Buff Bagwell Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 31, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Apr 25, 2022
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About Buff Bagwell

Buff Bagwell is an American professional wrestler and actor.
Marcus Alexander Bagwell is well known for his ring name, Buff Bagwell. He is presently contracted to WCW and performs on the Nitro brand.
Buff Bagwell is regarded as one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. He rose to prominence in the WCW World Tag Team division. Buff Bagwell won seven World Tag Team Championship and one United States Tag Team Championship. As a result of his success as a member of the nWo, he became a franchise player and eventually the company's public face.
From 1991 through 2001, Bagwell participated in the World Championships Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWE) in 2001. From 2002, he wrestled in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Since 2001, he has competed on the independent circuit.

Buff Bagwell Net Worth, Earnings And Spending Habits

What is Buff Bagwell's net worth?

Buff Bagwell is a professional wrestler and actor in the United States. He has an estimated net worth of $500,000.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Buff Bagwell?

Buff Bagwell is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.

How old is Buff Bagwell?

Buff Bagwell is 52 years old as of 2022. He was born on January 10, 1970.

Childhood And Education

Buff Bagwell, whose full name is Marcus Alexander Bagwell, was born in Marietta, Georgia. Bagwell was a superb baseball player at Sprayberry High School. He worked for his family's timber firm when he was younger.
Buff Bagwell began an amateur boxing career after graduating from high school. Before opting to wrestle, Bagwell became a trained massage therapist when the timber firm went bankrupt.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Buff Bagwell's family?

Marcus Alexander Bagwell was born to his mother, Judy Bagwell. There is no information available on his father.
Buff Bagwell grew up with his brother. His name is John Bagwell.

Who is Buff Bagwell's partner?

Buff Bagwell was married twice. He was married to Alexis Rianja from 1988 to 1994.
In 1966, Buff Bagwell married Gabby Randallson. However, the couple broke up in 2000.

Career And Professional Highlights

Steve Lawler taught Marcus Alexander Bagwell. Buff Bagwell made his pro wrestling debut in 1990 as 'Fabulous Fabian' for North Georgia Wrestling.
Buff Bagwell debuted in the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF). In 1991, he debited as 'The Handsome Stranger.' It was a gimmick devised by Bill Eadie that saw him wear a Lone Ranger-style mask and throw out flowers to female fans.
Buff Bagwell signed with World Championship Wrestling in 1991. There, he competed under his full name. He formed tag teams with Tom Zenk, 2 Cold Scorpio, The Patriot, and Scotty Riggs during the following five years. Buff Bagwell became the World Tag Team Champion four times.
Buff Bagwell and Scotty Riggs created 'The American Males.' The tag team beat State Patrol in their debut match on Saturday Night Live. The freshly formed combination won the World Tag Team Championship by defeating the Harlem Heat.
Bagwell joined the New World Order in November 1996 after turning on his colleague, Riggs. He changed his name to Buff Bagwell and created the 'Vicious and Delicious' tag team with Scott Norton. He adopted the practice of flexing his muscles and talking to the camera, disparaging his opponents while congratulating himself.
The famous wrestler also wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) as a member of nWo Japan. When he returned to the United States, he started a rivalry with Lex Luger, which culminated in Bagwell's victory at Starrcade.
Bagwell battled Rick Steiner in a tag team match on Thunder in 1998. He won by disqualification when Scott Steiner intervened on his side. Rick tried his diving bulldog finishing technique just before that, but it was not done correctly. Bagwell's head collided with Steiner's back, locking his neck and seriously hurting him.
Bagwell was diagnosed with numerous injured vertebrae and got a spinal shock. This necessitated the use of a wheelchair and a neck brace for some time. He returned for an interview months later, only to be savagely mocked by Hollywood Hogan and pushed to the foyer floor.
Buff Bagwell, who used a wheelchair, returned to WCW in his home state of Georgia after undergoing neck surgery. Bagwell seemed to have a fresh mindset and even approached Rick Steiner to apologize. However, as another nWo member, Scott Steiner, was about to hit Rick with a steel chair, Bagwell stopped him. This proved his commitment to Hogan and the nWo. Bagwell then got out of his wheelchair and assisted Scott in defeating Rick.
Bagwell and Steiner sided with the nWo Wolfpac once the nWo divisions were established in January 1999. Bagwell unintentionally struck Steiner with a chair at 'Uncensored, 'losing him the World Television Championship.
Following his departure from the WWE, Buff Bagwell joined Jimmy Hart's newly formed X Wrestling Federation. Bagwell also toured Europe and Australia with the World Wrestling All-Stars.
Bagwell was one of the first celebrities to join the New Blood group, which was quite popular in the year 2000. He finished off veterans Flair and Luger as his respective dual opponents. Then he formed yet another tag team unit, this time with Shane Douglas.
He wrestled in the Inception pay-per-view in the fall of 2001. He won an open battle royal before losing in the semi-finals of the WWA World Heavyweight Championship tournament to Jeff Jarrett. He remained with the WWA until April 2002.
Buff Bagwell then appeared on the 'Eruption' pay-per-view. This time, he paired up with his WWA adversary Stevie Ray in an attempt to defeat Brian Christopher and Ernest Miller. In the fall of 2002, he visited the United Kingdom and appeared at the pay-per-view event' Retribution.' During this tour, he was often featured in the main event as part of a tag team bout with Sting, Lex Luger, and Nathan Jones.
After his last appearance in TNA, Bagwell has continued performing on the independent circuit. He was noted for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) territories of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and Universal Championship Wrestling.

What awards has Buff Bagwell won?

Buff Bagwell has achieved widespread prominence and has won several awards throughout his wrestling career. He has won 18 championships in his career, including six world titles and two North American titles.
Buff Bagwell has also won two European Championships. He also took first place in the WCW Shooter Tournament. Buff has headlined five editions of WCW's main event Starrcade in 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2013.
Despite his success, Bagwell has received mixed reviews from critics. He is widely regarded as one of the most divisive professional wrestlers of all time.

Other Interesting Buff Bagwell Facts And Trivia

In 2016, Buff Bagwell sued the WWE. Buff claimed he was due royalties from the WWE Network, but the complaint was rejected.
In 2017, Bagwell competed in a free event in Memphis against Jerry Lawler. This event included other former WWE and WCW stars.
Buff Bagwell was in a severe vehicle accident in 2012. He needed a breathing tube due to broken bones in his face, neck, and jaw.
Buff Bagwell had his greatest success as a member of a tag team. He became the WCW World Tag Team Champion five times. He won it twice with The Patriot and once with 2 Cold Scorpio, Scotty Riggs and Shane Douglas.
'The Buff Blockbuster' is his finishing technique in wrestling.
After just two televised appearances, he was sacked by the WWE in 2001. This was due to his terrible backstage attitude and work ethic.
During the nWo period in WCW, he formed the 'Vicious and Delicious.' It was a tag team with Scott' Flash' Norton.
Buff Bagwell was a WCW mainstay for ten years. He was a specialist in the tag team category. He won the championship five times with various partners.
Buff Bagwell's involvement with the nWo dominated the second portion of his career. However, he never made the transition to the WWE.
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Buff Bagwell Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Marcus Alexander Bagwell

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185 cm

Child Star?



Professional Wrestler, Actor


Sprayberry High School

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Judy Bagwell


John Bagwell
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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