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Giant Haystacks

 

Name: - Giant Haystacks

Height: - 6'11” (211cm)

Weight: - 685lb (311kg)

Born: - 10 October, 1946

From: - London, England

Debut: - 1967

Retired: - 1996

Died: - 29 November, 1998 (cancer)

Finisher: - Big splash

Also known as: - Luke McMasters, Haystacks Calhoun, The Loch Ness Monster, Loch Ness

 

Toured Australia: - 1978

 

Worked as a bouncer before being encouraged to become a wrestler. Began wrestling in 1967 in England as “Luke McMasters” before becoming “Haystacks Calhoun” and then “Giant Haystacks” in the early 70s. Was very successful on British TV, firstly as a tag partner to Big Daddy, and then feuding with him.

Had overseas stints in Canada (in Stampede as “The Loch Ness Monster”), India, Austria, Germany and Australia. Came to Australia toward the end of 1978, featuring in Russian Roulettes along with another big man, Andre the Giant. Also featured in a series of tag matches with Larry O'Dea against Andre and Ron Miller.

Wrestled mainly in Great Britain during the 80s and early 90s, before popping up in WCW in 1996 as “Loch Ness”. Was a member of the Dungeon of Doom and had a brief feud with Hulk Hogan there, before being diagnosed with cancer and returning to England.

Also appeared in movies - “Quest For Fire” and “Give My Regards To Broad Street”.

 

Titles held: - CWA World, British Hwt, CWA European Hwt, Stampede International Tag (2, w/ Dynamite Kid, w/ Bret Hart)


Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia, Gary Will & Royal Duncan's Wrestling Title Histories

Photo credit: Wikipedia