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Forgotten Legends53: Giant Haystacks

Standing at 6'11'', weighing 300 Kgs he is someone you cannot look past; Teaming with fellow legend Shirley Crabtree he achieved legendary status.

Starting out as Luke McMasters in WFGB in 1967, he joined Wrestling Enterprises as Haystack Calhoun, the name that he achieved fame in eventually becoming Giant Haystacks. In 1975, he started to team with Big Daddy Shirley Crabtree forming a monster heel team, they started to crush babyfaces one after another gaining notoriety.

Slowly, Big Daddy was cheered and turned face when Haystacks started to feud with him building up the legend of Big Daddy who was like Hogan to then British wrestling playing his part as the monster heel. Their feud continued for over two decades popularizing wrestling in England which ended only with Big Daddy's retirement in 1993.

In parallel, he also wrestled in US, Canada as Loch Ness Monster for Stampede, CWA in Germany winning several tournaments. He gained popularity and was called up in WCW to join Dungeon of Doom to feud Hogan but was affected by Cancer and took up retirement before it fruition.

He had won the British European heavyweight title and Joint Promotions British Heavyweight title once each while in US, he had won tag titles twice with British Bull Dog and Bret Hart as his partner and has the distinction of having a play based on his rivalry with Big Daddy. Being the antagonist to Big Daddy's protagonist, he was a legend helping in popularizing Professional wrestling in Britain; a forgotten legend mostly remembered for his short stint in WCW.

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My dad told me how he loved him as a kid, he loved his gimmick of falling on a guy and crushing him. One of the few wrestling stories my dad had.
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My dad told me how he loved him as a kid, he loved his gimmick of falling on a guy and crushing him. One of the few wrestling stories my dad had.
Even I like him.I have seen a lot of his matches in YouTube.For some reason,it's fun to watch him wrestle

The second heaviest wrestler ever ever in pro-wrestling.

I read some stuff about him.He was quite a big draw.
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Even I like him.I have seen a lot of his matches in YouTube.For some reason,it's fun to watch him wrestle

The second heaviest wrestler ever ever in pro-wrestling.

I read some stuff about him.He was quite a big draw.
Really the second heaviest ever? I'm sure that's debated.

Haystacks was always supposed to be a really nice man as well.

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Really the second heaviest ever? I'm sure that's debated.

Haystacks was always supposed to be a really nice man as well.
At his heaviest,he was around 700 pounds.
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Really the second heaviest ever? I'm sure that's debated.

Haystacks was always supposed to be a really nice man as well.
The heaviest is Happy Humphrey.He weighed around 800 pounds.
I think Happy Humphrey vs Haystacks wrestled once,which was a combined mass of 1500 pounds.
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You are talking about this I suppose. This Calhoun is different from the Haystacks covered here though they shared the same name, I could be wrong.


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You are talking about this I suppose. This Calhoun is different from the Haystacks covered here though they shared the same name, I could be wrong.

Man, that was a crazy match. Anyone got the Youtube link?

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Someone should start a World Of Sports thread one here, Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy where the two big star on the show, but you had people like Finley, Bulldog, Johnny Saint the Hearts even had a match or two on there, it's great catch wrestling.

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I wish there were wrestlers like Haystacks,Happy Humphrey and McGuire Twins today in wrestling.Fun to watch
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