Rob Elowitch (April 8, 1943), known by his ringname Robbie Ellis, is an American professional wrestler who has competed in New England and Mid-Atlanic independent circuit as well as international promotions in Europe. The co-owner of the prestigious Barridoff Galleries, he was the subject of a major Sports Illustrated article and television and press coverage including World News Tonight, The Today Show, The Osgood File, The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, Time and Again, and MTV's True Life and National Enquirer December 18, 2006 full page inside back cover with two color photos. Currently (as of 2000) wrestles for Chikara (Pennsylvania), Innovative Hybrid Wrestling (New Brunswick), Italian Championship Wrestling (Italy), Showcase Pro Wrestling (New England), No Limit Pro Wrestling (Massachusetts), Pro Wrestling America (Maine), Pro Wrestling Revolution (California). Independent Wrestling Entertainment (Maine). New England Championship Wrestling(as the grandfather of wrestler Ryan Matthews), and Millennium Wrestling Federation (Massachusetts). Currently (2009) the subject of a feature-length documentary with working title Canvasman: The Robbie Ellis Story by White Dog Arts directed by Gary Robinov.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves
    • Flying headscissors
    • Plancha
    • Inverted DDT
  • Nicknames
    • "The Sports Illustrated Legend"
    • "America's Sexiest Sexagenarian Superstud"
    • "Canvasman"
    • "Grandpa"

Championships and accomplishments

  • ICW Light Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • New Wrestling Horizons
  • NWH Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
  • YPW Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • Other titles
  • AWA North Atlantic - Cruiserweight Champion (7 times)
  • IWE International Champion Champion(12 time)
  • PWI ranked him # 441 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 1991 and similar for several other years through 2008.
  • New England Independent
  • 2005: Personality of the Year

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