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American professional wrestler

Big Van Vader is ...

Born 14 May 1955 in Lynwood
Died 18 Jun 2018 in Denver
Age63 years, 1 month
Height1.96m (6 ft, 5 in)
Big Van Vader
Big Van Vader
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About Big Van Vader

Leon Allen White (May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018), better known by his ring names Big Van Vader or simply Vader, was an American professional wrestler and professional football player. He performed for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) during the 1990s and 2000s. White, who gained legendary status in Japan, is widely regarded as one of the greatest superheavyweight wrestlers ever.White performed as a monstrous wrestler capable of aerial maneuvers such as the Vadersault, which was voted as the "Best Wrestling Maneuver" for 1993 by Wrestling Observer readers. Among other accolades in WCW and Japan, he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship three times each, the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship twice, the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship once, and won the battle royal main event of the 1993 Battlebowl pay-per-view. Vader was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996.

He is also known as Leon Allen White and Leon White.


Big Van Vader has worked on the following films: