Barry Horowitz held the title until September 2,1985, when he lost to Kendall Windham.


Barry Horowitz remained in CWF for two years, and was managed by heels such as Percy Pringle and Sir Oliver Humperdink.


Barry Horowitz occasionally teamed with another preliminary wrestler, Steve Lombardi.


Barry Horowitz gained multiple wins in tag-team action as he partnered with Lombardi.


Barry Horowitz finished his initial WWF run registering fourteen victories in 1989, including an improbable pin over a young Ken Shamrock in Greensboro, North Carolina, on July 29.


Barry Horowitz's final match was a loss to Mark Young in Waco, Texas on April 22,1990, after which he departed for World Championship Wrestling.


Barry Horowitz made his debut in WCW a little over a month later at a TV taping on May 23,1990, at the Georgia Mountains Center in a match with Brian Pillman.


Barry Horowitz would wrestle in over fifty matches that year, registering one victory.


Barry Horowitz then traveled to Texas, where he worked for the newly formed Global Wrestling Federation.


Barry Horowitz remained in the GWF for two years until it declared bankruptcy.


Along the way, Barry Horowitz returned to the WWF in late 1991, where he was used to help put talent over.


On June 5,1992, in Chicago, Illinois, Barry Horowitz rejoined the house show circuit, substituting for the departed Colonel Mustafa in a series against Kerry Von Erich.


Barry Horowitz faced Tito Santana, coming out winless on each occasion.


Barry Horowitz would remain winless in his WWF return until September 21,1992, when he finally secured his first pinfall victory by defeating Brad Holman in a dark match at a WWF Superstars taping in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


In November Barry Horowitz made his pay-per-view debut under a mask at the 1993 Survivor Series as the Red Knight, teaming with Shawn Michaels and the Black and Blue Knights to lose to Bret, Owen, Keith, and Bruce Hart.


Barry Horowitz faced Thurman "Sparky" Plugg in the latter's first WWF match.


Barry Horowitz entered 1995 still mired in the preliminary ranks and lost to Chris Candido in the soon to be BodyDonna Skip's first match.


Barry Horowitz's schedule began to pick up and he wrestled Henry Godwinn, Mantaur, Shawn Michaels, and others.


Barry Horowitz avoided a pinfall for the ten minutes, leading to a third televised match between them at SummerSlam 1995.


Barry Horowitz won this encounter, gaining his first ever pay-per-view victory.


Barry Horowitz closed out the year teaming frequently with Fatu and Hakushi and coming out victorious over Skip, Kama, and Yankem on the house show circuit.


Barry Horowitz appeared in the 1996 Royal Rumble match, as the 25th entrant, where he was eliminated by Owen Hart.


Barry Horowitz then went on another long streak, falling to Faarooq, Goldust, and Salvatore Sincere.


Barry Horowitz's final televised match came on April 7,1997, when he teamed with Freddie Joe Floyd against The Headbangers on Monday Night Raw.


Barry Horowitz's contract was not renewed by the WWF in 1997, and he joined World Championship Wrestling in October 1997, wrestling Disco Inferno on WCW Saturday Night.


Barry Horowitz signed a two-year contract and wrestled primarily on Saturday Night, but had numerous house show appearances.


Barry Horowitz sustained losses to Disco Inferno, Wrath, Chris Adams, Alex Wright, Vincent, and others during 1998.


Barry Horowitz was part of Bill Goldberg's undefeated streak, losing to him on January 10,1998, on WCW Saturday Night and later on May 27,1998, on WCW Thunder - where he had his first and only shot at the WCW United States Championship.


Barry Horowitz faced Jim Duggan and was defeated after Funk interfered.


Barry Horowitz then left WCW in 2000 and returned to the independent circuit.


Later that month, Barry Horowitz wrestled at the WrestleCon Mark Hitchcock Memorial Super Show in Dallas teaming with Dango, Jimmy Wang Yang, nZo, and PCO in a losing effort against Atsushi Onita, Robert Gibson, Ricky Morton, Juice Robinson, and Colt Cabana.


On May 11,2022, Barry Horowitz appeared in a vignette in All Elite Wrestling in a parody of Dark Side of the Ring in the build-up to the match between MJF and Wardlow.


Later in the show, Barry Horowitz teased a shot at the World title if he got 50 victories like the one promised to Swinger but when Impact Director of Authority Santino Marella said his next opponent would be against Rhino, Barry Horowitz decided he wanted to take his one victory and leave on top.


Barry Horowitz is the subject of a song by rapper Action Bronson, though Barry Horowitz was angered by this and indicated that Bronson did not get permission to use his name or likeness.