23 Facts About Scott Norton


Scott Norton was born on June 15,1961 and is an American semi-retired professional wrestler.


Scott Norton is best known for his tenures in World Championship Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling, in which he was a member of the New World Order and nWo Japan.


Scott Norton is a two-time world champion, having won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship twice.


Scott Norton won over 30 championships during his days as an arm wrestler, including four US National championships, and gained the nickname "Flash" due to his quickness in winning matches.


Scott Norton sometimes teamed with John Nord as the Yukon Lumberjacks.


Scott Norton challenged then World Champions Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Larry Zbyszko to a televised arm wrestling match.


In PNW, Scott Norton wrestled as a face with a lumberjack gimmick and the nickname "Flapjack".


Scott Norton briefly reformed his tag team with John Nord to reprise their lumberjack gimmick from the AWA.


Scott Norton won the Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship from Brian Adams on May 12,1990, but was stripped of the title two weeks later after attacking several wrestlers.


About a year after losing the title he never technically held, Scott Norton won the Tag Team Title properly when he and Tony Halme beat the Steiner Brothers for the gold on November 22,1992.


Scott Norton returned to the US and signed with World Championship Wrestling in 1993.


Scott Norton made an appearance on a WWF house show in Sunrise, Florida on October 9,1994.


Scott Norton returned to WCW in September 1995, where he briefly feuded with Shark, after the latter inadvertently helped Randy Savage defeat Scott Norton on the September 11 edition of WCW Monday Nitro.


Scott Norton defeated Ice Train at Hog Wild in a submission match, but lost to Ice Train in a rematch a month later.


In late 1996, Scott Norton joined the New World Order, which gave his WCW career some direction after the breakup of Fire and Ice.


Scott Norton held the IWGP Heavyweight Title for four months before losing the title to Keiji Mutoh.


Scott Norton is one of nine foreigners who ever held the IWGP Championship, the others being Big Van Vader, Salman Hashimikov, Bob Sapp, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles, Kenny Omega, and Jay White.


Scott Norton soon began playing a smaller role in WCW, becoming part of the nWo "B-Team", which often placed him in mid-lower card matches; although he would continue to squash jobbers frequently in singles competition.


Scott Norton left WCW completely in 1999 after losing a match against Goldberg on the September 30 episode of Thunder and began focusing his efforts on NJPW, where he was part of Masahiro Chono's Team 2000.


On March 17,2001, Scott Norton defeated Kensuke Sasaki in Nagoya, Japan to capture the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship a second time.


In mid-2006, Scott Norton started his own independent promotion, Wild West Championship Wrestling, based in the southwest of United States, where he acted as both a booker and wrestler until its closure later that year.


On October 7,2012, Scott Norton teamed with Keiji Mutoh to defeat the team of Masanobu Fuchi and Taiyo Kea in a tag team match on the first event of All Japan Pro Wrestling's 40th Anniversary Tour.


Scott Norton returned to NJPW on January 4,2017, at Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome, taking part in the New Japan Rumble, from which he was eliminated by Michael Elgin.