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Breaking Down Every OSU Wrestler Who has an Action Figure

Seven former OSU wrestlers have had toys created in their likeness



Ever get curious about how many former OSU athletes have toys that look like them? I’m guessing the answer is almost certainly no. Regardless, I’m going to bring you the information here that you never thought you might want to know.

I’m routinely asked how I come up with so many story ideas and angles, and honestly… I have no idea! But the other day another pretty obscure one hit me as I was reading the PFB+ forums and got involved in some discussion on OSU memorabilia. Why not research and break down every OSU wrestler who has had an action figure made of them?

I’ll preface this all by saying that I’m not an expert on action figures. I probably had as many as your average kid growing up and my knowledge on the subject pretty much stalls out there. In doing my research I have found that this is an industry that’s followed closely by a lot of people. There are collectors and aficionados all over that are passionate about this stuff. So I’m going to use the info I could find from them to explain it all and hope I get it right.

Adnan Alkaissy — General Adnan

I wrote about Adnan Alkaissy recently. His story has to be one of the more remarkable ones of any athlete to ever come out of OSU. Long after being a two-time All-American at OSU in the late 1950s he became known as “General Adnan” in the WWE and had a famous feud with Hulk Hogan.

General Adnan

Adnan back of box

Jerry and Jack Brisco — The Brisco Brothers

The Brisco brothers wrestled for the Cowboys in the 1960s. Jack was an NCAA champ in 1965 and is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Their climb to fame and action figure status came on a different wrestling mat though. Both are now members of the WWE Hall of Fame after careers that spanned much of the 1970s and 80s and even a stint in the WWE “Attitude Era” for Gerald.

Their first action figure came as a part of the WWE Classic Superstars Series. According to Figure Collections, this series came out starting in 2004 and ran to 2009. This included a figure for both Jack and Jerry that were both very similar.

Both of the Brisco brothers were included in the Superstars Series, but Gerald Brisco had another figure from his time during the Attitude Era with the WWE where he was Vince McMahon’s stooge. The Elite 70 Series figure shown below is actually a fairly new product that is still on shelves at stores and easy to find online.

Gerald Brisco Elite Collection

Don “the Predator” Frye

Don Frye lettered at Oklahoma State in wrestling in 1989. He was one of the pioneers of UFC and one of the early tournament champions. He also fought in the Pride Fighting Championships and dabbled in Professional Wrestling in Japan for a bit. Frye is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.

I think largely because of all the organizations he’s been with and being cemented as a legend in MMA, he’s actually had quite a few action figures. There is a “Round 5 MMA” figure which I’ve found to be common among OSU’s former MMA guys and he was a part of a legends MMA series put out by the UFC and made by Jakks in 2010. He even has one of his professional wrestling characters that was released in Japan.

Randy “the Natural” Couture

Randy Couture was a three-time All American for the Cowboys from 1990-92. He went on to a Hall of Fame career in MMA and the UFC and still does commentary for the Pro Fight League and has even had a pretty successful acting career.

Couture’s MMA career spanned a long period and he’s continued on as an actor since retiring from fighting. Due to his long and legendary career he’s had a multitude of action figures in his likeness. He has a “Round 5” figure as all of the MMA fighters listed here have, he has the same Jakks figure that Don Frye has, a bobble-head, and a handful of other figures.

Johny Hendricks

Johny was a two-time NCAA champ for the Cowboys and a big part of their run of four straight team titles in the early 2000s. He went onto a career in the UFC and though he’s now retired he did have a reign as the UFC welterweight champ.

Hendricks had a “Round 5” figure that was released in 2013.

Hendricks Round 5

Mark Munoz

I probably sound like a bit of a broken record with these “Round 5’s” but a lot of OSU guys have them. Mark Munoz has one from his time in both the WEC and UFC.

Mark Munoz Round 5

Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier was an All-American at OSU in 2001 and went on to be an Olympian after graduation. From there he went into MMA where he has won titles at all levels of the sport and has become both the UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, and even at one point held both titles.

Cormier has a “Round 5” figure as Frye, Couture, and Hendricks all do, but most notable is his “Funko Pop”. These are apparently a big new craze and feature all kind of pop culture figures. Cormier’s was released in September of 2019.


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