With more than 450 pounds tacked to his enormous frame, Earthquake made arenas shake and Superstars tremble every time
he walked the aisle. Behind the threat of his ring-rattling Earthquake Splash finisher, the massive Superstar was a perennial
contender for every WWE title.
Disguised as a fan, Earthquake made his WWE debut in November 1989 when Jimmy Hart pulled him out of the audience to sit
on Ultimate Warrior's back as the Superstar attempted push-ups. Once in the ring, Earthquake revealed his allegiance to Hart
by squashing the unexpected Warrior. From that point on, the oversized Superstar proved himself as one of WWE's most
dangerous competitors. His assaults were so sever, in face, that many of his opponents were forced to leave the ring on a
Earthquake quickly reached main event status after attacking Hulk Hogan on an edition of The Brother Love Show.
The assault left the Hulkster's ribs severely injured and made Earthquake the target of the fans' hatred worldwide. Their
rivalry culminated at SummerSlam 1990 where Hogan earned a count-out victory over the big man.
The following year, Earthquake teamed with Typhoon to form the colossal tag team known as the Natural Disasters.
Together, they defeated Money Inc. ("The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) to capture the World Tag Team Championship in July 1992.
Soon after, Earthquake parted ways with WWE and jumped to World Championship Wrestling. Here, he competed under the name
Avalanche and, later, The Shark and engaged in rivalries with Hogan, Sting and Big Bubba Rogers.
Earthquake made his final WWE appearance in 2001 in the Gimmick Battle Royal at WrestleMania X-Seven where he
reunited with his old friend, Typhoon.
Earthquake passed away in 2006 at the age of 42 following a lengthy battle with bladder cancer.