Giant Warrior, originally from Amarillo, Texas, trained by legendary wrestling trainers, Dory Funk Jr. and Dick Murdoch, is a seven foot tall American wrestler who has worked with every major wrestling promotion in the world, previously as Butch Masters, Giant Warrior, Tiger Steele, and Colossus the Gladiator. He debuted April 4, 1987 in Macon, GA and has since made a name for himself in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, and Japan to name a few. Giant Warrior and Kokina, later the famed WWE Superstar Yokozuna, were a formidable tag team in Mexico, and wrestled together in Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, and across Europe. His notable feuds have included such international and South African greats as: Abdullah the Butcher, Scott Hall, Dick Murdoch, Danie Voges, Danie Brits, Lance Von Erich, Gama Singh, Barbarian, Venom (Paul Diamond), Canek, Cibernetico, Ulf Hermann, Viktor Kruger, Mike Foxx, and Mace Malone. Giant Warrior and Barbarian wrestled against the largest crowd in Indian history in Mumbai, drawing over 75,000 people. His feud with Gama Singh caused riots whenever they wrestled against each other in Durban, electrifying the crowd to such an extent that an angered fan stabbed him in the chest. Lance Von Erich and Giant Warrior’s match at the legendary Sun City show is still talked about today, as are many of his famous matches against Danie Brits and Danie Voges, including unprecedented one-hour matches against Danie Brits in Johannesburg and Mmbatho. His title history includes: NWA Latin American title defeating Bronco 1 (Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic), IWF World title defeating Danie Voges in a Tournament Final (Johannesburg, South Africa), NWA Indo-Asian Heavyweight title defeating The Barbarian (Bombay, India), PWF World title defeating Barry Evans (Harlingen, Texas), IWF World title defeating Lance Von Erich (Capetown, South Africa), TWA Heavyweight title defeating Venom (San Antonio, Texas), CCC Cup winner defeating Rambo (Hannover, Germany), CWA Cup winner defeating Ulf Herman (Bremen, Germany), ACW World title defeating Karsten Kretchmer (Weinheim, Germany), WAW title defeating P.N. News (Cannonball Grizzly) (Norwich, England), ACW Tag Team titles w/Robb Harper defeated Michel Kovac & Eric Schwartz (Weinheim, Germany), and PCW Television Champion defeating Jiggle-O James Johnson (May 26, 2007). Jeff Bearden, the man behind the makeup, was a two-time TIAA All Conference Basketball player, played professional basketball in Leuven, Belgium, is a Certified Personal Trainer, has done professional body guarding for such celebrities as Tina Turner, Def Leppard, Elton John, Pavarotti, and Kelly Clarkson, acted in the Dolph Lundgren film, Sweepers, has been in various television commercials and acted on a television series, is a motivational speaker for high school students, is training wrestlers at the Ananzi Pro-Wrestling Academy, and is the Master of Ceremonies for XFC Africa Fight Club.